Sunday, May 18, 2008

Yamaha RX100 - The Old Speed Master

Yamaha RX100 was a 2 stroke motorcycle from Yamaha with a top speed of 100 kmph with a 4 speed gearbox and a fuel economy of 25-35 kilometers/litre. This speed monster was released in India after Escort, Royal Enfield and Jawa (also known as Yezdi) came into picture with their own bikes. Yamaha partnered with a foreign company Escorts to release Yamaha RX 100 with 11 bhp. This bike had the best pickup and speed in the 1980s. Just literally unmatched for its agility, light weight structure and speed even today.

The only bike in the 1980s which could beat the speed monster was the Kawasaki KB100 RTZ. And also the Suzuki shogun 110cc. RX100 began losing its count in India due to new emission norms posed by the Govenment. The RX 100, Kawasaki 100 and the Suzuki Shogun - 2 stroke bikes were banned.


vipins said...

yamaha rx 100 a bets bike due to its shape power style n lot of other reasons bihinds,,,,company should re produse the bike for us,, this s my suggetion,,,,,
really i lov it a lot,,,

joshua said...

i agree with vipin but i have seen th kb 100 rtz beat the rx 100 by about 5 metres and the bike top speed was 110 (as told by the rider)..... it ws a close match on th partially crowded road which was 4km long.
i like the kb 100 better thats y i use it. it has better handling also. and is easy to do wheelies.

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