Yamaha Motor India seems to have dived into the fray to lead the tight race and cash in on every available opportunity across all two-wheeler segments in India. For example in the lightweight, single cylinder, 100-150cc categories there are the Yamaha XTZ 125 and XTZ 150 motorcycles.
Apparently, a bike enthusiast spotted the Yamaha XTZ 125 dual sport adventure motorcycle testing near Chakan in the city of Pune, India. In the spy shots, the Yamaha bike is undisguised and looks interesting, much to the likeness of a motocross bike.
Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the Yamaha XTZ 125 bike will be powered by a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 124cc motor that can churn 12.5 hp at 8000 rpm and 11.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. The Yamaha off-road adventure bike will be available with an air-cooling system and a carburettor.
The XTZ 125 motorcycle suspension system will come with telescopic forks in the front and a swingarm at the rear. The front and rear tyres measure 21-inches and 18-inches respectively with a front disc brake and drum brakes at the rear.
Weighing in at just 118 kgs, the Yamaha motorcycle’s seat height is 840 mm with a ground clearance of 260 mm and an 11-litres fuel tank.
Yamaha Motor Company has not announced the official launch dates in India or disclosed any other details of this off-road adventure motorbike. The Yamaha XTZ 125 could be pitted against the KTM 125 Duke, however, the only other contender is the Royal Enfield Himalayan, as there’s no other option in this segment under Rs 2 lakhs, as of now.
Source: Motorbeam, Rushlane, xBhp