So the adventure scooter hybrid segment is steadily growing in popularity, thanks to Honda’s X-ADV 750-inspired ADV150 scooter. The ADV150, in turn, inspired other manufacturers to produce their own adventure scooters, like the Dayang ADV150, Lifan KPV 150, SYM Husky ADV 150, and Aprilia’s SR GT.
For Yamaha, they have recently unwrapped the covers off of what many claims as Iwata’s answer to the ADV 150: the Force X 125.
Force X 125
The Force X 125 borrows the Blue Core 125 engine from the Mio, which produces about 10 Ps of power at 6,500 rpm and 9.7 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The Force X 125 also boasts a big halogen headlight with a signature “beak” that is a similar feature among big adventure bikes.
Other features include a fully-digital instrument panel, front disc brake, and a pair of 10-inch alloy wheels. The new scooter has no ABS.
While the new Force X 125 is claimed by many to be a challenger to the ADV150 with its “off-roading capabilities”, the overall design and its small 10-inch wheels lean towards being a challenger to Suzuki’s Burgman Street 125, in our opinion.
For now, the Force X 125 debuted in the Chinese market for CNY 8,980 or roughly PHP 73,300 (PH taxes and duties not included). Its PH debut is yet to be announced by Yamaha Motor Philippines.