Yamaha RX100 Ownership Review by Subodh Vilas

by Kannan on March 9, 2011

Hi guys this is Subodh. I’m Electrical engineering student from Amravati Maharashtra. This article will take you back in 1980s-90s. It’s not that any other story like “I love the bike and went to showroom and I get it!” It’s about loving something you really want and working hard to get it. Here is my journey about my Yamaha RX100!

Lets forget about aerodynamic design, alloy wheels and digital speedometer. It’s about styling and sound. “Come lets make some Noise!”. One year back when I was at my Friend Rohit’s home for his birthday party. I walked around in his garden for sometime after the party and I could see an old bike in his back garage in dark. She was looking little rusty with lot of dust on it.

But was still her great looks attract me towards her! Sure that garage was not the place for such a beauty. When I asked Rohit about it he told me that it is Yamaha Rx 100. It was his elder brothers college bike. Which he used for his college in Delhi university.

Sure that bike was much beautiful as girls in Delhi university! But after he went to US for his post graduation no one used that Rx. After the late night party the whole way I was thinking about that baby Rx100.

Do you remember your first crush? Just like that you saw her. Then your mind got full of her thoughts. That night I couldn’t sleep and kept thinking hard how to get that bike. Just we work hard to get the phone number of the most beautiful girl in the class when I woke up in the morning and I called Rohit to tell him that I want that bike.

He was little surprised but he ask me to come his home. I immediately went to his home and convinced his dad for that bike before he was getting ready for his office (haan hour before a office is the best time to convince dads). My deal was set in 10,000 bucks!

The half war was won! After that me and Rohit searched our whole city for the Yamaha mechanic and finally we got one. I showed him my Rx100. She was in garage from last 4-5 years and was not in even in moving condition. He gave me a blank look. That mechanic guy told me that it will cost nearly 15-20 bucks to tune up and dress her well.

Also he told me that its silencer was in complete mess and we had to replaced it with the new. That was one another big trouble for me after I convinced my dad for 20 thousand bucks. The main problem was that the new silencer was not available in market and riding Yamaha Rx100 with duplicate silencer is like listing music without woofer. I searching in my city and on internet I doesn’t work.

I was pretty depressed and my Dad asked me about the problem. My dad’s one of the old friend use to deal the old Royal Enfield in Mumbai. After talking with him he promised me to send original silencer in a week by train. When I showed that silencer to mechanic guy he told me “Yaa this is the one we want” I was so much happy at that time that someone is proposing me on my first date.

After getting silencer I collect all other parts in very little time. My mechanic guy told me to visit after a week and my Rx will be ready in 7 days. Finally that day came, me and Rohit reached half and hour before at the shop. I was so exited that it was impossible thing for me to wait more. I was so curious to see her. And hey my new Rx100 was there! “Oh God!Sahi re!” The first worlds came out straight from my heart.

She was looking so sexy and beautiful. Just like the princess among the other girls!! Even the Rohit can’t believe its the same bike which was in his garage. That mechanic guy had done the wonderful job. Renewing Yamaha’s old motorbike is an Art and very few people can do it. He give me bill of 19,800 bucks. But it was very little for the wonderful makeover.

Now it was time to take my baby on ride. I turn on the keys. Looked at Rohit and I was riding My Yamaha Rx100. Yamaha Rx100 moves so smooth on road just Like “Cheetah between Tigers!!”. Lets not get much technical but here are the some technical details in Yamaha Rx100.

It’s 98cc machine with air cooled engine produces nearly 11hp @7500rpm. 4 speed with weight 103kg and 10 litre fuel tank.

Maximum speed I get is nearly 100kms! Let’s not forget its a 2-stroke bike. The main difference between 2-stoke engine and 4-stroke engine is how they deliver air fuel mixture to the cylinder. The lubrication is done with mixing oil with the petrol. So oil passages are not needed.

That’s why 2-stroke engines are oil cooled. Separate passages are there which allows the air fuel mixture inside and exhaust gases out. They covered and uncovered by pistons which move up and down. With this 2-stroke engine her heart Rx100 deliver amazing pick up.

Also there is transparent glass ring below the name Rx100 through which we can see the oil level in our bike. Rx100 needs 2T oil and there is reflector below the fuel tank which we can see in new Karizma R as a upgrade. My Rx 100 is the 1989 model which has a Mumbai RTO passing.

Entering in college with Yamaha Rx100 is totally different than entering with any other bike! It’s like taking a Suv between sedans! when you are at your college gate your friends in canteen will recognize you with that devils sound. Believe me guys the sound produce by Yamaha Rx100 is so different that no any other machine in the world can make sound like it. Also at first sight Rx looks very decent and normal 100cc bike. But after you get closer and hear her you get an idea what that baby is.

Sitting on Rx100 is very comfortable with it’s straight and flat seating. It gives better grip to your legs when you approach them towards ground. The handle bar is also very much short which makes it very comfortable while riding in city traffic. Due it’s amazing torque and gear ratio it make Rx handling better in city. This ratio is very perfectly matched that you don’t have to shift gears even at low speed.

Second most amazing thing about this bike is it’s amazing road presence. I bet you guys there will no single guy on road who will not turn his head after hearing sound of this baby. Rx 100 sound is not much loud as Bullet and Weird like Rajdoot. It’s not loud but enough to make your blood flow through your veins!

Yamaha Rx 100 can also be called as off-road bike. No matter your path lads to mud stones and water. Your Rx will take you there if you want. But I personally never take my RX100 to off-road. Because she is so beautiful and pretty that I love her a lot and don’t want to hurt her. Another thing is that I never calculate the mileage of my RX100 and I never wish to.

Because If you own a Yamaha you should not care about the fuel that guzzles! Guys that’s my story about me and my Rx100. Today is the world of high performance and advanced bikes. We have lot of bikes in market with self start and thousands of other technologies!

But If you also own Yamaha Rx100 then you are the one of the luckiest person in the world. Because this bike is a gift to our generation from our parent generation. It’s my humble request to all my friends that Please leave your comments below and let me know you your opinion. If you ever get chance to ride Yamaha Rx100 never miss it. Because this is the bike from whole different generation,with the old heart still beating new!!

Note: Today Yamaha no more produces the Rx 100. It has stopped the production somewhere between the 90s. Due to emission norms. But still we have some RX100 rooming around us. I take one of mine close to you through BikeAdvice!

News is in air that Yamaha may come with the all new Rx100 this year. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best! Today I’m very much satisfied on my Rx100. It gives me ultimate service which return me my every penny spend on her. I’m waiting for that day when Rohits elder brother will return from US and I will go to receive him with my Rx100!! (he still don’t know that me and Rohit had renewed his bike).

Thanks Guys for reading this article! My friends Sangharsha, Bhushan and Pratiksingh helped me lot to complete this. I also Thank Deepak Raj and BikeAdvice for publishing this article. Without them it was impossible for me to connect you all! Always wear helmet and Ride Safe! Happy Biking!!!

Regards,
Subodh Vilas

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Jay March 9, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I owned Yamaha Rx100 back in 1998. It was simply awesome. That time, there were few vehicles on road especially highways. I even used to bet no one can keep control of not twisting acceleration and taking the bike on high speeds. I named my bike as virus :D
The bike loved to cruise on high speeds, was rugged and simple. Wheelies were effortless and pleasure of riding it was great. :)

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Thanks Jay for your comment.Like the name virus.Ya wheelies on RX100 is fun to do and it easy as compared to others.Do you still ride your Rx???

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raghu March 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

hai,it waz nice to hear u…me too having rx100.its really damm good bike.i really hate other bike.

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Thanks Raghu for your comment!
nice to hear that you are also Rxian!

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marsh July 25, 2011 at 10:37 pm

my dad got it for me when i was in 10 th but later i handed it over to my relative but he didn’t give it back to me when i was old enough!!!!!!! so i had dad to buy me another so i got the legend 100 instead of 135 heehehhe

Ashwin March 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Nice review.. reminds me of the good old days of yamaha rx100 .. enjoy ur bike …

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Thanks man!nice to hear that you remember old days while reading my article.Ashwin that was golden period of Yamaha!

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Sachin March 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

This is the bike on which i learned my biking lessons.its a gem yamaha has produced.

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Thanks for your comment!

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Aditya March 9, 2011 at 1:28 pm

@subodh – no offense, but have some respect for the mighty Yamaha. Put a proper number plate. Don’t be a dork.
Rev Hard – Ride Safe.

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

That is my favorite pic.ya I will put proper number plate sir!
but its ok with region!Thanks for your comment Aditya!Ride safe!

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

That is my favorite pic.ya I will put proper number plate sir!
but its ok in my region!Thanks for your comment Aditya!Ride safe!

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kusmaker March 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

i am a resident of delhi and iam owning a 1994 yamaha rx-100 its in emaculate condition i dont know how to describe this bike but yes it is a beauty yamaha should have never ever stopped producing this bike but they did and recently yamaha has produced an all new euro 5 compliant two stroke engine but what they will do with that engine thats still a mystery i think they should relaunch this bike with a two stroke engine and it will blow the competetion off..
from kusmaker

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm

If Yamaha will relaunch this bike with two stroke engine then we will have whole new segment and i will love to buy it again!Thanks bro for your comment!

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damodar March 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

First time Rx on bikeadvice with nice pics and beautiful story.but I dnt like dat u should tel milege..

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vikram March 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Very nice review subodh…Damn looking bike and believe me while schooling it’s my first bike Yamaha 135…It’s superb machine from yamaha…I still remember one of my friend had a Rx100 while i have a test drive what machine it is…when i accelerate it’s just like zzzzzzzzzz came to 100 and i got fear n throttle slows down…still i feel the speed of that machine…Now after so long time gonna book Yamaha SZ-R…thats it

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm

hey Vikram thanks for your comment my bro!
Yamaha Rx135 is also a nice ride!and you r going for Yamaha SZ-R..go ahead.Thumps up for you!

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niks March 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm

very good !!

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Deepak Patil March 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

mast review…! love it so much…

it reflects ur passion for bikes…while reading ur review, i recall my collage days…

and wants to say u….Sahi Re…!

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Are yar..sahi!
I feel very nice while reading your comment.such comment inspires me lot!
Straight from your heart!Thanks my friend Deepak!

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Deepak Patil March 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Cool… but keep writing in future too, kai..?

Nagarjun March 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm

dude i’ve seen many ppl tellin that der rx100 can touch 100km/h dude. i own a 1989 model too. actually my father’s, nw its mine. silver rx. the thing i my rx doesn go more dan 75 starts of vibrating a little.

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm

ya It can touch 100 on good roads!
I think you should check the oil you use and engine settings.sometimes speedo shows faulty reading!

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Pratiksingh March 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Dear Nagarjun, this bike reaches to 85-90 in about 15 secs. I think you need a proper mechanic who can set the block and piston properly with carborator settings. If you need any more info den call me 09225541444
Ok. enjoy your bike.

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balaji naidu March 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

i learned my biking lessons on rx100..its my first love.iam still having this byk …its a superb byk… nw iam using r15… both rx100 and r15 are legendary byks from yamaha…. BTW nice review..

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

R15 and Rx100!
What else I can say!

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Simanta March 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Yamaha RX 100 rulez

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karthik March 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm

u are damn lucky man….seriously……take care of the beauty

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Thanks Karthik!
i love her a lot

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fas March 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Awesome review, very well maintained bike. Looks really new and just out of the showroom.

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B.Karthikeyan March 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

superb! very impressive review..!

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Thanks for your comment my bro!

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Goutam March 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Excellent review written for an excellent bike. One of the best 2-stroke bike ever. I also love that bike which can be available rarely but I think Yamaha RX 135 can be easily available as its production was stopped in the year 2005.

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Yes Gautam Rx135 is easily available and also in less price than Rx100!
Thanks for your comment!

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Tanmoy Sengupta March 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Nice review frind….
Yamaha rx 100′s big brother,rx 135 is that bike which I love very much coz I learn how to ride, with rx 135. Its true this is amazing bike but this is lill’bit harsh to drive due to its 2 stroke engine. By the way how many KM it run in 1 ltr..??

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Let It be secret for sometime Tanmoy!
Can you guess?

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Soumen Ghosh March 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I learned my biking on my bro’s Rx100… it was amazing to rev up….
Now I ride Y Fazer (blue).

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Thanks for your comment Soumen!
fazer looks sporty!

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Subodh March 9, 2011 at 11:11 pm

fas..man I was realy waitng for your comment.thanks for your appreciation..I renewd my bike but I take care that it should not lost its originalty.

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Lango March 9, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Excellent review ! I ´ve got an RX 125. The RXS 100 is still produced.
As you said: ” Renewing Yamaha’s old motorbike is an Art and very few people can do it. “

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Agreed!
well said!

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s.b March 10, 2011 at 9:13 am

MY FATHER HESITATES TO RIDE MY RX. HE SAYS THE PICK UP IS TOO MUCH.

Nagarjun even in 3 rd gear you can reach speeds above 80. give it to service and see the difference.

I Have modified my indicators with LED AND TAIL LAMP WITH LED.

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Pradip Haldankar March 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Pl. will usend me the pic of it shoot in the night time, I just want to see it. So that I can try it on my RX 1989Md,.

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Ya! how you service really matters the performance as well as speed!
Thanks for your comment!

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Jubin Jacob March 10, 2011 at 10:11 am

Such a nice n’ nostalgic article.
FYI… 2 strokes are not Oil-Cooled. 2T Oil mixed with Gasoline is meant for lubrication. Still the engine is Air-cooled. :)

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Jubin Jacob March 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

Yamaha (RD)350 is an exception, it had an oil cooling system in addition to air cooling.

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Ya Jubin.I have mention in my review that Rx100 is 98cc Air cooled machine!
but in below I mistakenly written oil instead of Air! Thanks for your comment!

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Vibhu chaturvedi March 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

i stll hv my rx100 wid me bt in shabby condition .need 2 restore..bought a r15,gr8 byk bt d satisfactn i got frm rx s uncomparable….any1 hv any idea abt good mechanics(4 rx) in pune,plz do gv d cntct no. or addrs

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Vibhu You can search near pune station where second hand bike market is there!

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Som March 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

U just have written the wordz of my Heart……..
A fab article Subodh…..
I simply agree with U that she is d most desired SweetHeart of all generation till date……

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Thanks Som! thanks lot for your such a nice comment!

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Pravin March 10, 2011 at 11:04 am

Excellent reveive. I have both Rx100 of 1987 & RXz of 1997. I like RXz more than Rx100 due to its amazing power & pickup.

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Onkar A March 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

gud review..rx100 rocks..!!!

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Prasanth Sivaji March 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Enjoy the ride.

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Bhushan March 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Hi Subodh, nice review… i m the great fan of YAMAHA n mostly RX100…its the baby every bike lover would like to have n zoommmmmmmmmm……..We have one RX n I love long drives on it… its the best bike to ride…

Please correct the YAMAHA logo sticked below fuel tank on left side (above gear lever)…

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Subodh March 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Thanks for your comment man!

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SHYAM March 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

hi Subodh,
nice review.
I never had a chance to ride a RX-100 till now though I used to ride friends’ bikes while at college.Today I have 2 Royal Enfield Bullets and 1 Suzuki Samurai.Oflate I started searching for RX.ur review is like a perfect tonic to my urge.
very shortly in near future,will get an Rx and will definetly share with all.
keep riding… safe..

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Subodh March 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I would like to read it!Thanks for your comment

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Vipin March 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I never own this girl, but I had driven her many times.

And to me the sound is awesome. Where no bike can produce like her.

It has very nice acceleration when compared to other bikes and even at 60 kmph there’s no vibration.

I loved this bike very much.

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subodh March 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

Ya it’s damm stable!n very nice puck up

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selvam March 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Yamaha RX100 ruled like an emperor during that regime. Only one sun in the universe and only one bike with performance with sleek engine and smart performance. Thats yamaha

I have driven that quite sometime during my college days in 1991/92. But due to pressure from my Dad, I have got Suzuki Samurai.

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subodh March 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

Thanks for the comment bro!happy biking!

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Pravin March 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Excellent one and i too had RXG but i sold out!!! now i am feeling for it really an amazing Bike for all the yrs… sound and the speed accelrations are still laking on some bikes… Feel Proud to Ride on it…

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Aditya March 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

The bike is awesome, but subodh, you dont know the difference between 2-stroke and 4-stroke, do you?? The difference is not only the way the delivery of the charge (Air/fuel mixture) is done but a lot more. 4-Stroke produces power in every 2-revolutions of the crankshaft but 2-stroke delivers once in every revolution of the crank shaft, that’s why its more powerful!!! that is, in 4 stroke every 2nd downward stroke of piston is a power stroke, but in 2-stroke engine, every downward stroke is a power stroke. (4-stroke – 1-Induction stroke, 2-Compression Stroke, 3-Power stroke and 4- exhaust stroke)(2-stroke – 1 – induction & Compression events one after other in first stroke and in 2nd stroke – power and exhaust events take place.)
Its not oil cooled but its air cooled engine. I had this Bike but I sold it because its a drunkard, its needs fuel like a drunkard needs alcohol.

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Subodh March 11, 2011 at 12:01 am

Ya I know it little but not all !thanks for all the information.n hey i have mistakenly written Oil instead of Air !
Dnt call it drunkard man!Ya as I said i haven’t mention anything about fuel efficiency in the whole review!For it we have lots of other bikes!Thanks for your comment!

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pawan March 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Awesome man wat a job u hav done .. Rx 100 was my dream . It was looking like my dream come true .. really . Its the Queeen and heart throb .. All the best subodh

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Subodh March 11, 2011 at 12:03 am

Thanks Pawan!
She is the dream girl..there is something in her which attracts us!

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Kaushal Raut March 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Is it true that Yamaha is getting back its RX100 bike with a 4 stroke engine, if YES it will be a very good news……

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Subodh March 11, 2011 at 12:04 am

Thanks for your comment!Wait and watch!

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pramod March 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Hi Subodh it was nice to hear abt ur yamah rx 100,yah ive also rode that bike when i was a very young,it has very impressive sound like that of a mud bike and even the milage is ok,here in banglore guys r crazy abt yamaha rx 100 and 135 they has modified that bike and they go crazy on roads showing stunts n zooming in speed,definately its a fantastic bike ,cheers

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subodh March 18, 2011 at 11:14 am

I never visited banglore but i will love to come there!here also guys r crazy for Rx100

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Rakesh Bhatia March 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm

it reminded me my old lovely days with RX 100. I bought RX 100 in 1989 from local dealership for 18000 bucks.I never enjoyed any bike as much as I enjoyed RX 100. Wish you all the best with your RX I00. God bless you and your bike.

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Subodh March 11, 2011 at 12:05 am

Thanks Rakesh for your comment!Enjoy your bike!happy biking!

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kaushal March 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm

awosome bike dude…….i nt have dis bike bt im searching to buy this bike….old is gold…..

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm

best of luck to you!

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Subodh March 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm

@Deepak Patil-yes! I promise that I will keep writting!

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Senthilkumar March 11, 2011 at 1:42 am

Awesome story dude.. Thnx for sharing this. every day had searched for RX review in bike advise.. Finally got it… Thnx to deepak and team!!!! Crazy crazy yamaha!RX is awesome and i like it riding very much than any other bike in the world. I am little worried that the legendary bikes cannot be bought as fresh pieces. Njoying my ride in RX.. Eagerly waiting for RX100(4 stoke) new piece. But will keep old RX.. OLD is GOLD…. SAVE TIGERS … SAVE YAMAHA RX. :)..

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Subodh March 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Like It!

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Aadil March 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

It’s a Only SUCCESS of Yamaha after Rajdoot 175 till date. Removing this model caused Yamaha lost of almost all and nearly getting out of India.
You can reach above 130 kmph in this bike, that’s not possible in current 4 S bikes upto 150cc. Have to adjust fuel flow and it’s a rocket that no other bike could beat it. Only you can’t drive it at night comfortable due to 6V headlight. If Yamaha could represent RX 100, that will be a Sanjivani Booty for it in India….

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Subodh March 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

sure they will get lots of buyers!

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Ghanshyam March 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Nice review. Subodh you are very lucky that you own this gem.
I think this is the first review of RX100 on bike advise.

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Subodh March 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Ya this is the first one!thanks to Deepak and bikeadvice for it!

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RIAZ HOSSAIN March 12, 2011 at 3:18 am

Nice review.It reminds me the Bajaj Kawasaki KB 100 which once upon a time rocked. Good expression

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subodh March 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

Thanks man!

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provin thapa March 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

@Subodh, man u got a real machine….love to c ur story abt ur baby…….this is it….u got it man.
RIde on RX100 is totaly different thn the new bike…..espcly it’s sound n performance which make me crazy on m first ride on RX100…..i love to hav RX100 nw too………..tkre of ur Baby man….n try to post more about it…. I Love it……

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Ruturaj Patil March 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Dude you got one of the best machines. You are very lucky to own this…

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subodh March 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

hey thanks bro!

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Biker March 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm

hmm nice one.. enjoyed a lot n remembered the day when i was learning biking on yamaha RX-100 n when i left clutch then front wheel jump..mistake i use to do those day.. then i learn in RAJDOOT then RX-Z ….
I start leaning biking when i was in 6 class coz very passionate for biking..n due to my tall height…cant wait for proper age for biking..
I drived RX-100 on off-road, full of water way, ( when i got DL) i didnt lose my confident in any ways… lots of memory with YAMAHA RX-100…
Thanks for Reminding my old days…

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Subodh March 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I feel very nice when someone says “thanks for reminding my old days!”
feel wonderful that my words can make someone remember his golden days!

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subodh March 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Dear,
Deepak..I’m egerly waiting for your comment.without your comment my review is incomplete..thanks to you and bikeadvice for publishing my review and connecting us!

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Deepak March 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

This is the first review of RX100 in BikeAdvice. Wonderful Love story!

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Subodh March 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Thanks Deepak for your comment..it’s been so long I was thinking to write about Rx 100..and am very happy for such a huge responce from you and all.Thank you guys for your comments and appreciating me..
‘Deepak Raj ‘ is our hero behind the screen.without him it was imppossible to share my storyl

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Deepak March 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I am just another blogger :) No hero :)

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subodh March 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

yes Deepak..you are our hero.bikeadvice is one of the important part of my life..it’s the amazing blog for us!

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Roshan March 18, 2011 at 11:27 am

Subodh bahi…very nice review!

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Anand Srivastava March 21, 2011 at 12:12 am

A review that touched many hearts & mine no exception. When I was a kid back in early 90′s, this bike ruled the market for nearly a decade, but after the introduction of HH CD 100 & Splendor the whole scenario changed. It’s a legend that made history. Since it is not in production any more we bikers will surely miss her. Legends are not given a rebirth they live once and for all.
My favourite legends -
1.RX 100 &
2.CBZ

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subodh March 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

Thanks man for your comment!We all miss Rx 100..and old CBZ..!

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abhishek chauhan March 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

hi i am in love with this bike .i personaly own rtr 180 a accleration moster but some thing attractes me towards rx100 .its exhaust note is just pure music . i am searching for a rx 100 .if some body know any body selling his rx 100 in delhi please relply hear.
thanks

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Subodh March 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Thanks for your comment..here second hand Rx nearly cost 20-35k
Depends upon model and its condition..best Luck for Your Rx search!

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s.b March 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Being light weight is can be easily lifted and parked anywhere. holding the clutch and releasing it while giving the acceleration gives sudden pickup.

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Vincent Gomes March 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Hi Subodh,
I am owning a 1991 Rx 100 and am happy riding it all these years. Though I can afford to buy a new bike I dont want to part with the Rx 100. Your review is Great. I also rate this bike as the best

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subodh vilas March 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm

@vincent-thanks bro!Rx 100 is a Princess..no need to buy new bike..

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Abin Philip Aruvickal April 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm

hiii frnd…i lik ur description about ta bike…i own a 1999 model YAMAHA RX 135….i’m crazy abt these power emitters……

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harreendra April 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Hi, i had one RX 100 1995 model, sold it 4 years back as i got a job in New Delhi

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sherry mann April 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

bahut vadia bike aa yaar mere kol v yamaha rx100 hagi aa in red colour

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RAM RAMESH RAIKAR April 19, 2011 at 10:23 am
RAM RAMESH RAIKAR April 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

nice

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ram April 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Awesome….u narrated the story in beautifull way bro…
I have crush on this YAMAHA baby…

let me plan for YAMAHA …this year

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Karthik April 26, 2011 at 11:29 am

Hi , This is Karthik from Pollachi – Coimbatore District Tamil Nadu ..

All my cousins has Rx100 now I bought my RX100, Mine is 9th RX100 in my family..

Proud to be an Rxian..

Good Article.. Well-done..

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Subodh Vilas May 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

@Karthik-Thanks for your comment..9Rx In family..wow dats great!
Must be amzng to watch when you all come to Ride!

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Ramm May 11, 2011 at 3:27 am

Hi subodh.,

Good job… Your Yamaha Looks Awesome….

STYLE,SOUND,RIDE Keeps RX-100 Ahead than other uselesssss….

I had got RXG,RXZ,RX-100..But am happy in riding Rx-100….

The way you Narrated the story impressed me to narrate about my queen..

………………..Bye take care of your’s “100″……………..

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Abin Philip Aruvickal May 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Hi sir,
I”m Abin Philip Aruvickal i own an yamaha rx 135 1999 model.Now i found an engine oil leakage below the engine.Please give me solution to overcome that.

Thank You

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lathan May 27, 2011 at 7:18 am

its a masterpiece

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Subodh Vilas May 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm

@Abin-should check it to the nearest mehanic..as it not possible for me to tell you becz I’m nt gettng exactly frm whr oil is cmning..
In my last servicing I replace A small nut bolt below oil tank.(which one we remove to drain used oil) it only cost me 15rs.
Try it..but if it isn’t work then sure its a mechanics job.
Thanks!

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Subodh Vilas May 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

@Abin-Try to find out from where exactly it is coming.
I really can’t tell you from here…Last time i replaced the engine oil with motul 2T and a small nut bolt below it…otherwise consult mechanic!

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freddy June 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

hey,,,i have seen a rx at our place,,,,,,,,,i was thinking of taking it,,,,,,,,,,wat u say should i buy it,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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subodh June 29, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Go for It !!!!!!!!
But only if you want it from true Heart and passion for it!

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Kaushal July 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Hi Subodh,

First of all THANKS for sharing interesting journey from no bike (or any other bike) to proud owner of YAMAHA RX100. I am looking to buy a used bike (i am first time biker) & ur article has clearned lot of my doubts. It helped me to make up my mind to go for ONLY YAHAMA bike.

However i just wanted little help to know the diff between RX100 & RX350 (apart my cc). Which of these are better for me at this stage?

Pls help & let me know in case any one wants to sell RX100/350 in Mumbai.

Thanks
Kaushal

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KJ July 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Gr atticle. Can some one pls hlp me knw which is better to buy Rx100 or RX350.

KJ

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marsh July 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm

hope all ur wishes come true guys but personally i think yamaha will never remove an rx100 again as its their ideology to come in market once wheather they get a sell or no so plz dont have false asha that rx 100 will be re launched !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

n by the way if its re launched it will be a 4stroke version n u wont get the feel of 2 stroke so buy a second hand if u get any where !!!!!!

i repair my bike at home only except for the engine work !!! as i have no info on it but once i had opened my engine n re fixed it !! it didnt work so the mechanick had to be colled he fixed it i like to fiddle with my bike a lot coz i love her so much ………….
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any advice if i put K&N filter would that be grt guys plz comment

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Deeban Karthik August 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Hi, nice experience for you & its great to hear. I am also looking for a genuine rx 100 silencer. mine is 1986 model. please help me

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Subodh Vilas August 2, 2011 at 10:42 pm

@Deeban-better search in old market near you or any Rx owner who is interested in selling it!!best luck!

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Aditya August 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm

i own an RX 135 actually i am looking for an best advice for engine oil and 2t oil can any one please and any tips for increasing engine pickup

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Abhijit August 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm

i hav got 1 since 1994

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Stephen jadhav August 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Hi Subodh, i am happy about your rx 100 story. I am crazy of rx its my dream bike.Thankyou subodh for your rx bike advice its important for i me . I am thinking to purchase old rx and restore it. If you have some extra advise of rx send it to me .

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harshvardhan September 4, 2011 at 9:36 pm

RX100!, the name is enough 2 whoop any 4s bike. an r15 rider think twice 2 mess with da rx. i m 15 yrs old & my bike is 16 yrs old (1994 model) which my father recieves as a dowry frm my grandparents. i & my father feel lucky that they recieve rx as a dowry becoz at that time mostly everyone is gifted with bullets or scooters. it is 2nd time we r completing it’s engine job ( replacing engine with new parts). i have made her engine junk by riding hard (sigh). i love my rx more than my father does. you just cant believe one thing that our engine oil was finished but from last 2-3 weeks but our bike runs good & when mechanic came 2 know this he said,” bhaisaab agar aur koi bike hoti toh engine kholna padta”. but now we completed it’s engine job & it runs around 960 kms. i love another bike beside RX100 – RD350, we r planing 2 buy it also. 1 more thing that plz give me yur email ID, i will send u pics of my RX. keep rocking with yur RX………………!

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RAJESH September 6, 2011 at 2:58 am

Hi Subodh, i am happy about your rx 100 story. I am crazy of rx its my dream bike. I am thinking to purchase old rx and restore it. if i get one… i ask so many people but no one sell there bike. i am unlucky person because i don’t have yamaha rx 100……………

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Subodh Vilas September 6, 2011 at 10:31 am

subodh_thakare@rediffmail.com

U CAN SEND ME ON THIS

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harshvardhan September 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm

ya, i will send u soon.

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pravin September 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

nice article about a prestigious bike. thanks buddy for publishing yamaha feature’s and performance.

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Tejas October 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Hey guys i need a good mechanic to restore my rx100 in mumbai, can anyone please help

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Yussuf November 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Hello Subodh, I am Yussuf from Mauritius Island and I own a Yamaha RX100 too..Please contact me on my mail add Yussuf1983@yahoo.com, I need your help urgently.

Please do contact me as soon as you can. thx

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sathya November 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

HI i am happy about your rx 100 story. I am crazy of rx its my dream bike. I am thinking to purchase old rx and restore it. if i get one… i ask so many people but no one sell there bike. i am unlucky person because i don’t have yamaha rx 100……

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Chand Singh Naagar November 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Hi,
I have a RX 100 Model 28th March 1996. Please help where update with original parts of my heart. Engine is oky……….. please help

Chand singh Naagar
chand.naagar@gmail. com
9810245479
Delhi

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John Khanna November 13, 2011 at 1:10 am

Hey your Review is awesome. I am also planning to Buy this Bike in New Delhi and somebody is telling me i will get this Bike in Good Condition within Rs.7000 to Rs.10,000. So i am still in plans to get this Baby. So tell me are the parts easily available for it in now days ? How much expensive are the parts ? I am also planning to upgrade this Bike very much with performance parts like K&N RC-1060 Air Filter and Free Flow Exhaust but i am not sure if this bike can take NGK Iridium Spark Plugs and MSD Spark Plug cable. I will also upgrade Horns to Roots double horn the Tyres for front 90mm and rear near to 120mm or may be 110mm and looking for Dual Discs at Front of 300mm and 220mm at rear. For Headlights i will Fit a Blue Ring with Normal Yellow Bulb. The Ring is just for showoff and Normal light is for Daily purpose, Neons and will possibly upgrade the Throttle as well. I am planning to invest near about 20k on this Bike

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Subodh Vilas November 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Hey john..thanks lot!!!!Search little more at right place there you will get the parts and you can bargain also!!!!Your ides for modifying the bike are really cool!!!!search for the right guy who can not only understand this babe but will love to modify it!best luck man!!!!

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electrifying raghu January 10, 2012 at 12:20 am

hey,hi buddy!i ws so impressed by ur awesome script writing….me to crazy of dis damm bike,..but i m looking forward for my bikes modification,so plz grant me sum ideas dude…..will u plz tell me what’s ur overall cost for ur bikes modification,u have got this bike by ur friend rohit so “har ek frnd zaroori hota hai”.so all d best to u n ur yamaha..take care..bye

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Subodh Vilas January 10, 2012 at 10:48 am

Overall cost depends on the price of parts you use..
May vary in different.I spend nearly 20 thsnd bucks!
U may select the color that u love and search for rx pics so to get more ideas!

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Vikrant Sirohi January 10, 2012 at 12:26 am

All essential parts of RX100/135 are available by Yamaha. Another company such as tops and swiss providing every part for RX 1oo, crux contain half of RX 100 part. Who want to restore Yamaha RX 100/135 need a Mechanic who love RX. I have RX 135, CRUX R and XCD 135 but first love is RX.

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PRADEEP January 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm

still i love YAMAHA RX 100.
Previous My Rx100 i sailed because of my abroad journey.

Now i looking for a good condition RX100.

Please reply

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Subodh Vilas January 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Best luck for your search dude!

Rx is love…n once you drive it.. impossible to forget it lifetime!

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Jayasuryan February 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

rx is awsome I have been riding rx since last 9 years and i never felt like changing my bike.

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Manoj February 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Hey..same story here.. We all went (my best friends) to GOA on 26th Jan 2012 for vacation and came to know from my friend that he has RX100 at home and not being used since last 4 years…i was shocked when i heard that from him..I said I need that bike…it was my dream that I should own that bike…last sat I gave this bike to mechanic who only deals with RX100 and bullet. He has given me 20 to 25 thousand budget…now waiting for that beauty & Subodh it is very nice review you have post..thanks..

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Kapil April 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Subodh – Story of your bike – reminds me of my own ! I am now motivated to restore my bike (RX-100, 1987 Model, only owner) which has also caught rust in the last 4 years !

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Pradeep May 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Hi Subodh, Are you selling this bike?
if i’m not wrong – i found the ad of the same(in of the website) where i found your photo(last one above) with it & i was surprised coz even i liked ur review & u r selling it now :(

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Subodh Vilas May 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

@Pradeep
No dude I’m not gng to sell d bike.
Anyone can copy the pic easily, not a big deal.Thanks!

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sumit May 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm

hi nice pics

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rehan May 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Hey Subodh very true its presious gift , its an antique piece.I have witness in 90s rx100 hurling in mumbai highways, roads and jam packed streets anywhere without any failure in speed, pickup and without dropping the rider like faithfull horse.But todays bike only look good and if you accelerate at high speeds it cant control they loose balance, this is the most common thing in them.At some time people compared rx100 with enfield in terms of powers, but it left enfield far behind when competed on roads on marine drive the necklace of mumbai.

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best bpo July 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hi All,

Its a pleasure going through your story and enjoyed it. I also have a RX100 1996 model. all i wanted to know is whther its feasible to invest in it or should i go and buy the Japanese one like yours. My bike needs engine to to repaired now. Please advise.

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Sreekanth S August 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Iconic.Legendary.Two Stroke.Power Wheelies.Blue Smoke.Mind blowing. Pounding acceleration. Monstrous pickup.More smokes.Road presence.And one helluva soundtrack. I thank Yamaha for producing the most iconic bike in Indian History. Provided the right tuning and an equally willing rider, it can take any modern higher cc bikes head on… and win. And i salute all those guys who have an RX.. Coz, u r heroes the moment u started riding that bike. I’m unlucky yet, but i’m damn sure that one day, i will be a proud RX owner.. And I’ll die trying to achieve that.

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Kumar September 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Hey Subodh,

Nice to read your’s man.. I too own a Yamaha RX1oo.. Its a child for me.. I got her ready for 45k man.. She simply rocks her in the road… :)

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Tej K Nagwanshi September 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hi Subodh,

I really enjoyed the story, I have also my own RX 100 (94 Model Red) & I’m CRAZY about this bike since college life.It gives me smart riding experience with 30-35 km/ltr & amazing pickup, I keep it fully maintained. I generally used to drive my own another bike Splendor Plus. But with special mood 2-3 days a week, I can’t live without driving my smart bike RX 100.

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Danish October 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

No other Bike can compete with Rx-100, its simply a legend……
Although i have a Pulsar 220F but i love to ride my friend’s well maintained RX-100…

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rahul October 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Hi Subodh ,
i am having RX100 from last 15 years i got it from my father, now we have HUNK and Shine but i still enjoy RX ride especially single seat……. every one in my family (especially my mom) treate RX as a family member…..

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Subodh Tayade October 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

This is the case “Subodh calling Subodh”. I come across your article when I am extensively searching for Rx1oo to purchase in Mumbai. I am the lover of Rx1oo. Just like you my friend Ratish introduced me to this Hulk bike, which looks simple but when time come to ride it it ruined all the other bikes on the road in every aspect. I fall in love with this bike by reading about it, riding it and hearing comments about it from those who owned and ride it.

But unfortunately I have not got Rx100. I am struggling to get it.

But one thing your article bring to me is the motivation to go for the used bike and revived it. Yes, that I am going to do. Hey I am still looking for this bike, if you no any one with Mumbai passing let me know. My email address is: subodhtayade@hotmail.com.

I want to build a contact with you because you will definitely guide me what to do with second hand bike, which I will get.

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Mahendra November 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Dear friend !!
Nice article… But can you send me photos of original silencer of your RX100 and can you help me to get it ? Im trying to get it for my Black Beauty.

Regards ,
Mahendra patil.

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Wasim December 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

em an RXian too. its the best bike…i got it 4m my dad,he had it wen he was young still its his heart n now mine too <3 <3
guys its a different expirience B-)

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shashank rao March 15, 2013 at 10:09 am

hi guys i am a die hard fan of yamaha rx 100 and 135 and i too want to buy one,but i don’t know how to check if its okay or not,i mean the engine…please help.

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anvar May 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm

http://www.olx.in/yamaha-rx-100-iid-504535949
rx 100 for sale good condition,1700 price negotiable,1993 model

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Pulla Reddy July 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Hi Subodh Bayya,
My name is Pulla Reddy. I am a citizen of Bangalore. I am doing my MBBS 1st year. My dad owns a 1993 rx100. I just love the bike a lot. I am planning to use rx100 to my college everyday. The spares are hard to find. But I did manage the original spares in chennai. Please give me some suggestions about some external modifications like paint, mudguards and so on. My email ID is dpreddy22@gmail.com. My phone no. is 7386894004

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gillsn July 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

Hi,

Thanks for sharing your experience….. I hve one 1991 model yamaha RX, Nice comments from all readers, can feel the passion on theire words.

Thanks & Regards

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Balu August 18, 2013 at 12:15 am

Hey guys don’t get worry about the spare parts of rx series.it is available at yamaha showrooms.you can buy orginal chase,silencer ect… (chase-3600rps,silencer_1800rps).i’m from cochin& we have many good mechanics here. & also by bouring engineand upgrading tyres we can defeat even pulser 220. SO KEEP SMOKING THE ROADS GUYZZZ…

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priyaranjan Barik November 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Hi guys,

I Own a RX 100, I love the bike. I purchased the bike when in my college days, at that point of time, I have less idea about the bike parts and engine, on my friend advice I gave the bike for service @ “POWER CREST BIKE SERVICE” Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560003. They flicked by Standard Y1 bore, I Came to know after a year when my engine got ceased and a local mechanic adviced. bore was replaced from Y1 to E3.

Right now i’m looking for a service centre in bangalore, who should be rx 100 specialist and trust worthy. Please share your reviews and rx service pointer.

Regards,
Ranjan,
Bangalore

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rajesh joshi November 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm

very 2 nice touching story. iam too rx-100 holder since last 25 years in chembur Mumbai.

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Azmi February 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Hi Subodh.. I read your article about Yamaha Rx100 and I loved it alot. Yamaha Rx100 is my first love but I never had the pleasure to ow itn… I was always in search of any good Rx100 but i never managed to get it …. but the dream came true yesterday when I find yamaha Rx100 1996 make in an original condition, so I don’t want to miss this opportunity and get the deal done in 24K. The bike needs some treatment so I would like to have your suggestions that what needs to be done in it… I don’t want that any mechanic misguides me about it just to earn come extra money… i want it to give original looks. waiting for your Inputs.

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Rohit Singh March 28, 2014 at 1:34 am

Hi everybody
I want some favour,actually I want original silencer of Yamaha RX 100
Anybody have that,
Then contact me….
+91+893071371
I’m waiting………..

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