|Manufacturer||Yamaha Motor India|
|Parent company||Yamaha Motor Company|
|Predecessor||Yamaha Fazer 125cc|
|Class||low cost bike|
|Engine||123.7 cc, 10.0:1 CR, air cooled, SOHC|
|Transmission||5-speed constant mesh|
|Suspension||Front: Hydraulic Telescopic Fork|
Rear:Rectangular swing arm with hydraulic shock absorber
|Brakes||Front: 240 mm disc |
Rear: 130 mm drum
|Tires||Front: 2.75*18" 4PR,42P|
Rear: 3.00 X 18" 6PR, 52P
|Wheelbase||1,300 mm (51 in)|
|Seat height||790 mm (31 in)|
|Weight||117 kg (260 lb)|
|Fuel capacity||13 l (3.4 US gal)|
Yamaha Gladiator standard version will come for at Rs 41,990 ex-Delhi, while the Gladiator DX is tagged at Rs 44,990.
The Yamaha Gladiator DX will have electric start and 240 mm front disc brakes, while the standard Yamaha Gladiator will come with drum brakes and kickstart. After the successive win from YAMAHA RX100, RX135, The worlds second largest company introduces a golden feather in its head.
The 11 PS, four stroke bike is the first in a line of three bikes which Yamaha India plans to launch this year.
Said Yamaha Motor India CEO and managing director Tomotaka Ishikawa: “True to Yamaha’s belief of setting new benchmarks by offering products that surpass customer expectations, the Gladiator will kick start a new biking lifestyle in the Indian market. Developed as a next generation fun bike, Gladiator brings with it the added values of superb performance, new styling, greater handling and comfort” .
Its 125 cc single cylinder churns out a maximum power output of 8.0kW (11 PS) at 7,500 rpm and a max torque of 10.4 Nm (1.06 kgf-m) at 6,500 rpm, a notch above most bikes in the category. Moreover, the bike can be started in any gear and offer excellent corner handling. Yamaha claimed that the Gladiator bike will be able to give a mileage of 67 kmpl in actual city conditions.
The Yamaha Gladiator power unit is characterized by its 5 speed transmission, a first for any executive category bike, with optimized gear ratios. The smooth transition of gears makes it possible to bring out optimum torque throughout the torque-band. Yamaha claims that the Gladiator is equally at ease in stop and start conditions of urban traffic and the open highways. Yamaha has also started a new campaign to promote the Yamaha Gladiator in India.
At the launch of Yamaha Gladiator in India, company officials also announced said that Yamaha plans to sell 4 lakh bikes in India this year and six lakhs next. Yamaha will also be setting up a new plant to manufacture two wheelers in India between 2008 and 2010. Yamaha also has plans to foray into the scooter segment, for which a feasibility survey is under way.
Yamaha, which was one of the pathbreakers in the 100cc category back in the eighties and early nineties has been steadily losing marketshare in the last few years. Now, it commands a small 4% of the two-wheeler market, which it hopes to raise to 10%.
In the beginning of March 2008 Yamaha intrroduces 2 new faces of gladiator. Gladiator Type RS, Type SS.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
|Type||Single Cylinder Air Cooled, 4 Stroke Sohc|
|Valve Train||2 Valve|
|Bore & Stroke||54 X 54 MM|
|Max. Power||8.0 KW @ 7,500 RPM|
|Max. Torque||10.4 NM @ 6,500 RPM|
|Idle Speed||1,400 +- 100 RPM|
|Starting||Kick Start / Electric Start|
|Spark Plug||NGK CR7HSA - R|
|Gear Box||5 Speed Constant Mesh|
|Shift Pattern||1 Down, 4up|
|Gear Ratio||1 St: 3.000, 2nd:1.777. 3rd: 1.316, 4th:1.045, 5th: 0.875|
|Clutch||Multiplate Wet Type|
|Battery||12V- 2.5AH(Kick) / 5AH(Self)|
|Head Light||12HS1(12v 35/35 W Halogen Bulb|
|Tail Lamp||12v 21/5w|
|Chassis Type||Diamond Tubular Type|
|Caster/ Trail||26 degree/ 90mm|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic Hydraulic Type|
|Suspension Rear||Rectangular Swing Arm With Hydraulic Shock Absorber|
|Brakes Front||Drum Type/ Disc Type|
|Brakes Rear||Drum Type|
|Tyre Front||2.75 X 18" 42 P|
|Tyre Rear||3.00 X 18" 6pr, 52 P|
|Kerb Weight||Kerb Wt - 123kg (Standards)/ 127kg (Deluxe)|
|Tank Capacity||13 Lts.|
New YAMAHA Gladiator Type RS & Type SS
Yamaha has made sport biking more accessible in India with Gladiator Type SS and Type RS.Packed with 28 new features, this 4-stroke,11 bhp and 5-speed bike combines sports biking and style and the focus is on performance, styling, handling and comfort. Yamaha’s race-bred technology delivers an enhanced ride, agile cornering and precise braking. The result is enjoyable sport biking experience. Added to this, the new Gladiator Type SS and RS have been designed for substantial improvement in running performance, overall sporty design and product reliability with added advantages of practical functionality, fuel economy and cost effectiveness. Catering to the young, evolving lifestyle market, Gladiator Type SS and Type RS will target young students or young executives who seek a solid machine with good overall product balance and distinctive style. The Type SS and Type RS is a strong product and we are confident it will drive our sales to the fifth gear. The Gladiator showcases benchmark 125cc styling, refinement and a free-revving 11 bhp engine with Yamaha Throttle Position Sensor (YTPS) technology that delivers improved standing acceleration. Its 5 speed close ratio transmission allows the rider to make the most of a wide power band to experience excellent performance in both around-turn and highspeed riding. Aerodynamic racy under cowl, sporty tachometer, wind tunnel designed front cowl, lightweight aluminium wheels and powered front disc brakes gives it a dynamic yet sophisticated look. According to the bike will deliver a mileage of 67 km per litre on actual city road conditions. The Gladiator Type SS will be offered in three colours--yellow, black and red and Type RS in blue. The bike will be priced at Rs 46,350 onwards ex-showroom.