Yamaha SS 125

Yamaha SS 125


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₹ 56,555
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Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant Yamaha SS 125
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Commuter
Latest Price in India Yamaha SS 125 price was INR 56,555 before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Blue-Black, Black-Red
Official Tagline Make the Streets your Playground
Vehicle Overview Yamaha SS125 is a discontinued model that can be currently felt in the design language of 2016 Yamaha SZ-RR V2.0. The motorcycle had a sporty touch in its commuter centric price point. The 123cc, single cylinder air cooled engine was good for 10.9 BHP and 10.4 Nm of torque. It weighs just 125 kg and claims a top speed of 105 kmph. The motorcycle carried a sporty design and won't even feel old in the current generation motorcycles. It rivals Honda CB Shine, Hero Glamour and TVS Phoenix in its engine class.
Engine Details Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Fuel System Carburettor
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 123 cc
Maximum Power 10.9 Bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 10.4 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Ignition CDI
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Bore 54 mm
Stroke 54 mm
Cylinder Layout Forward-inclined single cylinder
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc
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)
Primary Reduction Ratio 68/20 (3.400)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 45/14 (3.214)
Mileage 55-65 kmpl (approx.)
Front Brake Disc 240mm dia
Rear Brake Drum 130mm dia
Front Tyre 2.75-18.4PR
Rear Tyre 3.00-18.6PR
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
0-60 kmph 6.63 secs
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Swing Arm
Frame (Chassis) Diamond, tubular type
Overall Length 1995 mm
Overall Width 730 mm
Overall Height 1110 mm
Ground Clearance 155 mm
Seat Height 795 mm
Wheelbase 1295 mm
Kerb Weight 125 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.60 litres
Engine Oil Capacity 1 litres
Speedometer Analogue
Tachometer Analogue
Fuel Gauge Analogue
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 5AH
Voltage 12V
Head Light 12V 35/25W Halogen bulb
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Miscellaneous Information
Caster 26.0 degree
Trail 90.0 mm

Yamaha SS 125 Review

21 Dec, 2021 05:04 PM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Yamaha SS125 is sporty and the 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.

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. 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.

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. 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

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. 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.

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. 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.

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

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The Bike You Can Trust On

Amrit . | 7 years ago
helpful 2

It is a mid-segment 125cc commuter which targets at working executives where it incorportaes trendy styling which can easily appeal to every person. It offers a typical commuter-style upright riding position, with middle-set foot pegs and wide handlebars, which minimizes wrist and back stress, thereby improving comfort while riding for long duration. Engine noise is barely audible. The seating is nice for both the occupants and one can easily travel long distances on it without much stopping. It offers a mileage of around 50 kmpl, I know it is a bit less according to a commuter bike but its performance compensate for the mileage. It has been 4 years after I bought the bike, the engine still runs like the new one and the bike still reaches a top speed of 100 kmph. The motorcycle is easy to handle in heavy traffic and can handle with small gaps quite easily. As far as Indian roads and bumpers are concerned, its ground clearance is poor.

Best Features: Good handling

Pros: Sporty styling, good handling, excellent mileage, classy transmission, awesome engine refinement

Cons: No trip meter, low ground clearance

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More stylish, More refined, Better performing Bike

Mayank Sharma | 8 years ago
helpful 0

I choose Yamaha SS125 without any second opinion. I can't suggest anyone to buy this bike now because its production is discontinued. But if you want to go for second hand Yamaha, I will recommend it strongly. It is one of the best value for money motorcycle. It provides many quality features at a very affordable price. It is suitable for any age group who just want a reliable bike with both style and right balance of power. Well, I am using it for daily office commute and I have covered 5000 kms on it. It returns me 50+ mileage in city and around 60-63 kmpl on long drives. Till now, I have reached a 105 top speed and I can comfortably ride it at 80+ speed with pillion. After 60+ speed, it vibrates. I always clean wheel chain after every 700 kms and change oil in routine, so this is no more the problem in my case. The engine runs smoothly on 5th gear, it produce sound at low speed. At the end, my fare advice is just take a test drive and decide you ride accordingly.

Best Features: Value for Money

Pros: Price, Mileage, Comfort, Easy handling

Cons: Engine sound at low speed, Vibration beyond 60

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Best Entry Level Sports Bike

Gopinath - | 6 years ago
helpful 4

I've crossed about 50,000 kms in 2 years. Best bike for long drives, it's very comfortable, the suspension never let you know about what is back pain, my longest trip in this bike is 2300 kms... I've never get tired while riding.

Best Features: Disc Brake

Pros: Excellent Handling and Suspension

Cons: Lack of trip meter

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But it Cannot Fly

Suparsha Gabur | 8 years ago
helpful 1

Awesome handling.. Braking is just mind blowing... Not a moment one feels lack of confidence regarding control of the bike... In short... Where a wheel can roll this bike can definitely reach...

Best Features: Handling and braking

Pros: Almost Everything

Cons: Sixth gear missing and not DC powered

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Yamaha SS 125 Comments

User Comments
8 years ago

please share the price of vizar (Headlight cover)...

10 years ago

you know nothing about bikes. go learn first. I've brought this bike and getting a nice service from the bike and customer service. they welcome me every time I take the bike to repair minor problems

anil mehendale
10 years ago

nice vehicle i am using since last 8 months

Rajasekhar Hr
11 years ago

mileage bike,good looking bike.............

madhu sudhan
11 years ago

The Yamaha SS125 is highly powerful, with good handling, braking and control, and responsive suspension that perform

11 years ago

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

Koti Balaji
11 years ago

height should be less (like seat height should be 780mm good)

Arunava Baidya
11 years ago

I have a gladiator rs which is 2.9 years old run over 52000 km
with out any problem even clutch cable not broken yet I ride 80km
to 90 km every working day @ speed of 50mk/hrs its gives me 63 to 65
/ltr for normal city ride and 70km/ltr on highway ( rear tyre,
break shoe, chain sprocket, fork oil seal replaced only ).

11 years ago

for rough use yamaha ss is good, rough and top biki.

raja sam
11 years ago

Tubeless tyres will make the bike as uncomprable

raja sam
11 years ago

Tube Tyres will make it the sheer leader in the segment

Santosh R
12 years ago

Not a good bike. I have used pulsar for last five years. I just want to compare the mileage. I am getting hardly 50 in city limits, my pulsar used to give me 48 in city limits and in same route(source - destination). Build quality of yamaha has gone for toss in last couple of years or atleast from 2011. I have two three issues related to fit and finish. Needless to say yamaha service is pathetic.

12 years ago


yash cs
12 years ago

Guys SS125 is worst bike... i too saw reviews and took it.. it gives mileage of only 35 to 40... very upset with the performance... its only 7 months back i hav taken

riyas ahmed
12 years ago

bcoz other 125cc bikes are much more cost & does not give more mileage like u wnt 2 buy 125cc bike,i preffered ss125. ihave red & black

Souvik Sinha
12 years ago

Why I cannot see a single negative comment on SS-125?

raj kumar
12 years ago

ram kumar......u r crt man.... yamaha ss is the best bike among 125cc bikes. stunner is not good for pillion rider. but ss present cost is 61,500. good look, great mileage.really very smooth engine.u'll never feel any vibration even in 90+..YES YAMAHA

mandeep singh
12 years ago

best bike in 125cc segment unbeatable

ram kumar
12 years ago

hello sayak ganguly.,you need a best bike in terms of looks,power and mileage in 60k.,on seeing your preference il suggest to go for YAMAHA SS.,coz its got what all you need., best in its class.,though stunner got its looks i would say ss is far better in terms of performance and budget(personal opinion;if im wrong--sorry)

sayak ganguly
12 years ago

hi fns...am 6"1',85kgs...i am much confused whether 2 buy a yamaha SS125 or yamaha SZ-R or Honda CBF STUNNER..........my budget is 60k and i travel not more than 20kms/day...i need a good bike in terms of looks,power and mileage....cant decide guys...moreover plz suggest me which one is smoother even if i hv a rider sittin behind me...am going through multiple sites and watchin ppl with varying advices n reviews...plz suggest me the best one...thnx

riyas ahmed
12 years ago

it looks 2 beautiful

irfan khan
12 years ago

yes it is a good lokking bike i have red and black colour

comment maker
12 years ago

This bike was priced 57887 on road at the mid of July in Yamaha showroom Malad link road and now at the start of Sep'11 this suddenly priced 60900 that is very shocking with no reason by salesman.

jaswinder kumar
12 years ago

I love yamaha bikes and new model is so attractive

mani kandan
12 years ago

Nice bike i have red with bkack

mani kandan
12 years ago

Nice bike in 125cc segment,best performance and good fuel efficiency.

13 years ago

Hi guys,
Its a gr8 bike in terms of performance, economy, power n comfortability. I have its older model i.e gladiator ss125(NOV.2008) n just im loving its overall performance.I hv coverd around 33000 kms till date got nothing problem gives me milege of about 63+kmpl in city and i have travelled max 300+ kms on a day by it..... no feelings of tiredeness...

ramkannan sethuram
13 years ago

Ya it is super for college purpose

nathesh m
13 years ago

Heyyy this Yamaha SS125 is super bike for ur money, high mileage ,best performance,high reliabilty and low cost.

Premal Shah
13 years ago

What is its actual on road cost of Yamaha SS125...??

Santanu Ghosh
13 years ago

It is a superb bike.. All its features are very good, YES! YAMAHA.

13 years ago

Hi Guys,

Forgive me if there are any gals around here who are interested in bikes.....

I am not really a Racing kind of a guy and I am here because of the excellent reviews and comments by members of this forum.

Firstly thanks everyone!!

I am in search of my First bike, and confused really after looking at the reviews and comments!!!

I need your advice in choosing a bike....I am big admirer of YAMAHA and RX 100 is my fav..... let me tell u the secret why... I am slim and this is the only bike that suits me...However, I am looking for a new bike in the upcoming or present models of YAMAHA..My personal best again is FZ..what a Beast to ride!!!!

However FZ offers less mileage compared to other bikes in that segment i assume. correct me if I am Wrong!!

Which one would you guys suggest me from YAMAHA...FZ or The new SS125??

Please Help me Out!!!

Thanks in advance for helping me out!

parthiban M
13 years ago

I like SS125, it has disk brake where as SZ-X has no disk.

ebanesar singh
13 years ago

I have purchased this gladiator when it launched in 2006. i have completed 1.9lac km till now. its a  superb bike to travel in city as weel as long trip. i dint face any engine problem till now the best in class engine truly the Yamaha quality. the engine is  same to ss125 except some outer difference.

I am getting 57 to 60 km pl. i am 100% satisfied with this bike. its really a perfect bike to drive. i have purchased it in price of 52000 without alloy now the price is same with alloy and sporty silencer etc.. I am proud to own a perfect bike gladiator. this is better than a 150cc bike in terms of speed in 5th gear.

Broken Arrow
13 years ago

I brought it on 6th august 2010, I have completed 350km. feel like big bike pickup slight less then Honda stunner or pulsar 135 .. I don’t know what the bloody YTPH function doesn’t get good acceleration. Single riding is quit well than pillion.

Over all look is good engine is very smooth I have touched 78 km/h almost but amazing feeling like riding on 40km/h .I have blue and black combination look is better than 150cc bike over all most of uses plastic due to this become light weight easy handling in heavy traffic, I m also light weight (slim) 5ft 10inch so its perfect for me.

I think I m 1st owner of this bike in kolkata, haven’t seen any ss125 in kolkata there was lots of Gladdi around the road. 100% comfort and look, but right now I can’t tell u about the mileage after 1st service I can confirm it. I think best bike in 125 or 135cc segment ..

Sahdev Singh Rathore
13 years ago

Best 125cc bike. Whopping throttle response. Attractive Graphics. Powerful brakes. Silent self start. Black Alloy Wheels. What else in a budget of 52000/-

ravinder singh
13 years ago

Remember this company has the policy to only sell the bikes and then back off, no customer service, no spare parts, so beware of buying any yamaha product in india. They treat indians as second rung customers. plus remember as soon as you register a yamaha bike you lose up to 50% in depreciation. very bad resale value for the same reason. so my opinion is thumbs down and boo boo to any yamaha product.

sourabh gurjar
13 years ago

Its a gud bike in its range, after all its of yamaha...

swapnil patil
13 years ago

Not sexy like other bikes provided by yamaha.

aneez r
13 years ago

Best 125 cc byk. . . .

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