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 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!