The Saluto RX is Yamaha’s latest entry into the 110-cc commuter space in India
Unveiled earlier today in New Delhi, and named to pay homage to the legendary Yamaha two-strokes of days gone by, the bike is powered by an all-new, SOHC, two-valve, air-cooled single that displaces 110 cc. Yamaha claim that this bike’s good balance of performance, low fuel consumption and affordability – at Rs 46,400 (ex-showroom Delhi), make it a perfect pick for young working men.
Yamaha have concentrated on weight reduction with this new bike in a bid to increase mileage and improve handling. The Japanese company claim that this bike, which weighs just 98 kilograms wet, will cover over 80 kilometres to a litre of petrol. The Saluto RX makes 8.5 Nm of torque at 4,500 RPM, while max power is 7.5 PS at 7,000 RPM; drive is transferred to the rear wheel via a four-speed ‘box.
Commenting on the occasion, Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales 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 endeavour 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.”