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Old 8th June 2009, 15:04   #16
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I have heard that first yamaha's from 1985 are having 14bhp power(japan engine).Is it True?The One I owned got only 11bhp.
The first batch of RX100's had the engine of the RX125 with the 5th gear removed. They even had the gear mechanism for the tachometer. All you had to do was connect a cable and get a tachometer.
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. Soon all of us had 110cc Yamahas and were doing wheelies in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear on the drop of a coin. Those were the days....those good old two-stroke days. Still a Yamaha fan, though I don't hate Suzukis that much today.
True.Remembers those old days.2 strokers were the norm.shogun and RX100's ,occasional yezdi's,RD's(back in 1994-95) as I live near to a arts college. I remember there was a kit(110cc may be) available for RX100's during those times for performance.

@pedrolourenco: 98cc written on Engine Fins post 1991(IIRC) RX100 ,while those before got some other numbers(forgot!).while RX100 it also was known!.

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How does a 5 rupee badge make this different from any other RX100? Collectible?? Hell no...
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The first lot of yamaha rx 100s were 123 cc.

I dont think the escorts badge can be made for 5 bucks.
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I dont think the escorts badge can be made for 5 bucks.
Back then in the 80's.
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Remembers those old days.2 strokers were the norm.shogun and RX100's
Actually before the shogun came it was always between the KB 100 & the RX 100, was fun during those
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@Technocrat: KB100RTZ and KB125 were always low profilers.Heck ,I remember our guys bashing KB100's as the "thing that does not pull ,but cries as if it is carrying elephant" {HOPE NO BANS FOR ME!}
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LOL thats true, what I meant was that before the shogun the KBs were the only competition(if any) to the RX, also the RTZ was a competent machine
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@technocrat:that's true.kb100 and rx100 were the two during 90's as competitors.IIRC KB100 "RTZ" stands for some "induction" system too?.but during our college(PDC/PUC) years, RX100 was doing it's last production years(1996?) and KB100 was long stopped at those times I think.correct me.
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But ESCORTS RX100? I Don't think No RX100 owner will buy a Rs10 plate to stick on the tank with "Escorts" written.I feel the OP is Having a Real piece.
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Never ever heard of the Escorts RX100 in Bangalore, this is really news to me, but like they say, we never really stop learning, do we ?
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Not only Shogun the later versions of RX 135 5 speed & RXZ 5 speed were also 14 BHP.
Seen RX125 (actual 125 cc and 5 speed RX not just stikers or badge) but never this model.
I meant to say "the first two stroker". My apologies!

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The first lot of yamaha rx 100s were 123 cc.
There was a rumour to this effect.It was said the company lied to take advantage of the excise duty relief, but unconfirmed. Those were the height of licence raj days, and there would have been hell to pay.

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Very very fun to drive with that roaring sound. But not that thirsty. When drive at 45-50 kmph I was getting 45/l, but in full throttle above 100 kmph then millage was between 28-33/l.

I really miss my black beauty beast!
Really? I never got more than 30 - 35 from mine! And I had it serviced by one of the best mechanics in Chennai. In fact I sold the bike after he emigrated to Australia.

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Gansan might be right, but somehow the ESCORTS badge looks too familiar. I think some models of the Rajdoot 175 came with this badge. It could just be a case of a badge swap.
I am right! I was one of the guys who backed out from buying the Escorts 100 and went to a different brand.

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LOL thats true, what I meant was that before the shogun the KBs were the only competition(if any) to the RX, also the RTZ was a competent machine
There was a sports edition of the KB-100 too. I believe it was called the "Funduro".

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There was a sports edition of the KB-100 too. I believe it was called the "Funduro".
It was called the SX Enduro & it looked somewhat like this

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It was called the SX Enduro & it looked somewhat like this

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More or less like this, except that it did not have a mono shock absorber at the rear.
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Somehow this thread has brought back nostalgic memories for me. Let me know if you guys find it too much OT.

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LOL thats true, what I meant was that before the shogun the KBs were the only competition(if any) to the RX, also the RTZ was a competent machine
Before the shogun, the KBs were the only competition and its long wheel base and hence handling was its forte. We used to put 3.00 size tyre in front and smaller wheel from Yezdi with 3.50 size tyre on the rear to make the Yamaha handle better and the price to be paid was top speed.

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Really? I never got more than 30 - 35 from mine! And I had it serviced by one of the best mechanics in Chennai. In fact I sold the bike after he emigrated to Australia.
Yes, I remember the fuel average to be ~25 when ridden hard and ~35 when ridden in a mileage conscious manner or on highway rides.

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I am right!
Ok Guys, Gansan has confirmed that there was an indeed an Escorts 100. Why are we still debating?

Gansan, relax mate. I did not mean to offend you, Like many others, I for one do not rule out the possibility about an Escorts 100 existing, just that I have not seen it. Ofcourse, nobody has seen it all. We are all here to learn. Hence this thread. You may still be right. We will know soon.

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There was a sports edition of the KB-100 too. I believe it was called the "Funduro".
Yes, but wasn't it called the SX Enduro? It was all show and no go. I remember the front mudguard and the handle mounted dust protectors of the SX Enduro was in great demand in Bangalore and sold more in numbers than the total number of SX Enduros ever sold\made..lol .

OT: We ran out of SX Enduro mudguards as they would break on impact. In the next few months, there was an International motocross event in Bangalore. Guess what, most participants went back to their countries with their bikes 'front mudguard-less'. Reason: We had talked them into sell their mudguards to us after the race. Soon enough this lead to a boom for performance imported bike parts. We used front mudguards from the Yamaha YZ and Kawasaki KX Motocross bikes as they were very stylish, flexible and would not break on impact. The Suzuki RM mudguards were also similar, but we did not want to have any thing 'Suzuki' on our bikes those days. That was the cult-like status and following Yamaha India had those days.

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@santosh: was it SX ENDURA or ENDURO? cant remember.

@spitfire: 5 bucks in the 80s is a possibility , i agree , but the escorts 100 would be so rare so thats why it has evoked this much interest, not really as a collectible.

@gansan: i dont get it , if it was really only 100 cc,they were claming 100 cc, then there is no question of lying.
on the other hand if it really was 123 cc , and if they were claming 100 cc for excise benefits? then the rumour is not really a rumour .
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