Motorcycle Racing News 2009 Yamaha YZF-R125 | Rossi Replica

2009 Yamaha YZF-R125 | Rossi Replica

4-Stroke 125cc

The racetrack seems to be a major influence on the design of Yamaha’s R-series, and the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R125 is no different. The new YZF-R125 Team Yamaha Race Replica features striking blue and white paint and graphics to match Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP bike and the same aggressive R-series styling as the R1 and R6.

Born from the supersport DNA of the R-series, the YZF-R125 has R-series style and attitude. Its free-revving, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine is fuel injected for near-instant throttle response, while a 6-speed gearbox lets you keep it in the power band. A lightweight Deltabox frame linked to a cast aluminium swinging-arm delivers class-leading handling. And, because it’s full-sized, the R125 provides a comfortable riding position – even for taller riders.

Features  

Dynamic official Team Yamaha graphics
Free-revving, fuel injected 4-stroke engine
Aggressive R-series styling
6-speed transmission
Deltabox frame and aluminium swinging arm
R6 style mid-ship muffler

Engine  

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC
Displacement 124.66 cc
Bore x stroke 52.0 x 58.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.2 : 1
Maximum power 11.0 kW (15 PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque 12.24 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Fuel System Fuel injection
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel tank capacity 13.8 L
Oil tank capacity 1.15 L
Chassis  

Chassis: Steel Deltabox
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 130 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm (monocross)
Rear travel 125 mm
Caster angle 24.2°
Trail 86.1 mm
Front brake Single disc, Ø 292 mm
Rear brake Single disc, Ø 230 mm
Front tyre 100/80-17 M/C
Rear tyre 130/70-17 M/C
Dimensions  

Length 2,015 mm
Width 660 mm
Height 970 mm
Seat height 818 mm
Wheel base 1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance 155 mm
Wet weight 138 kg

Available in Europe.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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