The Yamaha RX 100 is a bike that needs no introduction. In the past, this bike had a unique reputation. It was loved for its impressive performance and powerful pickup. There has been speculation for a long time that Yamaha is planning to bring back its highly popular RX 100 in the market.
The good news is that Yamaha will indeed be launching a successor model to the RX 100. The serious question was how Yamaha would achieve the performance of the original 2-stroke RX 100 with a 4-stroke engine. When asked about this, the Chairman of Yamaha India, Ishin Chihana, gave a response that can alleviate the concerns of many people.
Chihana mentioned that they were well aware of the history of the RX 100 in international markets, but they also knew how revered the bike was for riders of all ages in India. He revealed that the new model would have a 200cc engine, as meeting certain criteria is necessary for a 4-stroke model. However, replicating the iconic sound of the original RX 100 would not be possible.
Although Yamaha RX 100 was discontinued in 1996, a large number of customers are eagerly awaiting its return to the Indian market. However, Yamaha has not provided any specific timeline for the relaunch of the bike. Nevertheless, the company is working on it and when the bike does arrive, it will come with a performance-centric engine with a capacity of over 200cc.
As for the pricing, it is estimated that the Yamaha RX 100 with its new look and features will cost between 1.25 to 1.5 lakh rupees, making it the most affordable Yamaha motorcycle in the country. This will certainly pose a challenge for Royal Enfield with its impressive lineup of bikes.
Overall, the relaunch of the Yamaha RX 100 is eagerly anticipated by its loyal fans. With its new look and powerful engine, it is sure to create a stir in the market and give tough competition to other bikes in its segment.
The article discusses the plans of Yamaha to relaunch their popular RX 100 bike in the Indian market. The chairman of Yamaha India, Eshan Chihana, states that they were well aware of the bike’s popularity in India and are working on reintroducing it with a successor model. The article also addresses concerns about how Yamaha will achieve the performance of the original RX100 with a 4-stroke engine. Yamaha officials mention that the new RX100 will have a performance-centric engine with a capacity of at least 200cc. However, they clarify that reproducing the same iconic sound of the original may not be possible. The article concludes by stating that the relaunched Yamaha RX 100 is expected to pose a challenge to Royal Enfield, with an estimated price range of 1.25 lakh to 1.5 lakh rupees.