Yamaha, one of the famous Japanese Trio gave its gem to the Indian market more than 3 decades ago. The RX-100 was the best a company could do with a small-sized engine and conservative styling. Built with a 98cc engine, the 2-stroke machine was a pocket rocket. With its lightweight body and high power output, the power-to-weight ratio of the bike made it the best 100cc bike ever built for mass production.
Rammy Wanderer, one of the aspiring YouTubers, recently posted a quick walkaround video of two Yamaha RX100 motorcycles on his YouTube channel and he has explained most of the details of these perfectly-restored models. He also took one of the RX100s for a quick test ride and he also made some points clear regarding the ownership of such retro motorcycles. Here is the complete video -
Brand-New Like Yamaha RX100 Twins By Rammy Wanderer
Video Source - Rammy Wanderer
The engine of the Yamaha RX100 produced a maximum of 11 BHP and 10.39 NM of torque, which were definitely the power values of a 125cc or 135cc machine. The weight of 95 kg made it more responsive and the bike successfully made a 0-400 meter run in 14 seconds.
Some people even say that the top speed of 100 kmph made some of the authorities worry that Yamaha has plonked a high displacement engine (more than 100cc) in the bike, which was then opened and tested, resulting in a 98cc engine. This would have been a really proud moment for an automaker and Yamaha continued its legacy from that day to the present.
Quick Facts about the Yamaha RX100 (Old Model)
- 98cc, 2-stroke, air-cooled engine
- Maximum power of 11 BHP @ 7500 RPM
- Maximum torque of 10.39 Nm @ 6500 rpm
- 4-speed transmission
- Top speed of 100 KMPH
- 0-60 KMPH in 7.5 seconds
- Dry weight of the bike is 95 Kg
- Front suspension – Japanese Kayaba telescopic fork, oil damped
- Rear suspension – Swing arm, coil spring, oil damped
- Front and rear brakes – 130mm internal expanding drum brakes