Yamaha Saluto with new engine launched at INR 52,000 – IAB Report [Images Updated]


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Lightest motorcycle in its class.

Yamaha today launched the Saluto commuter motorcycle at a price of INR 52,000, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. The Saluto is positioned in the commuter motorcycle segment (100-125 cc) which according to the company accounts for 9 million units per annum.

Yamaha Saluto Black front quarter press shots

Power for the Saluto comes from a newly-developed air-cooled, single-cylinder 125 cc engine, which has been developed under the brand’s Blue Core ideal. It features a more compact combustion chamber than Yamaha’s previous engines in this segment. This gives the Saluto the title of the lightest motorcycle in its class, at a mere 112 kg.

Yamaha rates the engine for 8.3 PS at 7,000 rpm and 10.1 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm, matched to a 4-speed transmission. The Saluto is good for 78 km/l.

Yamaha Saluto side press shots

The Saluto is equipped with drum brakes at both ends (130 mm). Based on a diamond frame, the motorcycle measures 2,035 mm in length, 700 mm in width, 1,080 mm in height and 1,265 mm in wheelbase with a ground clearance of 180 mm. It comes with a 7.6-liter fuel tank. A telescopic fork up front and a swingarm for the rear provide suspension duties.

Yamaha Saluto – Official Image Gallery

Yamaha Saluto – Image Gallery

Yamaha Saluto – Press Release

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Yamaha Saluto -Technical Specification Sheet

  • Overall length     2035mm
  • Overall width     700mm
  • Overall height     1080mm
  • Seat height     805mm
  • Wheelbase     1265mm
  • Minimum ground clearance     180mm
  • Wet (with oil and a full fuel tank)     112kg
  • Minimum turning radius     2.1m
  • Engine type     Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
  • Cylinder arrangement     Single cylinder
  • Displacement     125cm3
  • Bore & stroke     52.4×57.9mm
  • Compression ratio     10.0:1
  • Maximum horse power     6.1kW (8.3PS)/7000r/min
  • Maximum torque     10.1N.m (1.0kgf?m)/4500r/min
  • Starting system type     Electric starter and kickstarter
  • Lubrication system     Wet sump
  • Engine oil capacity     1.10L
  • Fuel tank capacity     7.6L
  • Carburetor Type/Fuel supply     Carburetor
  • Ignition system type     CDI (capacitor discharge ignition)
  • Spark plug model     CPR7EA-9
  • Battery voltage/capacity     12V,5.0Ah/5.0Ah(10HR)
  • Battery Type     12MX5L-B/AB5L-B
  • Final drive     Chain
  • Primary reduction ratio     3.409 (75/22)
  • Secondary reduction ratio     3.214 (45/14)
  • Clutch type     Wet, multiple-disc
  • Transmission type     Constant mesh, 4-speed
  • Shift type     Return
  • Gear ratio-1st gear     2.833 (34/12)
  • Gear ratio-2nd gear     1.647 (28/17)
  • Gear ratio-3rd gear     1.143 (24/21)
  • Gear ratio-4th gear     0.875 (21/24)
  • Gear ratio-5th gear     n/a
  • Gear ratio-6th gear     n/a
  • Frame type     Diamond
  • Caster angle     26°00?
  • Trail     91mm
  • Steering Angle     Left:43°, Right:43°
  • Tire size (Front)     80/100-18 47P Tubeless
  • Tire size (Rear)     80/100-18 54P Tubeless
  • Rim size (Front)     18M/C×MT1.85
  • Rim size (Rear)     18M/C×MT1.85
  • Brake type(Front)     Mechanical leading trailing drum brake
  • Brake type(Rear)     Mechanical leading trailing drum brake
  • Diameter of  brake disk(Front)     n/a
  • Diameter of  brake disk(Rear)     n/a
  • Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc (Front)     130mm
  • Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc (Rear)     130mm
  • Suspension type(Front)     Telescopic fork
  • Suspension type(Rear)     Swingarm
  • Shock absorber assembly type (Front)     n/a
  • Shock absorber assembly type (Rear)     n/a
  • Wheel travel (Front)     120mm
  • Wheel travel (Rear)     105mm
  • Inner tube diameter of front fork     30.0mm
  • Headlight bulb type     Halogen bulb
  • Headlight     12V,35/35W×1
  • Auxiliary light     12V,5W×1
  • Brake/tail light     12V,21/5W×1
  • Turn signal light (Front)     12V,10W×2
  • Turn signal light (Rear)     12V,10W×2
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