Yamaha YZF-R125 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition Launched in the UK

  • The Yamaha YZF-R125 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition was launched in the United Kingdom.

  • The bike looks great in the MotoGP livery.

  • We don’t have the R125 here, but the R15 with 150cc engine.

Well, well, looky here. It turns out that the Yamaha YZF-R125 is not only popular here in Malaysia but also starting to edge into the best-seller list in the United Kingdom, too. As such, Yamaha UK launched the Yamaha YZF-R125 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition.

We don’t have the YZF-R125 here in Malaysia, as we’re lucky to have the YZF-R15, instead. We publish this story because the bike looks great in the MotoGP livery. Besides that, we’re sincerely hoping that Hong Leong Yamaha will also launch the Monster Energy MotoGP edition for the latter. It will cost more, without doubt, but we feel that the new livery adds an even sportier dimension to the bike, as did to the YZF-R1.

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We’ve reviewed the Yamaha YZF-R15 earlier this year and found the bike supremely entertaining. The application of variable valve actuation technology as part of Yamaha’s Blue Core solution made the engine torquier and more tractable throughout the rev range. One does not have keep banging off the upper RPM reaches and red line.

And we say again, the bike was definitely faster than the Y-Suku (Yamaha Y15ZR).

So, HLYM, what say you about the Monster Energy MotoGP Edition?

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Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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