Yamaha Saluto 125 and Bajaj Discover 125 are the two same segment bikes in Bangladesh. Actually in 125 cc segment, this two are currently dominating the market. Between them people used to buy Bajaj Discover 125 due to much more availability and reasonable price. Yamaha Saluto launched in Bangladesh later than Bajaj Discover 125 and by then the product of Bajaj dominated the market all alone. Bajaj is a reputed Indian brand and since long they are doing business in Bangladesh through their official distributor Uttara Motors. The current Discover 125 is much more latest than earlier version. On the other side, Yamaha is a top Japanese brand and widely regarded as one of the best two-wheeler manufacturer. In Bangladesh, ACI Motors is their official distributor. But than Indian brand products, the price of Yamaha products are higher. But if we consider the bikes of Yamaha Saluto and Bajaj Discover 125, the price ranges of both bikes are almost same. Besides, if we consider the reliability, both bikes are standing on the same platform almost. So, it would be hard to say which one will be better than the other one. Still now, the demand of Bajaj Discover 125 is higher than Yamaha Saluto 125. But in recent time those who are aware about the bikes, they used to buy Yamaha Saluto in most of the cases. So, let’s make a comparison review between the bikes and see which one will be better.
# Looks: If we consider the looks of Bajaj Discover 125, it is pretty standard looking bike and would suitable for all aged riders. It has comfortable handlebar with unique designed headlamp. It has also eye catchy parking like attached. It has long comfortable seat with standard pillion grabrail. The engine is naked and the wheels are alloy. The shades of the bike are glossy which makes the looks attractive. On the other hand, the bike Yamaha Saluto has also charming looks. It is also standard designed but the fuel tank is much more eye catchy. The bike is also suitable for all aged riders. It has also eye catchy front end with comfortable seating position. It is available with pretty different shades and most of the looks fantastic. Comparing the looks with Bajaj Discover 125, both are attractive in the segment.
# Engine Performance: Yamaha Saluto is powered by 125 cc engine which consists if four stroke, two valve and SOHC. The engine of the bike can generate 8.18 Bhp max power and 10.1 NM max torque. It has air cooled engine like the average standard bike. The weight os the bike is 113 kg. However, the bike Bajaj Discover is powered by 124.6 cc engine which consists of one cylinder, two valve, DTSi with exhausTEC. The engine max power is 11 Bhp and max torque is 10.80 NM. It seems that the engine of Discover is much more powerful than Yamaha Saluto. It has also air cooled engine.
# Suspension & Brake: Yamaha Saluto has front telescopic fork suspension and rear suspension is swing arm. It has also different braking versions available with different price ranges. There is one version which has front and rear drum brakes added. Besides, it has also front disc and rear drum braking version available and people and now buying the version. However, the same two different versions of Bajaj Discover 125 are available right now. There are drum and disc versions available. However, it has front telescopic suspension and rear nitrox gas charged suspension installed. Saluto will be keep ahead in this point due to new technology suspension and Yamaha is always renowned for better braking system.
# Comfort & Control: The bikes Yamaha Saluto and Bajaj Discover 125 both have long and comfortable seating position where almost two pillion can ride with rider. Besides, they have good quality suspensions added which ensures proper comfort so far. If we consider the controlling, both bikes have drum and disc braking versions available. Those who much familiar with drum brake can buy the version and those who compatible with disc brake, can but that one. So, it seems that better controlling would depend on you.
# Fuel Consumption: Mileage is the most important fact for a standard category bike. People used to check mileage before buying the bike no doubt. In that case, both bikes are very good. Bajaj Discover 125 can give more than 65 km mileage on highway but average it would not less than 60 km hopefully. In that case, Yamaha Saluto can beat it. The bike Yamaha Saluto can give more than 65 km average mileage where some says it would be more than 70 km so far. So, the both bikes are great in the segment considering mileage.
# Top Speed: The standard bikes are not the best for top speed ride. They are best for comfortable and good mileage. However, if we check the top speed of the bikes Yamaha Saluto and Bajaj Discover 125, we can see that Yamaha Saluto can make more than 98 kmph tops speed reportedly. In that case the bike Bajaj Discover can easily make more than 100 kmph top speed so far. Both are almost same as we speak.
# Price: The current price of Bajaj Discover 125 disc version is BDT 144,500 where the current price of Yamaha Saluto disc brake version is BDT 146,000 only. It seems that their price ranges are almost same.
According to the above listed comparison review, we are learning many things about the two bikes Bajaj Discover 125 and Yamaha Saluto 125. Both bikes are very smart in the segment. There are not much bikes in the segment that can beat them, to speak the truth. But between them, it is now up to you, for which one you will go for. We will slightly keep ahead Saluto due to excellent braking, more mileage, looking and dimension.