Last month we brought you a custom Yamaha RX100 that is resto-modified to factory glory. Now, here is a video of possibly India’s first twin-cylinder Yamaha RX100. The video is courtesy of YouTuber Ride with Raj.
Mumbai-based Yamaha aficionado, Mr Yusuf Salar Sheikh Bukush has modified this custom RX100. The well-regarded mechanic, known for his work on Yamaha 2-stroke bikes, fondly calls his project the ‘Yamaha RX200’. The custom twin-cylinder Yamaha RX100 features the stock black paint scheme with red and white decals. The motorcycle gets custom twin cylinder heads with twin pistons, dual spark plugs, and twin carburettors as well.
The owner has built the motorcycle for his personal use. The twin-cylinder setup on the ‘RX200’ has resulted in twin exhaust layout, which provides a growling exhaust note. Power figures are unknown, but the engine certainly is more powerful in comparison to the Yamaha RX100. The spark plugs are RD 350-spec and are ‘Made in Japan.’ With the added power, the bike makes use of twin disc brakes at the front with imported Italian-made AJP twin-piston callipers.
Most of the parts used on this custom Yamaha RX200 are stock; however, Mr Yusuf Bukush has used a twin-pod instrument cluster from the Yamaha RX-Z. The bike’s chassis is customised to accommodate the bigger twin-cylinder engine. The fuel-tank too is slightly bigger to complement the overall look of the bike. Other parts like headlight, handlebar, seat, taillight, spoke wheels and indicators are all stock.
According to the vlogger, the twin-cylinder setup on the Yamaha RX200 has smoother power delivery, and the engine doesn’t feel stressed during hard acceleration. That said, the stock Yamaha RX100 features a 98 cc, 2-stroke, single-cylinder engine that pumps out 11 bhp of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and 10.39 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm, mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The Yamaha RX100 is lightweight at 103 kg, which is another reason for its brilliant pick-up.