First Ride Video - Colin Edwards’ Yamaha TT-R125

Take a spin on a WSBK champion’s personal minibike

It's long been said that good things come in small packages. Yamaha's TT-R125 is a perfect motorcycle example: The smiles produced by this little bike over the years are countless, and along with being a perfect entry point to motorcycling it serves as the training tool for many riding schools around the country (and the world). Among them, Colin Edwards' Texas Tornado Boot Camp, where a fleet of mostly stock TT-Rs await students and guests year in and year out.

In this special edition of MC Commute, Zack takes a decidedly not stock TT-R for a spin—that's Colin Edwards' personal "Mad Dog" mini. The big-bore kit and YZ85 upside-down fork are just a couple of the added sprinkles of performance. Riding a world champ's bike is as much of a thrill as any motorcyclist can hope for, but the real pleasure is riding around the facility that Colin and his team have built. Hopefully this video inspires you to ride, somehow and some way. If it piques your interest in the many joys of a TT-R, head over to and see if you can make your way to Texas.