Yamaha MT-125 Officially Unveiled; Nepal Launch Possible

A commercial release has marked the shout-out of the 2020 Yamaha MT-125 in the European market. This naked street bike is heavily inspired by the MT-15 that is being retailed in Nepal. Prior to the start of the Tokyo Motor Show that is scheduled for October 24, 2019, the Japanese bike maker has unboxed two small-displacement models. One of them is the 2020 model of the MT-03 that was unveiled at the beginning of October and now the brand has brought the MT-125.

The new-gen model of the Yamaha MT-125 features an identical headlight similar to that of the MT-15, which actually supports the more aggressively sculpted front end that features a dual-LED DRLs setup, plus an LED headlight beneath it. The 2020 Yamaha MT-125 has received an updated 125cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine, which is now equipped with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) – a change that has been given to the bike due to the Euro 5 emission standards.

As of now, no details have been provided about the pricing of the bike for the European market. With the introduction of the 2020 Yamaha MT-125, the brand is trying to reach out to the young riders and the city commuters who look forward to a bike which is sporty yet economical.

There has been no confirmation about the bike being brought to Nepal anytime soon though, we can expect Yamaha to launch the new MT-125 in Nepal to compete with the likes of KTM 125 Duke.

Like the Nepalese-spec R15 V3 and the MT-15, the MT-125 won’t be getting the premium USD front forks. If launched in Nepal, the 2020 Yamaha MT-125 is expected to get an price tag of around 3 to 4 lakhs.

2020 Yamaha MT-125 Technical Specifications

  • Engine: Single cylinder, 4-stroke
  • Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves
  • Displacement: 124.7cc
  • Max. Power: 15HP @ 9,000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 11.5Nm @ 8,000 rpm
  • Transmission: Constant Mesh, 6-speed
  • Fuel system: Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Frame: Steel Deltabox
  • Front Suspension: 41mm USD Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock
  • Front Brake: 292mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Tyre: 100/80-17 M/C 52S
  • Rear Tyre: 140/70-17 M/C 66S
  • Overall Length: 1,960mm
  • Overall Width: 800mm
  • Overall Height: 1,065mm
  • Seat Height: 810mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,325mm
  • Ground Clearance: 140mm
  • Wet Weight: 140kg
  • Fuel Tank: 10-litres

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