The Saluto 125 is Yamaha’s premium commuter motorcycle positioned in the 125cc segment. It comes with Yamaha’s 'Blue Core' technology that is offered in the brand’s other models.
The Saluto looks more or less similar to the Yamaha SZ-R and gets all the basic features of a commuter bike. It features a front cowl with windscreen, 7.6-litre fuel tank, large horn and an electric starter. The Saluto 125 comes with telescopic forks up front and dual shocks at the rear. Braking is performed by drum brakes with an option of disc setup for the front. For the 2018 update, the motorcycle features Yamaha’s Unified Braking System (UBS) which partially applies the front brake simultaneously during complete application of the rear brake.
The Yamaha Saluto is powered by a 125cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, carburetted mill that produces 8.2bhp of power and 9.8Nm of torque. This motor comes mated to a four-speed gearbox. The motorcycle weighs 112kg and the Japanese maker says that with the new 'Blue Core' technology, the Saluto 125 is capable of delivering good fuel economy.
The motorcycle is offered in four colour shades with new graphics. The Yamaha Saluto competes with the Bajaj Discover 125, Hero Super Splendor and Honda CB Shine in India.