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Yamaha launches 125 cc 'Gladiator' in India

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 10 (UNI) The Indian arm of Yamaha Motors today launched its 4-stroke, 125 cc motorcycle -- 'Gladiator', targeted at the youth, thereby hoping to grab a 15 per cent market share by 2010.

''The Gladiator will kick start a new biking lifestyle in the Indian market. Developed as a next generation fun bike, it brings with it the added values of superb performance, new styling, greater handling&comfort,'' Yahmaha CEO and MD Tomotaka Ishikawa told reporters here.

With Gladiator being the first product in a series of new launches, the company plans to launch two new models every year till 2010, a company official said.

The Gladiator engine features the 125 cc single cylinder that churns out a maximum power output of 8.0KW at 7,500 rpm and a max torque of 10.4 Nm at 6,500 rpm, delivering outstanding acceleration.

The bike, which will deliver mileage of 67 kmph on actual city road conditions, will be available in four colours -- Deep Red Metallic K, Yamaha Black, Silver 3 and Deep Purplish Blue Metallic C.

The Gladiator will be available in the Gladiator DX variant priced at Rs 44,990, and the standard model, priced at Rs 41,990.

The motorcycle will be available in showrooms from May 15, 2006.


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