India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.
has launched its latest entry level bike ‘Saluto RX’, an affordable and smart
street bike specially designed for Indian roads. The Saluto RX comes at a price
of Rs. 46,400 (ex-showroom Delhi) and offers a mileage of 82 kmpl (under
standard test conditions).
The Saluto RX mounts a newly
developed air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 110cc, 2-valve single-cylinder engine.
Based on the Blue Core Engine Development concept, it is powered by a new
engine with a more compact combustion chamber than previous 110cc models
released by the company. The engine, frame and wheels have comprehensive
weight-reducing designs that contribute to the model’s overall fuel efficiency.
The new model has the lightest weight in its class at 98 kgs, which is
approximately 22 kgs lighter than the company’s previous models in its class.
This bike is targeted towards
young men who are looking for comfort and a sporty look with great fuel
efficiency at an affordable price. Some of the key features include 1) Sporty
exterior body design 2) Lightweight yet robust body makes it extremely user
friendly 3) Easy handling and comfortable performance while riding 4) All-new
engine with improved fuel economy @ 82 kmpl. The Saluto RX comes with a
suspension of front – telescopic fork and rear – swing arm. The maximum torque
is 8.5 Nm @ 4500 rpm. The bike is being offered in Matte Black, Breezy Blue,
Inspiring Red and Gleaming Black colours.
Masaki Asano, Managing
Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said “India is the largest two
wheeler market in the world with nearly 16 million units sold last year and is
a strategically important market for Yamaha. Known globally for the passion to
put all of their engineering skills to develop models with notable results,
Yamaha has always believed in offering custom made products by taking into
account roads and traffic conditions. Being committed towards India, the launch
of the unique 110 cc bike is a clear illustration of Yamaha’s endeavor to cater
to the aspirations of young India. Yamaha is very excited to launch this bike
and is confident this will be very well received by the target group.”
Roy Kurian, Vice President
Sales& Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “The 110 cc
commuter segment is by far the most competitive segment in the Indian market.
The Saluto RX is expected to attract buyers who prioritize style and
comfortable riding with affordability. Targeted towards the requirement of
tandem riding, the bike comes with an attractive price as well as alloy wheels
which are suitable for rural Indian roads. Yamaha’s first step to enter the
basic segment with the promise of quality and innovation will be backed by
Yamaha’s network expansion plans in tier II and tier III cities.”
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