Yamaha is adding a 125cc four-stroke version of the long-running BW’s to its scooter range for 2010.
The BW’s 125 has an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, and has the same short wheelbase/fat-tyred design as the BW’s 50 so it’s nimble around town and rides over rough surfaces better.
“New for 2010, the BW’s 125 ensures that even on the longest, hardest runs, commuting doesn’t have to be a chore.
"Agile and responsive, this uniquely styled and attitude-filled BW’s-series scooter offers a 125cc, 4-stroke, fuel injected air-cooled engine – giving you the power and punch necessary to negotiate the trickiest traffic.
“The agile BW’s 125 tackles whatever the day throws at you: from tight, twisting back roads to busy urban high streets.
“Big, wide, all-terrain style 12inch tyres ensure you maintain a great connection with the road, whether it’s a cobbled street or a wet gravel path. Great levels of balance, grip and ride comfort mean you can easily handle any weather and conditions. Off-road grade dual rear shock absorbers take you smoothly over any potholes the city serves up.
“The heavy-duty frame is built to withstand the demands of a daily commute in rush-hour traffic, and is matched with an extra-wide handlebar for great control and flexibility, making it easier to negotiate jams. A short wheelbase makes the BW’s 125 exceptionally agile and simple to manoeuvre in tight city streets.
Good looks for a rugged city commute
“The masculine, rugged, good looks of the new BW’s 125 – complete with heavy-duty exposed frame, dynamic dual headlights, striking graphics and a specially-designed logo – are the ideal complement to city living, whether commuting to work or enjoying a weekend ride with friends.
“Extra design touches include an artfully designed instrument panel, which gives you vital machine information at a glance, and ample underseat storage for a full-face helmet.
Punchy engine with fewer emissions
“The BW’s 125 has the power and performance to back up its rugged, urban looks.
"The 125cc, 4-stroke, fuel injected, air-cooled engine offers immediate acceleration whenever you turn the throttle, ensuring you have the power to overtake safely and pull away from the lights with confidence. Combined with the grippy tyres and easy handling, it creates the kind of riding character that was made for cities.
“Electronic Fuel Injection reduces emissions and also makes the engine incredibly efficient, so it’s easier on your pocket, too.
“Designed to be shared, the BW’s 125 features a comfortable pillion seat for two-up riding. The power of the 125cc engine – plus the easy handling offered by the extra wide handlebars, short wheelbase, grippy tyres and off-road grade dual rear shock absorbers - mean that even with a passenger on the back, your journey will be smooth and simple.
”And on top of this, Yamaha’s renowned engineering know-how keeps maintenance down to a minimum. You can trust the BW’s 125 to take you anywhere you want to go – always looking good, and always on time. The BW’s 125 is available in Avalanche White and Midnight Black.”