A distant descendant of the DTR 125, the WR 125 offers a more sporty, more nervous lineage, inspired by the 4-stroke cross-country competitions developed by the brand in tuning forks. Despite the less and less popular craze for this kind of all-purpose machine, Yam continues his love affair with the 125 trail. And good for everyone, because these bikes are suitable for a lot of versatility, from high school in the morning to the cross country ride in the afternoon..
The WR 125 R gives itself something to flatter the owner, with a sporty line that is not unpleasant at all. We must admit that the WR 250 landed last year gave him some ideas on the style. The 4-stroke mono of the small WR comes from the sporty YZF-R 125. If its 15 horses felt a little tight in the mini R1, they will discover more liveliness in the WR, especially as the admission and the exhaust has been retouched for more responsiveness – on a typical enduro trail, we look more for the response at mid-range than the horses in the towers.
Since its 41 mm fork and its TT physique close to a racing version, the WR 125 R could almost fart with its equipment. Its factory-type enduro footrests, its folding selector, the large suspension travel and the generous ground clearance allow you to venture into many corners where the asphalt has not yet eaten the earth. Have fun in the soft ground and take yourself for a dakar-man, the Yam allows you to do so thanks to a handlebar / saddle / footrest triangle favoring standing piloting; the tank and the saddle have been designed to allow the rider to easily move forward or backward.
This is enough to give back to many people the desires of simple, playful, and funny TT. Only the price makes it less accessible than its ancestors. Its single cylinder and its equipment explains inflation.
Recall campaign in February 2017: Yamaha has decided to proceed as a precaution to replace the brake pedal on its 2014 WR125R and WR125X.
On some machines, a defect in the brake pedal welding could, in extreme cases, cause it to break when a significant force was exerted. To remedy this, Yamaha has therefore initiated a recall campaign which consists of replacing the brake pedal..
• WR125R model 2014 (22BB) with serial numbers between DE071 0020349 and DE071 0020944.
• WR125X model 2014 (22BC) with serial numbers between DE072 0027932 and DE072 0028630.
That is, a total of 80 machines concerned for the French market. Customers who own these machines have been notified by registered mail in order to have this intervention carried out free of charge..
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WR 125 R 2013
Model marketed in
about 120 km / h
The technical aspect
Yamaha WR 125 R 2014
- Tank: 8.5 liters
- Width: 835 mm
- Height: 1220 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,430 mm
- Operating weight: 133 kg
- Train before
- Final transmission by chain
- Rear axle
(52 x 58.6 mm)
at 9000 rpm
at 8000 rpm