Can we get enough of the Yamaha RX 1OO?

Let’s admit it, Yamaha RX 100 was indeed a legend, it was one of those motorcycles which could put a big smile on anybody’s face. The legacy of the RX 100 still remains, as it has become a cult. Riders still want the RX 100, and modifiers still love to experiment on the RX and create different renditions of the motorcycle.

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Manufactured in 1985 by Yamaha, the Yamaha RX 100 delivered much more raw power than anyone could ever think of from a 99 cc 2 stroke engine. We’d like to call it the Torpedo of the late nineties.

Yamaha RX 100 was so legendary that it gave birth to skepticism in the mind of people, and some authorities even checked it several times, just to make sure that it was a 99 cc engine at work.


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Why do people love the Yamaha RX 100?

A thing of beauty for the onlookers, the Yamaha RX 100 had enough torque at every gear to filter through the city traffic. The ergonomics of the bike made it easier to ride and made the rider feel comfortable while riding. The exhaust note was rowdy enough to make you let the adrenaline flow in your blood, as the speedometer climb. The motorcycle evoked a feeling of freedom, and the desire to go faster.

A lot of enthusiasts still get the RX restored so that they can fulfill there dream. The RX is also a machine of choice for bike modification teams because the simple design of the machine allows ample of modification.

While the motorcycle still continues to rule in our heart, there are some funny rumors and facts about Yamaha RX 100 that keeps on surfacing everytime someone talks about the motorcycle. So, we decided to make a list of such facts about Yamaha RX 100. Just for fun.

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1. Chain snatchers and kidnappers loved Yamaha RX 100.

We are sure you must’ve heard that Yamaha RX 100 was the favorite motorcycle of kidnappers, robbers and chain snatchers. Haven’t you? This is mostly said because the RX had a solid pickup which made it easy for chain snatchers to get away fast.


While there are cases where the RX 100 was used for kidnapping and robbery, it wasn’t a motorcycle made for anarchy. Gangsters chose it because it was fast and economical. Doesn’t make it a wrong bike. Does it?

2. Yamaha will be launching a 4 stroke, 200 cc version of RX 100 in India.

This rumor has been around for quite a long time now, people keep on asking when will the RX 200 will be launched, but the fact is it is NOT going to be launched. Yamaha Motors officially confirmed that they do not plan to bring the RX to India in future. They already have a great lineup of motorcycles in the smaller section like the Yamaha R15 V3, Fz-16, and FZ25.


Got no reasons to revive it, whatsoever.

3. RX 100 was banned in India because it was used by chain snatchers and kidnappers. 

Some people believe that the RX 100 was banned by the Indian Government because incidents like chain snatching and robbery on an RX 100 were increasing. This is entirely false and stupid. RX 100 was discontinued because it was not able to meet the emission norms, like most of the 2 stroke motorcycles.


4. Yamaha RX 100 could reach a top speed of 140kmph.

Yamaha RX 100 was a fast motorcycle, no doubt about it, but it wasn’t fast enough to reach 140 kmph. This rumor is completely false, the RX was too light to be stable at such high speeds. It was capable of achieving a top speed of 120 kmph, though.


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Despite all the funny rumors. What, do you really think? RX 100 is a motorcycle which still enjoys a cult following  People always love to buy the RX and modify it according to their preferences. Have you ridden an RX  before? We are sure you would want to ride it after reading these fun rumors and facts about Yamaha RX 100.