With all due respect, I have been yearning for the GS150 since back in 2008 when I got my first job. The cafe racer retro looks just appealed me more than anything. Back in the day I believe I don't even remember the year but a friend seated me on a GS150 these were the days when the bike retailed around 80k. And to me the acceleration was just plain awesome, but I only fell in love when I had the money with my first job in 2008 (simple economics)
Fast forward to today, only in the last 2 years I have seen gs150's burst onto the road and I still remember the time when people would not touch this bike with a stick that's how strong Honda was and is. The day the YBR125 was spotted by me on these forums it has become such a desire for me to own that it pawns all my love for the gs150 and suddenly the gs150 seems so dated that even the en150 looks unappealing to me now. So everything aside I just got a bonus little over the price of a YBR125, wife's got no problem with me on how I spend it and I am so torn between buying the YBR125 or investing the money in a mutual fund till a little more competition comes in, so thanks to Yamaha for making me feel like I can afford something decent.
People who are worried about Yamaha not succeeding, you have to understand they are the only manufacturer in Pakistan who came in with a export strategy, introducing bikes in Pakistan is not a big deal for them even when Honda has majority share. At the end of the day they are going to send a lot of these out of Pakistan, a big company like Yamaha can't come and disrupt the market on the expectation that they will sell a few thousand units, the strategy has to be much more than that to enter the market.