We’ve just tested the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 in Spain.
It’s a learner-legal 125, so of course the power hasn’t changed, that’s capped at 15bhp. But it does look sharper, handle better and stop quicker thanks to the upgrades. And, thanks to a new fuel injection system, you get more miles for your gallon and a whisper more power and torque lower down in the rev range.
We spent a day razzing around the mountains near Barcelona and sneaked in a few laps of a kart circuit to boot. The most important thing about a sports 125? Getting your knee down, of course, and the new Yamaha’s chassis is more than up to the job.
The 2014 YZF-R125 is available in UK dealers now and will cost you £4,349.
Read the full review in the July 2014 issue of SuperBike magazine.