Yamaha Indiaa��s newest motorcycle, theA�Saluto RX, is grabbing eyeballs for theright reasons
TEAM Yamaha India, on the recent launch of its motorcycle, SalutoRX, was quoted saying, a�?Ita��s got the body of the Saluto and the soul of the RX.a�? But it is no performance motorcycle. The rugged commuter is targeted at the rural market with a rather nifty price tag of `46,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Yamaha may be trying to ride on the RXA�wave to popularise Saluto; however, even without it, the motorcycle comes in as a fairly convincing option. This 110cc blue core enginepoweredA�motorcycle delivers 7.4bhp at just 98 kg, a decent power-to-weight that claims a fuel ef ficiency of 82 kmpl.
Not the 80s
Before all lovers of the legendary two-stroke pocket rocket go up in arms about the use of the RX name, leta��s clear
the air. It is actually a rather decent marketing move. Probably one of the easiest ways to make a new motorcycle more acceptable, is to link it to a glorious product from the companya��s past. Thata��s exactly
what Yamaha has done. Yes, it would have been great to see the RX suffix return with a more potent bike from the Japanese manufacturer,
but that is now reserved for the a�?YZFa�� range in the post-two stroke world. Regardless, the Saluto RX is here and it aims to make it big with the masses a�� just like the original RX100 was allA�those years ago. And so what if ita��s a rather economical approach.