Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th May 2006, 00:19   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
finneyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,619
Thanked: 160 Times
Exclamation Why was Yamaha RX 100 production stopped abruptly?

Guys!
I had this question in my mind for years!
Yamaha RX 100 was the Hottest Bike in early Nineties, it was my dream to own one after I get a Job!
But by the time I was into a Job in 1997, production of RX 100 was stopped and was no longer available .
Still not able to understand why did Escorts Yamaha stop manufacturing this superb bike all of sudden?
On the other hand, TVS Suzuki was all out with 2-stroke bikes like - Samurai, Shogun, Shaolin, Max 100 etc.
finneyp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 00:36   #2
BHPian
 
yogesh sarkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 238
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Cause the RX100 could not meet the pollution norms; even shogun was reintroduced with a catcon. Production of most of the 2st motorcycles in India has stopped and with the emission norms getting tougher there is no way another 2st bike would be launched in India.
yogesh sarkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 00:45   #3
BHPian
 
ghostrider4385's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 389
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Correct me if i'm wrong, but was'nt the RX 100 also stopped for the strange but true reason that it was the bike at its time with the fastest pickup, so robbers and chainsnatchers used to use it for their quick get aways. From what someone told me, it seems even the police couldn't catch up with them when they got away on these bikes? Or may be it was the RX 135 people were referring to?

Godspeed.

Alok.
ghostrider4385 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 00:49   #4
BHPian
 
yogesh sarkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 238
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostrider4385
Correct me if i'm wrong, but was'nt the RX 100 also stopped for the strange but true reason that it was the bike at its time with the fastest pickup, so robbers and chainsnatchers used to use it for their quick get aways. From what someone told me, it seems even the police couldn't catch up with them when they got away on these bikes? Or may be it was the RX 135 people were referring to?

Godspeed.

Alok.
lol, no way! If this was the case then you wouldnt be able to see pulsars, unicorns, karizmas on the road
yogesh sarkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 01:09   #5
BHPian
 
ghostrider4385's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 389
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Ahhh... but i'm not talking about the present times now, am I? Hell, this is what I've heard from people, so I could always be wrong. You know how these whisper-hear-tell stuff are! And if I seem to recollect right, the bike was LOUD, so do you think that was another reason they might have wanted it off the streets?

Godspeed.

Alok.
ghostrider4385 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 01:48   #6
BHPian
 
autozealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 204
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Yeah, may be because of the pollution norms or for the simple reason that yamaha india wanted to boost sales of the RX135, RXG, RXZ,YBX.

Possible. I may not be completely rite

az
autozealot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 02:33   #7
BHPian
 
Viju's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Narita
Posts: 866
Thanked: 1,631 Times
Default

Yamaha was forced to stop producing the RX100 since it could not meet the pollution norms. They managed to meet the emission norms, but did a terrible job with the performance on the resultant RXG, which damaged the RX brand-image irrepairably.
Viju is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 10:19   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Gordon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,420
Thanked: 162 Times
Default

The bike is good, its light and has enough power for ones delight, much like the RD350. If you didn't have a RD350, you'd be happy with this. And it is true, that the RX100 was used for a lot of stealing and murder events so that they can evade the police easily. But its not because of this reason that they stopped it.
Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 19:13   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
mail4ajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,834
Thanked: 222 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostrider4385
Correct me if i'm wrong, but was'nt the RX 100 also stopped for the strange but true reason that it was the bike at its time with the fastest pickup, so robbers and chainsnatchers used to use it for their quick get aways. From what someone told me, it seems even the police couldn't catch up with them when they got away on these bikes? Or may be it was the RX 135 people were referring to?

Godspeed.

Alok.
This is nonsense. Was stopped beacuse of emission norms. The 4stroke bandwagon rallied with the govt to make emission norms tougher. No one saw our own BEST (Mumbai) and MTC(Chennai) Buses that were polluting by throwing up tons of smoke..........
mail4ajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 19:15   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
mail4ajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,834
Thanked: 222 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by autozealot
Yeah, may be because of the pollution norms or for the simple reason that yamaha india wanted to boost sales of the RX135, RXG, RXZ,YBX.

Possible. I may not be completely rite

az
YBX wasnt out by then. Yamaha still continued exporting high quality RX100s to the south asian nations.
mail4ajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 20:18   #11
v12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
v12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 5,882
Thanked: 3,267 Times
Default

I guess the bike is still being manufactured in South Africa.
v12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 20:46   #12
BHPian
 
S@~+#0$#'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 700
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostrider4385
Correct me if i'm wrong, but was'nt the RX 100 also stopped for the strange but true reason that it was the bike at its time with the fastest pickup, so robbers and chainsnatchers used to use it for their quick get aways. From what someone told me, it seems even the police couldn't catch up with them when they got away on these bikes? Or may be it was the RX 135 people were referring to?

Godspeed.

Alok.
Escorts stopped RX100's production because of pollution norms which it could not comply to.

As far as the rumours are concerned, I wouldn't blame you for believing them Alok. People come out with such interesting rumours....One more interesting rumour about the Rx100 was that when it was launched back in the mid 80's all major hospitals in Bangalore used to have dedicated emergency wards for people who met with an accident on a Yamaha. They used to be called the "Yamaha Ward" .
S@~+#0$# is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th May 2006, 22:28   #13
BHPian
 
ghostrider4385's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 389
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by S@~+#0$#
Escorts stopped RX100's production because of pollution norms which it could not comply to.

As far as the rumours are concerned, I wouldn't blame you for believing them Alok. People come out with such interesting rumours....One more interesting rumour about the Rx100 was that when it was launched back in the mid 80's all major hospitals in Bangalore used to have dedicated emergency wards for people who met with an accident on a Yamaha. They used to be called the "Yamaha Ward" .
Haha... now that's funny! Well, guess I'm wrong then.

Godspeed.

Alok.
ghostrider4385 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2006, 09:42   #14
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,732
Thanked: 89,255 Times
Default

I got my RX100 in 1994 (flicked exactly a year later in 1995), and remember how Yamaha lost the plot after they stopped production. The RX135, somehow, just didnt catch on with the masses like the RX100. Even though it was as fast (faster?), looked and sounded the same.

Weird

GTO
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2006, 12:04   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
mail4ajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,834
Thanked: 222 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO
I got my RX100 in 1994 (flicked exactly a year later in 1995), and remember how Yamaha lost the plot after they stopped production. The RX135, somehow, just didnt catch on with the masses like the RX100. Even though it was as fast (faster?), looked and sounded the same.

Weird

GTO
I guess RX135 is faster(I own one), but never sounded the same. The inner flute(as people call it) of the silencer has changes that gave a different sound with which many were not impressed(including me as I have owned a 90 RX100)
mail4ajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda City stopping abruptly OHCVtec Technical Stuff 23 23rd May 2011 20:48
500cc Bullet production has been stopped! But why? kph Motorbikes 17 15th April 2007 16:36
Maruti stopped ZEN production ~~VinZ~~ The Indian Car Scene 1 24th March 2006 16:09
Esteem production stopped???? v12 The Indian Car Scene 19 9th June 2004 11:35


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:22.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks