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New Yamaha RX 100 | Gun Metal Gray Special modified edition (video)

New Yamaha RX 100 | Gun Metal Gray Special modified edition (video)

The Yamaha RX100 is among the most iconic motorcycles of our country. The RX100 was sold in India for over a decade and enthralled the previous generation of motorcycle aficionados with its zippy performance. The RX100 was the obvious choice of every motorcycle buyer who wanted an affordable commuter that was fun to ride. The RX100 is really the motorcycle that changed everybody’s perception of small displacement motorcycles. Sadly, the RX100 has been out of production for over two decades now. However, there are some connoisseurs who have restored the incredible li’l motorcycle to its former glory. One such motorcycle is the gunmetal grey RX100 you see below.

While this Yamaha RX100 looks almost like a brand-new machine that has just rolled off the production line, it carries a handful of modifications to look more upmarket and even a bit modern. The motorcycle has been painted in gunmetal grey. The tank gets black pinstriping. At its launch, the RX100 was available only in Cherry red, Peacock blue-green and Black. The tank had golden pinstriping. Even the engine of this RX100 sports a grey finish. Other than this, the front forks have been given a dark grey colour.

The original spoke wheels have been replaced with multi-spoke alloys. The chrome-finished front fender has made way for a body-coloured plastic unit. There’s also a body-coloured engine cowl with Yamaha decals. The biggest highlight, however, is the custom headlamp that carries LED DRLs and projector units. Other than these modifications, this RX100 remains true to the original motorcycle. We feel that these changes come together pretty well to infuse a touch of modern-ness to the ageing design.

The Yamaha RX100 was powered by a 98-cc, single-cylinder, two-stroke engine that produced a maximum power of 11 bhp at 7,500 RPM and a peak torque of 10.39 Nm at 6,500 RPM. The engine came mated to a four-speed transmission. The RX100 has a kerb weight of just 103 KGs. The low weight plays a key role in the strong acceleration that this motorcycle offers. We don’t know if the RX100 you see in the video carries any performance updates. However, we must say that it’s the most well restored Yamaha RX100 we’ve ever seen.

Meet Yamaha RX 100 Gunmetal Grey Edition: RX100 can be still seen running around the town with its unique exhaust note. The immense popularity attached with this bike forced Yamaha to bring RX moniker to its youngest Saluto variant. As it was a different motorcycle than the original RX, sales never witnessed any special surge.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey became popular in just a few days of its arrival and this typical RX100 seen here takes skin inspiration from the highest selling 350cc bike of India. The motorcycle comes with a completely restored body and certain aftermarket additions for added practicality and head-turning first look appeal.

This RX100 comes with dual projector headlight supporting round headlight, multiple spoke chrome and black alloy wheels and impressive belly pan with a raised design for impressive looks. The fuel tank flaunts Gunmetal Grey with black pinstripes and Yamaha branding while side panels carry RX100 branding over the same shade.

An all-new seat with perfect space for two riders has been installed on the motorcycle. Most moving parts of the engine were retained from the original bike and no disc brake was added to keep originality intact. Yamaha RX100 is powered by a 98cc, single cylinder, two-stroke engine producing 11 BHP at 7500 rpm and 10.4 Nm at 6500 rpm.

The CKD model was then followed by the 11.8 bhp (8.8 kW), 132 cc (8.1 cu in) RXG, with a taller primary and secondary reduction. It had the same lightened flywheel from the RX 100 that causes a jerky ride. It was replaced by the manufacturer by a heavier flywheel the following year. Then came the RXZ in 1997, with a new chassis and a shorter wheelbase with the same primary reduction ratio as the RX100 but with a taller final reduction. 

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