Yamaha has given India some legendary motorcycles. We all know about the legendary RX100 but there were others that also were bikes that gave us much to look forward to back in the day. Some of these Yamaha bikes are known for their performance and reliability. In this article, we are going to revisit some of those classic forgotten Yamaha bikes and their specifications.
Yamaha Enticer was an entry-level cruiser that was a rival to the Kawasaki Bajaj Eliminator. The Yamaha Enticer had a front disc brake and an electric start which was new at that time. It was available in 3 colors – Gold Burgandy and black.
Yamaha Libero was an entry-level commuter that was targeted towards young buyers. It had a bikini fairing and a fuel and with air scoops. The sleek tail section with a long seat. It had a 105cc engine making 7 bhp and 7.8 Nm of torque. The bike came with a 4-speed gearbox to deliver this power.
Yamaha YBX 125
Yamaha YBX 125 had a 123 cc engine which makes about 11 bhp and 11 Nm of torque. The bike was launched in 1998 and had a new model in 2000. The bike had a tachometer and bigger tyres.
Yamaha RX-Z is a sporty version of the RX135. The bike had a bikini faring and also an engine cowl. The fuel tank was redesigned and had a raised tail section. The bike had a top speed of 120 km/h. The bike had a 132 cc single cylinder 2 stroke engine. The bike has 14 bhp of power and a peak torque of 12.25 Nm and it had a 5-speed transmission. The bike also had the optional extra of a disc brake.
Yamaha RD 350
Yamaha RD 350 was a 2-stroke twin-cylinder bike. This was manufactured by the Escort Group in India. It was then called Rajdoot 350 in the domestic market. The bike had a 347 cc, air-cooled, two-stroke engine and it made 30.5 bhp of maximum power and 32 Nm of peak torque.
Yamaha RX135 was discontinued after Euro 3 guidelines came on. The Yamaha RX 135 will have a single cylinder 2 stroke engine with 7 port torque induction and reed valves. The 5-speed variant had 14 bhp and 12 bhp. The 4-speed version was 12 bhp and 10 Nm of peak torque.
We wish that these forgotten Yamaha bikes come back in a new avatar. Which new Yamaha bike do you want in India? Let us know below.
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