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Specification for Yamaha YBR125

Engine: 4-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC
Displacement: 124cc
Max power: 12bhp @ 8,000 rpm
Weight: 106 kg
Seat height: TBC
Fuel Capacity 12 Litres
Colours: TBC

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★★★★★

“Best bike ever!”

Written on: 03/04/2016 by xvMacMillan112 (1 review written)

I`V driven this bike for 20000k`s now and it`s still going strong, almost no fuel usage, and genually a great bike!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 24/12/2016

Iv had mine 8 months done 6k without an issue great little runner

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★★★★★

“Very good bike, worthwhile buy!!”

Written on: 22/01/2016 by stevie80997 (1 review written)

Having just done cbt fancied a chinese bike that looked good til i read reviews. Found my local yamaha dealer very knowledgeable and not biased towards yamaha. Bought a brand new one and i love it. Needed gear selector adjusted to suit my boot but this was no issue to the dealer who quickly sorted this. Great bike, enough power to get around town and commute. Brakes smoothly and power delivery is spot on. Spend the extra over a chinese bike for the quality, you will certainly gain savings in… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“yamaha ybr 125”

Written on: 01/09/2015 by Porterfieldgj308 (1 review written)

I have own the ybr for only 2 day and its my first geared motorbike and it perfect, I haven't got anything bad to say about it, I understand that not everyone has that opinion, I didn't even wanted to write a review but after I saw what people were writing about I had to write about how good it is. Now I would like to say the good thing about, the body look great, it very quick and I mean quick, the gear change is smooth and it cheap to run, so I dont understand why a lot of people are saying… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“kings ybr”

Written on: 10/10/2014 by ybrrider (1 review written)

I bought a brand new ybr 2weeks ago and think it's a heap of rubbish.it's so slow it's unreal.a 125scooter is much quicker taking of at lights. Also the gearbox is dreadful. It gets stuck in first gear at times and neutral is impossible to locate and if you do manage to locate neutral and release the clutch the bike is often still in gear a d you end up stalling the thing… Read Full Review

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Brutalbran's Response to ybrrider's Review

Written on: 26/11/2014

You have a faulty unit I've done 13000k miles and replaced nothing except a sidelight bulb when I came of doing 40mph trust me its a would bike the store has robbed you

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Djmeredith's Response to ybrrider's Review

Written on: 16/04/2015

This is all true I had one till it was stolen now have a wk 125 sport sohc

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★★★★★

“YBR 125 RUN AROUND.”

Written on: 22/08/2014 by horaham (1 review written)

I hane a YBR 13 plate with just over 1000 miles on the clock I go for a ride most weekends its good fun. I might get a bigger bike soon. I'am a 56 year old got back into biking last year with a Sanya 125 £47 third party Insurance.Insurance for a year on the YBR cost £84 fully comp. My son has a YBR 125 he bought it from my daughter over a year ago it is on a 61 plate done 18000 miles starts up first time second set of tyres same chain could do with a new one now. … Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“YBR 125”

Written on: 09/08/2014

I have owned a YBR 125 for four years and overall I would recommend this bike. It is well built and reliable but it struggles to get above 55 mph which means lorries can overtake on dual carriageways and in winter with the poor headlight this is very dangerous. The back tyre is too thin its more like a bicycle tyre but parts are easy to get. I am changing to the Suzuki en 125 as a replacement… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Rust bucket”

Written on: 08/08/2014 by johnalwyn (1 review written)

Bike itself is nice to ride and a first time starter every tim. However the materials used in manufacture of this bike are absolute rubbish. I've had mine coming up 2 year and it's impossible to halt the advance of rust. Even the paint is flaking off the forks due to corrosion underneath. I bought this bike in preference to a similar AJS because I expected better quality from Yamaha. I gather the two bikes are actually made in the same Chinese factory with the AJS costing about a grand less I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Ybr 125”

Written on: 22/07/2014 by Dobson442 (1 review written)

Have been riding bikes for 20 years on and off and have ridden a very diverse range. I started looking for a 125 that's looks good and that is reliable, after a while it chose the ybr in white. I bought the bike new so had to wait a couple of days to get it in which time I wondered if I had made the right choice or not. Now I have the bike and been out on it quite a lot I am more than pleased with it, the only thing that let's it down is the thin rear tyre but this isn't really a problem as… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Ultra reliable bike”

Written on: 01/07/2014 by Law149 (1 review written)

Now done 15000 miles on my custom version.One of the easiest bikes to service at home,no need to remove anything to adjust the valve clearances,the whole job takes less than 30 mins.One slightly tricky screw on the air filter,but that's all.I repaced the chain and sprockets at 11000 miles,another easy job,and this winter removed and resprayed the swingarm and the exhaust.The bike will get tatty otherwise,the paintwork is cheap,but easily redeemed.I noticed the underside of the fuel tank was… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“A forgiving and fun starter bike”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by zekepliskin (3 reviews written)

I'm a new rider so this review will be heavily subjective but should give some tips to riders of most levels looking for a good little runaround. I have the 2014 model and downhill on a nice straight stretch, good weather with a little wind behind you it's possible to get a touch over 75mph, rider of around 11 stone. Climbing up a hill causes a huge loss of power though, it's hard to keep it at 60mph even in fourth gear and hitting the redline. Lack of a sixth gear is a problem though, even… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great for A-B”

Written on: 08/04/2014 by FishOnTwoWheels (2 reviews written)

I have been riding bikes daily for 28 years this month and have always had either a 125 or 250 for commuting (due to cost etc.) and although I have previously had two Honda CG125's, this Yamaha is the best 125 I've had so far.... It always does over 90 to the gallon and it has easy to clean cast wheels and comes with a disc front brake. One of the biggest things I've noted about it is how it retains higher speeds (anything over 50) much easier than many other 125's when, faced with an upward… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“gets better with age ”

Written on: 15/01/2014 by rcoxy92 (1 review written)

ive had my new yamaha ybr 125 for about 1 month now overall im really pleased with the bike i used to own a 55 plate ybr and the bike is much improved the automatic choke is a time saver and fuel economey is ace a full tank lasts me 115 miles which is awesome the bike now comes with a side stand and sits slightly higer than older editions this one is now fuel injected rather than carb which is nice the power is smooth and consitant ive had up to 80mph downhill with the wind slipsteaming but the… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Decent for Cruising”

Written on: 23/03/2013 by Roberthalshaw (1 review written)

I corner this bike really hard and it is very capable of taking harsh corners at high speeds, and it really teachers you how to carry speed through a corner as it doesn't have the power to correct a mistake through the so it really teachers you how to ride. It will reach 60 easily without a harsh wind and has enough power to stay around 50 when going up steep hills. No mechanical issues what so ever and its fuel economy is brilliant it is a great bike and really reccomend it for a first bike… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Recomend this to EVERYBODY”

Written on: 30/01/2013 by BikerD1210 (1 review written)

This bike is amazing as a winter hack or just a run around to work and back. I can easily get 70MPH out of this bike which to be honest is all you need for a commute bike. Im female and of slender build so this bike is ideal i dont feel over powered by the bike. Fuel is ridiculous I can travel 14.5 miles to and from work aswell as riding around with the lads almost all night every night. Brilliant for traffic jams as the breaks are extremly responsive and it reacts so well. This is a bike that… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“excellent bike”

Written on: 23/11/2012

brought a 2012 ybr 125 2 weeks ago,i commute to and from work which is a 30 mile round trip every day.cost only £10 to fill the tank to full,i used to use my car for work average cost £30 a week used bike for work same route £7 what a nice bike to ride,cheap to insure quality parts and comfy ride.Also plenty of power when needed, well pls with bike… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“slow, ugly and terrible bike.”

Written on: 09/11/2012 by YBRNAIL (1 review written)

wouldnt pull you out of bed, very slow for a 125. They are very ugly and not an attractive bike what so ever. Might be reliable but still a total utter NAIL! LACK OF POWER!… Read Full Review

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Brutalbran's Response to YBRNAIL's Review

Written on: 31/03/2013

I think someone doesn't own this bike and just giving Yamaha a bad name for no reason this is fantastic I'm 17 done 5500 miles not a single problem except front blub blown 86p from smc

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Joe_Quinn's Response to YBRNAIL's Review

Written on: 19/02/2018

Absolute nonsense. It's as nippy as any 4-stroke 125cc on the market. If I were you I'd get a mechanic to look at it.

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Mathewhd's Response to YBRNAIL's Review

Written on: 19/08/2013

Lack of power? What do you expect out of 125cc bike? 150 MPH? I mean if you want to go fast buy a 1000cc sport bike...

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★★★★☆

“7 years commuting on YBR125”

Written on: 22/10/2012

I bought my YBR new in 2005. It is my only transport and has been used mainly for my 28 mile trip to work and back each day. I have ridden this bike in snow, ice, rain and even occasional sunshine! It has a peach of an engine and is the most reliable bike I have owned in my 48 years of riding. I have now clocked up 40,000 miles and it is still going strong. The only downside is that I cannot attain more than 60mph. Cruising speed is best at 50mph. It doesn`t help that I am 17 stone, but… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“possibly the best learner bike around”

Written on: 21/10/2012

after running a YBR for 6 months now (registered 2012, 2011 model), through the rain and cold to the sunny and pleasant, the little bike has only ever let me down once (and that was the mechanics fault in my opinion, see later on) if you're looking for a first bike to learn on, there really are few comparisons. EASE OF RIDING the bike is designed to be easy to handle, from a clutch as light as a racing bike (no cramp) to its light weight, even the accessories, like a fuel counter, centre… Read Full Review

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“Can be affected by hot sunlight. ”

Written on: 07/09/2012 by modand216677 (1 review written)

My experience of the ybr 125 has been let down by an issue with heat from the sun. If the bike is left out in direct sunlight the fuel injection system does not prime. This is an issue other ybr owners have expressed frustration with, there are various forum posts relating to the ybr not starting in hot sunlight. I am not aware of Yamaha in the UK making an efforts to resolve a fundamental reliability issue with this model. Owners who have this bike have been left high and dry… Read Full Review

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Brutalbran's Response to modand216677's Review

Written on: 31/03/2013

Well it's built for British hence no restriction so it's built for horrible weather that's why it's unbelieveable in every-way only good in cold raining 24/7 god dam weather

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Kitchen1's reply to Brutalbran's Comment

Written on: 21/07/2013

I also have a YBR 125 that seems to want to siesta when it's warm. I have written to Yamaha directly, but received a polite but luke-warm response. It happened in 2012 during that short warm spell, then OK all year. The recent very hot spell June 2013, just caused it to stop and had to have it recovered. Now I can't trust the bike, so probably going to change it. Dealers say they have never heard of this problem before, and I can't believe that. It is a 2007 model on a 57 plate, and 4500 miles!
Solutions heard to date: Throw bucket of water over bike; new fuel pump ( £300 incl. gasket), ECU problems (Tacho has also broken), broken wire, ignition switch...etc.

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“9:5 out of 10 and reasons ”

Written on: 30/08/2012 by BrutalBran (3 reviews written)

Im 17 Just turned i passed my cbt 4 days after my birthday 2 days after that i bought a (60) plate ybr i payied £553 for full comp with my insurance im not from a rich family it took me over 3 years of painfull saving up but my god is it worth it everything is top dog on it i have only ONE issue with the bike and that there is no reserve tap on the big BUT dose have a fuel gauge which covers that the power is only 10 hp which gets me around 60 without the bike struggleing at ALL i have… Read Full Review

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Brutalbran's Response to BrutalBran's Review

Written on: 30/08/2012

few mistakes but hope this helps and i ment Seat not set near bottom sorry:)

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Jpst's Response to BrutalBran's Review

Written on: 18/03/2013

Who did you insure with to get that so cheap?

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Brutalbran's reply to Jpst's Comment

Written on: 19/03/2013

Lexham 553 full comp just turned 17 when did - 6 month ago-

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Jpst's Response to BrutalBran's Review

Written on: 18/03/2013

Who did you insure with?

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