Yamaha Saluto 125 Drum Brake UBS

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 59,880
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Yamaha Saluto 125 Drum Brake
Braking System Anti-Lock Braking System
Current Status Available
Body Type Commuter
Fuel Type Petrol
Mileage 55-65 kmpl (Approx.)
Top Speed 98 kmph
Price in India Yamaha Saluto 125 Drum Brake is priced at INR 59,880 in India (Ex-Showroom)
Shades Brave Black and Victory Red
Official Tagline Mileage Tujhe Salaam
Warranty in India 2 Years or 30,000 kms (whichever is earlier)
Vehicle Overview Saluto is a 125cc commuter from the Japanese manufacturer, rivaling Honda CB Shine, Hero Glamour and TVS Phoenix in its segment. It is priced well and offers disc as well as drum brake variants. It even carries a special Matt Green paint job that commands a premium of INR 1000 over the regular model pricing. Saluto is powered by a 125cc, air cooled engine producing 8.18 BHP and 10.1 Nm of torque. It weighs just 112 kg, providing the rider with ample torque for comfortable city riding. The motorcycle claims a top speed of 98 kmph and a mileage of around 60 kmpl.
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Fuel System Carburettor
Cooling Air Cooling
Displacement 125 cc
Maximum Power 8.3 HP @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque 10.1 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Emission Standard BS4
Ignition CDI (capacitor discharge ignition)
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Bore 52.4 mm
Stroke 57.9 mm
Cylinder Layout Forward-inclined single cylinder
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Number of Gears 4
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.409 (75/22)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 3.214 (45/14)
BRAKES & TYRES
Front Brake Drum 130mm dia
Rear Brake Drum 130mm dia
ABS
Front Tyre 80/100-18 47P Tubeless
Rear Tyre 80/100-18 54P Tubeless
Front Wheel 18-inch
Rear Wheel 18-inch
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Swing Arm
Frame Diamond
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 2035 mm
Overall Width 710 mm
Overall Height 1080 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Seat Height 805 mm
Wheelbase 1265 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 114 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.6 litres
Oil tank capacity 1.10 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Analog
Tachometer
Trip Meter
Odometer Analog
Fuel Gauge Analog
BATTERY & LIGHTING
Pass Light
Battery Type MF
Capacity 5.0Ah/5.0Ah(10HR)
Voltage 12V
Head Light Halogen bulb 12V,35/35W×1
Tail Light 12V,21 / 5W × 1
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V,10W
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V,10W
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Pillion Grabrail
Pillion Footrest
Engine Kill Switch
Stand Alarm
Electric Start
Miscellaneous Information
Caster Angle 26 degree
Trail 91mm

Yamaha Saluto 125 Drum Brake UBS Review

11 Sep, 2018 08:38 PM

Overview

Yamaha has always presented its motorcycles in a very aggressive form, doesn't matter its 125 cc or a 1000 cc machine. It recently launched its new commuter, the Saluto 125, which shows some mix of the SZ and Crux DNA. The bike looks pretty good for the segment and specifications by Yamaha has made the deal more interesting. The front of the Yamaha Saluto 125 resembles the beak of an eagle, which a lot more aggression than other 125 cc bikes, making it an attractive yet economical offering. Whole of the body has muscular edges and at no angle you can guess that the bike is made with more orientation toward the economic sector of the society. The long and edgy exhaust has been kept black which matches with the body and creates a perfect shot from every angle. The negligible fairing near the fuel tank looks appealing and silently performs its beautifying function.

Yamaha has developed a new 1-cylinder, 125cc engine for the Saluto which uses the Yamaha Blue Core technology in order to provide refined performance and mileage. It produces 8.18 BHP @ 7000 rpm and 10.1 NM @ 4500 rpm. The engine is surprisingly mated to a 4-speed gearbox, and more surprisingly giving a mileage of 78 kmpl. The problem of gear changing at regular intervals will be solved with this, but the 5th gear would be sorely missed on the highway. The engine remains air-cooled. Being a commuter motorcycle, the Saluto 125 will be a very comfortable ride with its upright sitting position and a normal design handlebar. City riding would be pleased with the 4-speed transmission as gear changing at lower speeds would be avoided many times with its high torque value. The seat is said to be longest in its class, making it comfortable offering for longer rides also. The seat height has been kept average, taking in account the comfort of riders with a medium or short height.

Braking has been assigned to 130 mm drum brakes for both the front and rear wheel. A disc brake of 240 mm was most expected from Yamaha, but they missed on it. Front gets the telescopic forks whereas rear gets a pair of shock absorber, 1 for each side. This sounds old but truly saying, a monoshock would not have suited the decent image of the bike. The Saluto 125 is available in two very decent yet attractive shades namely Brave Black and Victory Red. The use of black parts including the exhaust and other cowls has made it look more aggressive in both the colors, specially the combination of Red with Black parts looks amazing. Yamaha missed the fact that India is getting safety oriented and it should have at-least added an optional trim with a disc brake. Every other bike in the competition is offering one and they have a lot of time to think over it. Rest everything feels warm for the newcomer. Hope, Yamaha makes a mark this time.

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(8 users found this helpful)

I will not recommend this one. ... read more

Best Features: Built quality

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Engine quality and mileage

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(9 users found this helpful)

Great look and best mileage..smooth riding so rider would not get tried ... read more

Best Features: Light weight so everyone ride this bike.. spare part full fabrics.. great look.

Pros: Great look..good mileage.pickup is very good.handling is very comfort for Everyone.

Cons: Gear shifting noise is very high.

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