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Old 1st February 2010, 17:01   #16
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Boy oh Boy. This is what I like about TBHP. Such a rare mixture of reviews (747, a ship, a bus, a Vikram) keeps me thinking "What next?"
May be a Boeing 747
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Old 1st February 2010, 17:15   #17
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That last snap...is that an SPOA?
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Old 1st February 2010, 21:53   #18
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That last snap...is that an SPOA?
YOu can call its a SPOA, but its standard fittment from factory.

PS: BTW nice observation.

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Maybe! but have you checked my truck drive review.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...rd-1613tc.html

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.As one of the member mentioned, The Scooters India Limited is on a verge of closure as they are in huge losses. The grant is not being provided by the govt to them for their sustainability and hence many of the SIL employees are not being paid wages and salaries. This happened a decade back to one more Govt. owned company named Uptron.manufacturers of capacitors,PC, mainframes,TV,Vcr, music systems etc.
Too bad that they are on the verge of closing, My Dad used to work for SIL from 1979 to about 1984 before he shifted base to Gurgaon and he still remembers it, It was one of the prestigious companies to work at that time, The company bus used to pick him from Rajajipuram to the factory which was near today's Amausi Airport, a fairly long distance and about 2 hours drive at that time, probably would take more time now.

He had also purchased Vijay Super for about Rs 8000 in 1981 which served us in Gurgaon until 1994 and then did duty in Lucknow till about 2001 when it was disrespected and later sold off as a Junk in about 2004, I learnt my driving on the same and boy it was excellent to drive, Boy, I miss it a lot, Had I known about it being sold, I would have fought with my family and kept it but alas. life is sometimes not what all you desire.
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The most popular means of public transport in Lucknow - finally on team-bhp !!

Scooters India Ltd did try to sell Electric versions of the Vikram for a couple of years. I remember seeing some of those back in the day.

The "public transport" Vikram's all run on CNG now - even though the infrastructure for dispensing CNG is woefully inadequate in Lucknow.
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The most popular means of public transport in Lucknow - finally on team-bhp !!

Scooters India Ltd did try to sell Electric versions of the Vikram for a couple of years. I remember seeing some of those back in the day.

The "public transport" Vikram's all run on CNG now - even though the infrastructure for dispensing CNG is woefully inadequate in Lucknow.
Vikram 750D don't run on CNG. The CNG (green ones) model tempos are 1500CG. You can find the diesel ones at faizabad road near chinhat chauraha. The typical yellow black taxi theme one.
The electric ones were named Vidyut and were not successful because of its price. Champion also made electric tempos which were low in cost as compared to SIL ones. They were alternates for diesel ones but CNG and LPG killed them.
As Mishra ji told about the transport facility of SIL, that bus (unique low high deck trailer type ) is still standing at Aishbagh neglected.
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Excellent review, these vehicles are the back-bone of rural India.

Nice points on why the ACE is not the king of all it surveys
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Not only rural but they are major public transport carriers in urban areas. It seems you never visited Lucknow. If you had then you must have seen them plying on roads on different routes.
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Not only rural but they are major public transport carriers in urban areas. It seems you never visited Lucknow. If you had then you must have seen them plying on roads on different routes.
Exactly, Not just lucknow, but almost entire UP, parts of Haryana, Rajasthan.

BTW, I have also seen lot of Electric Vikram's plying in Agra near Taj Mahal.

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The Vikram publicity brochure:

A Day with Vikram 750D-picture-386.jpg

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