Meet Yamaha’s new off-roading scooter: Zuma 125

Meet Yamaha’s new off-roading scooter: Zuma 125

KUALA LUMPUR: After unveiling the all-new YZF-R7, Yamaha has come up with a new and updated version of its off-roading scooter, the Zuma 125, which is available in the US as well as some other Asian markets. The latest iteration hosts several prominent updates related to the cosmetics and mechanicals that range from the new headlight to better fuel consumption. So, let’s check out in detail.

For 2021, the Zuma 125 dons a more rugged styling that suits all the needs of urban adventures. The revamped front apron gets asymmetrical round headlights for better vision while the underbody now gets plastic protection along with the raised footboard and front mudguard. A new upswept design on the exhaust can also be noticed.

Yamaha Zuma 125 front

Another significant update is the new DURO tubeless tyres for lightweight 12-inch alloy wheels. Although the new tyres may not be meant for hardcore off-roading, they certainly look tough and thus complement the overall rugged look of the two-wheeler. 

As for suspension, the Yamaha Zuma 125 gets thick, meaty 33 mm forks at the front with 81 mm of travel and dual shock absorbers with 78 mm of travel at the rear. The braking duties are taken care of by disc brakes on both ends. 

Yamaha Zuma 125 side

Powering the rugged Yamaha Zuma is a 125-cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder Blue Core engine with Variable Valve Actuation technology. To channel power to the wheels, the scooter gets a CVT gearbox with a centrifugal clutch and belt-driven transmission. According to Yamaha, the use of advanced technology along with aluminum alloy components helps the engine perform better while providing improved fuel efficiency. The rated level is 101 mpg, which is approximately equal to 43 kmpl. 

Yamaha Zuma 125 front

For rider’s convenience, the scooter has an LCD instrument cluster, USB-A socket up front, adjustable headlight feature, and an under-seat compartment that can hold a single full-face helmet. The easy-handling chassis offers a seat height of 785 mm. It tips the scales at 128 kg, with a fuel tank capacity of 6.05 litres.

Yamaha Zuma 125 front

The 2022 Yamaha Zuma 125 is set to hit the US showrooms in July this year at a starting price of $3,699 (RM 15,332). The available colour choices include Yamaha Blue and Matte Black.

Also read: 2021 Yamaha XSR125 made its official debut in Europe

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