The 2021 Yamaha YZ125: MotoCross Perfection For The Junior Classes
The 2021 YZ125 is the first step into serious competition from Yamaha. Powered by a 125cc 2-stroke, liquid-cooled single cylinder, the bike is designed by the Japanese manufacturer for everything from weekend motocross to national and world class competition.
Like other off-road bikes in the 2021 model lineup, the no-compromises mentality of the YZ125 shows through with a full suite of competition parts already fitted from the factory. KYB fully adjustable front and rear shocks, with 48mm inverted forks up front travelling 11.8 inches and the adjustable link monocross at the rear giving 12.4 inches of travel.
Braking is through a 270mm floating disc up front, clamped by a 2-piston competition caliper, and a 245mm disc out back with a single-piston competition caliper. The front wheel is 21 inches in diameter, with the rear at 19 inches. Ground clearance is at 14.4 inches (365 mm).
As well, in Europe and Canada, there is a version called the YZ125X, with the only difference being a higher compression ratio and the addition of Yamaha’s Power Valve System (YPVS) to make the bike suitable for cross-country and hill-scramble competition.
The 2021 Yamaha YZ125 starts at $6,699 USD / $7,599 CAD, with the YZ125X at $7,799 CAD.
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- Price: $6,699 USD / $7,599 CAD
- Key Features:
- Competition spec suspension and brakes
- Designed to be 100% compliant with all 125cc motocross regulations
- Full aluminum double-cradle frame with detachable rear subframe for repairs and replacement between heats.