30 November 2012 ~ 25 Comments

Yamaha SS125

Yamaha SS125 is a facelifted version of the Yamaha Gladiator that was discontinued in 2010. This 125 cc bike is equipped with much of the same specs as the Gladiator. That is, a 123.7 cc single cylider 4 stroke engine that delivers a max power of 8 kw and torque of 10.4 Nm. Other features include a five speed constant mesh gearbox, 130 kg payload and a fuel tank capacity of 13.6 liters. The Yamaha SS125 is priced at Rs. 50,000 ex-showroom Delhi.

Yamaha SS125 Mileage

Yamaha SS 125 Mileage

Since the SS125 is a directly evolved from the Gladiator, you may expect the mileage claims to be very similar to what you saw with the discontinued bike. According to the company, this motorbike should deliver a mileage of 71.5 kmpl under standard test conditions. Compare this mileage to those offered by the other bikes in this segment – Honda Stunner claims 68.3 kmpl, Bajaj Discover 125ST claims 65-70 kmpl while Hero Ignitor should ideally deliver 60 kmpl. Only TVS Victor GLX claims 85kmpl although that doesn’t seem to hold on city roads.  So we are not doing bad here if we achieve the Yamaha claimed mileage.

Customer Feedback on Mileage

So what are customers who have tested and rode the SS125 say about the bike’s fuel consumption? According to various posters on the XBHP forum, the Yamaha SS125 should deliver an average of 50-55 kmpl under city conditions.   Going by a user survey conducted on BikeAdvice, the average mileage reported by Yamaha SS125 customers in real world conditions is a good 60 kmpl. That is only bettered by the Hero Glamour range in their survey.

BikesUnplugged has a pretty review of the SS125 where they claim the mileage of the bike to be around 67 kmpl. It is not clear if this is  on city roads or highways, but benchmarking it against the other reviews, we will assume this is on highway conditions.

MaxAbout has been a favourite source to learn about the varying mileages under city and highways conditions. With the Yamaha SS125 though, MaxAbout reports a disappointing mileage of 35-40 kmpl on city roads. They note this is a feedback from users and while I may not dispute the numbers as such, I wonder if it was just the disgruntled customers who reported the numbers. Otherwise, the report says you can expect 50-55 kmpl on city roads and over 60 on the highways.

MouthShut has over 60 reviews on the SS125 and these reviewers have given the bike a decent 4/5 for fuel consumption efficiency. Customers have been extremely happy in their reviews and they report a city mileage of between 55-60 kmpl and on highways to be around 62 kmpl. Even one customer who reports an initial mileage of around 45 kmpl has noted that his bike’s fuel economy shot up to 60 kmpl after the second servicing. So at this point, I would not think much about the user reviews from MaxAbout since the reviews have been overall positive from everywhere else.

You do not expect any bad reviews on Olx in any case and that is exactly what it is. Customer report a mileage between 50-56 kmpl on an average with one user reporting 65 kmpl.

[table caption=”Mileage Reviews Summary”]
Source, City Mileage (kmpl), Highways Mileage (kmpl)
Official, –, 71.5
XBHP, 50-55, —
BikeAdvice, 60, —
BikesUnplugged, –, 67
MaxAbout, 35-40 (users), 60
MouthShut, 55-60, 62
Olx, 50-56, —

So there you go. This bike is extremely good from a mileage point of view. There are hardly any negative reviews from a fuel economy standpoint and in any case this is a sporty looking bike that scores on all other parameters. It’s a thumbs up from our end!


25 Responses to “Yamaha SS125”

  1. srinivas 30 September 2013 at 4:35 am Permalink

    Stop writing fake reviews. I am getting 35-40 in city riding conditions. How can I expect 60+ in highways. Yamaha is cheating with wrong reviews.

    • B N Yadav 24 October 2015 at 5:47 pm Permalink

      Dear, If you are getting 35-40 in city riding conditions then be sure that you will get 70km/pl on standard highway under standard riding condition. Many things accounts for your mileage. first is your driving habits, Driving sense, proper shifting of gears, proper speeding, proper use of clutch and braking. My dear almost all youngster knows to drive the bike but not very sensiblly. This is the reason of bad mileage. Over speeding in lower gears and over accelerating will give you the worst mikleage. The ideal and economical speed for 125cc-150cc bike is 40-60km/hr to get the best mileage and not more than that. Any vehicle two wheeler or four wheeler will reduce the mileage over 60km/hr.So choice is yours. And this is fact as per science/mathematical calculation.

  2. Avyudaya Khanal 16 October 2013 at 11:00 am Permalink

    My first bike was Gladiator. I rode this bike for a couple of years. Then I left it because of its high maintenance. At that time Gladiator provided me the highest mileage of 50KMPL and lowest of 38 on city road and I never tested it on highways. Yamaha YBX is my one of best bikes but even this required maintenance time and time again and there were always problems with the fuel tank (leakage) and the wheel that is fitted on front wheel for speedometer. Then I decided not to purchase any Yamaha bikes in future because it always gave me trouble.

  3. vivesh vijayan 26 November 2013 at 9:22 am Permalink

    Yamaha is my favorite bike. Today I have Yamaha SS 125 cc bike in Chennai. But I hate it because of service issue, mileage etc.

  4. Nitin 9 December 2013 at 7:17 am Permalink

    I’m surprised with people claiming that the bike is giving just 35-40kmpl. Do you guys ever get your bikes serviced?

    I just finished testing the mileage on my SS125 yesterday. On 6.4 litres of petrol, it ran ~318 kilometres, which is close to 50 kmpl. And mind you, 40% of the riding was in heavy city traffic (peak hour), ~40% in moderate traffic and rest without traffic. Personally, I’m happy with the mileage and performance it is giving.

    Make sure you get your petrol from trusted petrol pumps only. I only fill gas from Shell petrol pumps and get my bike serviced every 3 months.

  5. arjun 15 February 2014 at 5:42 pm Permalink

    Guys i agree with Nithin. Service your bikes and you will get a decent mileage. This is my story, I bought ss 125 back in 2010 sep. Bike is superb in its quality of parts. No other 125 cc bikes come near it. Talking only about the mileage part, when the bike was new before its first service mileage i got was around 68-70 kmpl. After first two services it came to a constant mileage of 66kmpl. The highest mileage i got was 77 kmpl when i put xtra premium petrol. Later my brother used the bike in banglore city for two years and he was not satisfied with its mileage as the bike was yielding only 45 kmpl in the city. Now after 2 years m using it in trivandrum and when i tested for its mileage in city i also got a result of 45 kmpl. So i decided to change the air filter , convert to synthetic oil and some tunings. Got the job done with a near by yamaha authorised service centre. This was 12th service of this bike. then after i checked the mileage again on 100km course on high way and what i got is 64-66 kmpl(rpm maintained in between 4500-5000, 55-65 kmph speed in 5th gearr). My bike still looks like it is new in looks and engine. So take good care of your bike and it will not fail you.

  6. amit 4 March 2014 at 6:53 am Permalink

    The mileage of this bike is tremendous in city its below than 40……….

  7. Amol Patil 20 April 2014 at 6:29 pm Permalink

    I purchased this bike in Jan-14, at Pune, I was expecting 55 kmpl on city roads but it gives only 47kmpl. Though I am satisfied with this bike about other things except millage.

  8. Chetan 28 May 2014 at 1:23 pm Permalink

    I have to purchase a new bike. I also visited Yamaha showroom where I saw two bikes SZR and SS125. can any one suggest me for which bike I should go. I have hero, honda Bajaj and TVS options also but I need good mileage and a good bike.
    Please suggest

  9. praveen kumar 2 July 2014 at 5:09 am Permalink

    Hey guys im getting mileage of 50-52 kmpl in city roads and 60 kmpl in highways with SS125

  10. nayan 14 August 2014 at 6:46 am Permalink

    Hi guy’s im getting 35 kmpl in city, this milege was not good, I thinks bike need servicing…..

    • B N Yadav 24 October 2015 at 5:58 pm Permalink

      My Dear Nayan If you will have too many stops/shut down and start run in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear than you cannot evaluate the mileage. It may only give 20km/pl. Depends on your riding conditions and not blaming the bike. It is same with all bikes.

  11. Lokesh Kumar 16 September 2014 at 9:15 am Permalink

    Hey guys I am getting mileage of 60-65 kmpl in city roads with SS125.

    • B N Yadav 24 October 2015 at 5:59 pm Permalink

      Its supposed to be quiet good

  12. lokendra raja 26 October 2014 at 3:58 pm Permalink

    my ss 125 is also giving the same mileage ie 50-55 kmpl. i don’t know how other’s are getting mileage of 60kmpl. they are absolutely fake reviews.

  13. Krishna Prasanth I B 17 November 2014 at 7:05 am Permalink

    I own a Yamaha SS 125 six months ago. Now I met with an accident and some parts are broke such as tail light couling, back light etc, Now the big problem affect me is the availability of spare parts. If you can ,please help me to know about the place where I can buy these parts.

  14. anant naik 21 November 2014 at 6:12 am Permalink

    I purchsed new yamaha ss 125 byke in august 2014
    last 3 months i get average aprox 40 kmpl at rural area
    but pickup is best i am from sawantwadi, maharastra, india

  15. Kamal 6 January 2015 at 11:36 am Permalink

    Hi I am kamal,I purchased ss125 before 6 months now it gives me 50 mileage constantly,I checked more than 10 times,and one more thing nowadays every bikes gave 50 to 60 even 100cc,why you all try to Yamaha 125 cc,after 5 services it will be on mileage and back shock absorbers issue,every 3 months genuine service will be more good for this bike,Yamaha gave good one,who are all take care about service that will be excellent.

  16. Kamal 6 January 2015 at 11:41 am Permalink

    I am a marketing executive,my bike rode 10000kmtrs with in 6 months,so I came to know Yamaha have excellent building quality,I don’t spend a single paisa except service pls go to choose ss125 at low cost and high quality.

  17. srinivasulu,hyderabad 11 January 2015 at 11:38 am Permalink

    hi every one last five years use yamaha ss 125 still date is getting 54 kmpl,starting on wards get 60 kmpl.my bike very less maintenance.how will come
    40 kmpl is not mention wrong.

  18. shakeel ahmed 23 February 2015 at 10:41 am Permalink

    Hi all , i had purchased this mess in August 2012.It has been al;most 2.5 years nearly. frankly speaking this has been visiting to service centres for about 25 times for various troubleshooting. It cost me around 65000 RS. Additional to this i spend Rs22000 during this period. S i suggest dont even think of this bike.

  19. pulami 19 March 2015 at 1:12 pm Permalink

    it is giving me 35-40 in Kathmandu city

  20. Goutham 19 March 2015 at 6:04 pm Permalink

    Hay guys i am getting only 38 to 40KMPL in city limits.. show room guys claimed that 60 is the mileage .

  21. surendran 3 October 2015 at 11:21 am Permalink

    hai gays iam getting 55to60kmpl pick is good

  22. Sibaji 11 January 2016 at 5:11 am Permalink

    well milage in city near about 58. And also
    depend on riding type.

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