Yamaha has brought the legendary RX name back to the Indian market. However, this time around the name isn’t reserved for a light, wheelie-loving stroker. In a bid to gain greater volumes in India with the new 110cc Saluto RX, Yamaha has stepped into a segment that accounts for just over 60 percent of the market.
Launched at Rs 46,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Saluto RX is powered by a single cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke, 110cc engine that delivers a peak power output of 7.5 hp at 7,000rpm and maximum torque of 8.5Nm at 4,500rpm. The bike maker claims a fuel efficiency of 84kpl for the new motorcycle. A light kerb weight of 98kg will help it in delivering better efficiency and performance. The model, which abides by the BS-IV emission norms, will come in four colour options – inspiring red, matte black, breezy blue and gleaming black.
Roy Kurian, VP, sales and marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales said, "We are targeting the rural markets with our new model, with a special focus on the youth population. This is a new chapter for us; very critical for our growth going forward."
The model will take on Honda's Dream Series and the new Livo models, TVS Motor's recently launched 110cc Victor.