Through my friend Anil, I got this piece of news about Yamaha launching a new bike…named The Gladiator. Pretty lame name for a bike anyways! Whaddo they think before naming’em?? Avenger, Fazer, Victor and now Gladiator!! Poppycock! Now i am no bike enthusiast…nor I hope to be one! This post is for my friends who are!
According to the Yamaha website:
The Gladiator is a new model developed on the concept of a “next generation Fun bike”. It features a power unit coupled with a new 5-speed transmission and mounted on a body with a design that suggests dynamic motion. The 5-speed transmission lets the rider make the most of a wide powerband to experience excellent performance in both around-town and high-speed riding.
The Gladiator engine features the latest technologies. The 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, delivering an outstanding standing acceleration. The powerful performance of the Gladiator is much above the current executive bikes and is at par with bikes in the deluxe category. Starting in any gear adds to the convenience factor & its handling during cornering is very precise.
Yamaha have John Abraham as their Brand Ambassador and he features prominently in their campaign as well as on their website. Infact, the microsite contains pages dedicated to John’s Filmography, his passion for bikes and other such tidbits. Click on the images below for the links.
Gladiator: Tech Specifications
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 Red’n : 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
Type : Diamond Tubular Type
Caster/ Trail : 26 degree/ 90mm
Suspension : Front-Telescopic Hydraulic Type ;Rear-Rectangular Swing Arm With Hydraulic Shock Absorber
Brakes : Front-Drum Type/ Disc Type;Rear-Drum Type
Tyre : Front-2.75 X 18″ 42 P ; Rear-3.00 X 18″ 6pr, 52 P
Kerb Weight : Kerb Wt – 123kg (Standards)/ 127kg (Deluxe)
Max Payload : 130K
Wheel Base : 1,300mm
Length : 2,065mm
Width : 730mm
Overall Height : 1,100mm
Ground Clear’ : 160mm
Tank Capacity : 13 Lts.