Yamaha DT125R Reviews

1999 Yamaha DT125R from Portugal

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha DT 50 LCD

Summary:

Excellent!

Faults:

Original brakes were very bad in intense use, such as mountain roads.

The seat is very hard after a few hours riding.

Quite unstable, so I changed the front suspension; the wheels are now 17' with road tires -> supermotard.

General Comments:

- Easy learning

- Cheap

- Many parts can be found on the market (in Portugal)

- A very reliable engine that can run a lot of km

- Really, really fun to ride

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2007

1996 Yamaha DT125R from United Kingdom

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired24995 miles
Most recent distance26211 miles
Previous motorcycleAprillia RS125

Summary:

Good buy, good fun, get one

Faults:

Nothing really, just wear and tear on friction parts ie. pads, clutch etc.

General Comments:

The bike in unrestricted form is very quick for a 125. Mine has a dep pipe and YPVS. Off the lights it is a rocket. If you get the clutch and revs correct, you will struggle to keep the front down.

Excellent around town due to the high position.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2006

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews