4 Stroke, Air-Cooled Single Cylinder
|85 Kmpl||7.5 bhp @ 7500 rpm|
10th June, 2015: Yamaha Crux is the oldest motorcycle that was born under the stable of renowned Japanese manufacturer more than a decade ago. Built on a pure utility bike concept, it aims particularly at rural areas where just daily commuting is not the only task. The bike promises durability with a longer engine and body life that make it one of the most reliable commuter motorcycles of the country. It is powered by a 106cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that cranks out 7.5bhp of power and 7.5Nm of torque. The bike is available at the dealerships at a much-affordable price of 39,667 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Yamaha Crux comes in the following two interesting colours with attractive graphics: Maroon and Black.
Yamaha Crux is the oldest two-wheeler from the company that was introduced more than a decade ago to cater common masses and rural population of the country. Right since its inception, the bike has shown some decent sales numbers to the company, due to which it is still in production in the Yamaha facility. Besides a commendable fuel economy, it also promises superior performance in daily commutes as well as longer journeys.
Yamaha Crux gets its power from a 106cc, air-cooled, four-stroke mill that comes paired with a four-speed transmission system. It churns out a maximum power of 7.5bhp at 7,500rpm with a net torque of 7.5Nm at 6,000rpm. The motor returns a commendable fuel economy of 60kmpl and delivers a superior performance which is pretty good for daily commutes. The bike runs on 2.50 x 18" 4PR front and 2.75 x 18" 6PR rear tyres equipped with durable spoke wheels. The braking is done with the help of 130mm drum brakes installed at both ends that offer a good bite. The suspension system of the bike comprises of telescopic forks upfront and swingarm with spring assisted shock absorbers at the rear.
The body dynamics of Yamaha Crux are plain and simple just like any other utility motorcycle. The front end gets a rounded headlamp with a chromed fender that give it a robust look. The fuel tank is chiseled nicely that can store 13 liter of fuel and offers a comfortable riding position to the rider. A long comfortable seat ensures easy and stress free commuting. The chrome plated sleek silencer further upgrades the aesthetics of the bike. At the rear, a stylish tail lamp finds its position that completes the overall body profile quite impressively. The bike comes with body dimensions of 2,000mm x 735mm x 1,075mm (LxWxH). It has a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,260mm and 160mm respectively that offers good handling and stability. The instrumentation of the bike is old-fashioned that comprises of an analogue speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.
Needless to say, these class of bikes are not that much pleasing or eye soothing when it comes to visuals as they are built for a completely different purpose. Following this, Yamaha Crux too has a basic and plain body design which suits well its multipurpose commuter bike image. The front profile has a rounded headlamp fitted in a chromed casing. The front fender also comes in fully chromed finish that further enhances its character. The fuel tank is designed neat and simple and offers a good riding posture to the rider. The side panels and the fuel tank receive decent colours and attractive graphics that increases the aesthetics of this bike. The bike has sleek and long comfortable seat that provides enough comfort to the rider and pillion. A plain black coloured grab rail has been fitted at the rear to give safety to the rear passenger. The exhaust system is also coated with chrome and looks classy. The rear end comprises of a stylish rectangular tail lamp with rounded corners and turn indicators.
The body dimensions of the bike are 2,000mm x 735mm x 1,075mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase of 1,260mm. A minimum ground clearance of 160mm ensures good stability around the corners. It has been fitted with a 13 liter fuel tank that gives it a good range after refuelling. The total kerb weight of the bike sums up to just 113kg that makes it an easy to ride and convenient machine. Yamaha Crux comes with a maintenance free battery that cuts down majorly on maintenance costs. The instrument console gets a traditional touch comprising of an analogue speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.
Yamaha Crux is powered by a 106cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that comes mated to a traditional four-speed constant mesh gearbox. The SOHC, 2-valve mill generates a peak power of 7.5bhp at 7,500rpm with a net torque of 7.5Nm at 6,000rpm. The bike has kick start as the only mode of starting and uses CDI ignition system for easy and effortless starting. The fuel efficient motor has a compression ratio of 9.0:1 with a bore x stroke ratio of 49mm x 56mm. With this, the bike reaches a top speed of 93kmph and returns a decent overall mileage of 60kmpl.
The bike runs on 2.50 x 18" 4PR front and 2.75 x 18" 6PR rear grippy tyres that are mounted over strong and durable spoke wheels. Yamaha Crux retards with the help of reliable 130mm drum brakes fitted at the front and rear. It avails a comfortable and smooth ride through a sound suspension system comprising of telescopic forks upfront and swingarm with spring aided shock absorbers at the rear.
Yamaha Crux has a powerful 12V-35/35W multi reflector headlight that ensures a proper vision at nights. Furthermore, the twin rear view mirrors prevents any mishap by alerting the rider of his surroundings. These couple of features make the bike a true and trustworthy companion especially in rural areas and for those who prefer multi-tasking more than just daily commuting.
Suitable for Multi-Purpose Use
Basic Body Design
Should have more comfortable seating
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