Japanese two-wheeled car maker Yamaha aims to further expand its XSR line of neo-retro motorcycles. The company’s XSR155 has received a great response from buyers around the world. Yamaha is now ready to launch a new entry level retro styled XSR125 motorcycles in Europe and other markets. This bike will compete with the Honda CB125R, which is on sale in several international markets.
The type approval document for the Yamaha XSR125 has been leaked on the internet, which reveals several details including performance and dimensions. The new baby neo retro-styled XSR is expected to make its global debut in the third quarter of 2021.
The Yamaha XSR125 will be powered by the liquid-cooled 125cc single cylinder engine that also powers the Yamaha R125 and MT-125. This engine is capable of producing a power of 14.9 hp at 10,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 11.5 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The engine is equipped with variable valve actuation which provides better high end without compromising low end performance.
The Yamaha XSR125 will share the chassis with the R125 and MT-125, with a Diamond frame and aluminum swingarm. The bike comes standard with 292mm front disc brakes and 220mm rear disc brakes. Compared to the XSR155, the new XSR125 is 2mm shorter, 1mm wider and 10mm taller. The bike shares the suspension setup and other parts of the cycle with the R125 and MT-125. The neo-retro-style bike has 17-inch wheels shod with 110/70 section front tires and 100/80 section rear tires.
Yamaha will launch a brand new retro-styled motorcycle called the Yamaha FZ-X 150 in the Indian market. It is based on the FZ Fi and the FZS Fi, which are equipped with a 150cc engine. It will be 30mm taller, 4mm taller and 35mm taller than the naked brother. However, the bike has a wheelbase of 1330mm which is similar to the FZ15. The new Yamaha FZ-X retro-style motorcycle will be powered by a new air-cooled 149cc SOHC engine capable of producing 12.4hp at 7,250rpm and maximum torque of 13.3Nm at 5,500rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission.