Yamaha taking darker roads
With its awesome looking naked chassis the MT-125 really pushes the envelope in the 125cc segment. Featuring aggressive streetfighter style that...
Yamaha's MT models have totally shaken up the world of motorcycling. With their radical style and ultra cool image, the MT family is all about pure riding emotion. Now, the new MT 125 being imported to India is a treat for ears. It seems like the Japanese automaker is doing what Austrian bike manufacturer KTM could have done
With its awesome looking naked chassis the MT-125 really pushes the envelope in the 125cc segment. Featuring aggressive streetfighter style that demands attention wherever you go, the bike has some serious attitude. Now, time for the bigger and the grander news. Three units of the Yamaha MT-125 with ABS have been imported to India from the United Kingdom earlier this month.
This comes as a great relief as Austrian automaker KTM is yet to launch the Duke 125 in India, even as the Duke 200 and 390 still sell like hot cakes. "It is unclear if the motorcycle was imported by India Yamaha Motor or by a competitor for a reason like benchmarking," suggests Indian Autos Blog.
If it is launched it will go head on against the Benelli T-135 motorcycle, which was recently unveiled at the recently held Delhi Auto Expo. The new Yamaha MT-125 engine will be really powerful housed with a 124.7cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke SOHC mated to the six speed manual gear transmission.
The engine of MT-125 will deliver the maximum power output of 14.8 BHP at 9000 RPM in coupling with the maximum torque output of 12.4 NM at 8000 RPM respectively. The vehicle will be fitted with a wet, multiple disc coil spring clutch and delta box chassis which is quite good.
Design and Style
Yamaha MT-125 looks really very stylish compared to its previous bike and it comes from the MT family DNA offering the bike a serious full size bike look in all aspects. The bike has a bright headlamp which gives better vision while riding at night time. The MT-125 sports a different fuel tank, seat, handlebar and foot pegs. It will have an electric starter system which makes easy to start the vehicle.
The new vehicle will be provided with a sporty and comfortable upright riding position assuring everyday unlimited fun. The MT-125 has been designed with a high tech LED instrument panel which will be very easy for the rider while travelling at night time.
The front dashboard will have many options such as low oil indicator, fuel indicator and battery indicator, digital tachometer and digital tripmeter. The rear end will be furnished with a short tail end with LED taillights which looks really awesome. The bike will have an alloy wheel option with tubeless tyres for better road gripness while travelling at a higher level of speed.
Brakes and Suspensions
Brakes and Suspension plays an important role in terms of safety for a vehicle. Both front and rear brakes of the new Yamaha MT-125 will be fitted with a hydraulic single disc but the diameter may vary. The front disc brakes measures 292 mm where as the rear disc brakes measures nearly 230 mm which is quite good.
On the other hand, the front suspension of the vehicle will have an upside down telescopic fork of about 41 mm while the rear suspension will be offered with a linked mono shock with spring preload adjustment. The front wheel comes with a size of 100/80-17 M/C whereas the rear wheel comes with a size of 130/70-17 M/C offering excellent road performance.
All these features of the vehicle ensure better safety and security to both rider and pillion. If the bike is launched, it will be priced little expensive compared to its previous MT series bikes and even touch the one lakh figure.