Following the 2021 Hypernakeds like MT-09 and MT-07 from Yamaha, we now see the youngest naked in the group getting timely updates: 2021 Yamaha MT-125.

Let’s get into the nitty-gritty.



The MT-125’s sophisticated 125cc, single-cylinder, SOHC, four-valve liquid-cooled EURO5 engine comes with the variable valve actuation (VVA) it features two intake lobes.

The 125cc setup 

The exclusive R125 derived technology enables the high tech engine to deliver outstanding performance and plenty of torque at the low engine speeds.

The motor calibrates to make 11.0 kW (14.7 hp) @ 10,000 rpm of power and 11.5 Nm @ 8,000 rpm of torque. The motor comes tied to a 6-speed transmission.

Frame and Design

The entire package comes stacked in the R125 Delta frame, and aluminium swingarm delivers light and sporty handling and impressive comfort at higher speeds.

Aggressive body design

The geometry comes optimized to achieve mass centralization and dynamic riding position.

It gets 11 litres compact fuel tank which also gives an aggressive look to the new 2021 MT-125.

Delta frame and swingarm

Bold twin-eye face light the ultra-compact single LED headlight projects a brilliant beam that enables you to see and seen.

Twin face headlight

High premium upside-down telescopic fork, Ø41 mm at the front and the rear is unit swing suspension system offers enormous comfort while you ride.

Telescopic fork

Brakes are Radial mount callipers and  Hydraulic single disc, Ø 292 mm on the front while the opposite end gets Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm. At high speeds, this class-leading setup gives accurate control at the fingertips.

Tire duties are performed by the 100/80-17M/C 52S at the front and 140/70-17M/C 66S at the rear.

Wide rear tire

With the wide 140 section rear tire, you get the instant thrill around the corners.

Front tire

Electronic Package

The new 2021 MT-125 comes with negative LCD instrument which features stylish and easy to read negative LCD meter panel. The multifunction display includes a complete range of information.

Negative LCD Instrument

The new MT-125 also has the assist, and slipper clutch which offers super light feeling at the lever that gives easy gear changing.

So two important things change in the 2021 MT-125 variant compared to the earlier variant.

  • The current 2021 MT-125 comes with larger 11 litres fuel tank while the earlier variant had 10 litres tank.
  • The engine now is EURO5 compliant.


The new MT-125 arrives in three colours.

  • Storm fluo

  • Icon blue and
  • Tech black


To change the look and feel and the performance Yamaha offers multiple accessories for its new MT-125, and they are Mirror mount, bar mount, tank pad, led flashers, universal case and more.

Will, the new MT-125 land on Indian shores, is a question?. The Yamaha India lineup already has the MT-15 so it may take time for MT-125 to come to India.

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