Yamaha Saluto is slowly becoming the first choice of the cost-conscious family man.
The newly introduced Yamaha Saluto 125 is a practical mix of the SZ and Crux DNA. This makes it both efficient and economic…a truly family bike.
For a 125cc bike, Yamaha Saluto certainly has the looks making it an attractive proposition for people from all walks of life. The sleek body frame with a tapering fuel tank, flush with the long seat, concluding in a grab rail imparts both style and sobriety. A resin tank cover adds to the bikes dynamic styling and the black-coloured long exhaust contrasts nicely with the body to give this bike a perfect look.
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A basic instrument console features a two-pod layout with an analogue speedometer, an odometer and the standard light indicators.
The bike is based on the Blue Core technology that provides its new air-cooled, 1-cylinder, 125cc engine more compact combustion chamber, than its previous 125cc models. It also has the lightest weight of 112 kgs in its class, thanks to its completely lightweight design. Mated to a 4-speed gearbox, the engine produces 8.18 BHP at 7000 rpm and 10.1 Nm at 4500 rpm. The engine has super pick up and imparts vibration-free running. It is also highly responsive and easy to handle under all conditions.
This family bike is not only comfortable for the rider, but the entire family too, since the seat height takes into account the comfort of riders with a medium or short height. Its long seat, longest in its class, makes for a comfortable ride. The normal handlebar is designed for upright sitting position, making the ride smooth and unhindered. With the 4-speed transmission with high torque value obviates the need for frequent gear changing at lower speeds.
The bike is economical and gives around 78 kmpl in the city and more on highways.
The Comfort and Safety:
Whether it is the driver or the pillion, the new Saluto’s suspension, footrests and seat all cater to enhanced riding comfort. Efficient braking system, comprising 130 mm drum brakes for both the front and rear wheel, makes the bike safe on the road. The front telescopic forks and rear shock absorbers help to make the ride smooth. The tubeless tyres offer good control over the bike and minimise pinch-flats even in most bike-unfriendly terrains. Whats more, its good ground clearance of 180mm ensures that the bike is able to negotiate the roughest roads with the greatest ease.
Two distinctive colours to choose from: Brave Black and Victory Red.
To make it popular amongst the masses, Yamaha has pitched the price for its bike with electric start and drum brakes at an affordable Rs.54,000
As a family bike, Yamaha Saluto passes muster, but it would have done well to include an optional trim with a disc brake to make it a safer ride, since its competitors are offering this. Yamaha Saluto is a craze among riders.The reason is durability and uniqueness in it. A rider needs a vehicle which will remain loyal on budge roads and this is what where saluto takes the lead. A superb economical bike is clear meaning definition of Saluto.
There can be stiff competition to this one, but it has a brand name of Yamaha. Yamaha is known for producing superb and mileage bikes. Do not rake risk with brand. Follow the best. Follow the trend. Say yes to Yamaha.
Have a safe riding experience.