Yamaha rolled out its new commuter motorcycle Saluto 125 in India on 17 April (Friday) with an attractive price tag of ₹52,000, ex-showroom, Delhi.

Yamaha Saluto 125cc Commuter Bike Launched in India; Price, Feature Details
Yamaha Saluto 125cc Commuter Bike Launched in India; Price, Feature Detailsindianautosblog.com

Saluto, the latest entrant in the 125cc market, is the lightest motorcycle in its segment at 112 kg and measures 2035mm in length, 1080mm in height, 700mm in width and 125mm in wheelbase. Power comes from a newly developed 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which can churn out 8.2bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 10.1Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm.

It comes mated to a 4-speed transmission and promises a mileage of 78kmpl. The ground clearance of Saluto 125 stands at 180 mm and the bike gets a fuel tank capacity of 7.6 litres. Suspension is taken care of by telescopic fork at the front and swingram at the rear.

"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," NDTV quoted Masaki Asano, Manging Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd as saying.

Recently, Yamaha launched YZF-R1 and R1M in India with a price tag of ₹22, 34,300 and ₹29, 43,100 (ex-showroom Delhi), respectively.

Powered by 998cc liquid-cooled, parallel four-cylinder engine that can pump out 147.1kW (200.0PS) @13,500rpm and a peak torque of 112.4 Nm (11.5 kg-m) @ 11,500rpm, Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M get 17 litre fuel tank. The 2015 Yamaha R1M is available in Silver Blue Carbon while YZF-R1 comes in two colours: Racing Blue and Racing Red.

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