Yamaha Gladiator

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YAMAHA Gladiator
JA Type Yamaha Gladiator
ManufacturerYamaha Motor India
Parent companyYamaha Motor Company
PredecessorYamaha Fazer 125cc
Classlow cost bike
Engine123.7 cc, 10.0:1 CR, air cooled, SOHC
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
SuspensionFront: Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear:Rectangular swing arm with hydraulic shock absorber
BrakesFront: 240 mm disc
Rear: 130 mm drum
TiresFront: 2.75*18" 4PR,42P
Rear: 3.00 X 18" 6PR, 52P
Wheelbase1,300 mm (51 in)
Seat height790 mm (31 in)
Weight117 kg (260 lb)
Fuel capacity13 l (3.4 US gal)

Yamaha Gladiator

The Yamaha Gladiator alias YBR 125 is a 125cc motorcycle, developed by Yamaha Motor Company

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.


Type Single Cylinder Air Cooled, 4 Stroke Sohc
Valve Train 2 Valve
Displacement 123.7cc
Bore & Stroke 54 X 54 MM
Comp. Ratio 10.0:1
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
Primary Reduction 3.4
Final Reduction 3.214
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
Indicator 12v 10w
Indicator 12v 10w
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)
Max Payload 130Kg
Wheel Base 1,300mm
Length 2,065mm
Width 730mm
Overall Height 1,100mm
Ground Clearance 160mm
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.