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2009 Yamaha VP125 X-City 125

2009 Yamaha VP125 X-City 125

It’s no exaggeration to say that the X-City 125 redefines old-fashioned ideas about personal transport. Its uniquely fresh styling is a very pleasant surprise on its own, with the bonus for 2009 of a new height-adjustable windscreen, but it’s the precision and stability of X-City 125’s high-wheeled ride (16 inch front/15 inch rear) that will have the biggest impact.

The high-wheel format is one of the most significant advances in scootering’s long history. The feeling of rider security it generates is remarkable. Enhanced comfort is also immediately noticeable with high wheels, especially on broken surfaces and there is no handling price to pay, with no loss of the effortless manoeuvrability rightly expected from any scooter.

Traffic gaps are easily pierced thanks to the slender frontal aspect of the freshly-styled X-City bodywork. Protection from the elements is a major X-City strong point: now, with the new height-adjustable windscreen, X-City riders can precisely tailor the ride to their own requirements, achieving their own ideal balance of protection, aerodynamics and style.

Comfortable handling is another key X-City feature. The X-City 125’s weight is carried low in the chassis for easy, light inputs at any speed, irrespective of rider size or ability. Front and rear disc brakes are confidence-inspiring, no matter how wet or dark the streets are. High-visibility twin headlights and twin taillights give you plenty of presence, while a specially sculpted seat design provides back support exactly where it’s needed.

X-City 125’s liquid-cooled fuel-injected four-stroke engine is the practically foolproof result of Yamaha’s relentless engineering development programme. Operation is simplicity itself, maintenance infrequent and inexpensive. It’s electric start, naturally, and it’s clean running too, with full EU3-spec emissions compliance.

Comfort, performance and refinement: the X-City 125 has it all. Some have called the X-City a scooter revolution. It’s difficult to argue otherwise.

Key features

  • new for 2009 height-adjustable windscreen
  • 16inch front, 15inch rear wheel for great stability
  • totally contemporary styling
  • low chassis and seat design keeps the ground in easy reach
  • underseat helmet storage, lockable glovebox, big passenger grips
  • disc brakes front (270mm) and rear (240mm)
  • superb manoeuvrability
  • fuel-injected liquid-cooled four-stroke 125cc engine
  • wide range of accessories available

Technical Specifications


  • Type - Liquid cooled 4 stroke single cylinder
  • Displacement - 124.7 cc
  • Bore x stroke - 52.0 x 58.6 mm
  • Compression ratio - 11.2 : 1
  • Max. Power - 10.76 kW @ 8,750 rpm
  • Max. Torque - 11.7 Nm @ 8,750 rpm
  • Lubrication system - Wet sump
  • Fuel supply system - Fuel Injection
  • Ignition system - T.C.I.
  • Starter system - Electric
  • Transmission system - V-Belt Automatic


  • Front suspension - Telescopic fork
  • Front wheel travel - 100 mm
  • Rear suspension - Unit swing
  • Rear wheel travel - 105 mm
  • Front brake - Single Disc Ø 270 mm
  • Rear brake - Single Disc Ø 240 mm
  • Front tyre - 120/70-16
  • Rear tyre - 140/70-15


  • Overall length - 2.175 mm
  • Overall width - 785 mm
  • Overall height - 1,430-1,475 (adjustable windscreen) mm
  • Seat height - 790 mm
  • Wheelbase - 1.455 mm
  • Min. ground clearance - 165 mm
  • Wet weight (incl. full oil and fuel tank) - 167 kg
  • Fuel capacity - 10.5 litres

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.