Yamaha Crux, the oldest and cheapest bike from Yamaha India, is still going strong. The entry level 106cc Yamaha Crux, first launched in 2006, is certainly built to last and it has got the vote of its discerning consumers. It remains good value for money.
What can you expect of a bike that is positioned as an entry-level commuter bike, targeted at the mass market? Its average looks belie its reliability and sturdiness. Although styled conservatively, it does appeal to a wide range of consumers, both rural and urban. This no-frills motorcycle is styled with minimal body panels; the age-old round headlamp unit looks too dated, but is most efficient in illuminating the road in pitch dark. The slim fuel tank is bereft of knee recesses, but allows a comfortable place to sling the knees on. Flat side panels and seat gives it a traditional look and a large steel grab at the rear proves most practical for the pillion rider. The elliptical tail lamp is flanked by turn indicators on both sides. The bike comes with features, such as adjustable rear shock-absorbers, multi-reflector headlamps and chrome-plated fenders. The Crux has a fuel tank capacity of 11 litres and weighs 113kg. A minor facelift a few years ago saw this bike with new decals and multi-reflector headlight indicators.
The instrument console is basic. The two-pod layout showcases an analogue speedometer, an odometer and the standard light indicators.
A single-cylinder 106cc air-cooled engine that produces 7.5 BHP at 7,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 7.5 Nm at 6,000 rpm is the power behind this bike. The engine is mated to a four-speed gearbox with three up and one down shift pattern. An electric start makes the bike most convenient and easy.
The Crux has traditionally been a hassle-free bike that requires minimal maintenance. Its on-road performance is most satisfactory for normal usage. With a top speed of 94 kmph, the bike is most suited for basic city commuting, but gets stretched while speeding in open stretches, due to the limited engine capacity.
The bike is economical and gives around 76 kmpl in the city and more on highways.
The Comfort and Safety:
High handlebars and middle-set foot pegs enables the rider to ride in an upright position that minimises the pressure on lower back and wrists. A wide seat provides riding comfort for extended durations. The Crux employs 130mm drum brakes at the front and rear wheels that makes this bike safe. The simple suspension unit of telescopic front forks and rear coil springs is efficient and satisfactorily protects from jerks and bumps. The light weight of the bike makes it most stable.
The bike is available in two colours: Black and Maroon.
The bike with kick start and drum brakes is priced at Rs. 41, 613
The simplistic form and impressive fuel economy of Yamaha Crux is most suited for those wanting a heavy duty bike at a low price. If you are searching for an economical bike with a pinch of durability and ultimate strength, then this one is for you. Yamaha crux can satisfy your all needs and greed’s. It is highly requested to follow all safety rules and wear all safety gears. A failure to do so can prove fatal. You should buy this beauty, if this suits your pocket. Just follow the trend. Go for it. Say yes to Yamaha. Yamaha crux is made for you. Grab it, before stocks go empty.
Have a safe and great riding experience.