I remember back in 1998 when the 1st edition of Y125Z came out, I straight went to the Yamaha dealer and brought it, 1st Yamaha moped with monoshock! I even brought the GP edition when it first came out, when Valentino Rossi won his 1st title with Yamaha. Fast forward to 27th December 2017, Yamaha announced that this model will be discontinued. An end to an era of 125cc 2 strokers, there will be no further production and that means for the two-stroke motorcycle market has on Modenas Dynamik 120.
The last modified 125ZR model in the market is through limited edition of Movistar exclusively issued by 5000 units. It comes with serial number tags as well as authentication certificates.
Strict production smoke standards and Euro4 compliant regulation have begun to be implemented at the motorcycle production stage over the last 5 years. But the government is still allowing a leeway to 2 stroke motorbikes still in production but no new two-stroke motorcycle production has been approved since 2010. After a model has been terminated is not eligible for reissue an approval.
The last engine made by Hong Leong Yamaha brings almost 2 decades of iconic Y125Z variants in the country to an end.