Yamaha Saluto 125 Drum Launch Date, Price, Specification And Features

Yamaha About:

Yamaha Corporation  [jamaha]) is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.

It is one of the constituents of Nikkei 225 and is the world’s largest piano manufacturing company. The former motorcycle division became independent from the main company in 1955, forming Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, although Yamaha Corporation is still the largest shareholder.


 Yamaha Saluto 125 Drum Review


Yamaha has always presented its motorcycles in a very aggressive form, doesn’t matter its 125 cc or a 1000 cc machine. It recently launched its new commuter, the Saluto 125, which shows some mix of the SZ and Crux DNA. The bike looks pretty good for the segment and specifications by Yamaha has made the deal more interesting.


Variant Name Yamaha Saluto 125 Drum
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) INR 53,898
On-Road Price (Delhi) INR 59,600 (Approx.)
Mileage 55-65 kmpl (Approx.)
Type Commuter
Shades Brave Black and Victory Red
Current Status Available
Official Tagline Mileage Tujhe Salaam
Warranty For 2 years or 30000 kms from the date of purchase (whichever is earlier)

Design & Style

The front of the Yamaha Saluto 125 resembles the beak of an eagle, which a lot more aggression than other 125 cc bikes, making it an attractive yet economical offering. The whole of the body has muscular edges and at no angle, you can guess that the bike is made with more orientation toward the economic sector of the society.

The long and edgy exhaust has been kept black which matches with the body and creates a perfect shot from every angle. The negligible fairing near the fuel tank looks appealing and silently performs its beautifying function.

Engine & Performance

Yamaha has developed a new 1-cylinder, 125cc engine for the Saluto which uses the Yamaha Blue Core technology in order to provide refined performance and mileage. It produces 8.18 BHP @ 7000 rpm and 10.1 NM @ 4500 rpm.

The engine is surprisingly mated to a 4-speed gearbox, and more surprisingly giving a mileage of 78 kmpl. The problem of gear changing at regular intervals will be solved with this, but the 5th gear would be sorely missed on the highway. The engine remains air-cooled.

Comfort while Riding

Being a commuter motorcycle, the Saluto 125 will be a very comfortable ride with its upright sitting position and a normal design handlebar. City riding would be pleased with the 4-speed transmission as gear changing at lower speeds would be avoided many times with its high torque value.

The seat is said to be longest in its class, making it a comfortable offering for longer rides also. The seat height has been kept average, taking into account the comfort of riders with a medium or short height.

Brakes & Suspension

Braking has been assigned to 130 mm drum brakes for both the front and rear wheel. A disc brake of 240 mm was most expected from Yamaha, but they missed on it. The front gets the telescopic forks whereas rear gets a pair of the shock absorber, 1 for each side. This sounds old but true saying, a monoshock would not have suited the decent image of the bike.

Shades & Price

The Saluto 125 is available in two very decent yet attractive shades namely Brave Black and Victory Red. The use of black parts including the exhaust and other cowls has made it look more aggressive in both the colors, especially the combination of Red with Black parts looks amazing. Yamaha has priced the Saluto at a competitive level, asking INR 52,000 for their expected game changer.


Yamaha missed the fact that India is getting safety oriented and it should have at least added an optional trim with a disc brake. Every other bike in the competition is offering one and they have a lot of time to think over it. Rest everything feels warm for the newcomer. Hope, Yamaha makes a mark this time.

Technical Specification Of Yamaha Saluto 125 Drum

Top Speed 98 kmph
Mileage (City) 55 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 65 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 60 kmpl
Speedometer Analog
Trip Meter
Odometer Analog
Fuel Gauge Analog
Pillion Grabrail
Pillion Footrest
Engine Kill Switch
Stand Alarm
Pass Light
Electric Start
Battery Type MF
Capacity 5.0Ah/5.0Ah(10HR)
Voltage 12V
Head Light Halogen bulb 12V,35/35W×1
Tail Light 12V,21 / 5W × 1
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V,10W
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V,10W
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Caster Angle 26 degree
Trail 91mm
Frame/Chassis Diamond
Displacement 125 cc
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 4
Maximum Power 8.18 Bhp @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque 10.1 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Engine Description Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Emission Standard BS4
Cooling Air Cooling
Fuel System Carburettor
Ignition CDI (capacitor discharge ignition)
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Bore 52.4 mm
Stroke 57.9 mm
Cylinder Layout Forward-inclined single cylinder
Fuel Type Petrol
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.409 (75/22)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 3.214 (45/14)
Front Brake Drum 130mm dia
Rear Brake Drum 130mm dia
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Swing Arm
Front Tyre 80/100-18 47P Tubeless
Rear Tyre 80/100-18 54P Tubeless
Front Wheel 18-inch
Rear Wheel 18-inch
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Overall Length 2035 mm
Overall Width 700 mm
Overall Height 1080 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Seat Height 805 mm
Wheelbase 1265 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 112 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.6 litres
Oil tank capacity 1.10 litres

Source: autos.maxabout  And wikipedia.org.

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