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    Asalam o alaikum
    Its my first ever post here although i have been following the forum for quite a while. I have gone from post to post looking for answers but it led me to this.
    So i urge all the experienced guys to help me out in suggesting the best out of the options we currently have.
    I want to buy a new bike and currently i own a honda cd dream 70cc 2014 which was my first bike. Now i am interested in buying a new bike be it suzuki gs 150(my choice) or yamaha ybr 125/125g. I never considered honda cg 125 classic, cg dream nor deluxe because there is nothing new about their bikes and prices keep on rising every year.(no offence to honda owners and fans i own a honda 70cc as well but we deserve more than a 1970 model atleast).
    My daily commute is around 80-90 km so i'd prefer comfort and quality. I dont care about the mileage as long as my butt doesnt hurt while en route.
    Suzuki gs 150 being my first preference as it has power and comfort but i have a doubt regarding its quality. I have gone through many posts where i have read that pak suzuki bikes are not known for quality, so plz help me out here on buying new bike would i have to face problems ?
    Secondly yamaha ybr 125, its a nice bike and as far as i have heard it has no viberation. Yea it comes with its pros and cons and expensive parts being one, other being missing issue in it.
    Third and last resort ravi piaggio storm 125.
    Please help me out making a decision which i wont regret later on.
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    Go for a brand new GS 150 you wont regret it. Its comfy and responsive at the same time. I my self bought it last month and I am enjoying it even though I used to drive car for daily office commute and was using it for last 9 years but terrible traffic situation in karachi forced me to buy a bike and I was as confused as you are in taking a decision on which one to buy. I went to market and test ride honda cg 125, yamaha ybr 125 and gs 150 and found it to be the best among them and bought it. ODO has clocked 1100 kms in 2 months and I enjoy every ride hope this helps


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    Thanks for the help @ aantherax. I know bike is comfy and powerful but my concern is about its quality. Is the quality on par?

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    For smooth ride and comfort drive then go for suzuki gd-110 bike


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1747 View Post
    For smooth ride and comfort drive then go for suzuki gd-110 bike


    Mirza
    Gd 110 would be out of context i guess. Out of 125cc/150cc suzuki,yamaha or ravi piaggio. I considered suzuki gs 150 but still i have doubt about its quality so if u have any idea about the quality could u guide me on that plz
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    go for yama ybr 125!!!

    good durable bikes atleast it parts is authentic!
    R.I.P BABRUS ABBAS QAISER....will miss u bro....i got a memories but not u....

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    After reading your @sparx6 starting post IMHO, YBR suits you more for the following reasons, (I do not own any, I am telling you as per the reviews here and on face with different owners).

    1. Your daily commute is 80 - 90 kms so your first priority would be comfort + economy + reliability. YBR is ahead in comfort and reliability as it has comparatively better quality. Seating position is talked in general better than GS plus YBR has better suspension overall.

    2. GS are not good at braking at higher speeds whereas YBR is already known for its good breaking ability.

    3. One fellow did make a comparison on the vibrations aspect and he said both bikes are less on vibrations but again YBR is ahead in this department.

    4. GS is ahead in terms of power but YBR is not far behind. You are coming from a 70cc class so you wont be feeling this issue in a great deal. Again, for daily routine we generally put more weight on the comfort and economy rather than the power. I know power matters that's why people prefer 125/150 over 70s or 100s. But 125 n 150 is not huge difference.

    5. As far as I have heard both are almost equal on the acceleration. But GS is generally ahead due to CC advantage.

    6. YBR has low ground clearance in comparison but then it makes YBR more grippy.

    7. YBR is more silent so its upto you.

    8. YBR has many other advantage over GS like disc break, gear indicator, fuel guage.
    Bara CG-125 bana phirta hai jou Sprinter say derta hai ....

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    very nicely in detail expained by respected fellow abdulrehmanrauf i also highly recommend
    ybr as your thoughts meets ybr you are not of what majority of pakistan thinks so ybr is best
    choice for your considering comfort and km's you daily ride on bike currently biggest issue
    in ybr is very very expensive parts but if you drive carefully inshAllah you would not need parts
    you need to take extra care of ybr specially because of this extreme expensive parts
    i would not recommend gs at all too much complains very low quality much better investing this
    much money on latest machine like ybr

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    I bought a new GS150 about 5 months ago (ran ~4500km till now). Here are some problems and observations I've come across:

    1. One side mirror caught rust in the first month.

    2. Very poor rear brake shoe. Already replaced twice within 3000kms. (Rs.350)

    3. Rear brake light switch replaced once (Rs.70). I get my bike washed twice a month at least and this switch is exposed so thats probably why it stopped working.

    4. Headlight bulb replaced once due to high beam not working. Again due to water from wash.

    5. Bike did missing but was reduced after some running and fixed after first tuning.

    Quality wise the bike is average. Not good but not that bad as some people say. It reqiures some care from your side. Parts are cheap and easily available. Engine wise the bike is seriously good. My bike reaches 100 km/h instantly without vibration without me noticing. Ride is very comfortable as well. Seat was very hard when it was new and still is somewhat. So if you have daily commute of 80-90km, then you should change or modify the seat. Average of my bike is ~45km/liter so its very good.

    Also, I would urge you to seriously reconsider GD110S. Its better in almost every way than GS150. And don't be fooled by 110cc vs 150cc. It can easily keep up with GS150 in speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdulrehmanrauf View Post
    After reading your @sparx6 starting post IMHO, YBR suits you more for the following reasons, (I do not own any, I am telling you as per the reviews here and on face with different owners).

    1. Your daily commute is 80 - 90 kms so your first priority would be comfort + economy + reliability. YBR is ahead in comfort and reliability as it has comparatively better quality. Seating position is talked in general better than GS plus YBR has better suspension overall.

    2. GS are not good at braking at higher speeds whereas YBR is already known for its good breaking ability.

    3. One fellow did make a comparison on the vibrations aspect and he said both bikes are less on vibrations but again YBR is ahead in this department.

    4. GS is ahead in terms of power but YBR is not far behind. You are coming from a 70cc class so you wont be feeling this issue in a great deal. Again, for daily routine we generally put more weight on the comfort and economy rather than the power. I know power matters that's why people prefer 125/150 over 70s or 100s. But 125 n 150 is not huge difference.

    5. As far as I have heard both are almost equal on the acceleration. But GS is generally ahead due to CC advantage.

    6. YBR has low ground clearance in comparison but then it makes YBR more grippy.

    7. YBR is more silent so its upto you.

    8. YBR has many other advantage over GS like disc break, gear indicator, fuel guage.
    Thanks for such a indepth comparison between the two. I was really going to buy a gs tomorrow but considering above pointers i might visit yamaha showroom once more as i personally feel yamaha had brought a change by introducing something new in the market. What held me back in buying it were the missing and not having good machenics.

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    @AamirMughal thanks for sharing your experience with gs. About Gd110s i'd visit paksuzuki n yamaha 1 final time before making my final decision.

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    I think this is more than a hype of missing against YBR. I am not a one who can claim but I may want to share some links which are practical proofs about performance of this bike. There are cases of missing in YBR but then you will also find such cases in any other bike. Its just a matter of fine tuning. Really sorry if I feel like blind fan of some

    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/mot...-4#post4932834

    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/yam...-2#post4807262

    And there might not be an issue of finding good mechanic for you especially you live in Karachi. If you do not find any good Yamaha specialist then a Suzuki guy can do very good for you. I think there is not much difference (tuning wise) in YBR and a GS, same carburetor technology you can think of.



    Quote Originally Posted by sparx6 View Post
    Thanks for such a indepth comparison between the two. I was really going to buy a gs tomorrow but considering above pointers i might visit yamaha showroom once more as i personally feel yamaha had brought a change by introducing something new in the market. What held me back in buying it were the missing and not having good machenics.
    Bara CG-125 bana phirta hai jou Sprinter say derta hai ....

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    I have GS150 with me from last two years it has clocked 23k on odo i have not faced any major problem until now after using of two years i am still enjoying its ride & its still going so strong bro you can go for it eyes closed & as for as yamaha ybr its engine quality is not up to mark my cousin have this bike & i have listen too many annoying noises coming from its engine A new bike does not have these kind of noises here in this forum people have their own maked imaginations ybr is a 125cc bike & its fuel average is below 40km/L on other side gs is 150cc & reach on 100km/h in no time its fuel average is above 45km/L choice is yours

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    Same situation .. But finally Made up my mind in buying suzuki GD 110s ..

    In sha Allah


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    Quality wise YBR is better but performance wise GS is


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    salam to all brothers ...!!

    i read every comment in this post ...
    in my opinion .....

    you go for Suzuki GD-110 ....
    it is more comfortable then YBR .... GS-150
    more good then YBR in fuel average ...... approx GD-110 .. 48-50 /ltr (self check)
    Mechanics are now familiar about the Suzuki's bike problem in journal body and engine both @ KHI

    after all choice iz yours ....!!

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    Guyz I am also having a confused mind whether to go for GS 150 or YBR125. And after reading the whole thread, I still don't know which one to select because half of the friends recommended GS 150 and half of them YBR125. Please help.....

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    @Haffaz: suggestions over here are based on individual experiences. When u compare gs and ybr head to head you will find both have their own pros and cons.
    I have done a test drive of both. ybr is awesome in terms of quality, handling and comfort. You can rely on its breaks i loved it for this.
    Gs on the other hand is a tourer , powerfull and cheap to maintain.it has bad quality and bad brakes. You'd need to install disk brakes in it and you will love it.
    This thread helped me to make a decision and i will be buying ybr by the end of this month inshallah.

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    Dear @Haffaz, you are confused because you are solely relying upon others opinion. Now you have the reviews, sit back and relax and think what is your need and suits you more. If you are looking for a perfect solution then I am afraid there would be none. You just need to weigh your options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haffaz View Post
    Guyz I am also having a confused mind whether to go for GS 150 or YBR125. And after reading the whole thread, I still don't know which one to select because half of the friends recommended GS 150 and half of them YBR125. Please help.....
    Good to know that you have decided as per your need.

    Quote Originally Posted by sparx6 View Post
    @Haffaz: suggestions over here are based on individual experiences. When u compare gs and ybr head to head you will find both have their own pros and cons.
    I have done a test drive of both. ybr is awesome in terms of quality, handling and comfort. You can rely on its breaks i loved it for this.
    Gs on the other hand is a tourer , powerfull and cheap to maintain.it has bad quality and bad brakes. You'd need to install disk brakes in it and you will love it.
    This thread helped me to make a decision and i will be buying ybr by the end of this month inshallah.
    Bara CG-125 bana phirta hai jou Sprinter say derta hai ....

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    Ybr is out in the market for sale just 4 to 500 km run .. Its quite heavy and complex gear shifts .. If u want a bike for long and straight tours then yBr is good but if u keep a bike in a city on rushy areas having tight turns and breakers n jumps then it is not recomended it has low acceleration(pickup)
    So for bussy use GD is best
    yBr is just for looks on long tours


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