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2020 Yamaha Zuma 125 [Model Overview]

2020 Yamaha Zuma 125

2020 Yamaha Zuma 125 / BW’s 125

The 2020 Yamaha Zuma 125, or as it is known in Europe and Canada, the BW’s 125, is one of those scooters that you can’t help but grin about. A tiny little thing, it still has plenty of punch from its 125cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled single, producing just about 8 crank HP and 7 lbs-ft of crank torque. Being small and agile, the Zuma 125 is perfect for city streets, and is light enough that it is quite tossable, leading to what could only be described as “fun.”

Thanks to ample underseat storage, electronic start, great brakes for the size of the scooter, and a steel frame that can take quite a beating, the Zuma 125 has become a well-loved city runabout the world over.

The 2020 Yamaha Zuma 125 starts at $3,499 US, and the 2020 Yamaha BW’s 125 starts at $3,699 CA

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Yamaha Zuma 125 in one place.

2020 Yamaha Zuma 125

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $3,499 US / $3,699 CA
  • Key Features:
    • High Quality Braking
    • Aggressive Headlights and Styling
    • Potent Fuel Injected Engine

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 125cc forced air-cooled
  • Power: 8 Hp
  • Wet weight: 262 lb
  • Seat height: 30.7 in

Key Competitors

2020 Yamaha Zuma 125

2020 Yamaha Zuma 125 Specifications

From Yamaha


Engine 292cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC single-cylinder; 4 valves
Power 8 Hp
Bore x Stroke 52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Starter Electric


Transmission Automatic
Final Drive V-Belt


Suspension Front Telescopic forks
Suspension Rear Dual shocks
Brakes Front Hydraulic disc, 245mm
Brakes Rear Hydraulic disc, 200mm
Tires Front 120/70-12
Tires Rear 130/70-12
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.4 L (1.7 US gal.)
Color Matte Black, Ultramarine Blue


Ignition Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Wheelbase 51.4 in (1305 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.9 in (125 mm)
Seat Height 30.7 in (780 mm)
Curb Weight 262 lbs (118 kg)


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2020 Yamaha Zuma 125

2020 Yamaha Zuma 125 Features


  • Rugged, Modern Design
    Beneath the sleek styling, the Zuma 125 is built around a strong steel frame with fat, aggressive tires on cast aluminum wheels, tough suspension, and protective off-road-style brush deflectors and fork tube boots. This scooter boasts capability on roads of all sorts, with plenty of attitude for your daily commute.
  • Potent Fuel Injected Engine
    Powering the Zuma 125 is a compact 125cc 4-stroke engine with 4 valves, a 10:1 compression ratio, ceramic-composite cylinder liner, and electronic fuel injection—giving this scooter modern reliability and economical performance. With an amazing 103 mpg* and a 1.7- gallon fuel tank, you get plenty of range, too.
  • Automatic Convenience
    A fully-automatic V-belt transmission and push-button electric starting make the Zuma 125 super-convenient transportation. Standard center and side stands, along with a locking cover on the ignition switch, make it easy and secure to park, too.
  • Roomy, Step-Through Ergonomics
    There’s room for two atop the Zuma 125’s seat and lots of locking storage beneath it. The step-through floorboards making getting on and off a breeze, too.


  • Potent Fuel Injected Engine
    Zuma 125’s fuel-injected, 125cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine pumps out lots of power for its size, using an SOHC 4-valve head with a 10:1 compression ratio and ceramic-composite cylinder plating. Fuel injection provides the optimal fuel mixture for varying conditions, and that means easy cold starts, too.
  • Electric Starter
    Pushbutton electric starting makes the Zuma 125 super-convenient for transportation.
  • Modern Reliability
    For reliability and easy maintenance, simple wet-sump lubrication is used. Forced air cooling system helps keep engine temperatures under control, even while idling at stoplights, for maximum efficiency and longer engine life.
  • Automatic Convenience
    Fully automatic, V-belt transmission with centrifugal clutch provides easy, twist-the-throttle-and-go operation with great off-the-line acceleration.
  • Ready to Get Dirty
    Oiled-paper type air filter helps trap dirt before it gets to your engine, even when riding on unpaved roads. The V-belt housing has its own off-road-style wet-foam air filter for durability.
  • Clean-Running Design
    Upswept muffler incorporates exhaust catalyst technology to reduce air pollution and meet emission regulations.


  • Hardy Steel Frame
    Robust steel-tube frame is light but strong and features a step-through design for easy mounting. A two-stage electrostatic painting process provides a durable, corrosion-resistant finish.
  • Durable Suspension
    Telescopic fork features beefy outer tubes for strength, while fork boots help protect the large 33mm inner tubes from debris. The swingarm features twin rear shocks with a full 3.1 in of travel for riding comfort on the street and unpaved roads, too.
  • Generous Fuel Range
    Fuel tank holds 1.7 gallons for plenty of cruising range. Fuel tank emissions system includes a charcoal canister to control gasoline evaporation and reduce air pollution.
  • Heavy-Duty Tires and Wheels
    Fat 120/70-12 front and 130/70-12 rear tires have an aggressive looking block pattern for great handling on unpaved roads and on the street. Tires run on lightweight five-spoke die-cast aluminum wheels.
  • High Quality Braking
    245mm hydraulic front disc and 200mm rear disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power, while the wave-type front rotor design adds cutting-edge style.
  • Comfortable Ergonomics
    A plush and roomy riding position is ready for two, with a narrow seat design for easier flat-footing at stops, and plenty of leg space in front of the rider’s seat. Meanwhile, the passenger gets secure handholds that blend cleanly into the Zuma 125’s body design.


  • Aggressive Headlights and Styling
    Two bright halogen headlights light the way, with the sculpted bodywork smoothly wrapping around the aggressive lighting design.
  • Plenty of Storage
    The underseat storage compartment’s cavernous 7.7-gallon capacity is roomy enough for a full-face helmet, while a cup holder and fold-out cargo hook on the dash makes it easy to bring it all with you.
  • Modern Gauge Package
    The Zuma 125’s stylish LCD meter features a fuel gauge as well as a full range of indicator lights.
  • Secure and Convenient
    Zuma 125 provides both a centerstand and side stand for parking convenience. For extra security when parked, the main switch is equipped with a keyhole lock cover. And the fuel filler is found just left of the ignition switch for easy refueling.

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