Yamaha TZR125

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Yamaha TZR125
Manufacturer Yamaha
Production 1987 - 1997
Class Sport bike

The Yamaha TZR125 is a two-stroke 125 cc sports motorcycle made for the European and South East Asian markets which uses the YPVS. The TZR125 was produced from 1987 and spanned two generations until the late 1990s each with a number of variants and sub variants.

First generation[edit]

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Yamaha TZR 125cc -87

Yamaha introduced the TZR125 in 1987 and production ended in 1992. It is identified by the single square headlight at the front of the box fairing, clip-ons located on top of the yoke, single seat and conventional forks.

Later TZR's can be identified by three-spoke magnesium alloy wheels and a rear disc brake.

The first generation has a number of variants: 2RH; 2RJ; 2RK; 2RL; 2RM; 2RN; 2TU; 2UT; 2VR; 3FN; 3PA; 3PB; 3PC; 3PD; 3PE; 3SY; 3TY.

Second generation[edit]

In 1993, Yamaha introduced the R series of TZR125s which have very little in common with the previous generation. They can be identified by the separate rider and pillion seats, upside down forks and swept front fairings. Not all of the R series used the Deltabox frame.

4DL Belgarda series[edit]

The 4DL version was assembled by Belgarda in Italy from imported Japanese parts and made use of Italian components. Brembo brake system and rims, Marzocchi upside down forks and the crankcase manufactured by Moto Minarelli. The 4DLs can be identified by the code 3MB00 embossed on the cylinder block and 4DL at the start of the serial numbers on the crankcase and frames. The 4DL came in two versions. Series 1 featured a storage flap which would open out horizontally and a sidelight above the headlight. The Series 2, the storage compartment is access by removal of the pillion seat and the sidelight is absent.

Other models[edit]

Belgarda also produced in limited numbers TZR125RRs and TZR125R SPs which have varying swingarms and increased power ratings. The 4DL shares the same frame as some versions of the TZR250 and was also used for the Yamaha SZR660 Belgarda which uses an XT660 engine.

The TZR125RR which looks very similar to the 4DL Series 2 is identified by the larger and thicker banana swingarm and longer expansion chamber stinger.

The TZR125R SP is based on the 4DL Series 1 but is recognised by the black Deltabox frame, swing-arm, rims, fork ends and a long expansion chamber stinger.

The Swiss market 4DL are known as 4HE.

As with the previous generation, Yamaha has a number of variants: 4BN; 4CL; 4DL; 4FL; 4GM; 4HE; 4HW; 4HX; 4JB.