launched the new Saluto 125cc motorcycle in India with a price tag of Rs.
52,000/- (ex-showroom Delhi) which the company claims has been designed for the
“Economical and Practical Indian Family”.
The Saluto is
equipped with a Yamaha 125cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, air cooled
engine churning out 8.2bhp and 10.1Nm of torque mated to a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Housed above the engine is a 7.6 litre fuel tank. The front suspension is
telescopic fork and swingarm suspension at the rear with drum brakes at the
front and back. The Saluto is also fitted with an electric start button and
with all the equipment; the bike has a total weight of 112kg which is the
lightest of its class. The Saluto boasts of a mileage of 78 kmpl.
Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said: “The two wheeler
market in India reached 16 million units in 2014, thereby, becoming the world's
largest two-wheeler market. The Motorcycle market constitutes about 68% of the
total two wheeler market at 11 million units. Out of this, the 100-125cc
motorcycle class is the largest category at 9 million units, comprising
almost83% of the market. This is due to the economical nature of the category
(including fuel efficiency and prices) and its practicality as it is highly
praised by those purchasing a motorcycle for the first time, for pillion use,
or for sharing with the family. The new Saluto is intended to expand sales in
the largest demand category in India by offering one of the best fuel economy
performances in the 125cc class”.
Price (ex-showroom Delhi)
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