Yamaha launches new Saluto 125 and Saluto RX bikes
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Yamaha Motor India, the subsidiary of Japanese two-wheeler giant Yamaha Motor Company, on Thursday expanded its bike range with the launch of two new variants to its Saluto bike lineup – the Yamaha Saluto 125 UBS and Saluto RX 110 UBS to boost sales in Asia’s third biggest economy.

The new Yamaha Saluto 125 UBS is available with drum brake and disc brake, priced at Rs 58,800 and Rs 60,500 respectively.

Both new variants get Unified Braking System (UBS) to meet the government safety norms that will be mandatory for all the bikes under 125cc from April 1, 2019. 

The new unified braking system is a new age braking concept from Yamaha that supports partial application of the front brake simultaneously when the rear brake is applied completely.

The unified braking system enabled motorcycles from Yamaha will now have improved braking controls due to intensification of braking force with the help of the new technology.

The Yamaha Saluto 125 with UBS uses an air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2-valve engine based on Blue Core Engine Development. Disk brake models with UBS cater to better control, and reliability.

The Yamaha Saluto RX 110 with UBS features an air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 110cc, 2-valve single-cylinder engine.

“Yamaha’s unique style is to continually innovate its products in order to have a strong connect with the customers,” Motofumi Shitara, chairman at Yamaha Motor India, said.

At the same time, the company also feels equal responsibility to ensure safety for the riders by introducing latest technologies, he pointed out.

“The unified braking system will now create easy riding scenario for any rider,” Shitara said.

Columnist: 
Michael Gonsalves