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Suzuki GSX 125 Vs. Yamaha YBR 125 – Commuter Bike Showdown [Comparison]

The two-wheeler industry of Pakistan has gotten slightly more exciting with the launch of the Suzuki GSX 125. The new motorcycle replaces GS 150SE, which Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC) retired a few months ago.

Due to the recent car and fuel price hikes, bikes have seen a surge in interest and popularity. Resultantly, GSX 125 was one of the most anticipated new arrivals in Pakistan.

GSX 125 faces tough competition with several popular bikes, including Yamaha YBR 125. The bike debuted in 2015 and became an instant success due to its fresh looks and features for that time.

This article will compare the two bikes and see which one is a better value. Let us have a look:

Styling

Suzuki GSX 125

GSX 125 has a sleek and modern-looking design with stylish alloy wheels, a brushed aluminum three-piece handlebar a sporty stance, and aggressive street-bike styling.

A chiseled fuel tank with large air scoops on the side gives it a beefy look. The black and silver panels, brushed aluminum footpeg braces on either side, and a large exhaust give the GSX 125 a sporty flair.

The tail features body-colored panels on either side, a contemporary rear-mounted rack, and a modern taillight that allow for a sharp look.

Yamaha YBR 125

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Upon its debut, YBR 125 was the talk of the town due to its sporty looks compared to mainstream, ancient-looking bikes such as Honda CG 125.

It also has an aggressive stance, a sporty fuel-tank design with air scoops, and matte-black alloy wheels. A distinctive design element on the side is a large exhaust and a few sharp panels that accentuate the sportiness. YBR 125’s tail is also lifted, and features a sleek taillight, giving it a street bike-esque look.

YBR 125G looks more imposing due to a lifted front mudguard, a retro-style headlight with a steel brace, suspension boots, and comparatively larger block-pattern tires.

YBR 125G

Dimensions and Weight

Here’s how the two bikes compete in terms of size and weight. The Suzuki bike is a bit heavier with slightly better ground clearance than the Yamaha. Other than that the two bikes are quite similar in size.

Measurements Suzuki GSX 125 Yamaha YBR 125
Overall Length 1,990 mm 1,975 mm
Overall Width 755 mm 745 mm
Overall Height 1,075 mm 1,080 mm
Wheelbase 1,270 mm 1,285 mm
Ground Clearance 167 mm 145 mm
Weight 126 kg 114 kg

Performance

Suzuki GSX 125

It has a 124cc single-cylinder air-cooled petrol engine that makes 10.45 horsepower (hp) and 9.2 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque.

GSX 125 has a fuel economy of 42 kilometers per liter, as observed by various international bike reviewers, and a 5-speed constant-mesh transmission with a return shift pattern.

The bike has dual-piston caliper-based disc brake at the front and a conventional drum brake outback. In terms of suspension, it has dual inverted fork-tubes upfront and spring-loaded shock absorbers at the back.

Yamaha YBR 125

YBR 125 has a 124cc single-cylinder air-cooled petrol engine that makes 10.7 horsepower (hp) and 10.4 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque, giving it a slight edge over the Suzuki bike in terms of torque.

It has a fuel economy of 45 kilometers per liter, as claimed by various owners, and a 5-speed constant-mesh transmission with a return shift pattern.

The bike has a single-piston caliper-based disc brake at the front and a conventional drum brake outback. In terms of suspension, it has dual inverted fork-tubes upfront and spring-loaded shock absorbers at the back.

Features

Both bikes have the following features:

Features Suzuki GSX 125 Yamaha YBR 125
Starter System Self-Start Only Self and Kick-Start
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.2 Liters 13 Liter
Fuel Gauge Yes Yes
Balance Shaft or Minimal Vibrations Unknown Yes
Return Shift Pattern Yes Yes
Adjustable Rear Suspension Yes Yes
High Beam Flasher Yes No
Handle-Mounted Choke Lever Yes No
Gear-Position Indicator Yes Yes
Handle-bar Counter-Weights Yes No
Kill-Switch No No

Price

The prices of both bikes are as follows:

Models Prices (Rs.)
Yamaha
YBR 125 315,000
YBR 125 G 331,000
Suzuki
GSX 125 359,000

Verdict

So is the Suzuki GSX 125 a better value? Unfortunately, not even close. On paper, Suzuki GSX 125 has very few improvements over YBR 125, yet, it demands an additional Rs. 28,000 over the price of YBR 125.

Even though YBR 125 lacks a few features like a choke lever, high beam flasher, and handlebar counterweights, it outshines the GSX 125 in terms of power, with a slight edge in torque and a lower overall weight.

In Bangladesh, where Suzuki GSX 125 recently debuted, everyone loves its performance therefore, the driving feel may be a deciding factor for some enthusiasts to buy Suzuki’s new offering.

All in all, Pakistani buyers prefer value for money, which the Suzuki bike lacks so it will be a tough sell in the country.


  • A bike without a kick-start in pk? No thanks. 126 kg dry weight on a 125cc? No thanks. Break the headlight which u will and say goodbye to 40 50k that too if u r lucky enough to get it. Have not even talked about the famous oathetic Suzuki quality standards yet. A big no if you dont want to waste your hard earned money. Cars m suzuki majburi h but bikes me u have a choice so decide wisely not based kn looks or just bcz smthng new is out there. Ive found everything that has suzuki written over it to be of pathetic quality. And Propk like otger chealsters has started to fter out comments tk protect their commercial interests

  • Suzuki I think rate tomuch high Pakistan market not offered this perice Suzuki resale not develop in Pakistan market not any models for bikes

  • Critic describe so perfext
    Shouldn’t pay extra 28000 because of 0.1 or 0.5 mm difference (no mean)
    And also with an average battery with no kick thats not Acceptable,,After all these bikes are not varied by the of elite so too much waste of money,,,
    So no thanks.


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