The Yamaha XTZ 125 will most probably launch here next year and it will rival directly against the likes of upcoming Hero Motocorp Xpulse 200
As it is quite clear from the spy image that Yamaha is testing their small capacity Adventure Tourer the XTZ 125 on Indian road. The motorcycle was spotted for the very first time and that also without camouflage which actually surprised us a bit. There is no doubt that if this light and nimble motocross styled motorcycles launches here it will definitely attract a lot of attention.
To be quite honest Indian customers hardly has an option when they look for a small capacity Adventure Tourer with which they can have some offroading fun. The only option they have in hand currently is the Royal Enfield Himalayan which is a big adventure Tourer and actually is quite a heavy motorcycle too.
The Yamaha XTZ 125, on the other hand, weighs just 118 Kilograms which is ideal to kick some dirt. The XTZ 125 is powered by a 124cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke unit which produces around 12.5 Hp of peak power at 8000 RPM and 11.5 Nm at 6500 RPM.
The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox and carbureted unit which will help in easy maintenance. It also has a 11 Litre fuel tank which will provide a decent range. For suspension duties, the XTZ 125 relies on a telescopic fork up front and a monoshock setup at the rear.
The motorcycles use a large 21-inch spoke wheel towards the front and 18-inch spoke wheel towards the rear. The Adventure Tourer has been fitted with a disc brake towards the front and a drum brake setup for its rear. What makes this motorcycle ideal for offroading is that it gets a long travel suspension setup and a ground clearance of 260 mm. The motorcycle also has a seat height of 840 mm.
We are not sure at this point when will Yamaha launch this motorcycle in India, but if they do it will most probably be priced under 1 Lakhs rupees. The Yamaha XTZ 125 will compete directly with the likes of the upcoming Hero Motocorp Xpulse 200 and the existing RE Himalayan.