Launched in 1985. RX 100 is not in production now.
This is one such special bike which bears the original Yamaha DNA. It is the first hand-built 100 cc bike from Yamaha. In India they set up their manufacturing facility and starts making the two-wheeler's under the banner of Escorts Group. Yamaha started producing RX 100 from 1986 after tasting a bitterness from their flagship model the RD 350. The success stories of their rival Suzuki AX 100 and growing demand for lower cc motorcycles has made them to build a 100 cc motorcycles for themselves.
This legendary motorcycle was crafted around a 98 cc, 2-stroke reed valve, air-cooled, single cylinder petrol engine, which draws a whopping power of 11.50 bhp @ 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.60 Nm @ 6500 rpm. And the engine is mated with a 4-speed constant mesh gearbox to transmit the power to rear wheels using a chain drive. The bike features expanding drum brakes for rear and front wheels and the suspension system consists of telescopic, oil damped front and coil spring oil damped rear suspension system.
Many could not believe that, this is a 100 cc bike by looking at its performance figures. The power delivery of this bike was astonishing when compared to other alternatives in the market. Therefore it was used for many off and on road races. Various modifications like porting, tuning, wheel up-sizing, 5th gear, quick throttle and many more were done to extract the maximum potential and power of the engine on to the wheels.
It was introduced only after the arrival of Hero CD-100, Kawasaki KB-100 and Suzuki AX-10, but RX-100 was the most desirable bike of that class.
Due to strict emission norms, this bike was discontinued from the year 2006. But still, it is the most wanted two wheeler in India. In second-hand market, the price range of this 2-stroke super fast bike is as high as some 250cc modern sports bikes.