The comparison for Malaysia version of 2011 Yamaha 135LC Auto Clutch and Manual Clutch version are highly requested by readers. Maybe they need to compare between these two before they can choose what to buy. In my humble opinion (pada pendapat saya dengan rasa rendah diri), both bike are great, but the ES version are absolutely desirable. Very desirable. I think it can be a great replacement for Y125Z that has been stopped production. Anyhow, Y125Z is completely different beast because it is two-stroke bike. I’m guessing this ES will be next popular bike from Yamaha which can be placed along the legends like the RX-Z and Y125Z.
It will be ‘All Conquering’.
So, here it is:
1. The foot protector in ‘P’ shape for ES is projected forward while the SS version is projected backward that looks like inverted P.
2. The crankcase design is difference. Maybe this show new crankcase design for ES version. SS version crankcase is the same like the 2006-2010 135LC version.
3. Kick starter also designed differently.
4. The wheel of ES is Enkei brand, SS is Yamaha brand.
5. The wheel of ES got wheel lining in red colour.
6. The wheel of ES in black colour, SS in gunmetal gray.
More comparison of the specs below. Tell me if something is wrong somewhere!
|Model / Comparison||2011 Yamaha 135LC Auto Clutch 4-speed||2011 Yamaha 135LC Manual Clutch 5-speed|
|Bore x stroke||54.0 x 58.7 mm||54.0 x 58.7 mm|
|Displacement||134.4 cc||134.4 cc|
|Cam system||SOHC 4-valve, liquid-cooled||SOHC 4-valve, liquid-cooled|
|CDI||DC-CDI with single mapping||DC-CDI with single mapping|
|Power (kW)||8.93kW (8,500rpm)||9.2 kW at 8500RPM|
|Torque (Nm)||11.79N.m (5,500rpm)||12 N.m/6000 rpm|
|Transmission||4-speed rotary (down) (N-1-2-3-4-N)||5-speed return (1-N-2-3-4-5)motomalaya.net|
|Gear ratios||1st: 2.833
|Cylinder tech||DiASil (die-cast Silicon Aluminium alloy)||DiASil (die-cast Silicon Aluminium alloy)|
|Carburetor||Mikuni BS25 motomalaya.net||Mikuni BS25 motomalaya.net|
|Comp. Ratio||10.9:1 motomalaya.net||10.9:1motomalaya.net|
|Fuel tank capacity||4.0 l motomalaya.net||4.0 l motomalaya.net|
|Engine oil capacity||1.0 l||1.0 l motomalaya.net|
|Rear Suspension||Monocross motomalaya.net||Monocross motomalaya.net|
|Top speed (not official)||not known yet||not known yet|
|Front / Rear Brake System||1-piston caliper with 220mm disc brake / drum brake||2-piston caliper with 267mm disc brake / 1-piston caliper disc brake|
|Fun factor||5 star||5 star|
|Famously known as||King of Moped||King of Moped|
|Price||RM6,900.00 OTR cash 1st party all rider||RM7,300-7500 OTR cash 1st party all rider|
Rotary type gear means that the gear will shift to N position after you hit the gear lever in stationary condition in top gear (4th gear).
Return type gear means that it will only return to 1st gear after you hit down the gear lever repeatedly. Means that the gear only returns but not rotating continuously. The benefit of this kind of gear is that you can easily shift to 1st gear in traffic stop.
Comparison of gear ratios shows that the 5th gear of ES version is OD (overdrive). Overdrive means that the revolution of the engine crankshaft is slower that the revolution of the gear. OD gear can give benefit in terms of top speed and also fuel efficiency. On paper, the ES version is more fuel efficient than the SS version.
More information about all the 135LC here: http://motomalaya.net/blog/category/lc135/