2021 Yamaha XSR125 First Look Preview

International riders get a smaller “Faster Sons” option.

The new Yamaha XSR125 will be available in Europe starting early June 2021.Yamaha

Yamaha introduces the smallest XSR to date with the new 2021 XSR125, slated to hit European dealerships in early June. The 124cc single is aimed at younger and newer riders, as well as riders who don’t yet qualify for (or don’t have a desire to attain) an A2 license.

The smallest XSR to date joins the Faster Sons family.Yamaha

The mill is the same Yamaha uses in the MT-125 and R125, and is complete with Yamaha Variable Valve Actuation, which allows the engine to perform more effectively throughout the rev range. It provides a little more than 14 hp (11 kW), touching the top of the power output allowed by A1 licence restrictions.

This lightweight, agile machine will be great in congested urban riding environments.Yamaha

The engine sits inside Yamaha’s Deltabox frame and utilizes a 37mm USD fork with 5.1 inches of travel. The rear shock will provide 4.3 inches of travel. The braking package is straightforward as well, with a hydraulic caliper gripping a single 267mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. Light alloy wheels contribute to the nimble character of this 309-pound machine.

Yamaha engineered the XSR125 for riders with A1 licenses.Yamaha
Aesthetics to match its older siblings, the XSR700 and XSR900.Yamaha

A ride like this is less about its mechanical specs however, and Yamaha has given a lot of attention to the looks and details of the XSR125. It will feature an LED headlight and taillight, for example, styling to mimic its XSR700 and XSR900 siblings, and a circular LCD instrument panel. The painted front mudguards match the body colors, and the overall aesthetic is right in line with Yamaha’s retro Sport Heritage line.

A tuck and roll seat is one upscale touch of the XSR125.Yamaha
LED headlights front and back.Yamaha

The bike will be available in Redline, Tech Black, and Impact Yellow colorways. Don’t expect to see the bike Stateside anytime soon however.

The 124cc single puts out a little more than 14 hp.Yamaha
A stylish LCD instrument panel provides all the necessary details.Yamaha

2021 Yamaha XSR125 Technical Specifications and Price

Price: £4,450
Engine: 124cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled inline single-cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 52.0 x 58.6mm
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Deltabox
Front Suspension: 37mm USD fork; 5.1 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock; 4.3 in. travel
Front Brake: Hydraulic caliper, 267mm disc
Rear Brake: Hydraulic caliper, 220mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Light alloy
Tires, Front/Rear: 110/70-17 / 140/70-17
Rake/Trail: 26.0°/3.7 in.
Wheelbase: 52.4 in.
Seat Height: 32.1 in.
Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 309 lb.
Warranty: N/A
Available: June 2021
Contact: yamaha-motor.eu