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Yamaha Saluto RX 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Mar 07 2020 Share this blog

Yamaha continues to revive its entry-level motorcycle portfolio by offering bikes in 110 cc and 125 cc segment. As we all are well informed that the segment is already heating up with multiple manufacturers like Hero, TVS, and Honda. These companies bring regular updates to their mass-market bikes almost every year. Well, we have Yamaha Saluto RX sitting among some prominent bikes like TVS Victor, Honda Dream Yuga, and Hero Passion Xpro. 


Powered with a 110 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, the Saluto RX is one of the best mileage bikes in this segment. Yamaha has maintained its stand on the mileage by compromising the power figures. The bike looks quite different than most rival bikes. The design characteristics are quite distinguished, making the Saluto RX an identity for itself. 

Pros

  • Light weight body

  • Fuel-efficient engine

  • Engine is very refined

Cons

  • Needs update with time

  • No pass light switch installed

  • No Disc brakes

  • Limited service reach

What is the power source in this Yamaha Saluto RX?


The Yamaha Saluto RX is powered by a 110cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, delivering 7.4bhp and 8.5Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a four-speed constant mesh transmission. Given the Saluto RX’s target audience, Yamaha has developed the engine along the lines of BlueCore technology, to improve the efficiency without compromising on the performance.

Motorcycle

Yamaha Saluto RX

TVS Victor

Honda Dream Yuga

Hero Passion Xpro

Ex-showroom price (New Delhi)

Rs. 53,080

Rs. 54,042 (Drum)/ Rs. 56,042 (Disc)

Rs. 56,535

Rs. 58,200

Engine

110cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine

109.7 cc air-cooled engine 

109.2 cc 4-stroke SI air-cooled HET engine 

109.2 cc 4-stroke air-cooled engine

Power

7.4 bhp

9.46 bhp @ 7500 rpm

8.31 bhp @ 7500 rpm

9.38 bhp @ 7500 rpm

Torque

8.5Nm

9.4 Nm @ 6000 rpm

9.09 Nm @ 5000 rpm

9 Nm @ 5500 rpm


Compared to the rivals, the Saluto RX is somewhere underpowered. The engine is tuned as such in order to return maximum mileage in city. We see how Yamaha has successfully achieved this feat. 

How quick is the Yamaha Saluto RX for your daily commuting needs?

The Saluto managed the 0-60 sprint in 6.41s and went on to a top speed of 90 kmph. Taking its mileage into consideration, the Saluto is meant to offer best mileage with a compromised power output. The four-speed transmission does its job pretty well in offering good pickup while riding across the congested city. The Saluto RX is fastest among its competitors in terms of instant acceleration. 

Motorcycle

Yamaha Saluto RX

TVS Victor

Honda Dream Yuga

Hero Passion Xpro

Engine Displacement

110 cc

109.7 cc

109.2 cc

109.2 cc

No. of Gears

4

4

4

4

0-60 kmph

6.41

7.2

8

7.45

Top Speed(kmph)

90

94

97

87

How sure-footed are the brakes?


The Saluto gets drum brakes on both ends, which surprisingly aren’t quite up to the mark. Though the drum brake setup might look decent considering the limitations of the Saluto’s performance. In order to get the best braking response, you need to apply both brakes simultaneously while travelling at high speed or wet conditions. 

Motorcycle

Yamaha Saluto RX

TVS Victor

Honda Dream Yuga

Hero Passion Xpro

Front / Rear

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Front Size(mm)

130

130

130

130

Rear Size(mm)

130

110

130

130

Kerb Weight(kg.)

98

112

109

117

80-0 kmph

N/AN/AN/AN/A

ABS (Single or Dual Channel)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

What is the mileage returned by Yamaha Saluto RX?

The Saluto RX returns 82 kmpl of mileage from its 110 cc engine. Yamaha has built this bike to offer the best mileage possible. The bike is already popular for its styling and mileage. It is best for commuters who travel 50 kms every day to work. None of the rivals such mileage. However, the performance of the Saluto RX is a bit laggy in comparison to its rivals. 

Motorcycle

Yamaha Saluto RX

TVS Victor

Honda Dream Yuga

Hero Passion Xpro

Overall(kmpl) (ARAI Certified)

82 kmpl

72 kmpl

72 kmpl

60.00 kmpl

Fuel Capacity (Litres)

7.2

8.0

8.0

9.2

How is the ride dynamics?


The Saluto RX 110 comes with a similar single down tube chassis and suspension setup which we see on Yamaha motorcycles of this size. The ride quality is good despite suspension setup being set on a stiffer side. However, cornering is easy with enough grip developed from the 17-inch wheels. Overall dynamics are good for a commuter who mostly uses the bike for city commuting purposes. 

Motorcycle

Yamaha Saluto RX

TVS Victor

Honda Dream Yuga

Hero Passion Xpro

Tyre-Wheel Size (Front)

17-inch

2.75-17

80/100-18 Tubeless

81/100-18

Tyre-Wheel Size (Rear)

17-inch

3.00-17

80/100-18 Tubeless

90/90-18

Front Suspension

Telescopic

Telescopic oil damped front suspension

Telescopic Fork

Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Rear Suspension

Swingarm

5 step adjustable hydraulic series spring suspension

Spring Loaded Hydraulic

Swing Arm with 5 Step Adjustable Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Lightweight has always been a mantra for the 110cc motorcycle in order to return more mileage figures and hence, the Saluto RX chassis is ‘forged’ at the mounting area, there is a tubular swingarm to keep weight and cost in check and all of this means motorcycle weighs under 100 kgs (98 to be precise), which is a quite respectable feat achieved by Yamaha. The Saluto is the lightest motorcycle in the 110cc category by far. Even the kick lever is forged in order to keep the kerb weight lower.

How comfortably are you seated on the  Yamaha Saluto RX while travelling on roads?


The seating position is upright and the handlebar is set to give the rider an upright stance. Seats are done well and are long enough for two people to commute in comfort. Mirrors are well-positioned and give a good view of what is behind. Front peg footpegs liberate a lot of space for the pillion to move around.

Motorcycle

Yamaha Saluto RX

TVS Victor

Honda Dream Yuga

Hero Passion Xpro

Seat height(mm)

785

785

820

790

Ground Clearance (mm)

175

175

179

165

Kerb Weight (Dry)(kg)

98

112

109

117

Starting System

kick/electric

kick/electric

kick/electric

kick/electric

How Subtle looking is the 2020 Yamaha Saluto RX?

The Saluto RX 110 is offered in four colour options- Matte Green, Ritzy red, Snappy cyan, and Darknight. The darknight paint scheme is available at an extra expense of Rs. 1000. The first impression of the Yamaha RX Saluto 110 is that the motorcycle is well put together. Panels match together, the overall finish is good, welds are executed in a clean manner and overall quality doesn’t feel basic or cheap despite the lower price point. Upfront, we get to see the MT series headlight in its ‘Micro’ avatar. Large headlight cowl along with a long chunky large side panel grabs a lot of attention. 

Aesthetic Features

  • Unified Braking system

  • Alloy wheels

  • Extra long seat

  • Stylish fuel tank design

  • Sporty speedometer with bright indicators

Motorcycle

Yamaha Saluto RX

TVS Victor

Honda Dream Yuga

Hero Passion Xpro

Length (mm)

2020

1980

2022

1966

Width (mm)

740

750

733

774

Height(mm)

1045

1090

1095

1087

Wheelbase(mm)

1255

1260

1285

1245

Kerb Weight

98

112

109

117

Alloy wheels are attention-grabbing units on the motorcycle which are multi-spoke and look good. The tank also has a multi-color scheme which acts like a tank-pad and the shape of it at the front means the bikini fairing is in-built. Tail-light makes the bike look stand out. Grab handle is made of steel instead of aluminium but still looks basic and just added on purpose. Overall, Saluto RX is a smart-looking commuter despite it being a bare-bone-basic motorcycle.

What are the various safety and class-leading features?

The Saluto RX comes powered by Unified Braking System, which helps to get a better bite from the brakes simultaneously. The seat is long enough to offer good comfort for long hauls across the city. 

Motorcycle

Yamaha Saluto RX

TVS Victor

Honda Dream Yuga

Hero Passion Xpro

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 53,080

Rs. 54,042 (Drum)/ Rs. 56,042 (Disc)

Rs. 56,535

Rs. 58,200

Features

UBS braking

Digital Speedometer

Analogue Speedometer

Analogue Speedometer


Low fuel indicator

Hazard lamps


AHO headlight


Pillion grab rail

Pilot lamps

Chrome Carburetor Cover

Stylish Fuel tank


Swingarm rear suspension

Stylish stub silencer

Low Rolling Resistance Tubeless Tyre

Stylish Digital Analogue Meter Console


Light weight

Roto-Petal disc brake

Premium 3D Emblem

Engine kill switch

How does the Competition stack up against Yamaha Saluto RX?

Yamaha Saluto RX VS TVS Victor


TVS Victor Price starts at Rs. 54,042 which is Rs. 962 costlier than Yamaha Saluto RX priced at Rs. 53,080. The claimed mileage for the TVS Victor is 72 kmplwhereas the claimed mileage for Yamaha Saluto RX is 82 kmpl. The Saluto RX offers the best mileage in this category. The engine is more refined compared to TVS Victor engine. 

Yamaha Saluto RX VS Honda Dream Yuga


Honda Dream Yuga Price starts at Rs. 56,535 which is around Rs. 3K costlier than Yamaha Saluto RX priced at Rs. 53,080. The claimed mileage for the Honda Dream Yuga is 72 kmpl whereas the claimed mileage for Yamaha Saluto RX turns out to be an outstanding 82 kmpl. Honda Dream Yuga is one of the best selling bikes in this segment.

Does the Yamaha Saluto RX stand a chance against segment leaders?

Yamaha is hopeful with the 110 cc Saluto in the segment. Considering its entry-level offering in this segment, the manufacturer faces tough competition from Hero, Honda, and TVS. The advantage for Saluto RX is its minimalistic approach and the latest specifications on offer. The bike offers good mileage and handling. If you commute in the city for work purpose then this bike can be your best ride companion. 

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