Exciting facts about the classic Yamaha RX 100
If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, then you must know about the Yamaha RX 100. The RX 100 was the most iconic and popular bike in the company's portfolio which was manufactured in India between 1985 and 1996. The Yamaha RX100 is still quite popular among the motorcycle lovers and, the bike has a huge demand in the pre-owned Indian markets. Moreover, many bike fanatics are looking for a second-hand RX 100 to make their bike collection pretty unique.
The RX 100 was the most iconic and popular bike in the company's portfolio which was manufactured in India between 1985 and 1996.
1) Nicknamed as 'Pocket Rocket'
The bike is extremely lightweight and, it accelerates fast that's why the Yamaha RX 100 nicknamed as 'Pocket Rocket'. The bike derives power from a two-stroke, 98cc motor which churns out respective power and torque outputs of 11 bhp and 10.39 Nm. Transmission duties are done by a 4-speed gearbox. Moreover, the bike tips the scales at 98 kgs.
2) Quite expensive to buy
Back in the 90s, Yamaha has sold over 19,764 units of the RX 100 into the Indian market, which was quite pricey. The motorcycle was more expensive than its rivals like the CD 100 and the CC. If we convert the value of Yamaha RX 100 in today worth the bike would approximately cost around Rs 70,000 to 75,000 thousand which is quite hefty for a 100cc bike. The Yamaha RX 100 was being offered in three distinctive colours namely Black, Cherry Red and Black.
Yamaha has sold over 19,764 units of the RX 100 into the Indian market, which was quite pricey.
3) Light chassis
Being an extremely lightweight bike, the Yamaha RX 100 was not firm at higher speeds. The motorcycle provides high acceleration speeds but, being a lightweight bike it's quite tough for a rider to maintain high speeds for long distances because a massive windblast can disbalance the motorcycle and the skinny thin tyres are not that effective is providing a good amount of road grip.
4) Featured in Movies
The Yamaha RX100 has been an integral part of many Indian movies. Especially, the south Indian movie industry was in love with the Yamaha RX 100. The motorcycle was spotted several times in movies ridden by an actor or a villain. Due to its swift and lively nature, the motorcycle was also used in performing stunts for movies.
The motorcycle was spotted several times in movies ridden by an actor or a villain.
5) Looks masculine
Back in its days, the Yamaha RX 100 had a masculine design language same as the Royal Enfield motorcycles. The bike was popular for its unique masculine looks along with a throaty exhaust note. The Yamaha bike instantly becomes a popular motorcycle among the youngsters and biking freaks.
6) Struggled to become popular
The Japanese manufacturer Yamaha has stopped the production of the RX 100 by March 1996. It was later followed by the RXG 132. The main reason behind the discontinuation of the bike is it has alot of technical issue. Afterwards, Yamaha stopped the production of RXG 132 and launched the RX 135.
The main reason behind the discontinuation of the bike is it has alot of technical issue.
7) Favourite motorcycle for street criminals
Having fast acceleration capabilities, the Yamaha RX 100 was also very much famous among the criminals. The criminals use this motorcycle to quickly escape from the crime spot. Before the Bajaj Pulsar, the RX 100 was the one which was immensely loved by street criminals.
The criminals use this motorcycle to quickly escape from the crime spot.
8) Favourite bike for racers
The Yamaha RX 100 was also used by the street drag racers. The owners were able to use this bike in races by expanding engine, tuning, porting, chambers, sprockets and replacing the tyres. Moreover, some more customizations which were done on the bike are employing bigger air filters, carburettor, a responsive throttle along with disc brakes for effective braking. The agile nature of the RX 100 made the motorcycle one of its own kind.
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