Yamaha Crux(View All Models)
Yamaha Crux Price
Admit it. When you think of a Yamaha, all the stuff which comes to your mind is serious outright performance delivering machines, and not efficiency. Fuel-efficiency was never Yamaha’s cup of tea, but the Indian circumstances have made Yamaha to show some kind of presence in entry level commuter segment. The Yamaha Crux is not advertised enough and it has not been considered as a choice by many people. Given its low price, it’s agreeable that Yamaha cannot spend huge amounts on advertising. And that’s the reason that even after being for around ten years on Indian roads, it still is not a familiar sight on Indian roads, as compared to its competitors. The overpricing of Crux, as compared to the cmopetition, is one of the major reasons for its failure. It costs around Rs. 37.5K (ex-showroom, Delhi) which makes it expensive than its rivals like Bajaj Platina and Hero HF Dawn. At this price people either opts for much stylish and powerful bike Platina or the tried and tested HF-HFHHHHHHDHHHdbgjkjlsbgkjlsbnkj Dawn. You may accept Crux for its superior ride and handling but the market won’t as it has always had a poor resale value and high maintenance. It’s certainly not a value for money bike, but the good news is that Yamaha is working on all new motorcycle in this price range, which is said to be priced at 500$ and is said to be one of the most efficient and better-priced bikes amongst its competitors. Is that the all new Crux? Only time will say that.
Review of Yamaha Crux
Yamaha Crux OverView
Yamaha. For the most of the people from ‘80s and ‘90s, the very word arouses memories of RD350 & RX100. Enter the era of stricter emission norms and concern for fuel efficiency. Yamaha took a vacation for quite some years till it introduced the first 4-stroke commuter bike, YBX. But, unfortunately, YBX was phased out soon due to lack of Indian interests. The further introduced entry level bikes like Libero, G5 and Alba also couldn’t live up to the legacy the RX series used to carry. One such bike which is still breathing out in the performance-oriented stable of the Japanes manufacturer is Crux. The Yamaha Crux is existing on the Indian soil since the start of the 21st century, and is the cheapest mode of getting your hands on a Yamaha, here in India. The whole bike seems to be for a common man, who does his everyday commuting to office, taking his wife and a kid for a weekend cinema, and at times buying groceries, carrying it all over the bike. A judicious mix of robust and built-to-last build quality, mileage and an attractive price tag are some of the much-touted features of this puny Yamaha. The existing model has supposedly undergone certain cosmetic changes and is now better equipped with multi-reflector headlight and indicators, wet-air-filter and air induction system for a cleaner fuel emission. But is that enough to match the likes of steady competitors from Hero, Honda and Bajaj? Let’s find out.
Yamaha Crux Designing
The Yamaha Crux is a commute segment bike which impressed a good number of customers across the country. The overall height 0f the Yamaha Crux is 2,000 mm, width 735mm and 1,075mm. It has a ground clearance of 160mm while it's wheelbase is of 1260mm. This thing named Crux belongs to past in terms of appearance – reminiscent of the bikes from 20-30 years ago. It has a very basic design which borrows most of the styling bits from Yamaha’s RX 100. At the front, it has a round shaped Multi reflector light with no cowl and visor similar to most of the entry level bikes. This headlight is accompanied by orange colored side indicators. Its chrome plated front fender just above its spoke wheels looks very out-dated. There are flowing graphics on its side panels and fuel tank which try to hide its age and differentiates itself from others. Its chromed silencer and engine also lacks modernity. Yamaha has opted for black colored handlebar and rear carrier which don’t complement the overall styling of this bike. Its flat seat and outstretched rear fender are no good news either. It will be hard for you to find it stylish from any angle. Yamaha Crux’s analogue speedometer and odometer with basic tell tale lights complete its instrument console. Speedometer and odometer are housed together in one of the two circular pods while its other indicators rest in the second dial. The absence of fuel gauge enhances its lack-lustre character. The front view of the Crux speaks about the simplicity of the machine, it has a multi-reflector headlamp without cover or wind screen. Front turn indicators are placed at its regular slot. The bike boasts of chrome finish full size front mud-guard that make us remember old two-wheelers of our times. The fuel tank of the bike is flat and wide, it has body colour plus modern graphics. The graphics job is similar in both shaded. The fuel tank design gives support for knee recess as well.
Yamaha Crux Engine And Performance
Yamaha Crux Braking And Handling
Yamaha Crux sports long telescopic forks at its front while it has swing arm with adjustable rear shock absorbers. The braking system consists of advanced 130mm drum brakes on its both wheels. The bike feels superior to many of its competitors in this segment. The upwardly placed handlebar adds right feel to this bike and one can easily steer this bike in city traffic. Even on highways, it feels quite settle and grounded. Its broad tyres and effective braking system gives you a nice control of this bike. The bike takes most of the bumps easily and feels more confident than others on Indian roads. The ground clearance of 160mm makes it easy for you to cross high speed breakers and big potholes easily with this bike. Its suspension system is equally matched with its weight and it shows at high speeds. The extended wheelbase of 1260mm is best in its segment which gives it stability around corners. Even with a pillion rider, the ride and handling of this bike is quite impressive. The broad seat of this bike is the best thing that you can notice on it. It’s extremely comfortable and its foot-pegs are also well placed. The bike offers commuter friendly riding posture which helps you to enjoy stress free rides. Interestingly, Yamaha has placed its handle bar way above than the regular position which feels quite convenient and optimum on long journeys. You can easily have a firm palm grip on this handlebar which comes with average quality of plastic buttons on it.
Yamaha Crux Safety Features
What more can you ask from the one of the least expensive bikes of Indian market. No disc brakes, no ABS - it's a no-nonsense, no-frill bike bike. Though the saree guard and leg guard are offered as optional fitmenets, as the rest of the bikes available.
Yamaha Crux Colors
The Yamaha Crux is available in two cool colours that are black and maroon. The designers of the company chose to paint the body colour and modern graphics at fuel tank and side panels.
Yamaha Crux Pros
Mid-range performance, smooth gearbox, vibration-free engine, price.
Yamaha Crux Cons
Poor looks, braking, not much appealing
Yamaha Crux Review
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Yamaha Crux News
20 Sep, 2011 | 618 views
Yamaha Bikes has always been appreciated for its powerful performance and superior look. Sustaining same track proven record Yamaha Bikes has launched the facelifted version of Yamaha Crux by introducing with slight changes meeting requirement of present demand in bike segment. Yamaha Crux price in India for modified version as announced by Yamaha Bikes is Rs 33,000.Read More
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