Yamaha SS125

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VEHICLE SUMMARY
Type Commuter
Shades Blue X Black, Black X Red
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Displacement 123 cc
Bore 54 mm
Stroke 54 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Engine Description Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Maximum Power 10.9 Bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 10.4 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc
Frame Diamond, tubular type
Cooling Type Air Cooling
Cylinder Layout Forward-inclined single cylinder
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel System Carburettor
Ignition CDI
Gear Ratios 1st - 33/11 (3.000) 2nd - 32/18 (1.778) 3rd - 25/19 (1.316) 4th - 23/22 (1.045) 5th - 21/24 (0.875)
TRANSMISSION
Secondary Reduction Ratio 45/14 (3.214)
Transmission 5-gear Constant mesh
Primary Reduction Ratio 68/20 (3.400)
BRAKES
Front Brake Disc 240mm dia
Rear Brake Drum 130mm dia
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Swing Arm
LOOKS & STYLE
Step-up Seat
Alloy Wheels
WHEELS & TYRES
Tubeless Tyres
Wheel Type Alloys
Front Tyre 2.75-18.4PR
Rear Tyre 3.00-18.6PR
BATTERY
Voltage 12V
Capacity 5AH
Battery Type Maintenance Free
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Minimum Ground Clearance 155 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.60 litres
Wheelbase 1295 mm
Seat Height 795 mm
Oil tank capacity 1 litres
Length 1995 mm
Width 730 mm
Height 1110 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 125 kg
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed 105 kph
Mileage (Combined) 65 kmpl
Mileage (City) 55 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 75 kmpl
0-60 kph 6.63 secs
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Fuel Gauge Analogue
Tachometer Analogue
Speedometer Analogue
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Self-Start
Stand Alarm
Passenger Footrest
Pass Light
Passenger Backrest
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Caster Angle 26.0 degree
Trail 90.0 mm
LIGHTING
Head Light 12V 35/25W Halogen bulb

Yamaha SS125 Review

20 Sep, 14 02:57 PM

Review

Design and Style

Like the original Gladiator from which it originated, the Yamaha SS125 is a commuter type vehicle; and its design is very closely modelled on that of the previous incarnation. Its sporty, powerful character is emphasized by its newly added aerodynamic rear fender, lowered front cowl, machine-gun muffler end and smart chain cover. Its sleek body and metallic curves are quite eye-catching, enhanced by attractive-looking headlamps in the front and broader fuel tank gives it a distinctly tough and masculine looks. It appears larger than other bikes. The fiber elements of the SS125 are well formed to give it a highly unique shape. The bike sports a diamond tubular type chassis, and all of the materials are smart and high quality. It feels strong and sturdy overall, and looks durable – capable of manoeuvring off and on road.

Instrument Console

The instrument panel on the bike is stylish and smart, with the standard fuel gauge, speedometer and RPM meter. The cluster design is basic – the dials are all easy to read but the overall impression is disappointing when so much attention has been paid to the bike’s other design elements.

Engine and Gearbox

The Yamaha SS125 features a 123.77cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled SOHC two-valve engine, capable of a maximum power of 11 bhp at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 10.4 Nm at 6500 rpm, with five-speed constant mesh transmission. The engine is certainly one of the bike’s best features, with a good level of power that you feel as soon as you push the self-start button.

Acceleration and Top Speed

Yamaha SS125’s engine is stable and well refined, and gives good performance when accelerating. Thanks to its short gear ratios, the bike can jump from 0 to 60 in almost no time at all, with excellent acceleration in the lower gears; however, once it reaches about 90kmph there’s a definite reduction in power, and pushing the bike beyond the 100 mark is difficult and takes time.

Mileage

The bike is claimed by Yamaha to offer an average fuel mileage of between 50 and 55 kilometres per litre, up to 60 kilometres per litre on the open highway. This places it right in the middle of the scale compared to the competition; but it’s disappointing when compared to a bike such as the Honda Twister, capable of a maximum mileage of 84 kilometres per litre. Unfortunately, it seems that Yamaha’s estimates are somewhat high – users of the SS125 have found that it generally delivers just 35 to 40 kilometres per litre, which is a major count against it. The bike’s fuel tank has a capacity of 13.6 litres

Comfort While Driving

Yamaha have attempted to refine the riding experience of the SS125, and have been largely successful. The bike’s shoe-type seats are of a generous size and width that should be comfortable for almost any driver and the well-designed and implemented suspension gives the bike excellent stability, absorbing shocks even on uneven road surfaces. The foot rests and pegs are positioned for good ergonomic posture.

Storage Space

If you need a bike with ample storage, the SS125 is certainly not the bike for you. Like other sports-type bikes, it features very little in the way of on-board storage, with no capacity under the seat for stowing a helmet. This is not necessarily a design fault, as the bike is intended to be as lightweight and unencumbered as possible, but the lack of any storage is slightly disappointing for those with practical travel in mind.

Suspension

The SS125 features telescopic fork hydraulic type suspension at the front and a rectangular swing arm with hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. In practice, the suspension copes well with bumpy and uneven surfaces, absorbing most of the vibrations with ease. It’s only when you take it way off road and onto really challenging surfaces that you start to feel discomfort – but this is hardly a criticism, as the bike is clearly designed for city and highway travel, which it performs with ease.

Brakes

The brakes on the bike feel solid, stable and balanced, and the bike’s stopping distance is quite short, despite all of that engine power. The bike features disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear, both with good response.

Ride and Handling

Yamaha bikes have a reputation for their capable and flexible handling, and the SS125 is true to this. Even at high speeds, the bike handles very well, and generates very little vibration, even when performing at higher RPMs. However, its narrow tyres mean that the bike feels slightly unstable when leaning through corners.

Tyre Size

The Yamaha SS125 features new alloy wheels. The front tyre is a 2.75-18.4 PR, and the rear is a 3.00-18.6 PR. These tyres are somewhat on the narrow side – it would perhaps have been better to increase the width to provide greater control and stability, and a sounder grip on the road surface.

Shades Available

Unlike other bikes of this market segment, the SS125 is available in a very limited palette of shades – Black with Red and Blue with Red – but both of these are very attractive and well suited to the bold design of the bike’s body.

Reasons to Buy

The Yamaha SS125 is highly powerful, with good handling, braking and control, and responsive suspension that performs on almost any road surface.

Value for Money

The Yamaha’s price tag positions it close to its nearest rivals, which makes it good value because of the engine power it offers. The bike’s build quality is also excellent, so you can be sure that it will run and run for a long time.

Verdict

The Yamaha SS125 mounts a strong challenge to the existing bikes on the market in this class, such as the Hero Honda Glamour or the TVS Flame, with plenty of power and a great design that will win over many drivers.

Shades

Available Shades in Yamaha SS125 to Choose From
Blue X Black
Black X Red

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