2016 Yamaha Saluto RX100 comes at a time when the company is in high need of volumes in the commuter segment
Yamaha wants to make sure it stays in the lead when it comes to motorcycle sales. The brand has struggled with numbers in the country, despite three scooters in the country that are in the 110cc category. Royal Enfield overtook Yamaha in sales for the first time and a volume manufacturer just cannot stop there. Yamaha hasn’t able to kill it entirely with existing product line up and it tends to do with this. With the name RX attached with a 110cc motorcycle, it is sure to gain attention from the rural market, says Yamaha. We have all the details below for you to make an informed decision.
2016 Yamaha Saluto RX100 Launch Date
The motorcycle is finally launched in India after much-needed boost that the company needs and had planned a 110cc engine for a long time. The name is carried from the Saluto 125cc, but the RX suffix has been added after a really long time to a motorcycle from the brand.
2016 Saluto RX100 Design
Saltuo RX100 carries the same design as the Saluto 125 which means it has premium styling at first glance. Tank is the same as before, but smaller in shape. The seat and grab rail are more commuter oriented and to bring the price at a lower position. Headlight is micro version of the MT series of motorcycles that we have seen on the second generation FZ. Carbon finish on tank makes think looks interesting. Overall, the profile of the bike is slim, but it eludes quality and is a substantial motorcycle for the mass market, a perfect balance which is the need of the day in this category.
2020mm x 740mm x 1045mm, Wheelbase stands at 1255 mm and Ground Clearance, is 175 mm. Kerb weight is just 98 kgs and the fuel tank capacity is a short 7.2 liter.
2016 Yamaha Saluto RX100 Price
2016 Yamaha Saluto RX100 is priced at Rs 46,400/ ex-showroom Delhi for the Drum, electric start and alloy wheel variant making it a lot of bang for your buck
Yamaha Saluto RX100 Chassis, suspension and brakes
The motorcycle uses the same diamond single down tube chassis, with front forks and dual sided rear shocks at the rear. Rear suspension is hydraulic and is 5-step adjustment. Both ends of the wheels have drums brakes and there is no disc on option as of now for the motorcycle.
Yamaha Saluto RX100 Engine Mileage
The engine is brand new 110cc, air-cooled, 4-Stroke, 2-valve, single Cylinder Blue Core engine. The engine makes the 7.5 Ps @ 7000 RPM and maximum torque of 8.5 Nm @ 4500 RPM. The power goes through a four speed gear-box. Carburetor engine with higher compression ratio allows for smooth and efficient engine.
Expect 70-75 km/l in the overall fuel efficiency cycle of the vehicle. The claimed efficiency has though been 82 km/l which should be attainable at certain speeds (60-65 km/hr)on the highway as well. All of this makes it an efficient machine in its category
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Yamaha Saluto RX100 colors
The vehicle is available in four colors. Breezy Blue, Gleaming Black, Inspiring Red and Matte Black
Saluto RX100 Safety and Features
There isn’t a disc brake or ABS/CBS on offer yet. However, that should come in the year 2018, where all motorcycles are set to get the same. Yamaha hasn’t offered a high intensity light bulb either like it’s fresh rivals. However, 35V bulb and Yamaha clear lens always do the job well when seen in earlier motorcycles.
Yamaha Saluto RX100 Competition
Hero Splendor Pro, Bajaj Platina, Bajaj CT 100, Honda Dream Neo
The Yamaha Saluto RX100 will carry the legacy forward in terms of performance, which it manages to give on paper. The Saluto name is going to be the one which will take the brand forward when it comes to commuter sales. The motorcycle promises a lot as it is a typical Yamaha. The motorcycle automatically reliability to offer and quality all around to make the experience pleasant. We will road test to tell you what is it like soon.
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