Yamaha RX100 Is Coming Back - Here Is What We Know So Far

Yamaha RX100 Is Coming Back - Here Is What We Know So Far

One of the most legendary bikes of all time, the Yamaha RX100, is all set to make a comeback in a new avatar. The bike was available in the Indian markets from 1985 to 1996, and it was exceptionally good in terms of performance and it used to register respectable sales numbers.

Details of Old Yamaha RX 100 Shared For Representational Purposes Only

Eishin Chihana, Chairman of Yamaha Motor India, recently shared an update regarding the relaunch of the Yamaha RX100 - 

“We want to bring back the RX100 brand but there are two points: RX100 is a two-stroke engine and complying with the BS6 engine is impossible now. But, certainly giving the name to a new model is in our plan. Once we put the RX100 on a brand/some aspiring model ... the reincarnation with modern styling/flavour, is an enormous challenge.”

“We have a plan, but we should not use the RX100 name so easily, it will ruin the image. RX100 cannot be a quick plan/decision. It should be an impactful package with a powerful engine and design.”

Another recent report suggests that Yamaha is considering a larger 175cc to 200cc engine for the revival of the RX nameplate. Recreating the original RX100 would be very difficult without breaking the bank. 

And even with all the positive sentiment that the Chairperson has for this iconic 100cc motorcycle, it is very unlikely that he would go through all this trouble just to get the same bike in the market. He also mentioned that a larger displacement bike would make an original impact while carrying the performance image of the old RX100.

When asked about a launch date for the new model of Yamaha RX 100, Chihana said it could be after 2026 because the company has other models planned until 2025.

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What are some maintenance tips for preserving the legacy of a Yamaha RX 100?
2023-09-14 09:11:20 AM

To preserve the legacy of a Yamaha RX 100, owners should focus on regular maintenance, including proper two-stroke engine care, lubrication, and rust prevention. It's also advisable to consult with experienced mechanics familiar with vintage two-stroke motorcycles for upkeep.

What was the engine capacity of the Yamaha RX 100?
2023-09-14 09:09:32 AM

The Yamaha RX 100 was powered by a 98cc, two-stroke, air-cooled engine. The quick performance and unique two-stroke engine sound made it well-known.

Was the Yamaha RX 100 known for any specific design features?
2023-09-14 09:04:10 AM

Yes, the Yamaha RX 100 had a classic and timeless design that featured a polished fuel tank with chrome accents, a round headlamp, and attractive appearance.

Why was the Yamaha RX 100 discontinued?
2023-09-14 09:01:34 AM

The discontinuation of the Yamaha RX 100 was mainly due to the transition to four-stroke engines in the Indian market. Two-stroke engines like the one in the RX 100 were less environmentally friendly.

Is Yamaha RX 100 good for long drive?
2023-09-11 10:35:47 AM

If your bike is in a very good condition then yes you can ride for as long as you can. But if it breaks down occasionally and has engine heating issues, then i suggest you keep it for basic city usage and go for a new bike just for touring purposes.