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Yamaha MT-125

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by TallPaul_S, May 7, 2014.

  1. TallPaul_S

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    Yamaha are on a roll...

    I know it's 'only' a 125 but by 'eck this will fly out the showroom. Full size, full 15bhp, nice dash, inverted forks, led daylight running lights, proper size tyres, and there's even an akrapovic pipe for it!! :eek:

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    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/New-bikes/2014/May/may0714-new-yamaha-125/?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_campaign=widget

     
  2. Dogbreath

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    Great looking 125, Yamaha really have pulled all the stops out in the last year.
     
  3. WoodyUK

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    Hmm.. It doesn't look right to me, with a small engine.

    Not a fan of this area being.. empty;
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    Everything else looks good though, maybe black forks but that's just being picky :p
     
  4. Kreeeee

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    That's where the rest of the engine from a real bike should go :p
     
  5. Dogbreath

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    Looks fine to me, quite well proportioned

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  6. WoodyUK

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    Ah, does look better from that angle and colour scheme I must admit.

    Those wheels must be a joke though :D :D

    Still would prefer the engine to be covered!
     
  7. Rilot

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    Looks the business but I doubt it will fly out of the showrooms. It's still damn expensive for a 125cc when most people only ride a 125 as a stepping stone to a proper bike.
    I just don't see the point in spending thousands on a 125 when a £300 CG125 is near as damn it as fast and does the job to get you through the next test.
     
  8. atpbx

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    The new MT line looks to be Yamaha getting back to their best.

    Theres no way its going to cost £4k.

    The 07 is only £5100, there is no way they are going to price the learner version at only £1100 less.
     
  9. WoodyUK

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    I reckon no less than £3800. But seeing as it is a brand new model, I do think it'll be more like the £4100 mark.

    The WR125's and R125s cost like £4000-£4300
     
  10. MowyTone

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    Saw a FB post about this. It's a good looking bike and nice to see companies giving 125's some attention
     
  11. ShakenNstirred

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    they should do a 250 or 450 version
     
  12. WoodyUK

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    They already do an MT-03 since 2006, probably not quite going to be the same style though.
     
  13. ShakenNstirred

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    yeah and its horrible lol
    these are a better look
     
  14. NooBish AbbZ

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    Looks very nice :)
     
  15. Sin_Chase

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    Very nice, and something which looks like a contender for the Duke 125 if you want to spend that sort of money on a 125.

    However, just wait the extra year or 2 and get something bigger! That's a lot of money for a 125 you potentially will keep for a short while then sell on with a huge chunk of depreciation.

    At the thick end of £3,000 and basically knocking on £4,000 an extra grand or 2 gets you some serious bike.
     
  16. Dogbreath

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    I don't think they are horrible at all. I quite fancy owning a thumper and the MT-03 is one I have been looking at

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  17. 4T5

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    Imagine waking up on your 17th birthday & coming down to that. :D
     
  18. BathmanNick

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    Wow that is a great looking 125. Still be slow as **** though.
     
  19. Jingo...

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    A great looking bike and at 125 it could arguably be very well suited to new bikers wanting the freedom of the road without too much power.

    I'd certainly consider one for a year or two before perhaps hopping up to a Street Triple or similar!
     
  20. IC3

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    300? Where?