Yamaha Motor India Sales brings new Saluto with Disk Brake in Vibrant
New Delhi, 17th July 2015: Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., today, launched an all new
range of its economical and practical motorcycle ‘Saluto’ with disk brake. Further
cementing its position in the 125 cc commuter segment, the disk brake version of
Yamaha ‘Saluto’ will also get a new look in terms of color and sporty graphics. The new
Yamaha Saluto comes in four new attractive colors, Glory Green, Bold Blue,
Dashing White and Majestic Red and will be available at all Yamaha authorized
dealers across India.
The new 125cc Saluto’s specs remain unchanged with the same Air cooled, 4 stroke,
SOHC, 2- Valve engine based on the Blue Core Engine Development ideal. The lightest
weight in its class at 113 kg, the Saluto boasts of a mileage of 78 kmpl. The new model
has disk brake for better control and reliability and sporty graphics which adds to the
dynamic styling. The new Saluto will be manufactured by Yamaha Motor's group
company, IYM (India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.) and sold by YMIS (Yamaha Motor India
Sales Pvt. Ltd.).
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President – Sales and
Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said: “It has been our hallmark to
continually innovate our products to have a strong connect with our customer base and
ensure utmost customer delight. The new Saluto is aimed to provide safer and more
controlled biking experience for the city traffic conditions. The same will be available in
vibrant color schemes and graphics to boost sales and create more excitement amongst
“The Indian Motorcycle market constitutes about 68% of the total two-wheeler market at
11 million units. Out of this, the 100-125cc motorcycle class is the largest category at 9
million units, comprising almost 83% of the market. This is due to the economical nature
of the category (including fuel efficiency and prices) and its practicality as it is highly
praised by those purchasing a motorcycle for the first time, for pillion use, or for sharing
with the family. The new Saluto is intended to expand sales in the largest demand
category in India by offering one of the best fuel economy performances in the 125cc
class. We are again very bullish on the new product which we believe will help us
maintain the strong growth numbers we have witnessed in the last few years”. He added
Yamaha ‘Saluto’ has been designed keeping in mind the needs expressed by the 125cc
class customers and that included a priority on fuel economy, along with affordable
pricing, a want for a 125cc bike because of the lack of performance with 100cc or 110cc
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New Saluto Disk Brake Model
class bikes, a desire for a model with a discreet (composed) look befitting a family bike,
practicality and designs that are different from existing models, and a priority also on the
look and feel of quality. In response to these market needs, the new Saluto was
developed around the concept of an “Economical & Prac tical Indian Family Motorcycle.
It’s utility as seen by the company lies in the shared usage in the family for commuting,
tandem riding, shopping trips and other local errands.
About Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd
Yamaha made its initial foray into India in 1985. In August 2001, Yamaha India became
a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, Japan (YMC). In 2008, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
entered into an agreement with YMC to become a joint-investor in India Yamaha Motor
Private Limited (IYM).
YMC has established its wholly-owned subsidiary - Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.
(YMIS) in India to independently support IYM in Sales & Marketing of its products.
Presently, YMIS supports IYM to market and sell its two-wheelers including YZF-R15
Version 2.0 (150cc), Fazer (153cc), FZ-S (153cc), Fazer FI version 2.0 (149 cc), FZ-S FI
Version 2.0 (149 cc), FZ (153cc), FZ FI Version 2.0 (149 cc), SZ-S & SZ-RR (153cc), SZ-
RR Version 2.0(149 cc), SS125 (123cc), YBR125 (123cc), YBR110 (106cc), Crux (106cc)
and scooters Fascino (113cc), Ray (113cc), Ray Z (113cc) and Alpha (113 cc) and its
import portfolio VMAX (1,679cc), YZF-R1M (998cc), YZF-R1 (998cc) and FZ1 (998cc).
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