In a move that has left motorcycle enthusiasts scratching their heads, Yamaha Motor Pakistan has unveiled the “all-new Yamaha YB125Z-DX” weeks after increasing its price by Rs. 17,000. However, the excitement surrounding the launch is dampened by the revelation that the “new model” brings nothing substantial to the table, offering only new stickers. This strategy of minimal changes accompanied by a price hike has become a trademark move for Yamaha.
The All-New Yamaha YB125Z-DX
The updated Yamaha YB125Z-DX, despite its billing as an “all-new” model, brings forth only cosmetic alterations. New stickers adorn the motorcycle, providing a fresh look. The color options now include metallic gray, red, and black, adding a touch of variety to the lineup.
Disappointingly, beneath the surface, the YB125Z-DX retains its features without any significant upgrades. The mechanical aspects, performance, and functionality remain unchanged, raising questions about the justification for the substantial price increase.
Rs. 440,500 Price Tag
The decision to increase the price by Rs. 17,000, taking the Yamaha YB125Z-DX’s price to Rs. 440,500, has stirred controversy. The lack of substantial enhancements or technological advancements accompanying the price hike has garnered criticism from the motorcycle community.
Yamaha’s consistent strategy of introducing “new models” with minimal changes has become a point of contention. Critics argue that these updates often amount to no more than a new sticker, minor aesthetic adjustments, and an accompanying increase in price, leaving consumers questioning the value proposition.
The motorcycle community has not shied away from expressing its discontent with Yamaha’s approach. Widespread criticism follows each launch, with enthusiasts expecting more significant innovations or improvements rather than just superficial changes.
Despite facing backlash, Yamaha seems unwavering in its commitment to the current strategy. The lack of substantial shifts in approach indicates that the company is yet to heed the calls for more meaningful updates and improvements.