Yamaha RX 100

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 16,000
* Delhi. May vary.
Discontinued

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QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
On-Road Price (Delhi) Rs 19,764 in 1989
Mileage 35-45 kmpl (approx.)
Type Commuter
Shades Red, Blue, Silver
Current Status Discontinued
Warranty Ahead of the 100s
Summary The king of Indian streets at one time, the legendary Yamaha RX100 can amaze the riders and the onlookers in the same way as KTM 200 Duke. The 98cc motorcycle was good for 11 BHP and 10.39 Nm of torque while weighs just 103 kg. It claimed a top speed of 100 kmph while was quite unsafe because of just drum brakes at both ends. It was discontinued due to change in emission norms, as RX 100 was a 2-stroke motorcycle. As of now, Yamaha has no plans to re-launch the RX 100 in India, and you can only buy it from used bike market or from online portals like OLX and Quickr.
MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT
Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Standout Features Lightweight, Best in Class Power and Torque, Low Seat Height, Kayaba Front Suspension
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Displacement 98 cc
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 4
Maximum Power 11 BHP @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 10.39 NM @ 6500 rpm
Engine Description 98 cc 2-stroke, reed valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder, gasoline 7 port torque induction
Cooling Air-Cooled
Ignition Advanced Electronic CDI
Lubrication Auto Lube (Separate Lubrication, a Yamaha Patent)
Compression Ratio 6.7 : 1
Bore 50 mm
Stroke 50 mm
Spark Plug Model Type W5BC Mico Bosch
Fuel Type Petrol
Air Cleaner Wet foam (washable)
Carburettor Mukuni, VM-20
Clutch Wet, Multi-disc type
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brake 130mm Drum
Rear Brake 130mm Drum
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork (Japanese kayaba)
Rear Suspension Swing Arm (Adjustable 5 Positions)
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 2.50-inch X 18-inch (4 ply rating)
Rear Tyre 2.75-inch X 18-inch (6 ply rating)
Wheel Type Wire spoked
Alloy Wheels
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 1965 mm
Overall Width 740 mm
Overall Height 1050 mm
Seat Height 765 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Wheelbase 1240 mm
Dry Weight 95 kg
Kerb/Wet Weight 103 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.5 litres
Oil tank capacity 1.3 litres
Turning Circle 2100 mm
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-60 kmph 7.5 secs
Top Speed 100 kmph
Mileage (City) 35 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 45 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 40 kmpl
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Analog
Tachometer
Odometer Analog
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
BATTERY
Capacity 4AH
Voltage 6V
LIGHTING
Head Light 6V-25/25W
Auxiliary Light 6V-3W
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Climbing Ability 25 degree
Accessories Crash Bar, Saree Guard, Luggage Carrier

Yamaha RX 100 Review

08 Jul, 2017 06:18 PM

Overview

Yamaha's RX 100 was the first choice of those who loved performance in the mid 80's, but side by side cared for their pocket also. Yamaha came up with this lightweight and classic offering, which revolutionized the Indian motorcycle industry.

Design and Style

The Yamaha RX100 was known for its straight design, which had the fuel tank and seat aligned on the same level. The seat was kept straight in order to provide the most comfortable ride possible at the time of its launch. Use of chrome was in fashion at that time and both the front and rear mudguards were fully chromed. The Yamaha and RX100 badge was also chrome plated.

Instrument Console

The instrument console seems to be the worst part of the bike, designed oddly and divided into three portions. On the extreme left the high beam indication and the neutral indication. Also it had the left turn light whereas the right turn light was in the portion at the extreme right. The center had a speedometer with an odometer placed inside it.

Engine and Performance

The biggest plus point for the RX100 was its performance. It had a 98 cc, 2 stroke engine, being air cooled it produced 11 BHP @ 7500 rpm and 10.39 NM @ 6500 rpm. The power production of the bike was massive and it was tagged as the best performer in the 100 cc segment at its time. Touching the 100 kmph mark was an achievement for the little blaster.

Brakes and Suspension

The braking was in the hands of 130 mm drum brakes, both for the front and the rear. The front suspension was the telescopic forks whereas the rear used swing arm type for the suspension work. It used a set of 18 inch tyres and the lightweight body design helped in more acceleration and higher fuel efficiency. It returned nearly 40 kmpl.

Shades and Price

It was available in 3 shades namely Red, Blue and Silver. The approximate on-road price of Yamaha RX 100 was INR 19764 in 1989..

Verdict

Performance was all the motorcycle was about. It may be for higher speeds or quick accelerations; the weight of the bike favoured everything and made it one of the most successful bikes in India.

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