With a razor-thin seat and little wind protection, the XT125X is better for short squirts around town than for longer journeys, the tiny 9-litre fuel tank won’t get you that far anyway. It’s super-agile, lightweight (just 120kg wet) handles solidly and will even slide into roundabouts with a dab of rear brake like a proper big capacity supermoto.
Powered by a carburetted, air-cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC four-stroke motor, Yamaha has strangled the power output to 10bhp, which makes performance less than impressive. Power is delivered smoothly, though and the five-speed gearbox is nice and slick.
The XT125X is durable, well made and reliable. The paint finish is good and the quality of the cycle parts is right up there too.
With a £2999 price tag the Yamaha is good value for money. It’s a class above something like a sporty Kymco 125, which costs just a few hundred quid less. Resale values are healthy too. Find a Yamaha XT125X for sale
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The XT125X comes with a pretty basic spec, but you get spoked 17” wheels, supermoto styling and a big front disc brake set-up. Compare and buy parts for the XT125X in the MCN Shop.