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2022 Yamaha YZ125
2022 Yamaha YZ125

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Yamaha
Yamaha
Model Year
2022
2022
Model
YZ125
YZ125
Model Code
YZ125N2L
YZ125N2L
Color
Team Yamaha Blue
Team Yamaha Blue

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Hydraulic disc, 270 mm

Rear - Hydraulic disc, 240 mm

Front - Hydraulic disc, 270 mm

Rear - Hydraulic disc, 240 mm

Tires

Front - 80 / 100-21 Bridgestone® Battlecross X20F

Rear - 100 / 90-19 Bridgestone® Battlecross X20F

Front - 80 / 100-21 Bridgestone® Battlecross X20F

Rear - 100 / 90-19 Bridgestone® Battlecross X20F

Dimensions

Length
84.1 in.
84.1 in.
Height
51 in.
51 in.
Width
32.5 in.
32.5 in.
Weight
Wet - 209 lb.
Wet - 209 lb.
Ground Clearance
14.4 in.
14.4 in.
Wheelbase
56.9 in.
56.9 in.
Seat Height
38.6 in.
38.6 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
Constant-mesh 6-speed
Constant-mesh 6-speed
Final Drive
Chain
Chain

Engine

Engine
2-stroke, Reed-valve inducted
2-stroke, Reed-valve inducted
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
125 cc
125 cc
Bore x Stroke
54 x 54.5 mm
54 x 54.5 mm
Compression Ratio
8.2 ~ 10.1:1
8.2 ~ 10.1:1
Clutch
Multiplate wet
Multiplate wet
Fuel System
Hitachi Astemo®
Hitachi Astemo®
Carburetion
Keihin PWK38S
Keihin PWK38S
Ignition
CDI
CDI
Fuel Capacity
1.8 gal.
1.8 gal.

Operational

Front Suspension

KYB® Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork; fully adjustable

Travel - 11.8 in.

KYB® Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork; fully adjustable

Travel - 11.8 in.

Rear Suspension

KYB® single shock; fully adjustable

Travel - 12.4 in.

KYB® single shock; fully adjustable

Travel - 12.4 in.

Rake
Caster angle - 26°
Caster angle - 26°
Trail
4.3 in.
4.3 in.

Other

Warranty
30 Day (Limited Factory)
30 Day (Limited Factory)

Features

Chassis / Suspension

  • LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME: Race-proven, highly developed aluminum semi-double cradle frame is engineered to provide just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance. Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight.
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: An updated lightweight braking system features larger front pistons, a more rigid caliper, a redesigned 270mm front rotor with a 30% increase in pad contact area and higher friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel. The redesigned rear rotor maintains the same braking power while dropping outer diameter from 245mm to 240mm, further reducing unsprung weight with no compromise on performance.
  • INDUSTRY-LEADING KYB® FORK: The Speed-Sensitive System 48mm inverted KYB® fork includes a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for more precise damping and increased performance and comfort, while offering up 11.8 inches of travel.
  • ADVANCED KYB® SHOCK: Revised fully adjustable KYB® rear shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals, separate adjusters for high- and low-speed compression damping, a full lock oil rebound system for increased comfort, and 12.4 inches of travel. It all adds up to fantastic rear wheel control and class-leading capability.
  • RACE-READY TIRES: Premium Bridgestone® Battlecross X20 tires offer strong cornering grip and race-developed performance.

Engine

  • POWERFUL NEW YZ125 ENGINE: The new YZ125's two-stroke engine represents an increase in power and usability over the 2021 model. Nearly every functional part of the engine is new—from the cylinder body, cylinder head, piston, piston pin, connecting rod, crankcase and expansion chamber, to a revised cylinder port shape and updated cylinder port timing. It's a change that is immediately apparent at the first crack of the throttle and throughout the entire rpm range.
  • AIR INTAKE DESIGN: Updated intake design allows for a straighter, more efficient draw of air into the intake tract.
  • YAMAHA POWER VALVE SYSTEM: Patented YPVS™ combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong mid-range and top-end.
  • CLOSE-RATIO TRANSMISSION: Revised six-speed, close-ratio transmission has wider transmission gear tooth width and new, optimized gear ratios for maximum performance.
  • DIGITAL IGNITION: Digital CDI system delivers precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for faster, stronger response during hard acceleration.
  • HIGH-CAPACITY RADIATOR: Large-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with blacked-out louvers to deliver an aggressive look and maximum cooling efficiency.

New For 2022

  • POWERFUL NEW YZ125 ENGINE: A completely redesigned liquid-cooled 125cc two-stroke engine boasts increases to mid- and top-end power over the 2021 model.
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: To match increased engine performance, an updated lightweight braking system features larger front pistons, a more rigid caliper, a redesigned 270mm front rotor with a 30% increase in pad contact area and higher friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel. The redesigned rear rotor maintains the same braking power while dropping outer diameter from 245mm to 240mm, further reducing unsprung weight with no compromise on performance.
  • IMPROVED RIDER ERGONOMICS: A new flatter seat and more narrow fuel tank design, along with smoothly integrated body panels and slimmer shroud width combine to enable greater freedom of movement forward and back, allowing the rider to easily shift body weight for increased control and confidence.
  • REVISED SUSPENSION DAMPING: Taking the YZ125's class-defining suspension and handling characteristics to a new level, front and rear suspension has been revised to further improve bump absorption and cornering performance. KYB® inverted front fork now includes a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for increased performance and comfort.
  • IMPROVED FUELING: High-precision Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor features a power jet, throttle position sensor and 3D-map-controlled CDI unit for precise ignition timing. The result is clean, crisp throttle response, superior rideability and excellent over-rev character.
  • AIR INTAKE DESIGN: Updated intake design allows for a straighter, more efficient draw of air into the intake tract.
  • MODERN YZ STYLING: Slimmer, more aggressive bodywork including new front and rear fender design, slimmer body panels and new radiator shrouds all integrate with a bold new graphics scheme to highlight the YZ's unmatched racing pedigree. Premium Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics are now embedded to provide excellent durability and scratch resistance.

Other Features

  • RACE-READY FEATURES: Complete with an aluminum handlebar, two-position adjustable handlebar clamp, wide foot pegs, gripper seat, adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster and a new lightweight rear sprocket design, the YZ125 is competition-ready straight out of the crate.

Top Features

  • TWO-STROKE POWER: A new 125cc reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine produces better acceleration and improved mid-to high-rpm power.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME: Race-proven, highly developed aluminum semi-double cradle frame is engineered to provide just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKING SYSTEM: The newly designed front and rear brake setup offer exceptional braking power and feel, while reducing unsprung weight.
  • RIDER-FRIENDLY CHASSIS: Lightweight finely tuned chassis means nimble handling, more control and less rider fatigue—the ideal platform for advancing skills and gaining confidence.
  • PERFECT FOR ASPIRING MOTOCROSSERS: A pure motocross machine, the light, nimble, competition-ready YZ125 is the perfect choice for riders stepping up from the 85cc class.

Chassis / Suspension

  • LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME: Race-proven, highly developed aluminum semi-double cradle frame is engineered to provide just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance. Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight.
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: An updated lightweight braking system features larger front pistons, a more rigid caliper, a redesigned 270mm front rotor with a 30% increase in pad contact area and higher friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel. The redesigned rear rotor maintains the same braking power while dropping outer diameter from 245mm to 240mm, further reducing unsprung weight with no compromise on performance.
  • INDUSTRY-LEADING KYB® FORK: The Speed-Sensitive System 48mm inverted KYB® fork includes a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for more precise damping and increased performance and comfort, while offering up 11.8 inches of travel.
  • ADVANCED KYB® SHOCK: Revised fully adjustable KYB® rear shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals, separate adjusters for high- and low-speed compression damping, a full lock oil rebound system for increased comfort, and 12.4 inches of travel. It all adds up to fantastic rear wheel control and class-leading capability.
  • RACE-READY TIRES: Premium Bridgestone® Battlecross X20 tires offer strong cornering grip and race-developed performance.

Engine

  • POWERFUL NEW YZ125 ENGINE: The new YZ125's two-stroke engine represents an increase in power and usability over the 2021 model. Nearly every functional part of the engine is new—from the cylinder body, cylinder head, piston, piston pin, connecting rod, crankcase and expansion chamber, to a revised cylinder port shape and updated cylinder port timing. It's a change that is immediately apparent at the first crack of the throttle and throughout the entire rpm range.
  • AIR INTAKE DESIGN: Updated intake design allows for a straighter, more efficient draw of air into the intake tract.
  • YAMAHA POWER VALVE SYSTEM: Patented YPVS™ combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong mid-range and top-end.
  • CLOSE-RATIO TRANSMISSION: Revised six-speed, close-ratio transmission has wider transmission gear tooth width and new, optimized gear ratios for maximum performance.
  • DIGITAL IGNITION: Digital CDI system delivers precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for faster, stronger response during hard acceleration.
  • HIGH-CAPACITY RADIATOR: Large-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with blacked-out louvers to deliver an aggressive look and maximum cooling efficiency.

New For 2022

  • POWERFUL NEW YZ125 ENGINE: A completely redesigned liquid-cooled 125cc two-stroke engine boasts increases to mid- and top-end power over the 2021 model.
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: To match increased engine performance, an updated lightweight braking system features larger front pistons, a more rigid caliper, a redesigned 270mm front rotor with a 30% increase in pad contact area and higher friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel. The redesigned rear rotor maintains the same braking power while dropping outer diameter from 245mm to 240mm, further reducing unsprung weight with no compromise on performance.
  • IMPROVED RIDER ERGONOMICS: A new flatter seat and more narrow fuel tank design, along with smoothly integrated body panels and slimmer shroud width combine to enable greater freedom of movement forward and back, allowing the rider to easily shift body weight for increased control and confidence.
  • REVISED SUSPENSION DAMPING: Taking the YZ125's class-defining suspension and handling characteristics to a new level, front and rear suspension has been revised to further improve bump absorption and cornering performance. KYB® inverted front fork now includes a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for increased performance and comfort.
  • IMPROVED FUELING: High-precision Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor features a power jet, throttle position sensor and 3D-map-controlled CDI unit for precise ignition timing. The result is clean, crisp throttle response, superior rideability and excellent over-rev character.
  • AIR INTAKE DESIGN: Updated intake design allows for a straighter, more efficient draw of air into the intake tract.
  • MODERN YZ STYLING: Slimmer, more aggressive bodywork including new front and rear fender design, slimmer body panels and new radiator shrouds all integrate with a bold new graphics scheme to highlight the YZ's unmatched racing pedigree. Premium Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics are now embedded to provide excellent durability and scratch resistance.

Other Features

  • RACE-READY FEATURES: Complete with an aluminum handlebar, two-position adjustable handlebar clamp, wide foot pegs, gripper seat, adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster and a new lightweight rear sprocket design, the YZ125 is competition-ready straight out of the crate.

Top Features

  • TWO-STROKE POWER: A new 125cc reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine produces better acceleration and improved mid-to high-rpm power.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME: Race-proven, highly developed aluminum semi-double cradle frame is engineered to provide just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKING SYSTEM: The newly designed front and rear brake setup offer exceptional braking power and feel, while reducing unsprung weight.
  • RIDER-FRIENDLY CHASSIS: Lightweight finely tuned chassis means nimble handling, more control and less rider fatigue—the ideal platform for advancing skills and gaining confidence.
  • PERFECT FOR ASPIRING MOTOCROSSERS: A pure motocross machine, the light, nimble, competition-ready YZ125 is the perfect choice for riders stepping up from the 85cc class.