(1975 / Racing Kart)
This was the successor to the early Yamaha racing kart RC100, also known as the “Red Arrow.” A 100cc air-cooled, 2-stroke single-cylinder engine with a centrifugal clutch is mounted on a steel pipe frame. Because kart racing is the proving ground for young drivers entering 4-wheeler race competition where Formula 1 is the pinnacle class, with the release of the RC100M in 1974, Yamaha Motor also set up the SL Kart Club. By issuing licenses and organizing events like unmodified one-make races for Yamaha karts held throughout Japan, the club worked to spread and promote racing.
- Overall length × width: 1,735mm × 1,063mm
- Weight: 57kg
- Engine type: Air-cooled, 2-stroke, single-cylinder, 98cm³
- Maximum power output: 4.6kW (6.2PS) / 6,000r/min
- Price : ¥198,000
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