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2023 Yamaha Zuma 125 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Yamaha Zuma 125
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The 2023 Yamaha Zuma 125: Fun, Economical, and Affordable

Yamaha is most widely known for the motorcycles that are a part of its 2023 portfolio, but it sure does know how to build some awesome scooters. Take the Zuma 125, for example, or the BWS 125, as it’s referred to in Canada. It’s a rugged, fuel-efficient scooter with many impressive features in a compact package.

It’s powered by Yamaha’s Blue Core 125cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that sends power to the rear wheel via a V-belt transmission — twist the throttle, and away you go. Since this is a scooter that will find itself in the city for the most part, the Japanese bike manufacturer has equipped it with multiple storage options.

Other features include a unified braking system, LCD instrument cluster, heavy-duty wheels and tires, and disc brakes at either end. As far as affordability and convenience go, there aren’t too many options out there that can outclass the trusty Zuma 125.

The 2023 Yamaha Zuma 125 starts at $3,799 USD / $4,699 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Yamaha Zuma 125 in one place.

2023 Yamaha Zuma 125

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $3,799 USD / $4,699 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • V-belt transmission and push-button electric start for convenient riding
    • Unique asymmetric headlight design with easily adjustable beams
    • Plenty of storage with USB charging

Main Specs

  • Engine: 125cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder
  • Power: 8 hp
  • Torque: NA
  • Weight: 282 lbs (127.9 kg)
  • Seat Height: 30.9 in (784.8 mm)

2023 Yamaha Zuma 125

2023 Yamaha Zuma 125 Specifications

From Yamaha


Engine 125cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke SOHC single; 4 valves
Power 8 HP
Bore x Stroke 52.0mm × 58.7mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Starter Electric


Transmission V-Belt automatic
Final Drive


Suspension Front Telescopic upright fork with 3.2 in of travel
Suspension Rear Dual shock absorber with swingarm with 3.1 inches of travel
Brakes Front Disc brake / 245mm / single disc with double-piston caliper​
Brakes Rear Disc brake / 230mm / single disc with single-piston caliper​
Tires Front 120/70-12 51L
Tires Rear 130/70-12 56L
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.6


Ignition TCI (Transitor Controlled Ignition)
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 75.6 in
Overall Width 29.9 in
Overall Height 45.3 in
Wheelbase 52.8 in
Maximum Ground Clearance
Seat Height 30.9 in
Wet Weight 282 lb


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2023 Yamaha Zuma 125

2023 Yamaha Zuma 125 Features


Adjustable Asymmetrical Headlights

The Zuma 125 features a unique asymmetric headlight design with easily adjustable beams to optimize view angles for a wide range of riders.

Automatic Convenience

A fully-automatic V-belt transmission and push-button electric starting make the Zuma 125 a super-convenient transportation option. Standard center and side stands, along with a locking cover on the ignition switch, make it easy and secure to park, too.

Blue Core VVA Engine

Powering the Zuma 125 is a compact Yamaha Blue Core, VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) 125cc 4-stroke engine with 4 valves, a 11.2:1 compression ratio, DiASil cylinder and aluminum alloy forged piston, giving this scooter modern reliability and economical performance. With an amazing 101 mpg and a 1.6 gallon fuel tank, you get plenty of range, too.

Plenty of Storage with USB Charging

The cavernous underseat storage compartment is roomy enough for a full-face helmet and features two helmet hangers. The front storage compartment is equipped with an electric USB socket for conveniently charging your device on the go.

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.

Rugged, Modern Design

Beneath the rugged styling, the Zuma 125 is built around a strong steel frame with aggressive tread tires and tough suspension. This scooter boasts capability on roads of all sorts, with plenty of attitude for your daily commute.


Automatic Convenience

Fully automatic, V-belt transmission with centrifugal clutch provides easy, twist-the-throttle-and-go operation with great off-the-line acceleration.

Clean-Running Design

An upswept muffler incorporates two exhaust catalysts to reduce air pollution and meet emission regulations.

Comfort-Focused Engine Bracket

A reliable steel engine bracket with rubber bushing linkage contributes a comfortable ride with reduced vibration. The link mechanisms are positioned on the underside of the chassis to maximize space for the storage compartment.

Easy Engine Starts

A decompression mechanism on the Zuma 125 reduces the engine cranking compression pressure, combined with a starter generator control unit for smooth, quiet engine starts with better fuel consumption.

Variable Valve Actuation

The Zuma 125’s engine features Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology, changing valve timing at different rpm, for linear acceleration, strong torque at lower speeds and power that lasts into the top-end.

Yamaha Blue Core Engine

Yamaha’s Blue Core 125cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, delivers excellent fuel efficiency and significant power for its compact size, using an SOHC 4-valve head with 11.2:1 compression ratio, a DiASil cylinder and an aluminum alloy forged piston. The fuel injection provides the optimal fuel mixture for varying conditions, including easy cold starts.


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 dedicated foldable footrests and secure handholds that blend cleanly into the Zuma 125’s body design.

Durable Suspension

The telescopic fork features beefy outer tubes for strength, while fork boots help protect the large 33mm inner tubes from debris. The rear wheel swingarm features twin rear shocks with a full 3.1 in of travel for comfortable riding both on streets and on unpaved roads.

Extensive Fuel Range

The Zuma 125 boasts extreme fuel efficiency carrying the 1.6 gallon fuel tank over a wide cruising range. Its fuel tank emissions system includes a charcoal canister to control gasoline evaporation and reduce air pollution.

Hardy Steel Frame

The robust steel-tube frame is light but strong, and features a step-through design for easy mounting.

Heavy-Duty Tires and Wheels

Fat 120/70-12 front and 130/70-12 rear DURO tubeless tires have an aggressive looking block pattern combined with lightweight wheels for great handling on unpaved roads and on the street.

High Quality Braking

The 245mm hydraulic front disc and 230mm rear disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power while the wave-type front rotor design adds cutting-edge style. With a unified brake system, the rear brake lever applies some braking force to the front brake, while keeping the front brake from operating alone for safe and smooth-controlled stops.


Modern Gauge Package

The Zuma 125’s stylish LCD meter features a fuel gauge as well as a full range of indicator lights with easy-to-read visibility.

Plenty of Storage with USB charging

The cavernous underseat storage compartment is roomy enough for a full-face helmet and features two helmet hangers. The front storage compartment is equipped with an electric USB socket for conveniently charging your device on the go.

Secure and Convenient

The 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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