The Yamaha RX 135 was an iconic bike in India following the footsteps of the legendary Yamaha RX 100 and RD-350 (Rajdoot). Even though its been just over a decade since the sale of the Yamaha RX 135 was stopped, it’s still one of the most recognisable bikes in India. And this Yamaha RX 135 modified bike, that was recently exhibited at Art of Speed (a Malayasian motor show), reminds us about how much there is to like about this brilliant bike.
This custom RX 135 is certainly eye-catching courtesy of the glossy purple chrome paint job complete with gold accents; All the gleaming chrome helps too. The bike sports a RX-K badge (K stands for King) as that was the name it was sold under in the other South Asian countries.
The compact headlight fairing and tail piece from the stock 1985 bike are retained and get the same purple and gold colours as the rest of the bike while the mud-guards, exhaust system, handlebars and swingarm are all finished in a generous amount of chrome.
The stock multi-spoke wheels have been ditched for 5-spoke Binter AR 125 alloys with Nissin brake calipers. The modified Yamaha RX 135 also replaces the stock suspension with Showa front and rear shock-absorbers with Ohlins dampers.
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The vintage instrument panel and rear view mirrors have been retained on the Yamaha RX 135 modified bike. But there are a lot of changes made to boost the performance of this bike. It still uses the stock 135 cc 2-stroke engine but it’s coupled to a UMA Race-spec 30 Carburetor with a transparent alternator case. The performance figures and technical figures of the bike were undisclosed.
What do you think about this custom Yamaha RX 135? Is it better than the ones they used to sell in India? Let us know in the comments below.