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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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.... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2010
I have just purchased the Yamaha YZF R125 2010 in white after having many other types of motorcycles, scooters and choppers.
You pay for what you get is the best thing to say!
You really do get unrivaled quality, sound and build for the money.
Im running it in at the moment and so cant take it over 7000 RPM but at 6500 RPM down the A27 at 60mph the engine makes hardly any sound at all and is not even TRYING!
Its very big for a 125cc much bigger than the CBR/CBR.
Ive sat on a... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2010
absolutly awsome bike, its stylish looks like a bigger bike. sounds great not like the screaming 2strokes realy reliable i know a few people that have goe way up and over 10k an have only had to replace the basics overall deffo worth every single penny (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2010
I bought my YZF-R125 as my first bike while I ride on L-plates and build up some experience, and I have to say that it's fantastic. Went into the dealer intending to buy a YBR125, saw the YZF-R125 and had to have it.
I would definitely recommend it to new riders as I found it very stable, easy to ride and confidence inspiring. In fact, it is easier to ride than the Honda CG125 I did my CBT on.
With full learner-legal power (15bhp), I've had mine up to 81mph (with the aid of a slight... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2010
I love this bike! After having a Honda Varadero 125 for all of last year I decided to have a change and I cannot tell you enough how glad I am. The Vara was a fantastic bike, really comfy and chunky but the Yammy is even better. It is not as comfortable but much more fun to ride. It feels safer and is better looking, its light and really easy to handle soooo much fun! All in all fantastic 125! I'd reccomend to anybody thinking about getting one (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2010
I've had my Yamaha R125 now for three months and i have to say it is beautiful in every single way, the looks the power the speed but best of all the never ending compliments and head nod's from other riders!
Since having my R125 i had a nasty crash due to icy weather, 40 MPH, front wheel just went. This was through no fault of the bike's just the road was like glass! I am glad to say though all things considered the crash had minimal effect on the bike! I had a bent rear break lever (... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2009
I bought my yzf r-125 back in march time of 2008 I was a learner at the time and the bike was the dogs nads. It was great for a learner looked great nice pick up and a very nice smooth ride all in all a great bike. The bike itself is like a beautiful woman, looks gorgeous and a heart(engine) that is bullet proof. The bike started everyday and has never ever let me down. I've had the bike at 70 mph down the motorway and the bike has always held its own with plenty of the rev... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2009
Purchased this bike a month ago on a 36 month 0% interest offer & have not regretted it yet! Runs perfectly in all weather & completely reliable. The thing I love the most about the Yamaha R125 is its appearance. Many mistake it for a bigger bike because it doesn't look like a 125cc & the amount of compliments and people turning their heads as I cruise up the road is unbelievable. the only real problem I have with this bike is the price of it at £3700 for an 09 model which is a bit on the... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2009
fantastic litle machine, im pleased with looks, miles per gallan. easy to ride great handling but i was disapointed with the top end power, its got the inection system and big flow air box but i thought its still slow. i was expecting about 100mph in stead i get 65 70mph on flat 90mph down a hill (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2009
i think the r125 is a great bike looks good as you all say but the power behing it is too slow get the 150cc kit on there and also get a gianelli exhaust you will fly iv had 110 out of mine an im looking to get an r6 for when im 17 and an r1 for when im 18 or 19 (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009 by Raxs (1 review written)
I bought myself the Yamaha R125 after looking at loads of other bikes the CBR was too skinny and looked like a 125, the mito and aprilia's are incredibly unreliable and time consuming and sound a bit tinny. The R125 is a fantastic 4 stroke 125 and sounds quite good. You get a little Yamaha tool kit which has saved me before now.
I came off due to my own lack of concentration and thanks to the crash bungs the only damage suffered was the clutch lever moved round a bit which I easily fixed.... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2009 by cookie kirk (1 review written)
iv just braught my 2009 r125 in blue, its awsome iv put the proformance exaust on there and it kicks out so much more power. my fuel gage seems to never go down. and taking it from my house to my girlfriends house is amazing as u can just open it up. (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2009
I have now owned the Yamaha R125 bike for 5-6days and have done approx 200miles on it. Its a fantastic bike with great handling and speed (for a 4t 125). (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009
in 10 years time the Yamaha R125 bike will be a legand (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2009
I've had my Yamaha R125 now for 5 days and managed 600 miles keeping the rev's low , straight away you should see how good the bike is. It is so much fun to ride that iv managed my suggested 600mile break in already !
The fuel econemy is great 300miles to a tank. im getting 70 out of mine in 6th with still 3k revs to go. A friend of mine owns a CBR 125R and after riding that bike for 20 mins i felt uncomfortable , im 6ft and 14 stone and i dwarfed the bike. It was like a mini moto. However... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009
Yamaha R125 beautiful bike. Amazing for only a 125cc. Also not bad price for a bike like this. Amazing handling for a 125. Good fuel economy. Sharp breaks. Good acceleration and break response. Good on both dry and wet road conditions. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009
The Yamaha R125 is the best bike out must get you will love it (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2009
The Yamaha R125 is a amazing looking bike i have just bought a 09 model and it is stunning and very quick for a 125. A great bike am so glad i spent the money! (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2009 by acathlar (1 review written)
Engine can sound a little tappety? 6th gear could be alot better. Fairing panels seem pricey! - £130 odd pounds for the main panel (it's white on the yellow yzf) and £90 odd pounds for the stickers for that panel! Ouch! Servicing seems a bit pricey too, I'd recommend getting ALL that is supposed to be done on the service as the parts are only about 20 quid for oil and filter, and the 09 bikes have just gone up in price by about £300 The Yamaha R125 is a good bike to learn on and looks... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2009
The Yamaha R125 bike is lovely, light but when it comes to performance. It lacks a hell of a lot, it's my first bike and i'm already taking it to it's limit, but yeah im going tune it up soon see what it's like then. (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2008 by bikerchick1990 (1 review written)
I've had my R125 for about 2 months now and done just over 1000miles on it. I ' ve had to use it in all weathers and for many different occasions, and no matter what the situation is I can ' t fault it. When I take it out for a blast around country lanes, it accelerates sufficiently, corners beautifully, and I've had 85mph out of it so far on flat ground. On the other hand, when I ' m just using it for going to work or popping to town, its easy to handle in traffic and is very economical... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2008 by brevans (1 review written)
Done a couple of thousand miles on my Yamaha R125 and love it, the handling is fantastic, very confidence inspiring for a learner (once you get used to the supersport riding position), I do a lot of riding in the wet and can confirm the Michelin Sporty's provide excellent grip when scrubbed in. The bike looks absolutely stunning, and garners many, many compliments, it cannot be stressed enough how good the styling is, partially in blue. You will get around 85 - 100 miles to the gallon and... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008 by richardc412 (1 review written)
I ' ve had my r125 for 5 weeks now and I love it the looks the handling r excellent. Fuel consumption is good. The only problem I had was the seat height as I ' m short. All things considered the best all rounder in the 125 sector, if you ' re in the market for a 125 get the Yamaha - you won ' t regret it. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2008 by muz360 (1 review written)
One of the reasons why I bought this bike is because it's very cheap. Its quite cheap to buy from brand new, to fuel it is VERY cheap and not too bad to maintain. If you use a scotoiler it becomes even more maintenance free and excellent for the inner city commute. After owning two 600cc bikes however, I do find it quite slow. That is to be expected from a 125. But, my Thundercat and my CBR F-Sport never received as many compliments and 'thumbs up' from other riders quite like the R-125 has... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2008
Although its 125cc it can still be upgraded to 150cc.
by just purchasing the 150cc kit online.
great bike indeed! best intro bike to bigbike.
its like the small brother of R6, only bad point is that its only a 125 (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008
Ive got it for 2 weeks now, done just 120 miles because of ugly weather, i never drove the motorcycle before and i already learned everything on this one, well basics, counter steering, balancing in 1mph, tailgating cars :) (just joke), would like som more power for overtaking but as i am novice i have to take it slowly but its difficult some times ;) Lovely bike, good buy new for 3079 otr. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2008
Its yamaha what else is there to say really come on. Good speed you name it its got it. I am so pleased I purchased one of these if you have't get your arse out there and get one now why they are available. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2008 by dannyboy1840 (1 review written)
Fantastic bike I bought red and white my best mate bought black on the same day. Never get bored with its impressive speed and silky looks. Everybody thinks it ' s a 600 take the stickers off and not many people can tell the difference. Had mine 4 weeks now and in that short space of time have fit double bubble screen, tail tidy, micron gp exhaust and wheel decals, along with cut down number plate. The original exhaust looks ok but is really heavy and has no noise. Don ' t get me wrong... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by b290170 (1 review written)
Good price even for Romania where I'm from, excellent quality, very good riding position, can carry two adult people. Good bike to have in your garage, just in case you need it. (read more)