Maybe I’m not the only person to notice an undeniable surge of popularity in dirt motorcycles. We have seen a very recent launch of Aprilia SX and RX, which were both 125cc dirt bikes. With reports suggesting that we’ll likely see something similar from KTM Duke, seems like 125cc is the new 150cc. Not that we’re complaining, it is weird to see an underpowered engine. But considering the real-world facts, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched.
So, Yamaha has just brought in the XTZ 125. Visit the Yamaha Showroom at Tripreshwor to look at the beast in its all glory. So far, Yamaha XTZ 125 price in Nepal and the official launch date is kept under wrap. However, bookings are open for those who are interested.
Yamaha XTZ 125
XTZ 125 is powered by a 125cc air-cooled, SOHC engine. You will get 12.5PS of max power at 8000rpm and 11.6Nm Torque at 6500rpm. Moreover, you’ll get a decent 11liters fuel tank for all your adventures. Features like 35W Bright White Halogen Lamps, 5-Step Adjustable Monoshock, Rugged Front Fork, and Front Disk come as standard.
Being an adventure-oriented dirt bike, you can expect greater stability, comfortable riding position, precision handling, lightweight, high-level agility, and refined engine. All of which is a bare necessity for an adventure dirt bike. And, this motorcycle comes with all of them
What’re My Thoughts?
It wouldn’t be fair to compare the performance numbers to an average street motorcycle. It’s like comparing apples with oranges. It isn’t built for the street but rather tough terrains and uneven high mountain road. Yamaha XTZ would excel in those scenarios! Plus, the motorcycle looks like the classic dirt bike brought into the modern era.
Although, I am in quite a dilemma. Though this motorcycle excels in everything one might need from a dirt bike, it is trhuly unfortunate to say that Nepal isn’t there yet. We’ve had our share of performance superbikes like KTM Duke, Honda CBZ, etc. I mean, we just got used to a fact that “more cc” means better motorcycle. But the whole concept goes out of the window, with the introduction of this kind of motorcycles.
We’ll add a detailed report when Yamaha XTZ makes its official launch in Nepal. Until then, give us your thoughts on the upcoming 125cc segment? Would you consider buying it? Tell us all about it in the comments down below!