Retro-Styled Yamaha XSR125 to Launch in Europe Soon
The Japanese multinational corporation Yamaha is currently working on a 125 cc version of the retro-styled XSR series, which is expected to go on sale in the European market very soon. The corporation is planning to grab a larger piece of the 125cc bike market in Europe with the launch of the Retro-Styled Yamaha XSR 125, slated to happen soon. The popularity of retro-styled bikes has been rising Internationally in recent times, which could be the reason for the bikemaker’s decision. The 2-wheeler Honda CB 125R, which would its chief rival, is also currently on sale in select European markets.
About Yamaha XSR 125
Some details about the upcoming two-wheeler have been leaked online ahead of the launch. The upcoming motorcycle will have similar chassis, suspension setup, and engine as the YZF-R125 and MT-125 motorcycles. The 125cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine will generate max power of 15 PS (at 10,000 rpm) and a peak torque of 11.5 Nm (at 8,000 rpm).
The dimensions of the Yamaha XSR 125 bike will be nearly similar to the XSR 155 bike, except for the slightly taller height (by 10 mm). The styling of the former is expected to be near-identical to the latter, perhaps with a few updations all around. Apart from that, the upcoming XSR 125 motorcycle will sport a pair of 17-inch alloy wheels, with a 110/80 tyre at the rear.
The upcoming bike will have a 292mm disc brake at the front along with a 220mm disc brake at the rear. The bike will be offered in 2-channel ABS as standard to keep learning riders safe. Due to a lack of spy pictures we don’t know how close it is to being production-ready. That said, the two-wheeler is expected to make its official debut towards the end of this year.
Yamaha XSR 125: Will it come to India?
The chances of bikemakers bringing the upcoming bike to the Indian market are next to nil, as it would be a little too expensive. If it were to arrive here though, the new baby XSR motorcycle would be a direct rival to KTM Duke 125 and the newly-launched Bajaj Pulsar NS125. However, the new Yamaha XSR 125 would actually have been in a segment of its own, which would make it a niche product.
In the Indian market, Yamaha Motors is planning to launch a different Retro-Styled Motorcycle – FZ-X. This Retro-Styled two-wheeler was spotted in a production-spec avatar recently near Atal tunnel during a TVC shoot. The FZ-X bike will share its underpinnings and engine with the FZ Fi, and is expected to launch in our market in the coming months.