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Thu, 07 Nov 2019

2020 Yamaha MT-03 and MT-125

MT-125 - Here


MT-125 In-keeping its more powerful bigger brothers, the Yamaha MT-125 loses the former one-piece headlight in favour of a more aggressively sculpted front-end with dual headlight cowls, plus an LED headlight beneath it.

What’s new on the 2020 Yamaha MT-125
As well as a new design, the MT-125 features an all-new 125cc engine featuring advanced technologies inspired by those found on the sports-inspired Yamaha YZF-R125, including VVA (Variable Value Actuation). Operating up to 7,400rpm, the engine is designed to provide a smoother and wider band of torque making it quicker but more refined to ride.

A new assist and slipper clutch is designed to reduce the level of physical input by the rider during commuter riding and improve stability of the chassis when changing through the gears. This is complemented by a 140-section rear tyre to assist with traction and braking.

From the rider’s seat, the MT-125 features LCD instruments to make key displays easier to read on the go, while the revised bodywork is intended to improve comfort levels with a new seat position and a smaller fuel tank (10 litres) designed to take stress out of commuting.

The 2020 Yamaha MT-125 will go on sale in December 2019. Prices will be announced in due course.

2020 Yamaha MT-125 Key Features
New 125cc engine with Variable Valve Actuation
Assist and slipper clutch
Dual positions lights; LED headlight
High specification 41mm upside down front forks
New Deltabox frame and aluminium swingarm
Wider 140-section rear tyre
Powerful radial-mount front brake caliper
Large diameter 292mm front disc brake
Sophisticated negative LCD instruments

Yamaha MT hyper naked ranges from 125cc to 1000cc
Barely a month has passed since the Yamaha MT-03 was officially revealed, in turn becoming the new entry-level model in the hyper naked range.

However, as predicted, the 2020 MT-125 is here to provide an even easier entry point for buyers unable to stretch to the Japanese marque’s popular hyper naked range.

Aping its big brothers – the MT-07, MT-09 and MT-10 – in terms of colour schemes (Ice Fluo, Icon Blue and Midnight Black) and design with its exposed frame and recognisable dual headlight front-end cowls, the MT-125 means Yamaha MT motorcycles ranging from 125cc all the way up to 1000cc.

MT-03 - Here

Slotting into the Yamaha naked bike lineup between the MT-125 and MT-07, the big news with the 2020 version of A2 licence friendly naked is that new, twin-cylinder engine.

Other revisions with the Yamaha MT-03 is, of course, the new look that apes that of the bigger MT-09 and MT-10. The new front end features a triple headlight design, with two larger lights sitting either side of a small, centrally mounted LED that we’re assuming is a DRL. The family resemblance doesn’t end there, as the new MT-03 also features chunky side-mounted cool air intakes and can include the MT-09’s distinctive grey with red decals colour scheme.


With a super-low 780mm seat and an all-up weight (including fuel and oil) of just 168kg, the new 2020 Yamaha MT-03 is also a featherweight machine. Making it an ideal choice for new and aspiring riders alike.

The MT-03 will be available in Ice Fluo, Icon Blue, Midnight Black and will be available at Yamaha dealers starting in December 2019.

Pricing as yet is TBC.