Yamaha Saluto 125

Yamaha Motor India launched the new, refreshed Saluto 125 cc commuter motorcycle today, at a price of INR 54,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).  Along with a new disk brake, the new Yamaha Saluto comes in four new colors, Glory Green, Bold Blue, Dashing White and Majestic Red and will be available at all Yamaha authorized dealers across India.

The new 125cc Saluto’s specs remain unchanged with the same Air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2- Valve engine based on the Blue Core Engine Development ideal. Armed with the lightest weight in its class at 113 kg, the Saluto boasts of a mileage of 78 kmpl. The new Saluto will be manufactured by Yamaha Motor’s group company, IYM (India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.) and sold by YMIS (Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.).

Design & Style

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.

Engine & Performance

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.

Type Commuter
Status Available
Official Tagline Mileage Tujhe Salaam
Shades/Colors Brave Black and Victory Red
Frame/Chassis Diamond
Displacement 125 cc
Maximum Power 8.18 Bhp @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque 10.1 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Engine Description Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Cooling Air Cooling
Fuel System Carburettor
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
Gearbox 4-gear Constant mesh
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.409 (75/22)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 3.214 (45/14)
Front Brake Drum 130mm dia
Rear Brake Drum 130mm dia
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Swing Arm
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 Yes
Alloy Wheels Yes
Battery Type MF
Capacity 5.0Ah/5.0Ah(10HR)
Voltage 12V
Overall Length 2035 mm
Overall Width 700 mm
Overall Height 1080 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Seat Height 805 mm
Wheelbase 1265 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 112 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.6 litres
Oil tank capacity 1.10 litres
Mileage (Certified) 78 kmpl
Speedometer Analog
Tachometer No
Trip Meter No
Odometer Analog
Fuel Gauge Analog
Pillion Grabrail Yes
Pillion Backrest No
Pillion Footrest Yes
Engine Kill Switch Yes
Stand Alarm Yes
Pass Light Yes
Electric Start Yes
Caster Angle 26 degree
Trail 91mm
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


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