Yamaha YBR125 Overview
For learners and amateurs, this is one of the best budget bikes to buy. The Yamaha YBR 125 offers value for money and is an easy going and practical bike to ride.
In terms of city riding it offers enough pep to zip through heavy traffic with decent handling.
This bike comes with a four-stroke air cooled engine which is perky with ample power to get you along the city or on motorways at a swift pace.
While the bike offers a top speed of about 70mph, it is most comfortable when doing around 55mph.
The bike is rather light weight, offers good handling, and is easy to corner. The suspensions are basic but work efficiently with excellent braking. The sound is good as well and it comes equipped with an electric and kick start.
This is a budget bike and we have to admit, you can tell. Areas like the gearbox and wiring could be improved. Despite these minor hitches the bike does feel reliable for a low priced model.
It comes with the basics like a luggage rack, analogue clocks, a grabrail and a fuel gauge. While the seating is comfortable, the mirrors are not as effective. Overall a great bike for beginners to hone their riding skills.
Yamaha YBR125 Spec
- Top speed70mph
- Seat height780mm
- Average fuel consumption90mpg
- EngineAir cooled, four stroke, single cylinder
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Good cruising bike.
Front disk, drum on back.
Light, I don’t take corners fast.
Could do with a little more top speed but I’m heavy.
I get about 170 miles to a tank and costs me about £7 to fill.
Comfortable enough for commuting and a bit of leisure but if you're long of leg it could be uncomfortable.
It's a Yamaha...enough said.
Good enough grip for the size of engine.
Smooth, lightweight and easy to ride.
Not a particularly powerful 125 but cheap insurance.
So fuel efficient it's unreal.
Could be better.
More then enough for 125cc.
5l of fuel more then 100miles to run.
Small and bouncy, I've had the front forks preloaded by 30mm greatly improving ride and handling
Weak but reliable!
The power is poor and electrics have caused problems. Also could do with wider tyres.
Built to a budget but a bulletproof engine and clutch. Electrics aren't that great.
They both work, front is fine for the weight of the bike
It's a kick start but starts first time
125cc so not the quickest bike
It's a bit slow.
Yamaha so very good
It's on drum brakes so not to good
Rear wheels could be wider for stability.
Good power for 125cc even with restrictor.
Really cheap to fill tank I’d say about £10 and your good for at least 100-130 miles
Great build work overall solid bike have come off once or twice due to other drivers but still only minor scratches with no major damage.
Joined rear brake with front brake good for all conditions.
The bike is incredibly light even for a smaller person like myself (5'6) which makes it great for riding through town on my daily commutes. Gear changes are smooth and neutral is relatively easy to find when needed. Cornering is nice and easy and the tyres give a good grip giving you confidence on particularly twisty roads.
Overall the bikes engine is okay for commuting around town at low speeds however when moving over 40mph the engine seems to really struggle which can become a little unnerving on roads with national speed limits when cars are backing up behind you. With that said the MPG for the bike is truly fantastic and really works in this bikes favour.
The fuel economy on this bike is fantastic, I have ridden nearly 400 miles and have spent no more than £20 fuelling the bike. Being new to riding I do not have anything to compare the bike too but having spoken to other riders I am aware that the running costs for this bike are excellent and perfect for the new rider.
The build quality is good overall due to it being a Yamaha with only a few cheap looking parts which can easily be expected for a cheap and affordable bike. I have not had any problems at all with the bike so far and there are no signs of wear and tear which bodes well.
The breaks are by no means the best out there but for a bike of this power they work just fine. I have not once felt that they needed to be faster at slowing the bike down.
Good on corners very light
Only 10 bhp
100 mile per gallon
That's Yamaha nothing to add
Front is mint bud back is drum version
It's under powered
Hasn't broken down ever
Takes cornering very smoothly, had no issues with leaning into sharper bends
For a 125 it’s a quick bike, my friend has a different make of the same engine size and doesn’t compare well
Costs me £6 approximately to fill the tank and that’ll last me about two weeks of constant use
Overall build is very good, but the exhaust paint has been obviously cheaply spray painted as the paint is starting to peel off
Smooth breaking both front and back
Smooth at slow speeds
Don’t know yet
Just as good as a Honda
Could be better