The Raptor 125 is run by a 124 cc four stroke SOHC engine, but don’t let the small size fool you, the engine delivers a large amount of power for its size. And this power is delivered to the wheels via a five speed gearbox with a manual clutch. A three chambered muffler, taken from the Raptor 250, ensures a good output for both low and mid range performance.
The engine itself is fitted with a single-axis counterbalance, which reduces the vibrations and adds to a more comfortable ride. Electric starting is standard on the bike, which gives a hassle free use. And a 29mm carburetor from MikuniTM gives you a good throttle response in all performance levels.
Chassis and Suspension
The Raptor 125 features a 28 inch seat, which is low enough to provide a good amount of comfort for the rider. On the other hand, the handlebars are placed in an ideal position to further improve rider comfort.
Much of the 125’s suspension is derived from its predecessor, the 250. This means that you will get a pretty good set of equipment here. For instance, the front suspension uses a double wishbone system with five way preloaded shocks for better wheel control. Each shock absorber is adjustable to suit the settings you want. And the bike comes with triple disc brakes for better stopping control.
One of the things that ATV’s must have is a good looking set of wheels. And for the 125, this comes in the form of 19- and 18-inch Maxxis tires for the front and back respectively. At the front, you have a large headlight that provides a good amount of lighting during night drives. Lastly, an eccentric chain adjuster allows for easy access when doing maintenance work on the bike.
2011 New Yamaha Raptor 125 [Video]