Yamaha has launched a new Saluto 125 and Saluto RX UBS. UBS stands for Unified Braking System and is available in all variants of both the products in order to impart ridding excitement.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India group of companies said: “Yamaha’s unique style is to continually innovate its products in order to have a strong connect with the customers. At the same time, the company also feels equal responsibility to ensure safety for the riders by introducing latest technologies. The Unified Braking System (UBS) will now create easy riding scenario for any rider. The controlled experience of riding backed by Yamaha’s DNA of exciting, stylish and sporty will also spur excitement in the market.”
Unified Braking System is a new age braking concept that is similar to Combined Braking System (CBS). The system supports partial application of the front brake simultaneously when the rear brake is applied. Yamaha has stated that the new UBS tech has improved braking controls due to intensification of braking force with the help of new age technology
Accept for the addition of the braking technology, both variants of the Saluto remain identical to the standard models. However Yamaha has introduced four new colours and graphics for both drum and disc variants.
The Saluto is powered by a 125cc air cooled 4 stroke, 2 Valve engine; that produces 8.3hp and 10.1 Nm of torque. The 110cc Saluto RX makes 7.5 hp and 8.5 Nm of torque. Both motorcycles make use of a 4-speed transmission. The Saluto 125 also has the lightest weight of 114kg as is the case with the Saluto RX that weighs in at 99 kg.
Speaking of the competition, the Saluto 125 rivals the Bajaj Discover 125 and Honda CB Shine, on the other hand the Saluto RX takes on the Honda CD 11O Dream and Bajaj Platina 100 ES.