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Yamaha YZF-R 125
YZF-R125 - Inspired by genius
The YZF-R125 is the most advanced 125 production supersport machine that Yamaha has ever built. This radical, high-revving, fuel-injected 125 is the work of the same engineers who created our legendary YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 supersport bikes. And, as you’d expect, the YZF-R125 is packed with advanced MotoGP technology as well as a whole range of R-series type engine and chassis features. Its liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single cylinder, SOHC engine is tuned to deliver free-revving performance right through to maximum power at 9,000rpm – and for instant response and efficient operation this remarkable 6-speed 125 is equipped with a compact fuel injection system. The race-inspired chassis features a Deltabox frame and aluminium swinging arm for outstanding handling performance, and lightweight 5-spoke wheels help to minimize unsprung weight to give impressive roadholding. A large diameter 292mm front disc with a 230mm diameter rear disc make for effective stopping power, and the aggressive R-series bodywork lets everybody know exactly where this bike’s DNA has come from!
Following the launch of the 2009 "big bang" R1, Yamaha has come up with a bike aimed squarely at every schoolboy who has a poster of its litre-class flagship plastered on his bedroom wall – the R15 (say it Are One-Five), a 149
One of the most compact spritzer set-ups on the market
.8cc single with all the edgy looks and lot of the technology that has put its
big brother at the forefront of the Superbike wars.
Yamaha quotes 12.5kW at 8500rpm and 15Nm at 7500 for this hard-revving little
single, all of which reaches the rear wheel through a wet clutch, six-speed
gearbox and chain final drive. Top speed, it says, is about 140km/h (with a
60kg rider – don't expect a beefy SA schoolboy to get anywhere near that) and
fuel consumption is quoted as 2
/100km – although the same