Yamaha 100CC Performance

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Yamaha 100CC Performance
Yamaha has developed dirt bikes, cruisers and sport bikes with a variety of powerful engines. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The Yamaha corporation developed a 100 CC engine that was placed in the RS 100 and RS 100 T series of motorcycles. They modified the engine slightly throughout the 1970s, adding more horsepower and a higher RPM limit.


The engine in the Yamaha RS-100 motorcycle is capable of reaching speeds of 65 miles per hour (mph). The actual displacement on the engine is 97 CCs, or 5.92 cubic inches. The 1978 RS 100 engine is also capable of reaching a maximum speed of 65mph.


The engine in the 1975 RS-100T is capable of accelerating from zero to 60km/h (37mph) in 6.76 seconds. With an attached sidecar, the RS-100T accelerates from zero to 60km/h in 20.23 seconds.


The 100 CC engine in the 1975 RS-100 is a single cylinder, two-stroke engine. The engine possesses 10.5 horsepower at 7,500 revolutions per minute, or RPM. The 1978 RS 100 utilises a 10 horsepower engine operating at 7800 RPMs.

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