Yamaha RS for sale in the Philippines
The Yamaha RS is a line of business-type motorcycles with a utilitarian design. It was first introduced to the Philippines in 1979 and quickly became one of the best selling 2-stroke models in the local market. It entered a decade of hiatus in 2003, before it was re-launched again in 2013. The all-new RS now comes with the latest technological offerings from its Japanese manufacturer.
Why buy a Yamaha RS?
Performance and engine specs
The Yamaha RS comes with a 110 cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve gasoline engine which produces 7.49 horsepower and a 7.5 Nm of torque. This allows the RS to accelerate from 0-100 kilometers per hour (kph) in 15 seconds and breakthrough a top speed of 105 kph (single) or 30-62 kph (tricycle). When driven in highway conditions, this motorcycle was rated to have a fuel efficiency rating of close to 40 km/L.
Design of the RS
The Yamaha RS has a double cradle body frame mated with a telescopic front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. Scaling at 113 kilograms in dry weight, the RS is one of the best ways to travel long distances thanks to its 11 liter fuel tank capacity.
Other body features include 18-inch tires, a comfortable seat height of 780 mm with a 160 mm ground clearance, a 12-volts single bulb headlight and a 26 degree caster/ trail angle. It is currently available in two color schemes- black and maroon.
What are the standout features of the RS?
Yamaha has enlarged the front and rear diameter suspension of the RS to ease up the engine’s stress. This motorcycle is also the only product line in its segment to feature a “comfo step” that provides a better seating position for pillions.
This kick-started motorcycle has also been added with a redesigned two-cluster instrument panel. Yamaha has also extended this motorcycle’s dimensions, particularly on its rubber seats to provide more seating space.
Yamaha RS price and availability
A brand new Yamaha RS costs P48,900 (110 F variant) for Luzon-based motorcycle dealers and a used or second hand unit can be bought for around P35,000 and below for 2010 units and older, depending on its general condition and mileage.
The Yamaha RS is one of the most affordable and reliable business-type motorcycles that has ever hit the Philippines. While it looks much like the other entries in its segment, it is rated to have the lowest displacement in the passenger-motorcycle class. Locally, it competes with other nameplates such as the Kawasaki Barako, the Honda CB and the Bajaj Rouser.
In general, tricycle operators looking for an easy-to-own motorcycle will shortlist the Yamaha RS for its:
- Affordable price
- Added pillion step feature
- Good fuel economy
- Low maintenance cost
Interesting facts about the RS
Before it was phased-out from the local market in 2003, the RS sold more than 3 million units worldwide. Today, it continues to be one of the most admired 2-stroke motorbikes in the country.