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Tip: The new Yamaha XSR125 model year 2021 is here!

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Developed for riders who appreciate the unique combination of True Heritage design with a timeless neo-retro look and cutting-edge technology, the Sport Heritage models from Yamaha are truly in a class of their own. All XSR models with their unique character and everlasting charm are not only developed to offer an outstanding driving experience. They also allow the driver to underline their individuality and express their personality. Yamaha's Faster Sons philosophy is inspired by the past, yet strongly future-oriented. It's an approach that resonates with the free spirits among motorcyclists who like to do things their own way. The entire Yard Built scene was inspired and stimulated by the Faster Sons movement. Over the past six years, the most respected customizers from Europe and around the world have built many machines with radical and extraordinary designs. The basis was always a Yamaha Sport Heritage model.

Yamaha XSR125 model year 2021

The current line-up of the Sport Heritage series is led by the flagship XSR900 with its impressive three-cylinder engine. Closely followed by the two-cylinder model XSR700. Now the time has come to introduce a new model that offers a completely new target group access to the Faster Sons world. The XSR125 comes with the same high quality standards that make its two older siblings something very special.

With it, younger drivers or drivers with a B196 driver's license can now also experience the unique driving experience of the XSR models. Thanks to Yamaha's premium build quality and renowned reliability, riders can be sure that this machine will not disappoint.

Completely new XSR125: Commute in style

The XSR125 makes commuting a lot more fun. The latest Faster Sons model is built to the highest standards with state-of-the-art technology and a top engine. The lightweight impresses with its agile handling and timeless heritage style. Like many younger siblings, this bike can set accents and impress.

The retro color scheme, outstanding details and top-notch manufacturing quality from Yamaha make the XSR125 a bike that will attract attention every time you ride. Some other models in this class are more reluctant. The XSR125, however, is the type of motorcycle that makes a strong statement. This is underscored by their performance, technology and style.

Light, agile and fun

Light, agile and built for the pure joy of daily driving. This makes the XSR125 the ideal choice for drivers with a B196 * license looking for an alternative to four wheels, as well as for all motorcyclists who appreciate the outstanding value and impressive features of the XSR125.

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Drivers who are completely new to motorcycling will immediately feel at home thanks to the comfortable, upright seating position, the smooth chassis and the simple, easy handling. Experienced and new riders alike will appreciate the lively nature of the latest Yamaha Sport Heritage bike.
* Local laws and restrictions apply.

Puristic and timeless XSR style

Like all models in the Yamaha Sport Heritage family, the XSR125 has a bold color scheme that is inspired by some of the legendary Yamaha models from bygone days. The colors Redline, Tech Black and Impact Yellow underline the Faster Sons DNA of the XSR125 in combination with features such as the rounded tank, the long, flat seat and the round headlight. And just like the XSR900 and XSR700, the new XSR125 pays homage to the past and at the same time looks to the future with the latest technology such as full LED lighting and an LCD cockpit.

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Class-leading 125 cc engine with 11 kW (15 PS)

The heart of the XSR125 is its EU5-compliant, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-valve engine with a displacement of 125 cc. It impresses with its direct response behavior and is identical to that of the extremely successful MT-125 and R125 models. This advanced and reliable engine develops a full 11 kW (15 hp), the maximum permitted in the A1 driving license category. This makes this machine one of the most powerful in its class.

One of the most important technological features of the XSR125 is Yamaha's VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) system, which enables the engine to deliver sufficient torque in the lower speed range and to develop its outstanding performance at higher speeds. The result is a motorcycle that is easy and pleasant to drive in city traffic, but is also fun to drive on the motorway. The overall driving experience is rounded off by the wonderfully melodious sound that brings out the strong character of the single-cylinder engine.

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The XSR125 is fully EU5 compliant and its low emissions allow driving in city centers, which may be affected by increasingly stringent air quality regulations. This makes this bike an ideal machine for commuting.

37 mm upside-down fork

The XSR125 has a 37 mm upside-down fork for first-class road holding and simple, pleasant and directly responsive handling. With its black finish, which blends seamlessly into the timeless look, this gently appealing telescopic fork is a key factor in the comfort and agile handling that the affordable commuter bike offers in all riding situations. This upside-down fork is an example of the premium specifications of the XSR125, which is nonetheless one of the most cost-effective models in the 125cc quality class.

Stylish tires with a block profile

Yamaha Sport Heritage motorcycles are inspired by the past and built for the future. The tires of the XSR125 emphasize the timeless good looks of the motorcycle with their block profile and at the same time offer excellent grip. The interaction of a wide 140 / 70-17 rear wheel and a 110 / 70-17 front wheel in combination with the 10-spoke light alloy rims ensures a low unsprung weight. This benefits the responsiveness of the chassis and is the basis for safe driving behavior with simple and predictable handling.

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High-tech LED headlights and LED taillights

Another example of the first-class equipment of the XSR125 is the modern LED lighting system. The LED headlight sits in a classic round housing and symbolizes the unique mix of classic style and brand new technology that defines this bike, while the compact LED rear light underlines the agility and lightweight construction of the bike.

High-strength and light Deltabox frame

The chassis is based on Yamaha's advanced Deltabox frame design with a double spar that runs in a straight line from the steering head to the swing arm pivot. This makes the chassis extremely robust and at the same time light. With a compact wheelbase of 1330 mm and a comfortable seat height of 810 mm, the chassis of the XSR125 is suitable for drivers of almost any size.

Premium detail

Few other models in this category are so affordable and offer such impressive features. The premium features can be found throughout the motorcycle. In addition to the chassis, LED lighting system and the powerful engine with VVA technology, this lightweight Sport Heritage bike is characterized by a variety of other attractive features: For example the tuck-and-roll seat, painted fenders and aluminum parts that reflect the attention to detail let you see what sets this bike apart from others.

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LCD round instrument

Every detail of the XSR125 has been designed in accordance with the Faster Sons philosophy, which fuses timeless design with modern technology. The round LCD instrument is a perfect example of this approach. It sits in a satin black case with a shiny chrome surround. With its inverted LCD display (light on dark background), the cockpit provides clear and easy-to-read information, while it blends in perfectly with the look of the motorcycle.

Main features

  • Class-leading 125cc EU5 engine with 11 kW (15 PS)
  • Timeless neo-retro design
  • 37 mm upside-down fork
  • Comfortable sitting position
  • Alloy wheels
  • Stylish tires with a block profile
  • Classic LED round headlight and LED rear light
  • Lightweight and high-strength Deltabox frame
  • Agile, simple and safe handling
  • Painted fenders
  • Tuck and roll bench
  • Aluminum holder
  • LCD round instrument in retro style

Colors, availability and price of the XSR125

The colors of the XSR125 have a strong horizontal leitmotif that underlines the timeless design and gives this model a puristic and universally appealing look. Three colors are available: Redline (VRSK), Tech Black (MDNM6) and Impact Yellow (CPY) with matching front and rear fenders, tank graphics and logos on the side panels.

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Deliveries to European Yamaha partners will begin at the beginning of June 2021. For information on the recommended retail price, please contact your national Yamaha press officer.

Yamaha Genuine Accessories and Faster Sons Apparel

Yamaha has developed a full line of genuine accessories that allow XSR125 owners to easily customize their motorcycle. Two original accessory kits will be available: Racer Kit and Urban Kit. The Racer Kit consists of a headlight fairing and number plates (front and side). The Urban Kit includes a windshield as well as an engine cover, radiator cover and side cover made of aluminum.

Customers can order the kits before taking over their new XSR125 and have them installed directly by their Yamaha partner. All components of the kits can also be purchased individually. In addition, the original accessories list for the XSR125 includes, in addition to the kit components, an Akrapović muffler, license plate holder, lower side fairing, Café Racer fairing and knee pads and more.

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For lovers of the Sport Heritage motorcycle range, there are special Faster Sons clothing. The collection includes, among other things, stylish t-shirts, sweaters, leather jackets, caps, patches and other products that were designed based on the timeless look of the XSR.


The Yamaha MyGarage app is the quick and easy way for customers to customize a virtual XSR125 with a wide range of original accessories at home using their smartphone or laptop. With this free app, users can add and remove accessories to create the perfect XSR125 configuration. The finished result can be viewed in 3D from all angles.

With MyGarage, guesswork when it comes to choosing the accessories to be attached is an end. Once the configuration is complete, the customer can send the result directly to the Yamaha partner of his choice so that he can install the selected original accessories on the new XSR125.

All information about original accessories and clothing from Yamaha and the MyGarage app can be found at


Yamaha's free MyRide app gives XSR125 riders the chance to get the most out of every ride. It is available for iOS and Android devices. The app can be used to record and save routes driven. The user can create their own story and add pictures of the journey to share via social media. MyRide also offers users the opportunity to view driving statistics such as distance, altitude, maximum speed, average speed, acceleration and lean angle and to compare them with other drivers.

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