2022 Yamaha Zuma 125 Off-Road Scooter Revealed
On May 18, 2021, Yamaha Motor Company introduced its redesigned 2022 Zuma 125 scooter with a rugged new appearance and variable valve actuation (VVA) technology. The new scooter sports a rugged and unique design, with an asymmetric twin-pod headlight setup, a relatively bulky fairing, and new body panels. It comes equipped with 12-inch lightweight wheels, off-road DURO tubeless tyres (block-pattern), and a tail rack, which adds to its utilitarian appeal.
The new-generation Zuma 125 Scooter is built on a steel tube frame chassis with a step-through design. The scooter features telescopic front forks and dual rear shockers, offering 3.2 inches and 3.1 inches of suspension travel, respectively. The two-wheeler has a seat height of 30.9 inches, slightly higher than the previous generation model, but the narrow shape of the seat allows for easy reach to the ground.
2022 Zuma 125 Scooter: Engine and Transmission
Powering the scooter is a 125cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valves, Blue-Core engine, which gets a revised bore and stroke (52.0mm x 58.7mm), along with a higher compression ratio (11.2:1). It also gets the brand’s variable valve actuation (VVA) technology, which improves the overall power output and delivery. The two-wheeler also comes equipped with a centrifugal clutch and a V-belt-driven automatic transmission. The Japanese bikemaker claims that the new Zuma 125 can deliver a fuel economy of 101 mpg (around 43 kmpl).
2022 Zuma 125 Scooter: Equipment and Features
As for braking system, it gets a 245mm hydraulic wave-type disc brake on the front wheel and a 230mm disc on the rear wheel. The scooter features a linked braking system for safety, wherein the rear brake lever applies a little braking force to the front wheel as well, but the front brake lever only applies force to the front wheel.
The underseat storage compartment of the scooter is capable of fitting a single full-face helmet. It also gets a USB-A socket for charging your smartphone. Other than that, the scooter also gets an LCD display, adjustable headlights, a 6-litre fuel tank, a centre stand, and two helmet hangers.
The 2022 Yamaha Zuma 125 Scooter is expected to go on sale in the United States in July 2021 and will be priced at $3699. The scooter will be available in two colour options – Team Yamaha Blue and Matte Black. The Zuma 125 won’t make its way to India, primarily due to its relatively high price tag.