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Old 11th July 2015, 17:42   #16
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Here is my memories of TVS 50 XL.
When I joined BSc, I asked my dad to buy me a Suzuki Shogun. Dad took me to the Lotus TVS, one of Erode's TVS dealer. I was totally in the air, smiling wide that I am getting a shogun.

But what happened later was a total disaster. We crossed the bike section, and then stopped at the Moped section. Dad said "Pick one from these" and I had no choice buy to choose a TVS 50 XL. My Shogun dreams shattered.

I never liked it but that was the only means of personal transportation available to me. The other options were Town bus, or the BSA SLR bicycle.

Soon the TVS 50 XL grew in me. The reliability was top notch, and I had a great time playing with the carburettor settings to extract the maximum mileage. That moped was ROCK SOLID! It was also a tuner's baby. With proper tuning it can go upto 60-70 effortlessly in a straight line. If not, you can tune it to extract the maximum mileage.

Erode is an important hub for TVS mopeds. Many a times, a team from TVS will be visiting Erode and surroundings to understand how ppl use it as cargo movers. Most of TVS 50 XL SUPER's design was based on the input from many small business owners in and around Erode as well as other parts of TN.

I also owned a luna magnum during my school days. It was an awesome moped by Kinetic, but marred by Clutch failures. The variomatic design was problemistic and it visited service center every month. Finally we sold it for Rs.2000. We regretted buying Luna Magnum.

Coincidentally, both my Luna Magnum and my TVS 50 XL was allotted the mix of same numbers by RTO, 4042 & 2044 respectively.
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Glad to see something on Luna here! I remember reading about Kinetic Luna recently, where it stated that Luna is still being manufactured in India but only for exports.

Sri Lanka is one of the markets where it's receiving good reception. Are any of the Lunas still found in 2-wheelers showroom?!?
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Didnt know that TVS still sells these. The TVS50 is a part of rural life in Tamil Nadu so much that it was even part of dowry. It used to get passed down generation to generation. I have some experience with a modded 50 back in 1997. We had lots of fun.

They were raced extensively in Chennai. No sure if it still exists. See a pic I captured at an UCAL race in 2008. Not sure of the exact speeds. but going by my shutter speed (to get a crisp panning shot, shutter speed has to be closer to speed of moving object), its definitely near 100km/h.
This got me thinking, Two 50cc moped cylinders made together as a twin cylinder 100cc engine would be a cool project right?

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Interesting post.

Does anyone happen to know the prevailing on-road prices?

I see quite a few TVS mopeds on Pune roads. And they seem reasonably popular and certainly can keep pace with city traffic.

Probably off topic but this reminded me of our explorer 50 cc bike back in school.
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One of the last iconic two stroke engined vehicle is going 4 stroke .

TVS XL 100 launched

»Adding a new chapter to its iconic brand XL, TVS Motor Company has announced the launch of its new four stroke TVS XL 100, powered by a 99.7cc four stroke engine which effortlessly delivers 4.2PS power with excellent initial pick up and a top speed of 60kmph. TVS XL 100 returns best in class mileage of 67 kmpl (among all auto-geared two wheelers) under simulated test conditions, as per TVS Motor standards.

Looks like a soft launch has happened at the beginning of the year in few states.

News courtesy: Deccan Herald
Picture courtesy : Indianautosblog.com
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