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YZF-R125 Brings MotoGP Style to Street

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
2008 Yamaha YZF-R125
Valentino Rossis YZR-M1
The YZF-R125 will get a make-over to look more like the Team Yamaha MotoGP '46' bike of Valentino Rossi. 
Yamaha’s comprehensive line-up of Race Replica machinery in the past year has already given scooter riders a chance to look like their racing heroes, but the new YZF-R125 Team Yamaha Race Replica takes the dream a little closer for fans of arguably the greatest rider to have graced the MotoGP grid.

The racetrack is a major influence on the design of Yamaha’s R-series, and the YZF-R125 is no different. The fresh features of striking blue and white paint and graphics of the distinctive ‘46’ MotoGP bike compliment the same aggressive R-series styling as the R1 and R6.

The YZF-R125 has been turning heads since its recent launch and now will capture the attention of MotoGP enthusiasts with its un-missable new coat. Under the skin the bike itself uses a free-revving, fuel injected, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine for near-instant throttle response. A lightweight Deltabox frame linked to a cast aluminium swinging-arm delivers exceptional handling. Due to its full-size, the R125 provides a comfortable riding position, even for taller riders, permitting some fun knee-down activity.

Combining an eager 125cc engine, a race-style chassis and striking R-series bodywork in official Team Yamaha livery – the YZF-R125 is the perfect introduction to supersport riding.

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MGE-R1 -Bring it to the States  October 29, 2009 01:27 PM
I would have to say, this bike would sell great in the US. I know too many people that are catching onto this bike. This would be a great bike for all begginer and advanced riders. I currently have the R1 & a small 150cc scooter. Big or small you can make them all fun. Bottom line is that Yamaha US needs to start their production of this bike.
Dmitry -Please bring to US  July 31, 2009 05:52 PM
I will trade my Honda CBR600RR for this. Amazing bike!
shermannsixk -really? My opinion  June 18, 2009 06:51 PM
There will be no replication or makeover of the fairings design. I bet it will only be a rossi-fiat-scheme application over old body design...
mxs -@ Slowguy  June 18, 2009 09:49 AM
Slowguy - I've been waiting for Yamaha to come up with such announcement since they introduced the new WR250 EFI engine. But I guess there must be some cartel agreement between them all letting Kawasaki to have the market for themselves and their carbureted and "innovative" Ninja 250R which for sure is not technological marvel. It's cheap sure, but that's all ...
Slowguy -125  June 18, 2009 09:42 AM
Slap a WR250X motor in it and we'd have a ninja 250 destroyer.
MCUSA -R125  June 18, 2009 08:37 AM
mxs. Yes, it is for our Euro readers, mainly... But it's pretty interesting for US readers too to see some of the popular rides sourced by our cousins across the pond.
mxs -Is this for your Euro readers??  June 18, 2009 08:33 AM
The article is confusing at best ..... Are you having insider info that Yamaha US is bringing the bike to the US??? If not, you are just making readers to drool without any hope ... BTW, last time good looking 125cc sport bike had a chance to make it to the US, was when Honda Canada decided to import CBR125R ... Honda US apparently laughed at them when asked whether interested (the bigger is better mentality is apparently hard to overcome ...)
ThrownOffTheBikeAndGrewAThirdLeg -YZF-R125  June 18, 2009 07:53 AM
I would love to see this in the states. If the price was good, I would pick it up as my next track bike. Something tells me its just for the European market.
HighSideLowSide-Mel -YZF-R125  June 17, 2009 05:48 PM
Will this be coming to the States? If not how can I get one here "San Diego Ca"