Yamaha Saluto and Hero Glamour are the two top rated standard bikes in Bangladesh and both of them are highly demanded right now. Once, Hero Glamour dominated the 125 cc market but now, Yamaha Saluto is sharing the market along with some more 125 cc bikes. People used to buy Hero Glamour due to attractive looks and heavy mileage and still there is no comparing with Hero Glamour considering the looks in 125 cc segment. But the mileage of the bike is same as Yamaha Saluto as we know. Earlier the price range of Hero products were much higher but now, they are low sold and so, company has reduced the price ranges of their bikes. Hero Glamour was once sold in exchange for BDT 1,50,000 but now, it is available in exchange for BDT 1,21,000 only. Hero Glamour is one of the most sold 125 cc bike in Bangladesh but in recent time, Bajaj Discover 125, TVS Stryker and Yamaha Saluto have become the most potential rivals of the bike Hero Glamour. Today we would like to make a comparison review between Yamaha Saluto and Hero Glamour. Let’s take a look below which one between them would be the best.
# Looks: Yamaha Saluto 125 is an attractive looking standard bike. It has muscular fuel tank with long and comfortable seating position. It has eye catchy headlamp with slim exhaust. The engine is naked just like average standard bikes. It has alloy wheels with standard handlebar. there are different colors of the bike Yamaha Saluto are available in market right now and all of them are pretty attractive. On the other hand, Hero Glamour is the most attractive 125 cc bike in Bangladesh right now. The engine is almost covered just like sports bikes. It has muscular fuel tank with pretty sporty seating position. It has attractive front end with alloy wheels. It has also standard and comfortable seating position. If we compare the looks between Yamaha Saluto and Hero Glamour, we must keep ahead the product of Hero considering the looks.
# Engine Performance: Hero Glamour is a 125 cc bike which consists of air cooled, four stroke, one cylinder and OHC added. The actual displacement is 124.7 cc. The max power of the bike is 6.72 Kw in 7000 rpm and max torque is 10.35 NM. It has both self and kick starting system added. The clutch is multiplate wet. On the other side, Yamaha Saluto is also 125 cc bike. It consists of air cooled, two valve and SOHC added. The max power of the engine is 8.18 Bhp and max torque is 10.1 NM. It seems that the power of the engines of Saluto and Glamour are almost same. It has wet multiple disc clutch and five speed gearbox added.
# Suspension & Brake: Hero Glamour is very comfortable and stylish 125 cc standard bike. It has telescopic hydraulic front shock absorber and rear suspension is five steps adjustable shock absorber. The bike has only disc braking version available right now. It has front 240 mm disc brake and rear brake is 130 mm drum. On the other hand, Yamaha Saluto has two different braking versions available. They are drum brakes version and disc braking version. There are front disc and rear drum brakes and in the other version, there are front and rear drum brakes added. Besides, it has front telescopic fork suspension and rear swing arm suspension added.
# Comfort & Control: Yamaha Saluto and Hero Glamour both are standard category bikes and both are available in Bangladesh. Hero Glamour is the most sold in the segment where Yamaha Saluto is getting popular everyday. It seems that both bikes are very comfortable due to single plate seating position. They are quite long and thick cushion added. Besides, both bikes have front disc brake and rear drum braking combination added and for the standard bikes, the braking system is very effective. Besides, we yet to hear any complain about the controlling of the bikes. So, they are satisfying indeed.
# Fuel Consumption: Recently, we all know that Yamaha Saluto is the king of mileage which has been told. The average mileage of the bike is reportedly 65 km but some users claims it would be around 70 km so far. But since the earlier, Hero Glamour is providing such great mileage and due to the reason, it has become the most sold bike in the segment. The average mileage of the bike is 65 km reportedly. So, mileage lovers can go for any one of them without hesitation.
# Top Speed: The bikes Yamaha Saluto and Hero Glamour are the top rated standard bikes in 125 cc segment. Considering the segment, the speed of the bikes are almost grate. It seems that the bike Yamaha Saluto can make more than 100 kmph top speed. In that case, Hero Glamour is little behind. It can make almost 95 kmph top speed according to the report. But some says it would cross 100 kmph so far. So, considering the speed both bikes are almost same.
# Price: Earlier, the price of Hero Glamour was much higher. It was once the joint venture of Hero and Honda companies. But now, only Hero is releasing the bike and so, the current price of the bike Hero Glamour is BDT 120,990 reportedly. On the other side, the price of Yamaha Saluto is much higher than Hero Glamour. Disc version of Yamaha Saluto is available with BDT 146,000.
If we consider the above all comparison review between the bikes Yamaha Saluto and Hero Glamour, both are good in 125 cc segment. Due to reasonable price can choose Hero Glamour within budget. But if you consider the best reliable bikes, then you should go for Yamaha Saluto 125 due to better mileage, quality braking, comparability and brand value.