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Yamaha India plans to resurrect the legendary Yamaha RX100 as a piddly 100cc four stroke commuter

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Yamaha RX100 Yamaha India plans to resurrect the legendary Yamaha RX100 as a piddly 100cc four stroke commuter

Yamaha RX100

If Yamaha India’s plans are anything to go by, the iconic Yamaha RX100 could just get a new lease of life, this time with a four stroke 100cc engine. While we cherish great memories of the two stroke Yamaha RX100, a performance motorcycle which we grew up lusting over, Yamaha India plans to relaunch the legendary RX100 as a commuter motorcycle with a 100cc four stroke engine. This has us, the motorcycle enthusiasts and many of our ilk, feeling more than a little deflated as we feel that the RX moniker will feel totally out of place on a commuter motorcycle.

That said, we can’t do much apart from signaling our disapproval as Yamaha India wants to resurrect the RX100 into a commuter motorcycle with them planning to retain much of the RX100s original design. That said, the very dated looking original design won’t appeal to most of the Indian motorcycle buying populace, except for the enthusiasts still hung up over the original RX100. But then, with a piddly 100cc four stroke engine, even the enthusiasts would be totally put off.

Meanwhile, Yamaha sells the Yamaha RX100 in its two stroke iteration in many parts of backward Africa where the concept of up-to-date emission norms are a far cry from the developed world.

What we’d like is a direct injection, two stroke screamer of a RX100 version. Are you listening Yamaha?

15 Comments

  1. asraf

    February 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    thanks to yamaha for publish this news to rx100 lovers when yamaha lanch rx100 in market

  2. Simon

    February 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I’d like add my vote to this.

    What we’d like is a direct injection, two stroke screamer of a RX100 version.

    Are you listening Yamaha?

  3. Simon

    February 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    In addition I would like to add to the statement “except for the enthusiasts still hung up over the original RX100″.

    I bet this bunch is much bigger than all the sales that yamaha has achieved post RX100!!

  4. vinod

    March 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    YAMAHA dnt do a mistake like launching a 100cc four stroke as RX100

  5. Danny Patel

    October 28, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Hey Yahama,

    Yamaha RX100 was the best bike ever launched in India according to me amongst other models. I still have a 1993 model up and running like a young horse. I love my bike so much. I promise to buy this new one keeping the old one if this is released in market.

  6. Vijay

    December 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I bet it’l not be a hit like the original Rx100.

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  8. dafc

    January 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I am never letting my 1992 RX100 die ever! My RX is going to the grave with me when I die PERIOD Yamaha don’t screw with RX100 let it be just give us the spares and we will keep em running forever and ever.

    RX100 for life!

  9. GURJANT

    March 29, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    RX100 is surely the best bike of the world.I am a proud owner of 95 model RX100.It is a horse, thats never going to b aged. Its my first love and a true companion for entire life. Best resale value. People come and ask me if I would like to sell it, but I refuse everytime and i will never sell it..just love it..

  10. sabibullah

    July 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Dear yamaha lover’s
    RX100 is surely the best bike of the world.I am a proud owner of 91 model RX100. After 20 years i re stored all spare’s except engine, frame and fork set….. It’s just like a new, It’s my Cheetah, that’s never get to b aged. Its my first love and a true companion for entire life. Best money value. People come and ask me if I would like to sell it, but I refuse every time and i will never sell it..just love it.. :yes: :yes: :yes:

  11. yash

    April 14, 2012 at 1:49 am

    hey yamaha
    i have my 100 from 18 year…. its like a leopard…. i suggest take a risk with new rx 100 4stroke with fuel injection & 5 speed….. rule the world yes yamaha…..

  12. ANIRUDDH PAUL

    September 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    IM VERY THANK’S TO YAMAHA COMPANY FOR RE LAUNCH THE “YEMAHA RX100″ 100CC BIKE IT IS MY DREAM/LOVEABLE BIKE SO IM WATTING FOR THE BIKE .SO IT IS MAY REQUEST TO YOU PLEASE ONE MORE COLLOR ADD IN YOUR COLLOR LAB IN BIKK IS”METALLIC WHITE” IT IS MY KIND REQUEST . PLEASE COLL BACCK IN MY MOBIL NO.-09981330320.

  13. ANIRUDDH PAUL

    September 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I promise to buy this new one keeping the old one if this is released in market. IT IS LIKE PUMACATE……

  14. Manoj prabhanand

    July 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

    East or west rx 135 is best . I still have it nd it gives 40-48 per litre . Its awesomely tharu maaru ma . Alexander has his horse named buciphallus and rx is my buciphallus . <>.

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