I must say I am a little disappointed at Yamaha marketing team. They haven't used their experience gained from operating in international markets for such a long period. I mean it was such an anticipated product, yet showrooms have no flyers/brochures or any other giveaways for visitors. Very poor! Suzuki launched GD110 only 2 years ago and they at least had flyers and test-rides for the visitors at the time of launch.
The dealer I visited today rejected the idea of giving test rides suggesting "it suits only to those dealers who are sure their customers would not buy their machines unless they have not test driven them". I argued Suzuki offered test rides from the day 1 of GD launch and to-date it is doing pretty good in sales. To this he replied "Suzuki have company-operated showrooms, so company has given test vehicles to each showroom". So this means if people go to Yamaha showrooms and insist on getting a test drive before deciding to make a purchase, they would be forced to let authorities at Yamaha know to give them one test ride to each dealer or to major dealers.
Poor marketing team at Yamaha. Suzuki did great in this area.
And I feel the general build quality of GD is superior to YBR. I own a GD and I saw a YBR today. I am telling this just by looking at both. And this is only my opinion.