1983 Yamaha YZ125

SOLD FOR: $2,716

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 27, 2022

Winner: JKK99

Winning Bid: $2,466
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $2,716


Additional photos of this Yamaha YZ125 are available here for your perusal.

While Yamaha’s YZ250 usually commands most of the limelight, its little sibling — the YZ125 — is an equally impactful motorcycle. In fact, the two share the title for the longest production run of any dedicated dirtbike. First introduced in 1974, they’re still being made to this day.

And here’s the thing: even though the YZ125 is a smaller, more approachable bike, it’s no less of a competitor. On the pro level, Bob Hannah made the plucky 125 famous as he battled Honda’s Marty Smith for the American National Championship. 1976 marked Yamaha’s first title in the 125 Pro class, after which it continued to dominate until 1979.

Since that time, the YZ125’s success has been spotty at best, with several wins here and there alongside one championship in 1992. Even still, the bike is a regular sight on the regional circuit. As Dirtbike Magazine describes, “it was more of a people’s bike and remains the 125 most likely to win at the local level to this day.”

Compared to its predecessors, 1983 makes for a much-improved example. It boasts the liquid-cooling of the 1981 model but without the ungainly fork-mounted radiator or poorly-positioned shock linkage of the 1982 model.

This example is VIN: 24X008903. The seller acquired it two years ago from a friend who restored it. He states that “this thing is truly a terror when it comes on the pipe.”

Because there is no odometer, true mileage is unknown. However, the seller notes that he has put less than two hours on the engine since the rebuild.

The seller states that this YZ125 underwent a frame-up restoration in which the engine was overhauled with new top and bottom ends and the carb was rebuilt. Accordingly, all fluids have been changed. Moreover, it sports the following new parts:
– Sprockets
– Chain
– Spark plug
– Air filter
– Radiator shrouds
– Shift lever and cable
– Brake lever and cable
– Stainless steel bolt kit
– Handlebars and grips
– Tubes and tires
– Fork boots
– Front and rear fenders
– Number plates
– Seat cover
– Bob Hannah tribute decals

The shocks have not been rebuilt; however, the seller is including the parts kit in the sale.

The bike comes with an aftermarket DG expansion chamber pipe and silencer, though they have not been installed.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Kenda Washougal II tires.

Currently located in Ridgefield, Connecticut, this Yamaha is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any YZ125 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Ridgefield, Connecticut








True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 20

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: JKK99

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
JKK99 September 27, 2022 9:58 am $2,466
UKRS September 27, 2022 9:58 am $2,400 Auto
UKRS September 27, 2022 9:57 am $2,366 Auto
JKK99 September 27, 2022 9:57 am $2,266
UKRS September 27, 2022 5:09 am $2,099
Notriding September 27, 2022 5:09 am $1,999 Auto
Notriding September 27, 2022 5:09 am $1,900 Auto
UKRS September 27, 2022 5:09 am $1,800
Notriding September 27, 2022 5:09 am $1,700 Auto
UKRS September 27, 2022 5:09 am $1,600
Notriding September 26, 2022 11:49 am $1,500 Reserve
Mudddshark2000 September 26, 2022 11:49 am $1,333 Auto
Notriding September 26, 2022 11:49 am $1,250
Mudddshark2000 September 25, 2022 6:55 pm $700
UKRS September 25, 2022 3:43 am $600
RogerP September 25, 2022 3:42 am $500 Auto
UKRS September 25, 2022 3:42 am $401
RogerP September 22, 2022 6:53 pm $201
UKRS September 21, 2022 1:07 pm $101
BIDRIDER September 21, 2022 11:44 am $1
Auction started September 20, 2022 8:39 am
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