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Old 07-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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The Yamaha WR125R Thread

This is my first post on Adventure Rider, so I would like to introduce me and my new bike. Native German but living in the UK, 33 years old and very happy with this purchase.

Apologies if a similar thread exists already, I could not find one using the search function.

This "little step sister" (nothing in common apart from the similar name) of the WR250R has 15bhp, 125cc, a top speed of 70mph (112 km/h), and will take you about 170 miles (300 kilometres) with one petrol 8.5 litre tank filling which is quite a distance. At a weight of 133 kg (293 pounds), this is not really a dirt bike (too heavy, too slow) and I would call it an "Enduro light". The tyres are Michelin Sirac which are mainly for roads.

I am not sure if this bike also sells in the US, but here in Europe it is an absolute top seller, mainly attracting 16-18 year old teenagers.

After three months of ownership and quite a few 300+ miles rides including long distance German Autobahn (RR to follow separately), I am very excited about this bike and hope that this thread can also attract other people who are interested in 125cc bikes and this bike in particular. Personally, I have ridden larger bikes (e.g. XT660Z Tenere) but really think this is cheaper to run, more fun and less stress.

Below some pics with my 3-month old Yamaha WR125R. One (without protective gear as a holiday sightseeing tool) and one before my latest longer trip.
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Holiday mode (without the gear) and short distances
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:14 PM   #3
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...and the official information page for those who are interested.

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk/produc...re/wr125r.aspx


Mine has the 2010 colours for some strange reasons although I bought it in March 2014! Must have been in the showroom for quite a while, I assume.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:19 AM   #4
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Nobody seen one, owned one, wants to get one on here? Are any 125cc sold in US? If not, what do you see as the main disadvantages? Perhaps I can convince anyone to downsize their bike?
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