The popular Osaka Motorcycle Show featured the neo-retro Yamaha XSR125 with the cafe racer kit; design features and newly added updates make it more appealing
The Osaka Motorcycle Event in Japan is a fantastic spot to see some remarkable and one-of-a-kind motorcycles. The 125cc and 155cc models of the Yamaha XSR motorbike series are particularly well-liked worldwide. The charming neo-retro attire on these bikes makes them already gorgeous, but Yamaha has added a new café-racer custom kit for the smallest XSR125 that makes it much more attractive.
XSR125: Design and exterior looks
This customised kit has subtly attractive cosmetic additions that increase its visual appeal. The classic bubble fairing in the front is the most noticeable feature. It includes a single-piece seat, an aluminium crankcase cover, and a metal bash plate. A red and black XSR125 is equipped with all of these parts, and the whole design is pretty appealing.
Round headlights and taillights give it a neo-retro appearance. It has black USD front forks, while the rear boasts a monoshock unit. Also, it seems to be supported by the exact same frame as MT-125.
Around its headlight is a fairly attractive cowl that neatly flows into its handlebars. A traditional fuel tank in the form of a teardrop sits below sparse body panels. It has an appeal similar to a scrambler but is less aggressive than the R125 and MT-125. This is represented in the chunky, matte-black exhaust can with the perforated heat shield.
XSR125: Engine and other details
On the mechanical front, the XSR125 has not changed. It still runs on a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 125cc engine that produces about 14.5bhp and 11.5Nm of maximum torque. A six-speed gearbox handles the transmission’s functions. It is supported by quality upside-down forks up front and a monoshock at the back, and it rides on 17-inch alloy wheels. All of this functions in tandem with the all-aluminium swingarm and Delta box frame. A single disc is used on both ends.
XSR125: Arrival to India
There is no official announcement when a custom cafe racer kit would go on sale in India. There is no further update of when XSR125 nor the XSR155 will be arriving in India. Yet the revised FZ-X is something to think about if you’re seeking a neo-retro Yamaha in India.