Yamaha RX 100 Will Never Relaunch; Here Is The Reason Why


Yamaha RX100 set a benchmark for low powered performance bikes in India. Latest reports say that Yamaha would not bring the bike back, but might use its characteristics in an upcoming bike. 

The time Yamaha entered the Indian bike scenario, it added another segment. The low powered performance bike segment is truly Yamaha’s cup of tea. Back at that time, it had Yamaha RX100 and now it has R15 V3.

RX100 is one of the iconic bikes from the brand, as it was successful in making Indians learn the concept of performance bikes. Its 100cc engine was quick, agile and had a very good pickup.

For a mere Rs 19,000 back then, a fully restored one will easily cost you around Rs 50-60,000. The racing legend has a huge fan base, which is sincerely waiting for the day when Yamaha relaunches the RX100.

Meanwhile, the latest news suggests that Yamaha is considering using the characteristics and traits of RX100 with a new bike. If such is the thing, we might see the RX100 in a new avatar.

Yamaha RX 100

Yamaha RX 100’s agility was discovered by drag racers, who were shocked to see such quick acceleration in such a small bike. By the time it became a hit, every Indian was ‘oomphing’ over it, as it was called ‘King of the Indian roads’.

Now, you might see a limited number of RX 100s plying, because of the stricter norms. You might also spot the occasional RX 135 or RX-Z, which had similar chassis but different engines. However. these two bikes did not make it as large as RX 100. The love for this bike is infinite and this one put Yamaha as one of the top bike makers in India in the 1980s. We all pray for its return, but Yamaha has no plans to start the production of RX 100.

The rumors about Yamaha RX 100 coming in a 4-stroke engine started somewhere around 2016. It emerged that a custom Yamaha RX-135 has been exhibited at a motor show in Malaysia. The legendary two-stroke motorcycle has got a purple chrome paint finish and golden highlights. The RX 135 has been known as the RX-K 135 in some markets where the K stands for King.

RX 135 was Yamaha RX 100’s older brother, which was available in the market till 2005. In the late 1990s, the emission norms grew stricter and were directed towards 4-stroke engine bikes. So, RX 100 shut and the RX 135 was launched with a 4-stroke engine. Following which, RX-Z, a typical old-school sports bike was also launched. The RX-Z was a huge hit amongst the youth. However, RX 135 did not have the same chutzpah as the RX 100 and it was not much successful.

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Yamaha RX 100

The 1985 RX 135 that was on sale in some international markets got a bikini fairing and a tailpiece. In the custom bike here, things like the handlebar, grab rail, mud-guards, crankcase, front forks and the exhaust have been chrome-plated. The custom RX 135 here sports Showa front fork and Ohlins gas-charged rear shock-absorbers. The modified RX-135 you see here also sports Binter AR125 mag wheels and a disc brake at front with Nissin calipers. The speedo console and the Rear View Mirrors have been carried over from the stock bike.

Highlighting the popularity of the Yamaha RX 135 amongst enthusiasts, in 2016, a news had emerged that a dealer in Bengaluru has auctioned off seven units of the iconic motorcycle for five-figure sums.

Rahul S Dhojanna, who owns Pace Motors, claims that enthusiasts at the auction shelled out around INR 1.5-165 lacs for the RX135 models. The dealer had been trying to sell these units for quite some time now but had to wait in order to obtain necessary permissions from the RTO as registration of two-stroke bikes had been stopped.

Yamaha India currently has no presence in the 100-110 cc segment with their lowest capacity motorcycle being the Saluto. Currently, Yamaha says that it is focused on developing entry level 100-110 CC bikes. It had earlier planned of relaunching the legend, but the production costs and a 4-stroke engine led down the decision.

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  1. Yamaha re-launching RX100 sounds good. Being owned a RX for the last 23 years, I would say that unless it sounds, moves like a 2 stroke RX , just looks will not bring back the old customers to the showroom. If Yamaha can bring in fuel injection on 2strokes to keep pollution as per norms it will be history. If they can’t then they should bring in the SR400 which looks like a big RX, royal classic looks which can even get some of the loyal RE customers as well.

    Either case bring back the classics, we love them

  2. Thats teriffic for them who know what RX 100 is………….Great !dea……Salute to the person who thought of this….

  3. its terrifc to launch the rx 100, im looking forward to it ……….and hope it still may remain the king of the 100s.

  4. When will it be launched ? Any Idea ? They have announced earlier that it will be in 2011, is it right ? Any way great news for Bike lovers, regards..

  5. All fan’s are like Yamaha RX100 old model, but these people will be not satisfied of Yamaha RX100 new modelized byke. So i think plz you change this byke only “engine 2 stroke”, & all body are same to same.
    Sir you trust me, selling will be very progressived.

  6. Hi friend I want to buy Yamaha rx100 in 4 stroke please launching soon in tamilnadu I’m Yamaha rx100 fans in India I am waiting in show room

  7. Samar shekh
    17 june 2015 at.
    6:50 pm

    hi frends all like yamaha Rx 100 but old models these people will be not satisfied of Yamaha Rx 100 new modelized bike….so i thought plz you change this bike only. engine 4 stroke”””and all body are same to same siry you trust me …. selling will be very progressived. plz plz hurry up lanching yamaha Rx 100

  8. hi frends all like yamaha Rx 100 but old models these people will be not satisfied of Yamaha Rx 100 new modelized bike….so i thought plz you change this bike only. engine 4 stroke”””and all body are same to same siry you trust me …. selling will be very progressived. plz plz hurry up lanching yamaha Rx 100

  9. Its really glad to hear that the legend is coming back.
    But one thing that would be missing, is sound. i dont think that a 4 storke engine can produce the trilling sound like that of a 2 stoke engine.
    i wish yamaha engineers could do something, so that the sound would not change.

    *fingers crossed*

  10. I have RX 100 of 86 model and waiting to hear some progress from the company of 4 stroke engine with the same sound.

  11. Rx…rx…rx..its not rx its rx king…
    …I m not just in love with yamaha rx 100…I m here to alive jst with mah rx 100..till from mah childhood I jst love that pop drilling sound..and after listening of relaunching that engine& sound…I..gonna crazy and no one knows that how eagerly m waiting for that to buy it…plz,plz,plz,,,,bring it back…

  12. It is good to hear.. But the beat of the bike should resemble the Japan g1 kit engine… Orelse it is totally waste

  13. am big crzy fan of RX100 n 135… I am eagrly waitng fr launching of tat vehicle. surely vl buy wn it launches…..I wanna tl u one thng ….royal enfield has came bck wt its new stlye…..its time to show wt u Yamaha ppl are…. …..

  14. really good decision. they can upgrade engine with FI option. In todays market we seriously missing decent looking straight seat bikes as hero honda CD100, yamaha rx100. thank good royal enfield not changed its look.

  15. i have planned to repaint my RX 100,but now i postponed. if relanch means i can buy and change my engine,gearbox and siliencer,will see……………………….

  16. Ya sincr the comments are from 2k11 and still you guys believe that , they gonna launch huh , lol . I don’t think those auto engineers are hearing us

  17. im the great fan of RX100 its my dream bike n i m missing it in 4stroke pls tell me whn it will be lounched here i cant wait anymore for the moment.

  18. Any updates on launching rx 100 from long time people heariremourour abut the launch of bike but from no update from company pls update new status asap

  19. If Yamaha co.launch RX 100 again, provided I am alive, I will positively buy.When can we buy? Let the time come soon.

  20. Let the time come soon that yamaha will launch RX 100 4 stroke bike to anable me to buy for the same

  21. Very welcome move.. but Yamaha should understand few things. While Rx100 was introduced, it was considered the most powerful in 100cc group, the most youthful bike and the most admired 2 stroker !!. If yamaha re introduce the Rx100- 4 stroke now, it may not click the same boxes as before, so it doest guarantee the same success. Please notice Rx 135 couldnt continue the success of the Rx 100. I feel, Yamaha need SR400 for the same magic, by style and power, it is the successor of Rx 100. Dont forget the original Rx100 sound too…!!


  23. I can’t wait to see THE NEW YAMAHA RX 100. Sooner the relaunch the more to capture the large market pie. A lots of fans looking forward to ride the LEGENG BIKE. Of course never compromise the the LEGENG SOUND

  24. I am waiting for this bike, and i loved old RX100 sound. Please make with some extra mileage in coming bike.


  26. I hopefully waiting for new yamaha rx100 4 stroke. I request to yamaha company to launch rx100 as soon as possible. many peoples are waiting to buy new yamaha rx100 with 4 stroke. please hopefully requesting please launch rx100 in 2016.

  27. I hopefully waiting for new yamaha rx100 4 stroke. I request to yamaha company to launch rx100 as soon as possible. many peoples are waiting to buy new yamaha rx100 with 4 stroke. please hopefully requesting please launch rx100 in 2016.

  28. That’s a fantastic idea of yahama to re release it’s pride motorbike rx 100….Thank you yahama team. .. I’m waiting for you darling. ..(rx 100)…

  29. ….blastingggg thought ,,,,,awesome idea ,,my baby is re launching ,, every men deserves this,, loving vehicle, tan q for the ideas and thought,,,

  30. wooow, its nice to hear RX should be come again to earth, if it comes there are many people ready to get include myself i am waiting, pls launch soooooooooooooooonnnnnn

  31. RX 100 RELAUNCHED ITS VERY HAPPY இந்த வாகனம் விற்பனை காலத்தில் வாங்கும் திறன் எனக்கு இல்லை ! வாங்கும் திறன் எனக்கு வந்த போது வாகனம் விற்பனையில் இல்லை !

  32. thats gr8…bt wht abt the craze of tht exhaust sound for fans like me…exhaust will same or not.

  33. If Yamaha Launches RX100 and RX135 and named as RX Classic, These will be the Best sellers among all the age groups. We r waiting for the Launch 🙂

  34. really good news to yamaha rx 100 lovers & riders pls release early plssssssssssssss waiting………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  35. Guys Yamaha should release not rx100 but rx 150cc 4 stroke engine or 200cc or 250cc.
    this 150cc can be taken from FZ put in RX frame.
    Most importantly sound should be there

  36. Is intezar ko khatm karne ka jald hi pryas kare aur is bike me chahne walo ko sukun bhari ride ka ehsas phir se de.

  37. Y yamaha not relaunching rx100 …..I think they don’t read our comments . if some other brand gives like RX bike
    means Yamaha also launch it ….

  38. I am very eager to see the new look of RX 100. I used to ride on Rx 100 with my friends during my Collage life. I am from YAMAHA conscious famuly. My dad is having YAMAHA G 5 and right now i am using FZ.

    Waiting for the Launch.

  39. humble request to YAMAHA kindly launch it asap… I postponed my plan to buy new bike after getting this news…. excited with patience…

  40. Awesome taught. I taught to write a mail to Yamaha reg the same. why they are not launching new version with same beating

    Second hand bikes are selling in new bike rates.

    Finally happening, We welcome you !!!

  41. Nice to hear about this rock star. . .
    Soon say the launching date, waiting for the legend to rule the chennai’s road. . .

    I’m Waiting. . .

  42. Vry happy to hear that Yamaha RX100 is coming back as 4 stroke n plz send Arunachal Pradesh Yamaha Dealers.

  43. The beat .. the pickup …….The winning horse is back the legendary bike is back with extra 2 strokes .I am the president of yamaha rx100 association. .bring him back ya maharaja bike…..

  44. you people are foolish rx 100 2 stroke is the best of alltime but 4 stroke i different concept so todays 200cc 4 stroke will be good not rx 100 4 stroke

  45. Yamaha rx100/135 is king of bike jungle. I am waiting for dream bike with same sound and more important thing technolgy must be by JAPAN. lounch as early possible.

  46. I want Rx100 in some facilities please launch this facility
    2.car horn
    3.digital meter box
    4.self/kick start
    5.digital led buttons
    Please launch soon in tenkasi

  47. rx 100 aur 135 ke aage sab bikes bekar yamaha company se gujarish he ye bike firse market me rakhe fir dekho saari bikes is ke aage fail

  48. Im having rx100 japan modelsingle owner. Im used 18years in single hand. I never believe re entering the rx.. its an unbeatable vehicle to others.. i love rx..

  49. Yamaha did re-launch RX100 in 4 stroke but only in a name _ The so much rumored relaunch of Yamaha RX100 is none other than Yamaha Saluto RX 110 altogether in new design from old classic design to current regular commuter design, from spoke wheel to alloy wheel _ All I can say is _ It gonna be a Flop for the Yamaha _ Yamaha Saluto RX 110 is nothing but downgraded version of Yamaha Saluto 125 _ The wishes of the RX100 fans were – exact old classic design of the Yamaha RX 100 with same elongated fuel tank, same flat seat, same spoke wheel (may be with Disc break), same rectangular rear light, rounded indicator light, upgraded console with fuel and oil indicators, self start and nitrox gas filled rear shaock absorber _ That would have become an instant HIT for the resurrected Yamaha RX 100 4 stroke among the members of the RX cult_ But all the hope and wishes of the RX fans have been ditched in drain by the Yamaha _ Well _ Congratulation Yamaha for wasting your time, money and man power in researching, designing and manufacturing of good for nothing Saluto RX110.

  50. Plz relaunch Yamaha rx100 or manufacture on order.Egarley waiting for king of bikes.

  51. I was a Yamaha RX 100 lover for many yrs, but, as it stopped manufacturing in India since long yrs,I was really sad, my almost all the friends had Yamaha that very time 1985 to 1996 all racers even loved this bike , in India, its firing was amazeing, no bike had that time, still don’t, have. Light weight/ simple but smart look/ good performance/ if, (again its launched in India old customers would hit the showroom its sale would not decline its would increase, and for sure I loved when I was in 20s today’s 20 yes would really love, it can give a tough competition to others two wheel manufacturer in India ( the management should take the decision o start RX 100 manufacturing in India)

  52. I like yamaha rx 100… I want that immediately… Bt I need Japan engine…. Am waiting bhaa

  53. please try to launch yamaha rx 100 as soon as possible , in india, it would really loved &liked by the bikers in india, and i m sure by the youngsters in india, yeah! There has to be some changes made as per today requirement, but, i can assure the fireing/ pick up was great of that bike, that very time of yamaha rx 100, even that type of fireing &pick -up in todays bike very rarely available , nowadays looks matters rather then milege/ maintenence , and india is a good market for any bussiness, so i request the management to look seriousally to start yamaha production in india, youngsters would love fireing & pick -up of rx 100.

  54. I am the proud owner of 1988 make Yamaha RX100. It has run over 150000 km. The condition of the bike is still excellent and no other bike can match it.

  55. rx 100 is our passion…. we are very happy…..launch the king very soon..plzzzzzzz

  56. Very glad to hear abt launching of RX 100,

    Plz launch at the earliest..
    i already own RX100, RXZ 5 speed, YBX , Ray Z Cygnus.
    I am fan of yamaha since 1982,

  57. Mere paas bhi yamaha rx 100 aur mai chahta hun ki ye fir se 150 cc me aaye taaki sbki hawa tight kr de… this is the only bike who rememberd as robbery bike in its history…

  58. I love yamaha rx 135 i am big fan of yamaha rx135 so plz launch yamaha rx 135 i am buying this lovle bike

  59. waiting……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….roads are waiting with patiance,…..

  60. I am waiting to buy a bike for me…….I request you Mr Dubey please relaunch it as soon you can…..
    Not only I m the one who is waiting but also my whole group of yamaha riders are waiting to buy it on cash, no loan also….thia is the fact Mr dubey please relaunch within one or two month iitself. ….
    I love love love love love yamaha……I don’t even love a girl if I get yamaha……..I m a big fan

  61. Hy all GENTLEMEN’s I’m sure that I am also an big big big fan of YAMAHA RX 100….I request those all GENTLEMEN to relaunch our most favorite RX 100 as soon as possible…. bcoz…V r WAITING…..

  62. Rx.. Rx.. Rx.. Old rx is good but new rx is much better than that old one, so plzz lunch it very soon, i am feeling exited to buy it

  63. Improve milage, style, & self start,
    Am fan of the Yamaha Rx100,
    waiting for launching by india…

  64. Already i hv RX 100 n RX 135. If dis gets launched in India i wanna buy dis too. Thankx fr thinking to re launc dis bike.

  65. RX100 yamaha best bike hai 2 stock engine me puri india k andar…har bike drive ki par RX100 ka koi mukaabala ni yamaha RX100 company walo se request hai ki RX100 bike ko market me laaya jaaye…aate hi ye dhoom macha sakti hai ye sacbhi companiyo ke daant khatte kar degi…Meri taraf se Ye RX100 king hai bikes me…

  66. I HAVE A RX 100 its mailage is 45 i d0n’t worry about it… but i llike the beat sound AND i never sale this bike coz its mingle with my soul [TAMIL NADU tn.22 a 6559] 1989 model
    I WILL PRESENT THIS BIKE FOR MY KIDS men OR women it’s nt my problm
    I SHOULD TEACH FOR THEM how to ride the bike yamaha rx 100
    old is gold
    i think new version is not eqal for old
    i lv it much

  67. please rx 100 relanch im waitin im booking now i have her honda &bajai disicover 135& using dont like it please rx 100 yamaha old tybe modele re lanuch only family look and sigle grace no for sport type please rx 100 im watin im booking now im watinggggggggggggggg.pleaseeeeee my feeling u under satting now

  68. i whant rx100 all rady i have a rx100 1985 hoda sumproblam in my bick theay y i want too nuw bick rx 100 plz lonch back rx 100 guntur distick witing from rx 100 w rock tha guntur distick tenali
    lonch back my rz100

  69. Its good to hear!! but no way they can bring the legend back due to pollution norms only thing they can do is to bring the SR400 which looks like a grandson of Rx with all lovely features 🙂 but still the sound of RX cannot be matched by any single cylinder motor cycle till date!!

    More than launching something new, we all 2strokers will be really fortunate if they supply spares for RX another 15 years 🙂 🙂


  70. This is Vishal from ballia.
    I have ever wished to buy a bullet but unfortunately i don’t have such amount to get it.
    But when i think about Yamaha RX100 relaunching i just forget even bullet.
    I wish that the Yamaha RX100 will be my first bike.
    Yamaha RX100 as a mini bullet with stunning features and even sound.

    I request Yamaha company to launch its latest model as soon as possible.


  71. Guys.jaise ke uppar ke cmt karnewale sav rx k 100 ke chhanewale hai.sav yaha cmt kar ke waiting list mai rahna chhate h0.

    Ek dusra option deta hu. Tum sav log jake apne apne najdik yamahaa showroom mai rx k 100 ka demand karo. Puccho ke kab launch hoga.thora pressure do showroom walo par.usse kya hoga ke wo log sare showroom wale company pe dawab dalenge ke phir se rx k 100 ne apna naam ka khata khol liya hai market mei.
    Trust me n do this.
    Cmt karte ho .ek baar ye v kar ke dekhlo.
    Tumlog ki tarha mai v rx100 ka lover hu.par company ek aadmi ke liye gari nai banayegi ye bolte hai showroom walo. Upar se ham nepal se jo hai.
    Aap sav toh india se ho u can jst once take a chance.
    Good luck friends

  72. Good idea . plz I am hurry to book that bike . hurry to launch in Kerala . I m waiting. Plz tell me the bike launching date

  73. When is this epic time gonna come!!! When is this new release happening… Excited to hear from Yamaha team!!! Waiting to buy one for my beloved brother…

  74. world 100 cc real bike king Only YAMAHA RX 100 2 stroke engine all young genration india very impress. we request YAMAHA Motor JAPAN company please re lonach 1986 YAMAHA RX 100 BIKE IN INDIA.We wait YAMAHA RX 100 .

  75. bajaj ne CT100 ko re launch kiya, kya zabardast sell hui
    yamaha agar rx100 ko bina kisi change ke
    (sirf 4s engine ke sath) market me utar de to bikri ka aankda kaha tak pahuchega ? soch bhi nhi sakte..

  76. பசங்களுக்கு வந்திடும் பந்தா….
    Rx100 வந்தா….

  77. 4 stroke engine
    improoved mileage
    same classic look….
    he will come with same power…..same Royalty……….same magic….
    We …youths are waiting for you..
    we can feel it……

  78. 2018 new Delhi bike expo will promised by the new variant segments posed and launch
    By the Indian auto maker’s if fail to demonstrated or expo new models sorry to say the auto expo shall fail do alert auto players

  79. 2018 new Delhi bike expo will promised by the new variant segments posed and launch
    By the Indian auto maker’s if fail to demonstrated or expo new models sorry to say the auto expo shall fail do alert auto players.

  80. Hi
    I am sanders kumar from India and i’m waiting curiously for yamaha rx 100 and rx 135
    Please guideme that in an special order it will be rovided or not.
    Please answer. I’ leaving my email

  81. Hi I am Karthic.. I like very much RX 100 & 135. Please launch quickly new RX bikes with 4 stroke engine in Tamilnadu. And with the same design and same sound. If it will gives high mileage .. we will more happy about it. So I am waiting……..

  82. Yamaha teems i like rx100and 135cc this yamaha hart but yamaha teems note cear this msg plz cear and working ths proudct cooming soon rx 100 same looks in four strocks engns but see yamaha teems this biks no one in india i feels this japanes proudckt plz back msg plz plz

  83. Dear yemaha team please quickly launch RX-100, if you launch a day, that day I’m first booking in my area. Sure, I’m waiting. sorry sorry, WE are waiting….


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