Yamaha Launches New 125cc Bike – Saluto 125 in India:
On 17 April, Yamaha Motor India launched its newest commuter bike - the Saluto 125 in India with an affordable price tag of Rs.52,000, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Saluto 125 which measures 2035mm in length, 1080mm in height; is 700mm wide with a wheelbase of 1265mm. Weighing just 112 kg, Saluto 125 is the lightest motorcycle in the premium commuter segment which increases its fuel efficiency by 10 per-cent as claimed by Yamaha. The Saluto 125 has a higher ground clearance of 180 mm. It has a muscular fuel tank (capacity: 7.6 litres) with new graphics. The Saluto 125 will take on the Bajaj Discover 125, Honda CB Shine, Suzuki Slingshot Plus & TVS Phoenix 125 in the premium commuter segment.
The Saluto 125 is powered by a newly designed single-cylinder, SOHC, 125 cc light-weight engine with a more compact combustion chamber; based on Yamaha’s 'Blue Core technology'. The engine churns out 8.2bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 10.1Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox and can deliver an impressive mileage of 78 kmpl, as claimed by Yamaha.
The front of the Saluto 125 is supported by telescopic forks while it has a swing-arm as the rear suspension. Front cowl is fitted with an aerodynamic wind screen to reduce wind resistance and give Saluto a bit sporty look. The Saluto 125 also provides an electric start, alloy wheels and the longest seat in the class, but comes without disc brakes.
Yamaha Saluto 125 Specifications:
|Engine type||Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve|
|Bore & Stroke||52.4mm x 57.9mm|
|Maximum Horse Power||6.1kW(8.3PS)/7000r/min|
|Maximum Torque||10.1 Nm( 1.0kgfm)/4500r/min|
|Starting System||Electric start & Kick start|
|Cylinder layout||Single cylinder|
|Clutch type||Wet, multiple-disc|
|Ignition system type||CDI (capacitor discharge ignition)|
|Carburetor Type/Fuel supply||Carburetor|
|Transmission type||Constant mesh, 4-speed|
|Overall Length × Width × Height||2,035mm x 700mm x 1,080mm|
|Weight (with oil and a full fuel tank)||112kg|
|Minimum ground clearance||180 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||7.6L|
|Engine oil capacity||1.10L|
|Seat height||805 mm|
|Suspension type (Front)||Telescopic fork|
|Suspension type (Rear)||Swing-arm|
|Brake type (Front/Rear)||Drum brake|
|Tire size (Front)||80/100-18 47P Tubeless|
|Tire size (Rear)||80/100-18 54P Tubeless|
Yamaha Saluto 125 Colours:
The Saluto 125 comes with only two colour options: Victory Red & Brave Black.
Note: All images, (Courtesy: Yamaha Motor India)
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