Yamaha R125 Reviews

Click here if this is your business
★★★★★
4.9 / 5
95% of users recommend this
Click here if this is your business
  • Build quality

  • Reliability

  • Value For Money

? Ask our helpful community of experts about this product or company
Yamaha R125 - Ask a question now

Media Gallery for Yamaha R125

Yamaha R125
Yamaha R125
Yamaha R125
Yamaha R125

Refine your search

Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Eg click on '1 star' to just display the reviews we have which received a 1 star rating click or 'Within the last month' to display just reviews posted over the last month.

Latest Reviews

★★★★★

“125cc perfection”

Written on: 18/01/2014 by TwistedHelix (7 reviews written)

I may be biased as it was my 1st bike and loved it and still do (RIP in the scrapyard from the cager that hit it!) The bikes reliability is just...ridiculously phenomenal. Sure brand new vehicles rarely break down, but even the consumables and quality was just fantastic. I got 16500 miles on it before it died, and the engine was in tip top shape. I ran it to redline all the time on dual carriageways to reach 70mph, and always used fully synth castrol 10w40 oil. These bikes are unbreakable if… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“yamaha yzf r 125cc ”

Written on: 04/06/2013

this is the best 125 out there big bike looks fat breaks. so much fun to ride had mine up to 79 mph flat-out… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“yzfr125”

Written on: 13/04/2013

Not my first bike. And it sure as hell wont be my last! The only problem is I brought mine from a dealership second hand. And since ive had it ive had problem after problem. As the previous owner had about as much knowlage of bikes as a ferret. But I have put the scorpion carbon fiber heatguard exhaust on wich makes it sound alot better! Does cost a few buffers though!!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“The BEST 125cc out there”

Written on: 09/06/2012 by jamieb193 (3 reviews written)

It's not the fastest It's not the cheapest It's not small either. The R125 is a great bike for ANY beginner. It's my first bike and I'd never ridden a bike before. It was sooo easy to ride. It's max speed is 84mph before it bounces off the limiter @10,500rpm, it's 4 stroke which means it's also very very reliable. It's a big bike. Similar in size to the R6 and what a stunner. The Michelin tyres that come with it stock aren't too good in the wet but most R125 owners wither use Bridgestone or… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“Superb Bike! A PROPER Motorcycle”

Written on: 15/05/2012 by Cfish3r (1 review written)

Never have I ever seen such huge amounts of respect given to a 125 at bike rallys accross the country. I speak on behalf of not only myself as an owner for 15k miles. But on behalf of the entire R125Forum.com This bike is cheap and economical to run, often getting near to, or over 100mpg. Road tax costs nothing, servicing is cheap as it is only a small engine, and insurance is... reasonable. If you buy second hand, and look after the bike, it will hold it's value well too. And there is… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“excellent bike, as big as a 600 ”

Written on: 19/04/2012 by gleders (1 review written)

had the bike just over 2 weeks and i love it and im never off the damn thing and its my first bike at the age of 31. Considering i am 6ft 2 and 17st ish it can pull my weight around and still get up to 70mph which is more than ample for what i need it for, granted i want to move onto a bigger cc engined bike but for now it will do me, you can throw it into a corner and it just wants more and is nippy when needed, i picked my 08 black and gold with 10k miles on it and it is in mint condition… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“hi remember me Mr & kn my azz”

Written on: 07/02/2012 by mrkandn (1 review written)

I'm the guy who's blog u see first before u click onto join the lobby, well I would like to apologize to you for being disrespectful and to tell you that in fact you was right Mr k&n. The answer to increased pace lays in the sprockets. I'm sorry but at least I made the front page of your add heehe… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★☆

“R1 2002”

Written on: 05/11/2011

After 4 years of not riding, I finally saved enough pennies to consider getting a R1. Hoiking round the insurance sites though told me tales of woe, despite being in my mid 30s, they were looking for £7000 fully comp or half that for TPFT. Ho hum, so less enthusiastically I started looking at R6s. By chance on a visit to a chum, I was in this mbike shop, and asked to sit on an R6, try it for size etc. And was talking to the sales guy, and asked him about insurance, mentioning I had really… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“yzf r125”

Written on: 13/09/2011 by wayneyzfr125 (1 review written)

hi all i have a yamaha yzf r125 2011 plate i have put a gpr exhaust k&n and a 15tooth sprocket for the front n i can get 90mph now and i can keep up with apilia 125 up to 90 so by that i think that the yzf r125 is awsome… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Guest's Response to wayneyzfr125's Review

Written on: 12/10/2011

Oh please stfu, u say u got a k&n air filter & race exhaust that allows u to do 90mph, one word for u is \\\"bullocks\\\". The bikes are restricted to 84mph & 85 if your lucky. we have 3 of them 2blue 1 red from 2009 to 61, so dont come on here with your lie's 'Mr K&N' my azz. you dont even need a k&n or exhaust to hit the speed i've mentioned.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Owns-Mw2's Response to wayneyzfr125's Review

Written on: 14/01/2012

i have got the 11 plate black with gold wheels got 75 mph standard out of iy just done my first service and only done 500 miles would love to get 90 out of bike even though seems so quick anyway have no ploblem overtaking traffic at any point just wondered where u got your parts from :)

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Guest's Response to wayneyzfr125's Review

Written on: 19/11/2011

wayneyzfr125- hi wayne sorry but after reading your review and the jackass of a guest's comment he obviously doesnt know what hes talking about. i brought my yzf last summer i got it in the blue and white gold rims real nice ride compared to my old cbr125, the changes to my bike i got a double bubble screen the scorpion exhaust and the 15tooth front sprocket and also mine does do 90mph for the fact that going an extra tooth or 2 on the front sprocket lessens your acceleration but top spead increases i was surprised the foul mouthed guest didnt know that seeing as he owns 3 of them ... i agree the bikes are awsome i disagree with this other guest degrading you when you are totally correct, the best thing these bikes are not 'restricted' to 84-85mph they dont even have a restrictor on them they are limmited by the ECU to do only 10.5k revs so the engine it self doesn't blow up so 'mr oh please stfu' do a bit of research on the '3' yzf r125 bikes you own before throwing your foul language and comments on this guys posts.
Just a fellow 18year yammy rider.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review Read 3 Comments
★★★★★

“Being a female rider having this bike is the best...”

Written on: 19/05/2011 by dani691 (1 review written)

Being a female rider having this bike is the best thing ever. It's so amazing down to ever spec of it. I love corners on my bike and roundabouts are a dream. its just pure free flowing and smooth. Yes its an expensive 125 but hey a 125 that looks sounds and proves its capability is more than you can ask for. i've had a top speed of 82mph and traffic is no problem, you can easily overtake any traffic and handle through sitting traffic a breeze. I have biker friends who cant believe how big it… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Declan88's Response to dani691's Review

Written on: 05/11/2011

I've got an R1 (a real beauty, at least it was) which someone pulled out in front of and is in the process of repair. With future insurance hikes due to a combination of deliberate accident scammmers from the car market and now this accident, and compulsory redundancy, I'm thinking of changing to a run around for affordability reasons.

How is the R125's reliability after a while? Anything failing, niggling, annoying you?

Also how much does the insurance and tax cost on them?

Thanks

Declan

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review Read 1 Comment
★★★★★

“ Im the proud owner of a yamaha yzf-r125 in white and...”

Written on: 11/04/2011

Im the proud owner of a yamaha yzf-r125 in white and red. I've had the bike just under 2 months now and it's a belting little bike haven't had a bike that turns heads soo much even other bikers who ride 600,750,900 even 1000's respect the bike with either a nod or a dropped clutch rev ( bikers know what it means ). There's soo many good qualities about this bike the handling the speed very quick acceleration the looks just everything. The only downside is the insurance is high for it at 23… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Owns-Mw2's Comment

Written on: 16/01/2012

im 23 and my insurance is only 800 fully comp

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Forbesy90's Comment

Written on: 19/11/2012

im 22 just got my fully comp quote at £511

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review Read 2 Comments
★★★★★

“Ive had my yzfr125 in red for 7 mths now,great deal...”

Written on: 19/02/2011 by covers1 (1 review written)

Ive had my yzfr125 in red for 7 mths now,great deal from dealer got it for only £3,400 brand new 2010 model, have done 1,200 miles on it, good quality build, great looking bike get approving nods off other bikers good acceleration top speed of 74/75. Good to fling into corners,riding position very good and comfortable great on fuel 240/250 miles on full tank goes for ever.overall great bike "GET ONE NOW" you will enjoy every mile with big smile on your face,Safe riding everybody… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“I bought my bike (yamaha yzf-r125) last weekend as i...”

Written on: 13/02/2011

I bought my bike (yamaha yzf-r125) last weekend as i only had a 125 moped! excellent bike, quick for a 125 to. if you are thinking of buying 1 then get one! brilliant handling round bends and it has good exceleration
brilliant bike well recommended
ben from wales… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“brilliant bike for a 125cc i had a aprillia rx50...”

Written on: 21/01/2011

brilliant bike for a 125cc i had a aprillia rx50 before i bought my yamaha yzfr 125 and it is a totaly different experience of riding because you can do the speed limits and not have everyone annoying you on the road because you are going that slow :L i have done 6500 miles on mile on mines so far and i have not had any problems with it at all and it has great sound totyaly because i put a scorpion exhaust on it and tbh it make the bike perform better and you get recognised as a biker. hundreds… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“Ive had alot of 125's 2x rs 125's ts125 dt125x this...”

Written on: 24/10/2010 by greyninja1 (6 reviews written)

Ive had alot of 125's 2x rs 125's ts125 dt125x this one beats them all by far. even the rs. my r125 was beautifully made and was capable of 85mph!! trust me for a 4t 125 thats bloody fast! i would definatly get a after market exhaust i had a yosh tri-oval sounded evil! balance was perfect and acceleration was great and was a hoot to flick around on roundabouts. In summary best 125 EVER!!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“this bike is the best i have ever owned i would...”

Written on: 20/09/2010 by cheekyvimto (1 review written)

this bike is the best i have ever owned i would recommend this bike to anyone its really comfy and fast love it im buzzin… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“Ive owned this bike for a couple of months now and i...”

Written on: 13/07/2010

Ive owned this bike for a couple of months now and i have to say it is still amazing.
it has a great top speed of 84mph which will easily overtake most f the traffic on dual carriage ways.
I went for a 150 mile round trip to eastbourne and back and i must say i only used half a tank of fuel which is very economical.
The riding position is comfortable even on long journeys.
Im still getting comments where ever i go saying "Thats a great bike, you wouldnt believe its a 125" because it honestly… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“I,ve was lookin round for a 1st time bike, an was goin...”

Written on: 01/06/2010 by ACKIE (1 review written)

I,ve was lookin round for a 1st time bike, an was goin to but a scooter, until my brother in law told me not to bother, an for me to buy a R125, when i asked what 1 of them looked like he took me on the back of his YAMAHA R1 an went to D.M.C MOTORCYCLES, When he pointed out what it was, i was lost for words,, i said thas a R125, Yer he replied, i said it looks like a bloody 600, not a 125.. So i eneded up buyin 1 in black, with the gold writing, an i also had the SCORPION RACE CAN, & SINGLE… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“I was goin to buy a PUG STREETFIGHTER 3 SCOOTER, But...”

Written on: 02/05/2010

I was goin to buy a PUG STREETFIGHTER 3 SCOOTER, But ive been goin on the back of my brother inlaws 2002 YAMAHA R1, an i must say his bike is like showroom condition an he takes pride in it. His mate Kev as a R1 aswell an thas mint aswell. So ive been tempted to buy a bike, my brother inlaw said to me why don,t ya have a YZF R125, i asked him to show me 1, cuz i,m more into me cars than bikes, but since ive saw a R125 i,m more into me bikes now than me cars now.. We went an had a look at 1 an… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“I was lookin to buy a PUG streetfighter 3 scooter,...”

Written on: 02/05/2010

I was lookin to buy a PUG streetfighter 3 scooter, until my brother in law took me out on his 2002 R1 he bike is mint an sounds beautiful, also my brother in laws mat Kev also as a R1 an i must admit, i,m more into my cars than bikes. But until ive started to go on the back of my brother in laws bike ive been tempted to buy a bike.. So ive been an had a look at a R125 in BLACK n GOLD, an decided to ditch the scooter an have a nice lookin R125, also to top tha, ive had the SCORPION RACE EXHAUST… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
overview