125cc bikes Specs Comparison

125cc Bikes Specs Comparison

125cc Bikes Compared

Yamaha Saluto 125 vs Hero Glamour PGM-Fi vs Honda CB Shine:

Yamaha's Saluto is the newest of the 125cc bikes in India with an affordable price tag of Rs.52,000, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Saluto takes on the Hero Glamour & Honda CB Shine in the premium commuter segment. So, we compare the three 125cc bikes - Yamaha Saluto 125, Hero Glamour and Honda CB Shine in the premium commuter segment.

Engine & Transmission:

As far as the engine goes, all the three bikes have a 125cc engine. Among them, the Honda CB Shine has the most power, delivering a good 7.86 kW which is higher than the Hero Glamour and Yamaha Saluto that gives only 6.1 kW. Among the three, the CB Shine’s higher torque value of 10.54 Nm is almost at par with the Glamour’s 10.35 Nm & Yamaha Saluto’s 10.1 Nm. All the three 125cc bikes get by a 4-speed gearbox.



Specifications:

Following is the specs comparison of the 125cc bikes.

Model

Yamaha Saluto 125

Hero Glamour PGM-Fi

Honda CB Shine



Engine type

Air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve with Blue Core

Air cooled, OHC with PGM-Fi

Air cooled with HET

Displacement (cc)

125

124.8

124.7

Horse Power (kW)

6.1

6.72

7.86

Maximum torque

10.1 Nm

10.35 Nm

10.54Nm

Starting System

Electric & Kick-start

Electric & Kick-start

Electric & Kick-start

No. Of Cylinders

1

1

1

Average (Kmpl)*

78

81

65

Clutch type

Wet, multiple-disc

Multi-plate Wet

N/S

Transmission

4-speed

4-speed

4-speed

Ignition system type

CDI

DC - FTi

N/S

Fuel supply

Carburetor

EFi

Carburetor

Battery

12V, 5.0Ah

12 V, 3.0 Ah

12 V, 3.0 Ah

*Under Test Conditions as claimed by the manufacturers

All the three 125cc bikes are equipped with the kick & electric start option.

Fuel Efficiency:

In the fuel economy, the Hero Glamour with PGM-Fi delivers a mileage of 81 Km/L - the highest of the three. Following is the Saluto 125 which gives 78 Km/L. The CB Shine delivers 65 Km/L. So, overall, the Glamour delivers the ideal combination of the power & mileage in the 125cc segment.

Suspension:

All the bikes compared here do offer a telescopic-hydraulic suspension on the front which is common to all. On the rear, Saluto & Glamour provide a Swing arm suspension & hydraulic shockers, which provides better ride quality.

Model

Yamaha Saluto 125

Hero Glamour PGM-Fi

Honda CB Shine

Frame type

Diamond

Tubular double cradle

Diamond

Suspension type(Front)

Telescopic fork

Telescopic Hydraulic

Telescopic

Suspension type(Rear)

Swing-arm

Swing Arm hydraulic

Spring loaded hydraulic

Wheels & Tyres:

All the three bikes provide bigger 18” wheels. All these bikes provide alloy wheels, which add to the ride comfort. The tire size on all the three bikes is also the same.

Brakes:

Model

Yamaha Saluto 125

Hero Glamour PGM-Fi

Honda CB Shine

Brake (Front)

Drum

240 mm Disc / 130 mm Drum

240 mm Disc / 130 mm Drum

Brake (Rear)

Drum

130 mm Drum

130 mm Drum

The particular models compared here provide drum brakes on front & rear. The front drum brake on the Hero Glamour & Honda CB Shine is of 130mm dia. whereas that on the Yamaha Saluto, this data is not given. The rear drum brake on both Hero Glamour & CB Shine is of 130mm dia. Hero Glamour & Honda CB Shine also come with optional disc brakes on the front. However, Yamaha Saluto only has drum brakes.

Dimensions:

Model

Yamaha Saluto 125

Hero Glamour PGM-Fi

Honda CB Shine

Overall Length × Width × Height (mm)

2035 x 700 x 1080

2005 x 735 x 1070

2014 x 762 x 1071

Kerb Weight (kg)

112

129

118

Wheelbase (mm)

1265

1265

1266

Ground clearance (mm)

180

150

157

Fuel tank capacity (liters)

7.6

12

10.5

The Saluto is the longest among them with 2035 mm length. The CB Shine is widest with 762 mm width. All the three 125cc bikes have an almost equal wheelbase of 1265mm. However, Saluto has the highest ground clearance of 180mm; making it ideal for rural road conditions. With the highest mileage of 81 Km/L and biggest fuel tank of 12 liters, the Glamour could cover more distance in its journey. While with just 112 kg, Yamaha Saluto’s is the lightest bike among the three 125cc bikes which will make handling easier for the rider….!!!

Price:

Model

Yamaha Saluto 125

Hero Glamour PGM-Fi

Honda CB Shine

Price: (Ex-showroom)

Rs. 52,000/-

Rs. 55,925/-

55,524/-

Yamaha Saluto has a very competitive price. With a mileage of 78 Km/L and price-tag of only Rs. 52,000/-, the Saluto is the cheapest 125cc bike among the three.…!!!

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