The recent launch of the 2021 Yamaha MT-125 is a testament to the Japanese manufacturer’s authority in the hyper naked segment.
Equipped with a 124.7cc SOHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, the “streetfighter style” model is capable of 14.7hp at 9,000rpm and 12.4Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. Its naked chassis consists of a steel deltabox frame and monoshock rear suspension, the latter sporting a 41mm diameter upside-down telescopic fork and swingarm. The new MT-125 also has an advanced braking system with ABS, with 292mm and 230mm hydraulic single discs in the front and rear, respectively.
In terms of looks, its YZF-R125 platform and lightweight, race-style Y-spoke wheels, not to mention the low angular headlight and high-shouldered air intakes, give off some serious full-size bike vibes. The cockpit features a smartphone-inspired full LCD instrument panel and a short tail end with an LED taillight.
The MT-125’s fuel tank, seat, handlebars, and footrests allow for a sporty riding position, just like with its larger-capacity hyper naked counterparts.
Yamaha says, “With its awesome-looking naked chassis, the MT-125 really is like nothing else. Featuring aggressive streetfighter style that demands attention wherever you go, this bike has some serious attitude. And with its full-size chassis, the MT-125 gets maximum respect on the street.”
The 2021 Yamaha MT-125 is available in Night Fluo, Tech Black, and Yamaha Blue, with 24 accessories to choose from.