The Yamaha YS125 is an incredible learner motorcycle from Yamaha, and it was put through it's paces around Norwich for the day!

Thanks to Tinkler's Motorcycles in Norwich I was able to try out the YS125, and was really impressed by how much fun it was. For a motorcycle aimed at learners and commuters I wasn't expecting a huge amount - but it really put a smile on my face, and I really enjoyed it! Which is saying quite a bit for riding around city roads and being stuck at red lights for half the day...

Yamaha stress the comfort, economy and enjoyable nature of the bike - and for something so lightweight at 129kg wet, it truly lives up to this. Great to see an 'Eco Indicator' on the bike to tell you you're riding economically, and acheiving what will be 100+MPG from the 14 litre tank.

The YS125 is a commuter motorcycle that you can depend on!


Price (correct at the time of writing) £2,899
Engine    4 stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC 2 valve 125cc
Max power 10.46BHP / 7.8Kw @ 7500rpm
Max torque 10.8Nm @ 6000rpm
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition TCI
Starter Electric
Transmission 5-speed manual (Clutch)
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks - 120mm travel
Rear: Swingarm - 112mm travel
Brakes Front: 245mm disc
Rear: 130mm drum
Wheels 18 inch
Dimensions (Length x Width x Height) 2005mm x 735mm x 1050mm
Seat height 795mm
Wheelbase 1320mm
Min ground clearance  150mm
Weight 129kg (wet)
Fuel tank 14L
Colours Red, White & Black

Watch the first impressions video now!

Before you go

Last but not least, if you have your very own Yamaha YS125 or perhaps another motorcycle you need to insure - make sure to get a motorcycle insurance quote direct from Lexham!