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YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross Review Price Specs

Lightweight, but heavy on the fun factor. The 125cm3 liquid-cooled 2-stroke is the most enjoyable thing you can have on two wheels. Following is the full review and specifications of the YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross.

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross – Features and Price

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross

Main Features

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross has aggressive modern styling, including front fender, front license plate, radiator covers, side license plates, air box, rear fender, fork guards, as well as the rear brake disc guard. A lightweight aluminum frame housing a patented YPVS equipped motor ripper results in an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The YZ125 is ready to run out of the box, complete with an aluminum handlebar, titanium footrest, and a grippy seat. It is a pure motocross machine.

The lightweight and agile YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross is the perfect choice for riders moving past the 85cc class. The ultra-lightweight means agile handling with less fatigue. The large 270mm of front disc brake coupled with the high-performance pad material offers excellent machine control and performance, including exceptional stopping power and controllability.

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross

Engine Features

The incredibly compact 124cc reed valve two-stroke engine helps produce an incredible power-to-weight ratio. The reed valve spacer improves acceleration throughout the power band. The patented YPVS combines crisp, punchy bottom acceleration with a strong midrange and eye-opening top-end while the six-speed close-ratio transmission improves gear ratios for maximum performance.

The digital CDI system provides a real spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for a faster and more robust response during hard acceleration. The high-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with four grilles for maximum cooling efficiency at all performance levels.

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross

Chassis / Suspension

YZ125 Motocross comes with a massive 270mm front disc brake coupled with the high-performance pad material that offers excellent machine control and performance. It has exceptional stopping power and controllability. A carefully designed advanced aluminum frame and swingarm give the YZ125 best-in-class handling. The removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed with square section tubes to reduce weight. Premium Dunlop cleats offer racing traction and wear.

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross also has a 48mm KYB Speed-Sensitive System fork. Damping force is controlled by piston speed, providing a smoother, more precise ride with 11.8 inches of travel. The fully adjustable rear KYB shock features reduced friction Kashima Coat internals, 12.4 inches of travel, separate adjusters for high- and low-speed compression damping. A full-lock oil rebound system is also added for comfort. It all adds up to great rear-wheel control and a pleasant ride.

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross

Additional Characteristics

The YZ125 is ready to run out of the box. It is complete with an aluminum handlebar, 2-position adjustable handlebar clamp, wide footrests, grip seat, and an adjustable clutch lever with a work-style cable adjuster.

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross – Price

The new 2020 YZ125 is available at $6,599 at the Team Yamaha Blue color option.

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross – Technical Specifications


Engine Type 125cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke; reed-valve inducted
Bore x Stroke 54 mm x 54.5 mm
Compression Ratio 8.6~10.7:1
Fuel Delivery Mikuni® TMX 38
Ignition CDI
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross Specs


Suspension / Front KYB® Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork; fully adjustable, 11.8-in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.4 inches travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 270 mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245 mm
Tires / Front 80/100-21 Dunlop® MX52
Tires / Rear 100/90-19 Dunlop® MX52

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross Specs


L x W x H 84.1 inches x 32.6 inches x 51.0 inches
Seat Height 38.4 inches
Wheelbase 56.8 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 26-degree
Trail 4.3 inches
Ground Clearance 14.4 inches
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gallons
Wet Weight 207 lb

YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross Specs


Warranty 30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)


The YZ125 2020 Yamaha Motocross comes across as a handy option for teens looking for a full-size motocross competition bike. It’s race-ready with front and side license plates, fully adjustable KYB suspension, and Dunlop knobs.

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