There is now doubt about the popularity of Yamaha bikes in Bangladesh. They have started their journey long way back in our country and still they have the same impact as a trustworthy brand. In their lineup they offered several motorcycles for our country people and this is still ongoing trend. If we look down to the commuter sector which is really popular and affordable in our country we will see Yamaha always try to give an excellent product for the users and talking about that excellence we will find Yamaha Saluto SE. Yamaha Saluto is a 125 cc commuter bike and it has great fuel efficient engine and its mileage is much better. On the other side all the modern features and decent outlook makes this bike a complete package for commuting. To know all the features of this outstanding commuter let us go downwards.
Design and looks:
At the first glance we will not realize this is a 125cc commuter and it’s because of its design and color combination. The front headlamp cowl of the YAMAHA Saluto looks bolder and the other features like font disc, the front mudguard, the fuel tank and the overall body dimension looks attractive. Furthermore, as a commuter this bikes color combination has great impact on it, because it is matte shaded and contrasted with the yellowish color. Standard alloy and long length seat makes this bike fully complete.
Every bike riders requires different dimension, because they are not in the in height and weight. Bearing that in mind Yamaha always try to maintain a standard body dimension for their bike and for salute they did the same. Looking at the body dimension we found,Diamond type frame for the foundation of Saluto and over that 2035mm length, 720 mm width and 1090 height, which is really acceptable for any rider and comfortable ride. Now for more excellence the ground clearance is at 180 mm and the overall wheelbase is 1265 for soft handling. Rider seat height s set at 805 mm. moderate body weight for better mileage and controlling is also seen at this bike, including 7.6 liter fuel tanker and 1.1 one liter engine oil this bike has 113 KG body weight.
The Yamaha Saluto is powered by a 125cc, Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve engine that produces
8.18 Bhp @ 7000 rpm max power and 10.1 Nm @ 4500 rpm of max torque. This motor engineis mated with a four-speed gearbox. CDI type ignition and 10.0: 1 compression ratio of this engine offers excellent performance and delivers good fuel economy. According to the company this bike is can run on 98 KM/H top speed and 78 KM/L mileage will be provided from his engine, though these are approximate because all the measurements are checked under special conditions. To fire up the engine this bike has both electric and kick starting options.
Wheels and Tires:
Yamaha Saluto 125 SE is equipped with 18 inches six-spoke matte Black finished rims. 80/100-18” 47P tubeless tire at the front and 80/100-18” 54P tubeless tire at the rear wheel is placed for Saluto SE.
For Saluto 125 SE Yamaha used the combination of both disc and drum braking. It comes with 240mm disk brake with a single-piston caliper in the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear. The disk brake setup should deliver superior braking performance.
Saluto SE is equipped with Hydraulic Telescopic forks suspension at the front and spring-loaded hydraulic shocks at the rear which are attached with rectangular swing arm. For better riding and comfort this kind of suspension is really effective in many ways.
Electrical and meter console:
The instrument console of the Saluto 125 SE is an analog unit. For this panel Yamaha has given speedometer, an odometer, fuel gauge indicator, service indicator and many more things.The turn signal indicator, headlight indicator, and neutral indicator are placed in the top of the console.
For the electrical side it has 12V,5.0Ah/5.0Ah(10HR) battery to operate all the electrical features including bright Halogen bulb 12V,35/35W×1Multi reflector clear lens AC head lamp, 12V,21/ 5W x 1 tail light, and each 10 W clear lens turn signal lights.
So that was it, after looking all the features we can expect a good performance from this bike, because it has all the necessary features as a commuter and users will find great support from this Yamaha product. Nevertheless, rest is up its performance and user feedback.