Yamaha GT 125 Review
The scooter matic that comes from Yamaha is fitted with a precisely-engineered engine that promises a high power value that is claimed to be highest in its segment and the engine flaunts a high fuel economy of 78.5 kmpl. With this, the exclusively sharp and sporty design of the scooter yields itself a more appealing charm.
Sportiness goes stylish with the new successor of the renowned Japanese motorcycle producer, Yamaha christened as the Yamaha GT 125. The two-wheeler is an automatic scooter that was launched by the company in the year 2014. The scooter was claimed as the most powerful scooter in its segment and also as the most efficient. The scooter came up as a sales success and was presented as the 'Spirit of Indonesia' with the Garuda emblem on the front face of the scooter.
Sleek, sharp and sporty, the new Yamaha GT125 is precisely designed to feature an impressive exterior design that appeals to the youth. The front design of the 125 cc scooter is a blend of sharp contours and masculine body parts that are accentuated by 3D emblem finish. The eye-catching feature of the Yamaha GT 125 is the dazzling eagle-eye shaped headlamps with added blue reflector lights. The rear lamps of the scooter follows a wrapped pattern with 2 dots aligned vertically to give an impression of elegance. The exterior dimensions of the scooter read – 1855 mm x 700 mm x 1070 mm (L x W x H) and has a stable wheelbase of 1265 mm.
Engine, Economy and Performance:
The power-mill that sits behind the powerful scooter from Yamaha is the 125 cc Single cylinder, 2 Valve, Single Overhead Camshaft engine that is liquid cooled. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 11.4 PS at 9000 rpm coupled to a maximum torque of 10.4 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine uses the particularly efficient YMJET-FI Fuel Injection System that allows the scooter to flaunt a high fuel economy of 78.5 kmpl. This engine mates a slippery-smooth automatic transmission system.
The body design of the scooter matic is inspired from the Soul GT and Xeon RC. Thus, with a frame of Xeon GT125RC that promises a very lightweight and tough body construction the handling of the Yamaha GT 125 is made all the more desirable. The scooter flaunts a more responsive and daring handling characteristics complementing its masculine and sharp personality. The lightweight body of the scooter that weighs 101 kg allows it to take sharp turns and easily manoeuvre through the traffic. The scooter also features a regular weight distribution, while the sitting position of the scooter is also quite comfortable.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous:
The safety of the rider remains the prior-most concern of the Yamaha GT 125 and owing to this the scooter is equipped with some safety and convenience adding features. The scooter is equipped with Smart Switch Stand that keeps the engine running while the scooter is stationary and the rider can turn it off by Standard side down and the indicator lights are lit/ flashes when this feature is enabled. The braking system equipped in the scooter comprises of disc brakes in front and drum brakes at the rear.
The Yamaha GT 125 has come up as a desirable scooter that is capable of being your best companion owing to its stylish and sporty design, comfortable handling, efficient and powerful engine performance and the convenience adding featured encased to it. However, the pricing of the scooter feels less competitive.