Hi friends, I have bought new SS 125(Black & Blue) just a week ago. Here I have shared my experience and apologize for my bad english.
After many more research and confusions between SZ-S and SS125 I just ticked 125..
As far as I heared everyone blamed on SZ series bikes as they have poor milege in 150 CC segment. I need performance as well as milege because I'm not rididng any 500 or 1000CC bikes. Also the showroom guys told SS 125 will give 15 Kms above than SZ(God knows the truth).
I was searching bike about 2 months and I selected SS 125, but again Honda Stunner came in to mind and thought of going for that. I called all the Honda showroom in bangalore and asked about the Stunner, the only reply from executives was that the bike stopped for south India. If you need stunner bike, pay 10000 and give us time around 3 to 4 months. We'll book it and give you. I said no problem I'll call you later.
Finally the day came(Saturday) I went to Yamaha showroom which is in Jayanagar and paid advance for SS 125. They told me that I can take my bike delivery on Monday.
Monday morning I called and they told me "your bike will be ready by 4.00 PM". I reached showroom by 5. 30 PM as there was huge traffic in the evening. I paid hot cash and got the invoice and they told me to wait for 30mins by the time they'll fix battery and additional fits. But I went to the place where my bike was. The bike looking so atractive and shines in white light.
I went near to my blue bird and looking at the dash board as I liked it much in this bike... I started looking at all the part of my bike and was happy. Just turned to right side and looked at the tank design and I found a small round scratch. Goddddd how it happended on a brand new show bike?? I informed this to mechanic who was fixing the battery. He told it wouldn't be visible when you look from long distance. I told in natural light it would be barely visible then the guy told me "speak to executive" and I informed them. I felt really bad because of this.
Executive checked that and told "Sir we'll paste same colour sticker and the scratch will not be there". After all I said Ok and do whatever you can, as I was very eager to ride my bike on the day it self. One guy took me to stickering shop on my bike, I was pillion and the guy riding my bike. I scared because I don't know how that guy will drive my bike. I heard that the new bikes need to be run very carefully on it's run-in period. But the guy rode my bike very gently and stopped in a near by stickering shop. Stickering shop guys tried matching colours and failed to hide that. We came back to the bike showroom and sales executive tried to convince me saying after the stickering work scratch is really invisible, no worries. But I wasn't satisfied because of that sticket wasn't matching at all with company's sticker. Sales executive, mechanic and me were standing inside the show rooom and speaking for long time then the show room owner came and asked what's the problem? Executive explained to him and he told change the tank immediately from another bike and deliver it. My bad luck there was no blue bike and executive told the same to owner. And then he told me we'll change the tank and deliver it tomorrow at any cost. I have no other option to do and started back to home around 8.30 PM by bus with big disappointment.
Next day executive called and told me your bike is ready, you can come and take but my sister had advised me not take deliver for next two days as the dasy are not good. Again 2days badly missing my bike.
The 3rd day I went there and the showed me bike stating we have changed the tank, you can check and take. This time I checked top to bottom and found everythig fine. I was speaking to executive about the bike registation and all by time mechanic brought out side of the showroom and parked.
I sarted ignition and sat on my blue bird, felt really pride. Change the gear from neutral to first, slowly started moving from there and felt flying over the air. After noon there was huge traffic in silk board road and I slowly riding my bike and enjoyed the first ride, it was best ride ever. In many places I saw people looking at my bike as this bike model was not much on the road. I was riding below 50 Kms/hr and reached my manson. I took picture and shared with my sis and friends. The same day evening me and my sis went to madiwala to buy things.Put petrol only two litres and started on the e-city flyover( 8kms), it was drizling and felt so happy to ride bike in that evening. Came back to home and found 37 kms done for the day. The next day went to temple and adorned with flowers. I parked my bike under shelter in our apartment and went to native place. Three days I was in my native but my thoughts were at my bike. Came back on Tuesday first work I did was started bike and roming e-city. The same day I called and asked about registration and showroom people told evrything is done, come and get the documents. Next day went and collect the document and asked them to put seat cover and hand grip. Later I asked them to fit one bumper in free of cost but they said it'll cost Rs.525, if you want fix the bumper then leave seat cover & grip as they are same cost. I agreed b'coz the bumper was single bar as I expected. I left the showroom and went some place in madiwala and completed 100 Kms by the way to home.
As I heard from people that new bikes to running below 50kms/hr on it's run-in period, I'm driving less than 55kms/hr and less than 4200 RPM. I belive if I follow this till 1500kms or 2000 kms, there after I'll get good oprformance and engine life.
Till now I felt nothing bad about my vehichle but still.....
1.Engine shuts off when it's idle, after riding 5-10 kms it looks to be normal and no problem.
2.The right foot rest is hits on my leg every time when I do kick start.
3.LLET(lack of low end torque), 2nd gear is needed every time while slowing down the bike to 20- 25 kms/hr to go normaly otherwise(if try go on 3rd gear) the bike piston makes more sound.
4.Feeling to have one more gear on this bike (some times
5.As SS80 mentioned, poor headlight range and brightness. If there is a street light you don't feel that the healight is ON
. Infact I still didn't drive in full dark.
Liked in this bike.....
1.Smoothnes, Wow Yamaha is really great....
2.Lookwise, it makes people to turn their head.
3.Front disk grip is improving day by bay but rear brake is not so...
4.Milege, at 80 Kms my bike got reserved and filled exact 1ltr. Now it's 125km on the odometer and still on main. I guess it'll reserve between 130 to 135 kms, Let's see the milege then.
5.Seats are very spongy and lengthy. So happy in this spec, because I used to drive my brother-in law's Twister bike and felt so congested when pillion sits one sided also there is no proper holder...
6.Wight - It's very easy to park or move as the bike's weight is not much.(I'm just 58 Kgs
First day snaps...