Here comes the review of the classical 100c segment bike – The Yamaha Crux. To sum it up, I am extremely satisfied with this bike. I can boldly say that this is the best bike in this category. The price of Crux comes around Rs.30,000 on-road.
The bike has the biggest engine in its category compared to the engines of Hero Honda CD Dawn and Bajaj Platina. The bike is smooth even at high speeds, thanks to Yamaha’s engineers!
Users have reported that there had not been any starting problem with the engine so far even in cold conditions. Yamaha Crux bike gives a mileage of 65kmpl in cities and up to 75 – 80 kmpl in highway riding conditions. The maximum safe speed that one can normally achieve is 90 kmph. Even though it can be forced to higher numbers, I wouldn’t recommend it.
The looks are not head turning but it is not bad either. Compared to other bikes in the 100cc category, it falls a little short of Splendor+ from Hero Honda, but considering the low cost of ownership, this is as good as it can get. It is equipped with a multi-reflector head light which gives adequate visibility during night fall.
The dashboard has two neat dials, one showing speed and ODO meter and the other one has indicators for neutral, left/right signal and high beam.
The quality of the seats and other parts are excellent. This bike is not advertised enough and it has not been considered as a choice by many people. Given its low price, I agree that Yamaha cannot spend huge amounts advertising Crux, but you need to look at this gem and should be definitely in the choice list if you want a bike with low cost, good mileage and descent looks.
Pros: Mileage, Economy, Simplistic
Cons: Could have been designed better
Yamaha Crux Specifications:
Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Maximum power: 7.6PS (5.59kW) / 7,500rpm
Maximum torque: 7.85N.m / 6,000rpm
Transmission type: 4-speed constant mesh
Overall length x width x height: 2,000mm x 735mm x 1,075mm
Seat height: 780mm
Minimum ground clearance: 160mm
Dry weight / Kerb weight: 103kg / 113kg
Engine oil capacity: 1.0 liters
Fuel tank capacity: 11 liters