2022 Yamaha YZ125 Guide

2022 Yamaha YZ125

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2022 Yamaha YZ125 : TWO-STROKE EVOLUTION.

Introducing the new 2022 Yamaha YZ125…

The new 2022 YZ125. More powerful, more capable, more advanced. Offering the ideal blend of performance, reliability and usability to develop the skills to win.

Right now the YZ125 is the bike of choice for future champions. The YZ125’s slim-new bodywork, super-agile high specification chassis and at seat allow you to shift weight quickly for total control – and with its redesigned 125cc engine, powerful new braking system and state-of-the-art suspension, this is destined for the victorYZone!

When you’re aiming for the top you need the right bike that can give you the performance you need to show you’re a winner. Featuring an even more powerful 125cc 2-stroke engine featuring all-new engine internals as well as a redesigned YPVS and a new Keihin powerjet carburettor for explosive acceleration, and with a slicker shifting 6-speed transmission and revised gear ratios to help shave precious seconds o your lap times, the new YZ125 gives tomorrow’s professional riders the extra performance they need to make their name.

And if you’re really serious about making it to the top, Yamaha’s highly successful YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup program is the way to go. It’s where tomorrow’s stars get a chance to qualify for the bLU cRU Europe Cup SuperFinale, and it’s the place where winning riders can take their first steps towards a professional career.

The new YZ125 is the fastest, lightest and most agile 125cc production motocross bike ever built by Yamaha. This winning 2-stroke is completely redesigned to give you stronger and more useable power – and the ultra-slim chassis is equipped with powerful brakes and suspension that
deliver the performance you need to get on the podium.

Featuring all-new engine internals as well as a redesigned YPVS (Yamaha Power Valve System) and a new Keihin powerjet carburettor for explosive acceleration, the YZ125 develops a higher peak power that keeps you way out front – and a slicker shifting 6-speed transmission and revised gear ratios help to shave precious seconds o your lap times.

Its sharp new bodywork is slimmer than ever, giving you increased controllability on the ground and in the air – and the flatter seat and new sidepanels allow you to move easily around the bike when braking and accelerating hard. The YZ125 gives you more power and increased agility – now just add
your ability and prepare to enter the victorYZone!

 

The new 2022 YZ125 represents an important evolution in Yamaha’s two-stroke lineage. As the first full model change to the iconic YZ125 in more than 15 years, Yamaha designers and engineers put considerable thought into developing a motorcycle that would be both dominant on the racetrack and user-friendly for developing riders looking to bridge the gap between recreation riding and competitive motocross. The result is a significantly better YZ125.

It starts with a new, more powerful liquid-cooled 125cc two-stroke engine. Every functional part of the 2022 YZ125 engine is new, including the cylinder body, cylinder head, piston, piston pin, connecting rod, crankcase and expansion chamber. It all adds up to increased power across the mid- to high-rpm range. Enhancing fueling and power delivery, a new high-precision Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor with throttle position sensor and 3D-map-controlled CDI unit provide clean, crisp throttle response and superior rideability. A new intake design with VForce4 carbon reed valve leads to a more efficient draw of air into the engine for an improved feeling of power in the high rpm range.

To match increased engine performance, an updated lightweight braking system features larger front pistons, a more rigid caliper, a redesigned 270mm front rotor with a 30% increase in pad contact area and higher friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel. A redesigned rear rotor maintains the same braking power while dropping outer diameter from 245mm to 240mm, reducing unsprung weight without compromising performance. Taking the YZ125’s category-defining suspension and handling characteristics to a new level, front and rear suspension damping has been revised to further improve bump absorption and cornering performance. Best-in-class KYB® suspension includes an inverted front fork, now with new fork internals for more precise damping.

A new flatter seat and more narrow fuel tank design, along with smoothly integrated body panels and slimmer radiator shroud width all combine to enable greater freedom of movement forward and back, allowing the rider to easily shift body weight for increased control and confidence. Emphasizing the YZ125’s mission to win races, a bold, aggressive Yamaha Blue and dark blue colorway with premium embedded graphics ensure excellent durability and scratch resistance.

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZ125 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Two-Stroke Power
    A new 125cc reed-valve-inducted two-stroke engine produces better acceleration and improved mid-to high-rpm power.
  • Lightweight Frame
    Race-proven, highly developed aluminum semi-double cradle frame is engineered to provide just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance.
  • New High Performance Braking System
    The newly designed front and rear brake setup offer exceptional braking power and feel, while reducing unsprung weight.
  • Rider-Friendly Chassis
    Lightweight finely tuned chassis means nimble handling, more control and less rider fatigue—the ideal platform for advancing skills and gaining confidence.
  • Perfect for Aspiring Motocrossers
    A pure motocross machine, the light, nimble, competition-ready YZ125 is the perfect choice for riders stepping up from the 85cc class.

 

NEW FOR 2022

  • Powerful New YZ125 Engine
    A completely redesigned liquid-cooled 125cc two-stroke engine boasts increases to mid- and top-end power over the 2021 model.
  • New Brake System
    To match increased engine performance, an updated lightweight braking system features larger front pistons, a more rigid caliper, a redesigned 270mm front rotor with a 30% increase in pad contact area and higher friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel. The redesigned rear rotor maintains the same braking power while dropping outer diameter from 245mm to 240mm, further reducing unsprung weight with no compromise on performance.
  • Improved Rider Ergonomics
    A new flatter seat and more narrow fuel tank design, along with smoothly integrated body panels and slimmer shroud width combine to enable greater freedom of movement forward and back, allowing the rider to easily shift body weight for increased control and confidence.
  • Revised Suspension Damping
    Taking the YZ125’s class-defining suspension and handling characteristics to a new level, front and rear suspension has been revised to further improve bump absorption and cornering performance. KYB® inverted front fork now includes a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for increased performance and comfort.
  • Improved Fueling
    New high-precision Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor features a power jet, throttle position sensor and 3D-map-controlled CDI unit for precise ignition timing. The result is clean, crisp throttle response, superior rideability and excellent over-rev character.
  • New Air Intake Design
    Updated intake design allows for a straighter, more efficient draw of air into the intake tract.
  • New, Modern YZ Styling
    Slimmer, more aggressive bodywork including new front and rear fender design, slimmer body panels and new radiator shrouds all integrate with a bold new graphics scheme to highlight the YZ’s unmatched racing pedigree. Premium Yamaha Blue and dark blue graphics are now embedded to provide excellent durability and scratch resistance.

 

Yamaha Announces Expanded Lineup of 2022 Two-Stroke Motocross Bikes -Updated Two-Strokes Include New YZ125, New Large-Wheel YZ85 And Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Editions

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, is proud to announce the expansion of its benchmark-setting two-stroke motocross lineup, highlighted by a new version of the race-bred YZ125. Features include a powerful new 125cc two-stroke engine, improved suspension, updated brakes, enhanced ergonomics, and new modern YZ styling including updated bodywork with premium embedded graphics. This marks the first full model change for the revered YZ125 in more than 15 years and positions it back at the top of the 125cc two-stroke class by offering the perfect blend of race-winning performance and real-world usability.

Other notable changes to Yamaha’s lineup of race-ready two strokes include an improved YZ85 and a new-for-2022 YZ85LW (Large Wheel) model, offering enhanced off-road performance and a more “big-bike” feel through the addition of a larger 19-inch front wheel, 16-inch rear wheel and longer swingarm. Both 2022 YZ85 models feature enhanced rider ergonomics, a more efficient intake design, lightweight aluminum subframe and swingarm, updated rear brake master cylinder, and new modern seat and plastics with premium graphics reflecting the YZ’s unmatched racing heritage.

Additionally, Yamaha’s flagship YZ250 two-stroke receives an enhanced lightweight braking system, updated suspension settings, improved ergonomic design with updated, modern YZ styling and new premium graphics. Yamaha is also proud to extend the popular Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Editions to the two-stroke lineup with the new 2022 Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ250 and 2022 Monster Energy® Yamaha Racing Edition YZ125, offering two-stroke aficionados the opportunity to sport the Yamaha factory look of our championship-winning Monster Energy® Star Yamaha Racing team.

“At Yamaha, two-strokes are in our blood. That’s why we continue to develop and offer a full range of off-road two-strokes, and why we are so excited about these important new updates to our lineup” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “These bikes are all about providing the fun and exhilaration of a lightweight, powerful two-stroke to the next generation of riders. We feel that Yamaha YZ two-strokes will continue to play an integral role in developing young riders and building future champions.”

Welcome to the victorYZone
Yamaha’s off-road competition bikes offer the very latest in technology with performance features designed to help racing enthusiasts reach their maximum potential, win races and stand on top of the podium.

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZ125 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

  • Powerful New YZ125 Engine
    The new YZ125’s two-stroke engine represents an increase in power and usability over the 2021 model. Nearly every functional part of the engine is new—from the cylinder body, cylinder head, piston, piston pin, connecting rod, crankcase and expansion chamber, to a revised cylinder port shape and updated cylinder port timing. It’s a change that is immediately apparent at the first crack of the throttle and throughout the entire rpm range.
  • New Air Intake Design
    Updated intake design allows for a straighter, more efficient draw of air into the intake tract.
  • Yamaha Power Valve System
    Patented YPVS™ combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong mid-range and top-end.
  • Close-Ratio Transmission
    Revised six-speed, close-ratio transmission has wider transmission gear tooth width and new, optimized gear ratios for maximum performance.
  • Digital Ignition
    Digital CDI system delivers precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for faster, stronger response during hard acceleration.
  • High-Capacity Radiator
    Large-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with blacked-out louvers to deliver an aggressive look and maximum cooling efficiency.

 

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

  • Lightweight Frame
    Race-proven, highly developed aluminum semi-double cradle frame is engineered to provide just the right amount of strength and flex for the perfect balance of stability and cornering performance. Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight.
  • New Brake System
    An updated lightweight braking system features larger front pistons, a more rigid caliper, a redesigned 270mm front rotor with a 30% increase in pad contact area and higher friction pad material, all combining to provide exceptional braking power and feel. The redesigned rear rotor maintains the same braking power while dropping outer diameter from 245mm to 240mm, further reducing unsprung weight with no compromise on performance.
  • Industry-Leading KYB® Fork
    The Speed-Sensitive System 48mm inverted KYB® fork includes a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for more precise damping and increased performance and comfort, while offering up 11.8 inches of travel.
  • Advanced KYB® Shock
    Revised fully adjustable KYB® rear shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals, separate adjusters for high- and low-speed compression damping, a full lock oil rebound system for increased comfort, and 12.4 inches of travel. It all adds up to fantastic rear wheel control and class-leading capability.
  • Race-Ready Tires
    Premium Bridgestone® Battlecross X20 tires offer strong cornering grip and race-developed performance.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Race-Ready Features
    Complete with an aluminum handlebar, two-position adjustable handlebar clamp, wide foot pegs, gripper seat, adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster and a new lightweight rear sprocket design, the YZ125 is competition-ready straight out of the crate.

 

 

  • Redesigned liquid-cooled Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS)-equipped 125cc two-stroke engine boasts more power in the mid- to high-range for increased usability over the previous model
  • New high-precision Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor features throttle position sensor and 3D-map-controlled CDI unit resulting in crisp throttle response and superior rideability
  • New straight intake design improves power output, letting the rider feel an excellent pull in the higher revs and a strong sense of over-rev
  • New shorter, lighter muffler
  • High performance brake setup features more rigid front caliper, larger front pistons and redesigned rotors with increased pad contact area for exceptional stopping power and feel, along with less unsprung weight
  • Improved rider ergonomics with a more narrow tank, flatter seat and slimmer radiator shrouds offering greater freedom of movement
  • Fully adjustable KYB® inverted front fork now includes a leaf spring in the mid-speed valve for increased performance and comfort
  • Revised fully adjustable KYB® rear shock features reduced-friction Kashima Coat™ internals
  • Race-proven, highly developed forged aluminum semi-double cradle frame
  • Removable aluminum rear subframe constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight
  • Lightweight finely tuned chassis for nimble handling, more control and less rider fatigue
  • Revised six-speed, close-ratio transmission has wider transmission gear tooth width and new, optimized gear ratios for maximum performance
  • New lightweight rear sprocket design
  • New lightweight chain
  • High-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with blacked-out louvers to deliver maximum cooling and aggressive looks
  • Lightweight aluminum handlebar with two-position adjustable handlebar clamp
  • Adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster
  • New premium graphics are now embedded for improved durability and scratch resistance
  • Race-developed Bridgestone® Battlecross X20 tires

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZ125 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $8199 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 6749 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 125cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Bore x Stroke 54.0mm x 54.5mm
Compression Ratio 8.2~10.1:1
Fuel Delivery Hitachi Astemo® Keihin PWK38S carburetor
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front KYB® Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork;
fully adjustable, 11.8-in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.4-in
travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 270mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 240mm
Tires / Front 80/100-21 Bridgestone® Battlecross X20F
Tires / Rear 100/90-19 Bridgestone® Battlecross X20
L x W x H 84.1 in x 32.5 in x 51.0 in
Seat Height 38.6 in
Wheelbase 56.9 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26°
Trail 4.3 in
Maximum Ground
Clearance
14.4 in
Fuel Capacity 1.8 gal
Wet Weight 209 lb
Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue

 

*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.

 

2022 Yamaha YZ125 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE
ENGINE 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve, single
DISPLACEMENT 125 cc
BORE AND STROKE 54.0 x 54.5 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 8.2~10.1:1
FUEL DELIVERY Keihin PWK38S carburetor
IGNITION / STARTING CDI / Kick
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh, 6-speed
FINAL DRIVE Chain

CHASSIS
SUSPENSION (FRONT) Fully adjustable 48 mm inverted fork / 300 mm (11.8″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Fully adjustable link Monocross / 315 mm (12.4″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 270 mm floating disc / twin piston caliper
BRAKES (REAR) 240 mm disc / single piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT) 80/100-21 Bridgestone® Battlecross X20F
TIRES (REAR) 100/90-19 Battlecross X20

CRITICAL DATA
LENGTH 2,135 mm (84.1″)
WIDTH 825 mm (32.5″)
HEIGHT 1,295 mm (51″)
WHEELBASE 1,445 mm (56.9″)
GROUND CLEARANCE 365 mm (14.4″)
SEAT HEIGHT 980 mm (37.6″)
FUEL CAPACITY 8 litres (1.8 imp. gal)
WET WEIGHT 95 kg (209 lb)
COLOUR(S) Yamaha Racing Blue

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZ125 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Engine type Liquid-cooled;2-stroke;Forward-inclined single
cylinder;Reed valve with YPVS
Displacement 125cc
Bore x stroke 54,0 mm x 54,5 mm
Compression ratio 8,2-10,1 : 1
Maximum torque –
Lubrication system Premix
Clutch type Wet;Multiple Disc
Ignition system CDI
Starter system Kick
Transmission system Constant Mesh;6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel system Keihin PWK38S/1
Chassis
Frame Semi double cradle
Caster angle 26º
Trail 109 mm
Front suspension system Upside-down telescopic fork
Rear suspension system Swingarm;(link suspension)
Front travel 300 mm
Rear travel 315 mm
Front brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø270 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø240 mm
Front tyre 80/100-21 51M
Rear tyre 100/90-19 57M
Dimensions
Overall length 2.135 mm
Overall width 825 mm
Overall height 1.295 mm
Seat height 975 mm
Wheel base 1.440 mm
Minimum ground clearance 365 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 95 kg
Fuel tank capacity 7,0 L
Oil tank capacity 0,7 L

 

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