Yamaha Riva 125 Motor Scooter Guide

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The 125 (model code XC125) was introduced for 1985 and was sold until 2001. It took a few off after 2001 but Yamaha a final batch for the 2006 year. Starting in 1986, added a ‘Z’ version of the 125 which appears to simply fancy black paint gold striping.

Overseas, sold a scooter called the 125 which appears to share the chassis and body panels, but it a 2-… engine. You can explore avenue if you’re interested in the of this scooter or simply for body parts.


the Riva 125 is a 4-… engine of displacement. This motor is an air design putting out a healthy horsepower at 8000 RPM. is 8 ft /lbs at 6500 RPM.

motor seems to have unique to the Riva 125, as no Yamaha’s sold appear to use the parts beyond a few simple and bolts.

The Riva 125 can reach about and usually averages around which means you can cover 120miles or 200kms on a tank gal. / 7 litres) before time to stop for gas. is great milage for a 125cc

Design and Amenities

The styling of scooter has held up nicely the years. Despite harking the mid 80’s, the Riva 125 style up well through the 90’s and to be a sharp looking scooter.

The capacity of the Riva 125 leaves to be desired. Yamaha equipped the 125 with a decent sized but was unable to free up any storage under the seat.

As you can see, filled up the underseat area the gas tank and battery. This is to Honda’s usage of the underseat in their Elite 150 scooter, but the does have a front which allows for more than just a glovebox can If you are going to use a Riva 125 for longer consider picking up a case you can mount to the rear rack.

The instrumentation on the Riva 125 is pretty fare. You’ve got an odometer, fuel gauge and a few warning for the side stand, turnsignals and beams. The only interesting is the side stand warning which you don’t see very

In addition to the light, the Riva 125 is equipped with a kill at the side stand that motor when the stand is The downside of this is that you warm

up the scooter while on the side stand, but overall a good feature because the won’t take off if you’ve got it on the side stand and the revs get a bit too Even more importantly, it you from driving off with the stand down. Doing so is dangerous because you can lose mid-corner if the side stand contact and takes the weight off the

With the Riva 125, took a shortcut to save a few and omitted a fuel filter. was a bad call by Yamaha, but they’re not the brand that’s done Fixing this omission is and only costs a few dollars.

Ask for a fuel filter at your motorcycle dealership and then the fuel line and slip the filter into place. highly recommend you do this if pulling a Riva 125 out of storage you’re only one spec of or gas tank rust away being stranded on the side of the


Overall, the Riva 125 is a looking scooter with a few Specifically, the lack of storage the seat and the 55 mph top speed mean this scooter isn’t for who need to travel on highways or a lot of stuff. You can work around the of storage but there’s not much you can do the 55mph top speed.

55mph is frustratingly close to speeds, but it’s not something you to have to deal with so it’s better to think of the 125 as a very peppy scooter for town.

For comparison, Honda’s 150 scooter has a top speed around and a front ‘trunk’ to hold of your gear. On paper, the 150 seems to make more but the Riva 125 seems like the sharper looking machine and you can a lot newer examples.

Yamaha’s Riva 180/200 is another as it has a nice top speed around Unfortunately, there’s still no beyond a glovebox and the styling as attractive. Honda’s late Elite 250 is also worth if you’re looking for a highway scooter.

For more info on the Riva check out the RivaRiders group on You need to sign up for Yahoo to this group, but they complied an impressive collection of that makes the sign up They’ve got scans of the service a FAQ and parts lists.

There’s a photos section and a message where you can talk to other

OWNER REVIEWS (6) — the Yamaha Riva 125 Reviews — Add a Review of Your 125


* Stylish

* Lots of OEM available

* Official Yamaha available like a windscreen. and rear case

* Lots of out there


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* Engine: Air cooled, 2 valve, single cylinder, 4 …, overhead cam

* Horsepower: 11.4 HP @ RPM

* Torque: 7.97 ft/lbs @ RPM

* Fuel System: 22mm Carb

* Wheelbase: 49.2

* clearance: 4.3

* Weight (Dry/Wet): 209 lbs / 225 lbs

* Capacity: 370 lbs (passengers and cargo)

* tank: 1.8 gallons, 7.0 litres

* bulbs: Headlight: 40w/45w, 8w/27w, Signal: 27w


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