Yamaha has never failed to amaze its customers with its amazing motorcycles, whether its 125 cc or a 1000 cc machine. The Company has recently launched its new bike, Saluto 125, which is a premium daily commuter in the 125cc segment. The bike is equipped with Yamaha’s ‘Blue Core’ technology and looks pretty good for the segment. Yamaha has made the deal more interesting this time with the features and specifications. The front part of the bike looks aggressive than any other 125cc bikes in Nepal and looks like the beak of an eagle. MAW Enterprises is the authorized distributor of Yamaha bikes in Nepal and the official price of Yamaha Saluto 125 in Nepal is Rs 1,92,900.
Engine and Performance
The new Saluto 125 with Unified Braking System (draws its power from a 125 cc air-cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 8.3PS at 7000rpm and a maximum torque of 10.1Nm at 4500rpm. The air-cooled engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission for smooth acceleration. The bike has a bore stroke of 52.4 x 57.9mm Bore x Stroke and an impressive compression ratio of 10.0:1.
Designs and Features
The all-new Saluto 125 has all the necessary design elements and top-class features. The bike borrows its design cues from its cousin Yamaha SZ-R. Stylish headlamps and windscreen give a sporty look to the bike. The fuel tank has a resin tank cover and is perfectly designed to complement the appeal of the bike.
The overall body graphics is praiseworthy. Seats are designed in such a way that it is comfortable both to the rider and the pillion. Dimension wise, the Yamaha bike measures 2035mm at the length, 730mm at the width and 1095mm at the height. The wheelbase of the bike stands at 1265mm. The bike comes in a lightweight category and has a kerb weight of 114kg. Ground clearance of the bike is also talk of the town and stands at 180mm from the ground level.
The essential features of the bike remain the same as any other basic bikes. It has features like a clear lens indicator, headlamp, tail lamps and like mentioned before, it has all the basic features a bike needs to have. A resin fuel tank cover is a new addition by the manufacturer. Safety features are top-notch. The braking system of the bike is enhanced and comes with a unified braking system for enhanced safety.
The fuel tank capacity of the bike is just 7.6 liters, which may be the downside of the bike. Nevertheless, the maximum fuel efficiency of the bike overshadows the small fuel tank capacity. The blue core technology used in the bike enables it to measure a top speed of 100kmph while delivering a maximum mileage of 72kmpl.
Brakes and Tyres
The braking duties of the bike are handled by a 245mm disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear. The all-new Yamaha Saluto is equipped with UBS for better stopping power. The UBS reduces the braking distance, provides better handling during the braking and enhances the stopping power of the bike.
Talking about the suspension of the bike, It has a telescopic fork suspension at the front and swing arm suspension at the rear. The advanced suspension system used in the bike provides stability and comfortable riding experience. The Yamaha bike rides on 80/100-18 47P Tubeless tyre at the front and 80/100-18 54P Tubeless tyre at the rear for better gripping on the slippery surfaces.
As per the company claim, The Blue Core technology used in the bike helps to return a certified mileage of 78km/l. But the Yamaha bike delivers a mileage of 60km/l depending upon the road condition and riding behavior. The Saluto measures a top speed of 100 km/h. With Yamaha Saluto, you can never be late.
Specifications Saluto 125 Specifications
- Engine Type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
- Displacement: 125cc
- Bore & Stroke: 52.4mm x 57.9mm
- Maximum Horse Power: 6.1kW(8.3PS)/7000r/min
- Maximum Torque: 10.1N・m(1.0kgf・m)/4500r/min
- Starting System: Electric start & Kick start
- Lubrication: Wet Sump
- Cylinder Layout: Single cylinder
- Clutch Type: Wet, multiple-disc
- Ignition System Type: CDI (capacitor discharge ignition)
- Carburetor Type/Fuel supply: Carburetor
- Battery: AB5L-B / 12MX5L-B, 12V, 5.0 Ah (10HR)
- Headlight: Halogen bulb 12V,35/35W x 1
- Transmission Type: Constant-mesh, 4-speed
- Minimum Ground Clearance: 180 mm
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.6L
- Engine oil capacity: 1.10L
Yamaha Saluto 125 Price in Nepal & Availability
The Yamaha Saluto is a perfect bike for daily commuting purposes. The top speed and fuel efficiency are the main highlights of the bike. The bike is available in beautiful shades of Sparky Cyan, Brave Black, Armada Blue, and Matt Green and gives a tough competition to the Bajaj Discover 125, Honda CB Shine 125, TVS Radeon, Honda CD 110 Dream DX, Bajaj Platina and other 125cc bikes in the market segment. If you are looking for a high-performance bike with a low maintenance cost, Yamaha Saluto can be your best option. Visit the nearby Yamaha dealer and get one for you immediately, before it gets out of stock.