Yamaha - Motorcycles - YS125


2018 Motorcycles

Ride Free. Ride easy.

We’ve been building reliable commuter motorcycles for over 60 years. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people just like you rely on their Yamaha to move around the city. And now, to replace the YBR125, we introduce the just as dependable YS125.

You’ll be impressed with the YS125’s outstanding fuel autonomy as well as its refined looks – and once you feel the relaxed riding position, you’ll know that this lightweight commuter is the smart lifestyle choice. Smooth handling and easy steering come as standard thanks to the plush suspension and 18-inch wheels – and the 14-litre fuel tank gives you plenty of riding between fuel stops.

Yamaha YS125. Ride Free. Ride Easy.


•  Lightweight 125cc commuter motorcycle
•  Lightweight steering and easy handling
•  Refined and sporty design
•  Outstanding autonomy with Yamaha reliability
•  18-inch wheels for agility, stability and comfort
•  14-litre fuel tank with 300 km potential range
•  Natural and comfortable riding position
•  Strong and lightweight tubular frame
•  Plush long-travel suspension for premium comfort
•  Unified Braking System (UBS) for smooth stopping
•  Gear indicator and Eco indicator
•  Can be ridden on a car licence


Yamaha - Motorcycles - YS125

Easy handling characteristics

Whether you're filtering through congested city streets or riding along secondary roads, the YS125's lightweight chassis and plush suspension help to make every journey easier and more enjoyable. Its 18-inch cast wheels deliver agility with stability - and the 2.75-18 front tyre and 100/80-18 rear tyre give a comfortable and confident ride.

Yamaha - Motorcycles - YS125

Long range fuel tank

The 125cc 4-stroke engine is built to achieve outstanding fuel autonomy - and being a Yamaha, you can be sure that unrivalled reliability and durability come as standard. With its long-range 14-litre fuel tank the YS125 has the potential to cover over 300 km between fuel stops, giving you the freedom to ride easily, quickly and economically.

Yamaha - Motorcycles - YS125

Upright riding position

The ergonomics on the YS125 have been developed to ensure that riders of varying sizes will feel at ease as soon as they sit on this lightweight commuter. The 795mm seat height gives a natural and upright riding position to make the journey to work more relaxing and enjoyable – and to give added passenger comfort there’s a convenient grab bar.

Yamaha - Motorcycles - YS125

Refined and sporty design

Commuting is fun when you're riding the YS125. With its refined and sporty appearance, this lightweight brings a fresh look to the Urban Mobility class. Featuring a restyled headlight and compact headlight cowl - together with sporty air scoops and an upswept black muffler - the YS125 offers an ideal mix of economy, practicality and good looks.

Yamaha - Motorcycles - YS125

Smooth, reliable and economical engine

When you're riding to work or college, dependability, affordability and low running costs are of paramount importance. The YS125’s fuel injected 125cc air-cooled 2-valve SOHC EU4-compliant engine is one of the most economical and dependable in the class. Which makes this one of the smartest ways to move and live in the city.

Yamaha - Motorcycles - YS125

Stylish headlight and taillight

You know that when you look good you'll feel good, and so we've given the YS125 a sporty face featuring a newly designed headlight surrounded by a compact cowl. And at the rear end the newly designed tail light unit and license plate holder - as well as the upswept muffler - reinforce this lightweight commuter's sporty character.

Yamaha - Motorcycles - YS125

Gear indicator and Eco indicator

The YS125’s stylish instruments feature a gear indicator that let’s you know which gear you’re in. And to help you ride more economically and achieve increased autonomy, there’s also a useful Eco indicator.

Technical specifications


Engine type
4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valves
Bore x stroke
52.4 mm x 57.9 mm
Compression ratio
10.0 : 1
Maximum power
7.8 kW @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque
10.8 Nm 1.1(kg-m @ 6,000 rpm
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Fuel system
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh
Fuel consumption
CO2 emission


Front suspension system
Telescopic fork
Front travel
120 mm
Rear suspension system
Rear Travel
112 mm
Front brake
Single Disc, Ø 245 mm
Rear brake
Drum, Ø 130 mm
Front tyre
Rear tyre


Overall length
2,005 mm
Overall width
735 mm
Overall height
1,050 mm
Seat height
795 mm
1,320 mm
Minimum ground clearance
150 mm
Wet Weight
129 kg
Fuel tank capacity
14 litres