There is a great news for the Yamaha sports bike lovers as Yamaha has just revealed the MT 125 urban street bike which is stated to compete with KTM Duke-125. This model has been launched after the MT 07 and MT 09.Its a combo of raw power and jaw dropping looks .The bike is fitted with a 6-speed, 125cc 4-stroke liquid cooled engine .The 4-valved engine releases a maximum power of 14.8 bhp and 12.3 Nm of maximum torque. This bike has been launched only for the European Market.
The bike uses electronic fuel injection (EFI) system for better performance. It has wet, multiple disc coil spring clutch, Transistor Controlled Ignition (TCI) and oiled by wet sump lubrication system. It has upside down telescopic fork front suspension and Linked monoshock rear suspension system with spring preload adjusting feature for shock proof riding. It has tubeless tyres, hydraulic disc brakes for both the wheels for enhanced braking in the urban traffic .The bike has fuel tank capacity is 11.5 litres and oil tank capacity of 1.15 litres.
The styling is based on the previous MT models by Yamaha. The Steel Deltabox frame is made to deliver strength and reduce load, the angular headlamps with LED daylights keeps the crowd ogling. The bike features new sporty tank, seats, handlebars, footrests for aggressive riding on streets. The advanced LCD instrument panel indicates engine rpm , engine temperature, fuel level and speed. The shift light on the panel indicates the right moment to shift your gears for maximum efficiency, performance and safety.
Yamaha believes that the ergonomics give a sporty but relatively upright riding position, and certainly a more relaxed support for the rider than the sportier YZF-R. The Yamaha 125MT is available in three colours- Matt Red, Matt Grey and Race Blue.
The bike is not expected to be launched in Indian as there is a little scope for an expensive and sporty 125cc bike. India has Honda stunner, hero Ignitor, Honda Shine and Bajaj Dicover in its 125cc segment doing a fair business. But there is a possibility for the launch of 250cc Yamaha supersports bike in India soon.