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Yamaha Philippines first EFI motorcycle: Will it be Vixion, R15, R125 or Jupiter z1?

Posted by on August 29

Today, Yamaha Motors Philippines Inc (YMPI)  just announce its launching of its first Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) motorcycle in the country.

Due to insistent public demand, Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc. will be having a Yamaha Club Day on Sept. 9, 2012 (Sunday) on the MOTORSHOW itself. Witness the unveiling of Yamaha’s First F.I. at SM Mall of Asia Atrium at 4:00PM onwards. ….

With the statement from the Yamaha itself, Im wondering what bike model will it be?
There are currently 4 EFI models that yamaha has, these are:

  • Yamaha Vixion/FZ150i – This was launched 5 years ago in indonesia, its a 150cc liquid cooled engine using EFI. Naked bike type
  • Yamaha R15 – Launched in india for indian market, but soon also in production for Australian market. Sports bike type
  • Yamaha R125- Originally for european market. Same specs with R15 but only 125cc engine.
  • Yamaha Jupiter Z1 – Just launched recently in indonesia, 115cc motorbike. agressively promoted by yamaha in MotoGP and this bike is the official service bike of Jorge Lorenzo in all MotoGP events.

So of all the above Yamaha EFI bikes,
Which one do you think will be introduced in the Philippines this coming Sept 9, 2012?

Below are the bikes you can choose:

Yamaha R125  – Surely wont be introduced here in Philippines due to high cost of production. In europe it cost P250k  and its only 125cc. Definitely not for Philippine market.

Yamaha YZF R125


Yamaha R15 – Rumors are spreading since last year that this bike will be introduced here by the factory. Although this model is sold locally thru imports by some dealers.
This will be a good bike if introduced here so that there  will be a competition with the CBR150 of Honda.
Yamaha doesn’t have any sports bike model for sale in the country.

Yamaha YZF R15


Vixion – I doubt, Pinoys love a big bike look than naked type bike. So surely Yamaha would prefer R15 over Vixion.
Unless they have a different marketing strategy

Yamaha Vixion FZ150i


Jupiter Z1 – I am 95% sure that this is the model that Yamaha Philippines will unveil this September 9!

Yamaha Jupiter z1

First, it is agressively marketed by Yamaha Motors Globally thru MotoGP.
Second, “Most” asians prefer underbone bikes as daily service bike compared to sports bike due to its simplicity and easy to drive for women.
Third, cheaper production cost, less materials compared to sports bike.

If i have a choice, i want R15 to be introduced here in the Philippines here so that Yamaha will also have a sports bike model in the market which Honda is currently dominating.

But given the reasons above, its JUPITER Z1 that will be launch this coming sept 9!
Hopefully im wrong!

If ever im wrong, i will give freebie to selected person who will comment on this blog. 🙂

(update: winner of the freebie contest, click here )

26 Responses to Yamaha Philippines first EFI motorcycle: Will it be Vixion, R15, R125 or Jupiter z1?

  1. Joel Soriano

    Both z1 and r1 dapat ang ma lauch para may choice ang mga buyers and consider din nila dapat ang mga scooter fans… launch na rin nila dapat ang MIO J at Mio SOUL GT. If this happen, Yamaha will surely dominate the market… Vroom Vroom

  2. berong

    R15 na yan.. wag na puro underbone.. kakasawa eh.. sportsbike na sana.. kaya naman ilabas ng yamaha phil yan eh.. sobra lang sila sa marketing kaya inuuna mga underbone

  3. Joel D. Soriano

    Its R15 for me sport bike to compete with CBR150.

  4. Tommy H. Yu

    i think Yamaha Jupiter Z1 coz it’s very practical bike…

  5. Ferdz

    watch out for the scooter 135cc to be launch on the 8th of September sa MOA!!!

  6. angel divera

    Yes this is cool! I hope this will be available soon. They say that yzf R125 will cost around P250K. Hmm I hope it will be around P100K+

  7. christopher go

    san po pwedi bumili ng yamaha soul i FI 115cc RED COLOR

  8. yves murray jurado

    mas maganda kung i launch nila yong r125 good lookz and more cheaper

  9. mark anthony dela cruz

    kaylan po lalabas ang yamaha vixion 150cc

  10. john ubalde

    san b may available yzf r125 may nakita na ko na may dala sa pasig nun. and mgkano kya?

  11. aljhon

    2014? Anung month kya? Sana first month of 2014 lng
    Gusto ko din kc yung vixion.. how much it will cost kya qng sakali?

  12. aljhon

    Can’t post??? Kelan kya yung vixion ma rrelease?

  13. rayemil john manabat

    if ever i like to purchase a yamaha yzf r125, where could i look for that model here in philippines? is it available now @ yamaha philippine market? thankyou and more power on your page…

  14. renan

    nakakita na po ako ng R15 dito sa pinas its so very cool and beautiful. i think mas maganda sya at maangas compare to cbr 150. i think its worth 164k

  15. mabien

    sana ung r125 nlng mas mganda ksi un kht sna 100k+ lang ung price niya

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  18. R15

    R15 na yan PRA may k compete ung CBR150

  19. mermz

    Meron na ba sa yamaha dealers ang r125… ??? Kung my meron po. Magkano?

  20. Julius Caesar Allagadan

    Yamaha Philippines should release the r125 instead of the r15, the r125 is a much good looking bike, nearer to the looks of it’s bigger predecessors.
    Why do they market better looking bikes for European country? It’s unfair, even though the r15 is stonger than the r125, the r125 is no doubt better looking. Filipinos love better looking bikes. I want the European r125 more than the r15. If the r15 has larger engine, then it should look better than the r125. It doesn’t make sense at all. You can physically see the astonishing difference by comparing the two pictures.
    What are you doing Yamaha? wake up now. Bring here the r125 and sure you’ll hit the big market! Trust me on this! I know what I’m saying, looks is better than performance nowadays.. Because looks can fool the crap out of you.

  21. Susan tabangcura

    Bili n rin kayo ng r15 v2.0 myrun n rin ako nito kapo-purchase ko lng mga brod lkas ang arangkada nito kmpara s mga like dis n big bike…

  22. Willy

    Bili n kayo mga brod/sis ng yamaha r15 v2.0 dami ng bumili dito s probinsya n like me ms maporwa kysa s ibang big bike na 150cc ms mhal p cla kysa nitong r15, sa porma d pahuholi at ang lkas pare sa takbohan at napagaan patabuhin kc try kona a eh at ito ang araw2 n gamit ko ngaun. Sulit ang presyo tala…