Yamaha TW125's balloon sized knobbly tyres are OK on Weston beach, but not as useful on a wet Swindon High Street, and although the bike is relatively light the seat height is surprisingly high. The Yamaha TW125 isn't as easy to ride as some 125 novice buyers might expect.
The Yamaha TW125's motor can trace its roots back to 1982, when the SR125 was launched. That's good in terms of reliability, but a lousy advert for performance. The Yamaha TW125 struggles to crack 50mph and stay there. In a word, gutless.
The little Yamaha TW125 can rapidly look shabby. The exhaust rots too quickly, the forks get pitted, the paint loses its shine in one grimy winter. It's just not up to the job of commuting all year and the Yamaha TW125 should have been more durable for the money.
There are many better commuter bikes than the Yamaha TW125 out there, and that's just in the Yamaha range. If you want something that handles light off-road use, try a Kymco Stryker, or DT125 instead. If you really love the Yamaha TW125's sand dune style, then track down a grey import TW200 instead. Miles better. Find a Yamaha TW125 for sale
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The Yamaha TW125's cheap matt black exhaust, basic enduro style seat and a headlight cowl don't exactly yell `quality' at you. On the upside it has a luggage rack, electric start and a front disc, but the Yamaha TW125 looked a bit like developing world transport, yet cost a whopping 2500 quid new.