The new 110cc commuter from Yamaha brings back to life the iconic RX nameplate which was earlier used in the two-stroke RX100. Brought in as a replacement of phased out models, Crux and YBR in the bikemaker’s range, Saluto is aimed at young male customers in rural and urban markets. The design language is borrowed from Saluto 125 and low kerb weight of 98 kg hints at impressive fuel economy.
110cc motorcycle from Yamaha weighs significantly less than other bikes in its line-up courtesy the weight reducing design used in engine, wheels and frame. Weighing at 98kg, Saluto RX is around 22 kg lighter than previous models from the company in this segment. Styling is inspired from its elder sibling Saluto 125 and seems like a smaller version of the former.
Saluto RX Engine Specifications & Transmission
Power is derived from a 110cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, two valve engine which churns out 7.4bhp at 7000rpm and 8.5Nm at 4500rpm. The engine also features Yamaha’s Blue Core technology seen on larger bikes in Yamaha’s range.A four-speed manual gearbox is mated to the engine for transmitting power. The large backlit instrument cluster gets easy to read elements during day time and at night.
Saluto RX Features
The competitively priced Saluto RX gets features like 10 spoke aluminium alloy wheels, analog instrument cluster, headlight in front, tail lamp at rear, drum brakes, grab rail, large seat etc.
Saluto RX Performance and Mileage
Powered by a single cylinder engine, Saluto RX is quite capable when it comes to mileage. One of the factors contributing towards high fuel economy is the light weight measuring around 98 kg. The bike as claimed by Yamaha can deliver excellent fuel economy of 82 km/l.
Saluto RX Braking & Handling
Braking force comes from drum units in front as well as rear missing out on the disc brakes. The bike even comes bereft of braking features like anti-lock-braking system.
Saluto RX Wheels & Tyres
Tyres are lightweight and come shod with sporty 10 spoke aluminium alloy wheels finished in black.
Yamaha Saluto RX Competition
In the populous 110cc commuter segment, Yamaha Saluto RX rivals the likes of TVS Victor, Hero Splendor and Honda Dream.
Yamaha Saluto RX Price
Saluto RX has been priced at Rs. 46,400 (exshowroom, New Delhi).