Yamaha YBR

Yamaha is set to launch its 110cc bike named YBR today

The company targets to hold 10% market share & I think this explains why a company like Yamaha would target this segment (and ignoring what the company is really known for)

Though they have failed in similar attempts before (recall crux ,alba, G5 etc) and i believe that they should still be away from this segment

Honestly Yamaha FZ is the most stable Indian bike I have ever rode but even then they are not upto what Yamaha can really provide

Honestly I believe Japanese companies are fooling us as similar offerings in other South East Asian markets are much better both in performance and quality standards

The bike does’t look good either(Atleast Honda has done something new with their 110cc)

Also it costs a whoping Rs41000. We have better option at this cost so I dont think this bike will really work unless one gets a John Abrahim dinner along with the bike

It seems Yamaha, after all the praise for the FZ and R15  has got it wrong all over again


Maximum Power: 7.5 Bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque:


7.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm


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Yamaha R125

No its not R15

Does it look like one?

This actually is the R125 available in U.K and definitely what we expect from Yamaha here in India. See it and feel it,  its more sharp, more sporty overall more Yamaha compared to R15 what we get here.

Though R15 is more powerful machine but it does not give the feel of riding something special.

A basic comparison in design , and one can see the difference

Check  the rear panel of R15 its almost same as Gladiator ,the tail light , the exhaust etc etc. R125 is far more better than R15(ofcourse its short by 2 bhp)

Dont know why Yamaha has not provided these features in R15

Anyways  I can only hope for Yamaha to consider seriously about what should and what they can provide here in Indian market. They should take the challenge and stop flowing with the flow and stop trying hard with low end segments.

Hope to see some good machines like this here in India


  • Free-revving, fuel injected 4-stroke engine
  • Aggressive R-series styling
  • 6-speed transmission
  • Deltabox frame and aluminium swinging arm
  • Large diameter disc brakes
Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC
Displacement: 124.66 cc
Bore x stroke: 52.0 x 58.6 mm
Compression ratio: 11.2 : 1
Maximum power: 11.0 kW (15 PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 12.24 Nm (1.25 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Carburettor: Fuel injection
Clutch type: Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system: TCI
Starter system: Electric
Transmission system: Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission: Chain
Fuel tank capacity: 13.8 L
Oil tank capacity: 1.15 L
Chassis: Steel Deltabox
Front suspension system: Telescopic forks
Front travel: 130 mm
Rear suspension system: Swingarm (monocross)
Rear travel: 125 mm
Caster angle 24.2°
Trail 86.1 mm
Front brake: Single disc, Ø 292 mm
Rear brake: Single disc, Ø 230 mm
Front tyre: 100/80-17 M/C
Rear tyre: 130/70-17 M/C
Length (mm): 2,015 mm
Width (mm): 660 mm
Height (mm): 970 mm
Seat height (mm): 818 mm
Wheel base (mm): 1,355 mm
Minimum ground clearance (mm): 155 mm
Service weight (kg) 138 kg

This what expected from Yamaha and other Japanese bikes from

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