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!

Watch my first impressions review on YouTube below:

Yamaha YS125 Stats

Price £2,899
Engine Type 4 stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, SOHC 2 valve 125cc (Euro 4)
Maximum Power 10.46BHP / 7.8Kw @ 7500rpm
Maximum Torque 10.8Nm @ 6000rpm
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition TCI
Starter Electric
Transmission 5 speed manual (Clutch)
Front Suspension Telescopic forks - 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Swingarm - 112mm travel
Brakes Front Disc (245mm) Rear Drum (130mm) - UBS (Unified Braking System)
Wheels 18 inch
Dimensions (Length x Width x Height) 2005mm x 735mm x 1050mm
Seat Height 795mm
Wheelbase 1320mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 150mm
Wet Wgith 129kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres (Estimated 140MPG)
Colours Red, White, Black
Extra bits Gear indicator, Eco indicator