2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night Launched!

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Preparing to cash in on the high demand for new motorcycles during the upcoming festive season, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd has launched a new special edition of its Saluto RX commuter motorcycle. Christened as the ‘Dark Night’ variant, this new model has been launched alongside similar special editions of the Yamaha FZ-S FI motorcycle and Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR automatic scooter. The new 2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night special edition offers a unique matte black paint scheme that is complemented by special graphics. This makes the motorcycle stand out amongst a plethora of commuter motorcycles on sale in the country. The new Saluto RX Dark Night has a starting price of Rs 48,721 (ex-showroom).

2017 yamaha saluto rx dark night special edition images

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Speaking on the launch of the latest special variants, Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “Well-endowed across popular motorcycling cultures of the world, Yamaha’s affinity to black body two-wheelers is inspired by its DNA of being sporty and stylish. This uniqueness in Yamaha’s style is now available for the two wheeler buyers in its new variants which are sure to rev hearts.”

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2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night Price

City Price
Ex-showroom, New Delhi Rs. 48,721
On-road Rs. 52,222

The new 2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night has gone on sale for Rs 48,721 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The bike has an on-road price of Rs 52,222. The new Dark Night doesn’t seem to command any price premium over the regular model. All this means that the new special edition of Yamaha’s bargain basement commuter brings you the exclusivity of a bespoke paint-job without costing more!

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2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night Specs

Engine Displacement 110 cc
No. Of Cylinder 1
Cooling System Air Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self / Kick Start
Valves per Cylinder 2
Fuel Delivery System Carburetor
Max. Power 7.4 BHP @ 7000 rpm
Peak Torque 8.5 Nm @ 4500 rpm

Powering the Saluto RX is a 110cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that benefits from Yamaha’s Blue Core technology. The motorcycle weighs merely 98 kgs. The motorcycle enjoys a max. power of 7.4 BHP at 7,000 RPM and a peak torque of 8.5 Nm at 4,500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The Dark Night special edition gets 130 mm drum brakes at both the wheels. The motorcycle is built around a diamond frame.

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2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night Special Edition Mileage

Minimum 60 KMPL
Maximum 70 KMPL
Claimed 82 KMPL

The Saluto RX has a claimed mileage of 82 KMPL. In real world conditions, however, the Saluto RX will offer a maximum mileage of 70 KMPL. In the worst case scenario, the bike will still offer 60 KMPL.

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2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night Special Edition Features

  • Special Matte Black Paint
  • Special Decals
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Electric Start
  • Front Bikini Fairing
  • Black-painted Engine
  • Head Shield
  • Clear-lens Turn Indicators

Being a budget-end motorcycle, the 2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night special edition doesn’t come with too many features. However, the special paint job does help the bike stand out.

2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night Special Edition Dimensions and Measurements

Length 2020mm
Width 740mm
Height 1045mm
Seat Height 785mm
Wheelbase 1255mm
Ground Clearance 175mm
Weight 98kgs
Front Tyre Size 2.75-17 41P
Rear Tyre Size 3.00-17 50P


2017 Yamaha 
Saluto RX Dark Night Special Edition Design

The Saluto RX is an entry-level motorcycle. Hence, it’s pretty understandable that it doesn’t look too stylish. The design of the motorcycle is all about straight lines and neat surfaces. Bits like a really basic metal grab rail further amplify the utilitarian feel. The Dark Night edition, however, does help enhance this bike’s visual appeal. With a special matte black paint scheme, the motorcycle does stand out among the current crop of entry-level motorcycles. Well, the bike still won’t blow your mind away with the way it looks, but let’s just say that the special paint scheme and new decals do a lot of good to the Saluto’s plain-jane looks.

So, what do you think of the 2017 Yamaha Saluto RX Dark Night special edition? Do you think that this special paint scheme is enough to make this bike far more appealing? You can share your thoughts with us through the comments section below. Stay tuned for the latest news updates on Yamaha Saluto RX and other motocycles in India.

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