Why LC135 have only 4-speed gear and 125Z have 6-speed gear?

LC135 is 4-speed and 125Z have 6-speed: Why?

Have you ever wonder about this? Why is it the marvelous and lovable Yamaha LC135 only have 4-speed gear and Yamaha 125Z having additional 2 speed gear? Is Yamaha neglected the important aspect of speeds and thrills? Well, I have been thinking about this for a while and tried to find out why. Here is what I’ve found out… Continue reading “Why LC135 have only 4-speed gear and 125Z have 6-speed gear?”

Yamaha T135 (LC135) Official Page

Yamaha T135 Official Page

I have stumble upon this very informative site about the research, development and roadtest for Yamaha LC135. Yamaha LC135 is actually codenamed T135 that is targeted for Asean market by exhaustive research by the Yamaha engineers.
Yamaha has a very excellent history in developing bike and also very successful in racing whether in MotoGP, motorcross or others.
At this time, there is no other bike that are in the same category as Yamaha LC135 by other manufacturer. This can be deja-vu to reflect to Yamaha RX-Z 135 that is also remain uncontested up to this day.
For more information, surf up to http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/asean-touring/machine/technology/index.html

Yamaha LC 135 Heavy Modification

Red LC 135

Petronas Green LC 135

Black LC 135 modded to resemble X1R

These pictures are taken from cari.com.my forum. I put it here for all us to share the enjoyment of the modification. The two pictures above is modification from Malaysia, whereby the last one is made from Singapore. You can see the Singapore license plate number on the bike.

Enjoy these pictures and mod your LC too!

Yamaha Sniper (LC135) from Bermuda

Yamaha LC135 or Sniper in Bermuda

Yamaha LC135 is also known as Sniper in certain country such as Bermuda. The bike is not much different with what we have here in Malaysia. The rear brake is drum. The front brake is still one piston caliper even though the bike is equipped with manual clutch [in Malaysia the front brake is two-piston caliper for manual clutch version]. One thing that amazes me is the rims. I wonder what brand and model of rim it is. The exhaust has been already modified to a new one.

Different sticker design for Yamaha LC135

The other differences that we can spot is the design of the sticker, where it is written Sniper on the side fender. This bike belongs to Stephen in Bermuda.

Thanks Stephen for the picture!

Yamaha LC 135 50 Years Anniversary Coverset

Yamaha LC 135 50 Years Anniversary Coverset Side View. Original footrest has been removed and replaced with Yamaha racing footrest.

Front disc brake has been upgraded to bigger disc. Fork also has been replaced with LC 135 Trust inverted telescopic fork (fork terbalik / upside down fork). The caliper used is still one-piston kit from the original stock. The rim used is the same rim design used in Kawasaki ZX-6R also known as ‘rim tulang ikan’ (fish bone rim).

Close up view of the LC 135 inverted telescopic fork with TRUST logo. Look carefully!

Gazi gas monoshock rear suspension has been choosen since it can make the ride more firmer and dampen the suspension a little further than the original.

More Gazi gas monoshock suspension view.

The fairing has been customised with a little bit of eyelid.

Carbon fibre style front mudguard.

Yamaha logo on brake lever. Very nice and stylish.

Seat has been cut to get a lower riding position.

Notice the footrest which is branded YAMAHA not Racing Boy as most people would use.

More views of the YAMAHA branded footrest.

Also notice this brake is NISSIN branded, not Racing Boy. This brake is taken from the X1R version of LC 135 where the rear disc brake is standard in Thailand.

More view for the rear disc brake.

The exhaust used for this bike is AHM. There are several brand of racing exhaust that can be fitted to LC 135 being the Arrow and the most popular YY Pang. I have asked for the price for the AHM, and the shop told me it is cheap compared to the original LC 135 Catalyzer exhaust that cost about RM480. So, will you change your exhaust?

Exhaust bracket YAMAHA.

Overall view of AHM exhaust, YAMAHA racing footrest and NISSIN rear disc brake installation. Copy This!

Next I will bring to you YAMAHA X1R Coverset! Keep coming!

Poll Result: What is your favourite Yamaha bike?

Yamaha RX-Z carburetor

48 (41%)
LC 135
33 (28%)
23 (19%)
13 (11%)

Total votes: 117

The poll have shown that Malaysian prefers Yamaha RX-Z more than 125Z, but LC135 is now the second choice after RX-Z. The least bike preferred is FZ-150i, this may due to the design of the bike that is not compelling and futuristic enough like the rest.

Keep voting for the new poll! Look for it at the right sidebar.

Yamaha LC135 2007 Catalogue

Yamaha LC135 (Auto Clutch) 2007. Price is estimated RM6400 (OTR). Pricelist is here: http://motomalaya.net/blog/category/pricelist/

Check out other Yamaha motor catalogue:
Yamaha FZ-150i 2008 Catalogue
Yamaha RX-Z 2007 Catalogue
Yamaha RX-Z 2002 Catalogue

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Yamaha LC135 Extreme Spirit 2007 Catalogue
Yamaha 125Z 2007 Catalogue. POSTED: Click here

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