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Yamaha launches new 125cc bike

Updated Apr 05, 2017 12:09am

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YB125Z is priced at Rs115,900 and this model will be available in the market from middle of April 2017.
YB125Z is priced at Rs115,900 and this model will be available in the market from middle of April 2017.

Yamaha Motor Pakistan announced the launch of their new 125cc bike vowing to cater the need of common motorcycle users in Pakistan, read a statement issued by the company.

The latest model YB125Z is equipped with features like longer and wider size seat, engine balancer to reduce vibration, powerful headlight halogen lamp, self-starter and gear indication on speedometer, it said.

Yamaha earlier introduced two sporty versions in the 125cc category as it introduced YBR125 & YBR125G models around two years back.

YB125Z is priced at Rs115,900 and this model will be available in the market from the middle of April 2017.

Speaking at the launch, Executive General Manager of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan) Hiroyuki Seto said that Pakistan was now the fifth largest motorcycle market in the world, and Yamaha was looking at Pakistan as a huge potential market.

“We want to establish our presence in the 125cc standard segment in Pakistan,” he said.

Also speaking on the occasion, Yamaha Motor Pakistan’s Managing Director Shigeru Ishikawa highlighted YB125Z as new weapon to cut into mass segment.

“We have big confidence in our new product and it’s a time for us entering the next stage so our valued customers can now experience the real,” he was quoted as saying.

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chaudhary Apr 05, 2017 12:11am

good to look this model gonna buy it soon

Qu Apr 05, 2017 12:20am

India will tell 125 cc bikes cost 43 thousands and u can get 2 to 3 bikes in that price blah blah

jannah Apr 05, 2017 12:32am

so funny, if like this why higher prices??

Pakistan was now the fifth largest motorcycle market in the world, and Yamaha was looking at Pakistan as a huge potential market.

narendra ganesana Apr 05, 2017 12:54am

grt.. but looks like pakitan auto industry behind 20yrs compare with india. when i was at 12yrsi saw this bike in india

S. Daniel Apr 05, 2017 12:59am

Beautiful design.

umar khitab Apr 05, 2017 01:41am

Too expensive as compared to the features and performance.

Balaji Apr 05, 2017 02:14am

Bikes of these quality and calibre comes for around 40k in India. Plus this has decades old look.

Raj NYC Apr 05, 2017 02:29am

PKR 116K? Really? Yamaha cannot pull that fast one in the so-called of Baniyas - India. They will be bankrupt in no time as no one in India will buy such overpriced stuff!

Farouq Omaro Apr 05, 2017 05:28am

Nice retro-look.

Peace Apr 05, 2017 06:45am

India is far far ahead then Pakistan in automobile industries . Here so many option available for consumer as from multi National to pure indian companies are offering vast model according to different User from 100 cc to 500 cc engine . 125 cc best bike or top model would cost around 96000/- pakistani rupees in india.

ALBA Apr 05, 2017 07:25am

No company makes a better 125cc bike in my opinion. Change the engine oil much more often than recommended in all of your vehicles and the engines will last longer.

omveer Apr 05, 2017 07:59am

If I remember correctly, this bike was launched in India 20 years back.

Javed Iqbal Apr 05, 2017 08:09am

Wish Pakistan produce its own wold class products. I wanna buy Pakistan made bike. We can save milliond of dollars outflow by establishing our own heavy industries. We should encourage our scientist and stand by them to build heavy industries in Pakistan. We are a competent nation. We can do everything.

Maxx Apr 05, 2017 08:37am

@omveer It was never launched in India this YB-125 Z...BTW check the other sports model launched earlier in Pakistan. People in smaller towns and villages tend to prefer classical old looks...and sturdiness over beautiful skin and outlook.

http://aurora.dawn.com/news/1141054

cheema Apr 05, 2017 08:51am

@omveer sir, it makes sense, as we are 20 years backward than India in economy as well .

Monk Apr 05, 2017 08:53am

First Chinese. Now its the Turn of Japanese to Loot !

for that price we can buy a 250 CC, World Class Bike with ABS.

usman Apr 05, 2017 08:59am

In India - they have 125 cc that can take you to the moon.

Azad kashmir Apr 05, 2017 09:06am

Anything less than 600CC is slow junk

indian Apr 05, 2017 09:20am

115000????? too much. this bike would cost at max 40000 to 45000 in India. but this is too old look.

salim Apr 05, 2017 09:21am

I don't mean to be rude but honestly, the last time I saw this bike in India it was somewhere around the late 90's

hello g Apr 05, 2017 09:22am

This is old design bike, when i was kid my uncle have this bike allmost 15-20 year ago.

SID Apr 05, 2017 09:53am

Yamaha in India lunched Saluto 125cc at ₹ 52,000 ( PKR 85,000) in 2015 . The Saluto was a newly developed 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine ( 8.2bhp) . It offered impressive fuel economy of 78km/l. The look was much better than the Pakistan based model. Despite rich features , it failed thanks to Honda CB Shine & Hero Glamour .

http://auto.ndtv.com/news/yamaha-saluto-125cc-bike-launched-in-india-at-rs-52-500-755757

N.S Apr 05, 2017 09:54am

The design might be oldish...but is sturdy. Also Pakistan produced 2.2 million bikes last year and met the local demand and this is quite remarkable. More than 100 bike assembly/manufacturing plants in Pakistan and 95% of parts are locally produced...Vendor Industry is now quite big in Pakistan actually.

Atlas Honda is the biggest producer with 0.8 million bikes produced last year...Yamaha has small share and is expensive.

N.S Apr 05, 2017 10:05am

Many Indians commenting...this kind of design was available in India just 3-4 year ago, so its not that 20 years ago, they were talking about. Check below...we'll know how they are misled...by the media.

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/hero-motorcorp/2012-hero-honda-splendor-plus-ar128795.html

Pakistani Apr 05, 2017 10:17am

Indians...check this Hero Honda splendor 2013 model...same design as shown above and price was high too. So no need for that smug feeling, that it was a 20 year old design in India...so on and so forth.

http://overdrive.in/bike-group/hero-splendor-plus-2013/

Sandeep Apr 05, 2017 11:09am

Absence of alloy wheels, very old model

SID Apr 05, 2017 11:54am

@Pakistani "Splendor plus " was lunched in 2004. And it is not a 125 cc bike, rather 97.2cc bike.

For 125 cc indian bike , look at Honda Shine which was lunched in 2006 & Hero Glamor ( lunched in 2007 ) .

SID Apr 05, 2017 11:58am

@N.S Hero-Honda got separated in 2010 i.e 7 year ago. The so called model was not lunched 3-4 years ago. And Hero Honda Splendor plus was lunched in 2004 i.e good 13 years ago. Before that it was Hero Honda Splendor ( the legend ) , Passion, CD100 .

Sm Apr 05, 2017 12:10pm

Seriously Yamaha taking you for a ride literally

Arora Apr 05, 2017 02:53pm

At this price you can get Tata nano in India....

Rituraj India Apr 05, 2017 03:52pm

Why pakistan has such old model byk. Is there any byk like pulsar r15 in pakistan?? These models were here in indian 10years back.

seeker Apr 05, 2017 03:55pm

@Qu No, actually Yamaha saluto 125 CC costs around 59,000 and looks much more modern. But I understand what you mean. While we should desist from showing-off to each other, one advantage in comparing is that people in both countries can understand what is available in a neighboring country and then demand that the seller makes comparable offer.

BTW, just curious to know if there are strong Pakistani bike makers who can compete with Hondas, Yamahas, etc.?

Rituraj India Apr 05, 2017 03:55pm

In 1lakh rupees in india you can get pulsar 180cc or apache 180cc. I don't know how so old looking byks cost this much in pakistan. Can anyone answer me??

Human first Apr 06, 2017 09:42am

what needs to be looked in is that MNC s are dumping their outdated and obsulte products here .Making money out of trash.. are we ready for that..and pl note Indian automobiles majors like TVS ,HERO are giving tough time to MNC s