Yamaha Zuma 125 Motor Scooter Guide

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YAMAHA ZUMA 125 / BWs 125 (YW125)

For Yamaha responded to enthusiasts to design a larger version of the BWs / Zuma scooter. The initial has been quite popular BWs/Zuma fans, new scooter and even Honda Ruckus who have been clamoring for a version of that scooter for time. Since then, the 125 has sold fairly well and a mainstay of Yamaha USA’s as of 2013.

Yamaha Canada did the 2012 model year to out some inventory, but this is back in Canadian showrooms for and even sporting a $300 price tag.

Straight to it: the is one awesome scooter. It’s got storage under the seat gallons), rugged looks, quality and a fancy fuel 4-valve engine. The new engine is a bit faster than the older engine Yamaha was using in the 125.

The Z125 engine is different than the air-cooled, carbureted Vino 125 motor, lags in power, fuel and ease of starting.


interesting about this new is that it’s an odd blend of new and old The fuel injection and 4-valves are cutting edge (in engines small), but strangely Yamaha to skip the liquid cooling and keep the temperatures under with a fan. This is a decision because Yamaha has added liquid cooling to two

4-… 50cc models. must be some merit it to the though, as Honda has also this route with new 2013 Metropolitan. There are advantages to air cooling (simplicity, weight) but the steady temperatures, engine tolerances and higher ratios that liquid enables are still optimal.

One issue with the Z125 is possibility related to inadequate is the fuel pump can cease to when it gets too hot. when you go for a long ride on a hot the fuel pump will get too hot and if you off the scooter and try to restart it, then the pump won’t operate. this happens, the scooter respond when you press the button.

It doesn’t crank until you let it cool down for 10 or so. It’s unclear if this has been addressed in subsequent years and/or if Yamaha is recognizing this problem. It can be to get this warrantied as it’s difficult to replicate at the dealership, but the news is it won’t leave you for more than 10 — 15

Top speed of this scooter is (57-58mph) which is enough for roads but not really highway The YW125 accelerates well to (50mph) and then it wanders from there. 55mph is achievable in normal conditions.

For who want more speed, of performance parts are already including substantial big bore (see links section).

this scooter deserves marks because it has a catalytic to reduce emissions in addition to its sipping engine. Yamaha that this scooter 38km/l (89mpg) but that’s on the optimistic side because assumes you’re holding a 25mph (40km/hr). Realistic economy is in the 70-75 mpg range.

The does have a relatively fuel tank of just 6 (1.6 gal) which even if you can attain the listed you’re still going to be out of gas 142 miles (230 kms). A gas tank can make going to the gas a low cost experience, but a larger would still be nice. 50% bigger is closer to the norm for class.

My personal experience with the is that you can get about 100 miles per under normal driving, as as 70 miles if you do the full tank at throttle on the highway.


Perhaps the reason Yamaha to keep the fuel tank is to maximize the underseat storage Yamaha has done a good job at a nice amount of storage the seat, although moving the tank into the floorboard free up even more The underseat storage area is of swallowing most (up to large full face lids.

You get the seat down with an XL underneath. A neat touch is the seat is spring loaded, so you pop it open by turning the ignition, the actually lifts open for

How about the rest of this There are a few main qualities to for a scooter (besides the engine) are storage, comfort, quality and Being a Yamaha, you know the is good.

Comfort of this is mixed. The seat has enough to accommodate larger riders, but a bit stiff for longer trips out this CMG review). During a km (6000 miles) cross road trip on a BWS 125, the comfort was tolerable, but not great.


One small gripe is Yamaha passed up an easy to include a glove box. it would have interfered knee room a bit, but it like it could have done. Having both a box and underseat storage is great so you place for your small (ownership, insurance, spare etc) and then a larger for. well, larger

Yamaha does sell a basket’ (below) for the left of the inner legshield, but this is really a plastic cupholder and usable than a lockable hole would be.

Yamaha has this accessory at a surprising $40 in the USA in Canada). Yamaha’s other including a windscreen ($130) and rack ($110). The hook in this photo is not included North American Zuma but if you get resourceful you can source one overseas.

Overall Yamaha did quite a job with the styling. The only areas are the headlights and the mirrors, of which are easily changed. The eye’ headlights and mirrors look out of place because are overly cheeky compared to the of the aggressive scooter.

Understandably Yamaha had their tied with the headlights these are one of the main design of the smaller BWs/Zuma. Yamaha did a job of updating the smaller Zuma without losing the essence. If you you can replace the cute round with aftermarket ones and the headlights with the Euro ones.

Overseas, this is sold with a different headlight array (see of page) that is quite You can convert your BWS/Zuma 125 to setup for about $200.

The main competitors to the Z125 are Typhoon 125. Honda’s PCX 125 / 150 and Super 8 150. Compared to scooters, the Yamaha battles it out Honda for the titles of most advanced and fuel efficient, the Kymco easily wins for ($2399).

Stylistically, the closest is the Typhoon 125 which is a very scooter and it undercuts the Zuma 125 by

Overall Yamaha has a winner on hands — partly they’ve managed to keep a physically small scooter. The feels like a powerful and fun scooter, not like an underpowered which some physically mid-sized scooters feel All the key dimensions of the YW125 are within an or two of its 50cc sibling which is why scooter retains a sporty to it.

This scooter really is the Zuma of old but with twice the and improved new styling. If you’ve got an grand to burn, the 125cc of this scooter is the way to go unless a 2-… fan.

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