Yamaha earlier introduced two commuter bikes such as Alba and Libero, that failed miserably in the Indian market. The pity situation made the company to come up with something even more competitive in the commuter segment that led them to bring another utility product christened as Yamaha YBR.
Yamaha YBR comes in two engine options viz. 125cc and 110cc. YBR 125 gets its power from 123cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that churns out a net power of 10.7bhp at 7,500rpm with a peak torque of 10.4Nm at 6,500rpm. On the other side, the 110cc variant is propelled by 106cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that generates a maximum power of 7.5bhp at 7,500rpm with a peak torque of 7.9Nm at 6,000rpm. Both comes paired with a four-speed constant mesh gearbox with well-spaced gear ratios that ensures a superior all-round performance. The bike progresses on 2.75-18" 4PR front and 3.00-18 6PR rear tyres that offer a good grip on the road. The stopping power is provided by reliable 130mm drum brakes that works well in all conditions. The suspension system comprises of telescopic forks at the front and coil spring assisted hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.
Being a commuter motorcycle, Yamaha YBR lacks the sportiness and eye-catchy elements altogether and comes with a plain and simple body styling. The bike comes with unique color combinations that make it look more desirable and pleasing. The fuel tank is designed elegantly that offers a good riding position to the rider. The sleek and long comfortable seat isn't top notch but still it provides enough comfort to both, the rider as well as pillion. Talking about the rear, the bike features a fascinating tail lamp unit that looks robust along with the clear lens turning blinkers.
Yamaha YBR has the body dimensions of 2,040mm x 715mm x 1,095mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,285mm and 185mm respectively. It has been assisted with a 13 liter fuel tank that gives it a long range without refuelling. The instrument console of the bike remains old and usual with analogue speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.