Neo-Retro Yamaha XSR 125 Launched In Europe

This is the new Yamaha XSR 125, which Yamaha hopes will expanded its 125cc portfolio in European markets. Will it come stateside…? We don’t yet know. The newcomer utilizes the same platform as that of MT-125 and R125 and offers a distinctive look and feel, as well as a bunch of hi-tech features to keep any rider smiling. Yamaha is also promising buyers superior, all-round performance.

The XSR125 is a fully Euro 5 compliant machine and powered by a 124cc liquid-cooled, single-overhead cam, single-cylinder engine that makes a claimed 14.75 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and 8.48 ft-lbs of torque at 8,000 rpm. It also offers a six-speed gearbox.  

Suspension-wise the XSR gets a 37mm USD front fork up front and a standard swingarm in the back. Single disc brakes are offered front and rear. The XSR125 has on 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, front and rear. Seat height is 32 inches. Fuel tank capacity is 2.9 gallons, and curb weight is 308 pounds.  

The bike’s strong retro flavor is most evident in its circular headlamp, rounded fuel tank design, and long flat seat. The modern twist comes in the form of a full LED head and tail light. Body paneling is minimal with the underbelly completely revealing the engine, radiator and other components.

A prominent engine guard is also evident which enhances the bike’s rugged looks. The 2021 Yamaha XSR is also equipped with a retro LCD meter which looks cool. There’s some nice little details too which enhance this machine, such as aluminum brackets, tuck and roll seat and painted mudguards. Color options for Yamaha XSR125 include Redline, Impact Yellow, and Tech Black. The nifty looking decals on the fuel tank in contrasting shade enhance the bike’s sporty profile.

So, its available in Europe at 4,400 British pounds, not sure about the US availability or pricing yet?