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Old 2nd January 2008, 15:17   #16
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5. used to be exported to germany
Saw one when I was in Germany. Autobahn and this!
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Old 2nd January 2008, 17:00   #17
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I had seen many with milkmen in Chandigarh around four years back but havent seen one lately. Gave a 70kpl average even fully loaded .Even milkmen have stopped using them now.
Only saw one private owner in yellow colours . Maybe he was trying to be sporty.
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Old 4th January 2008, 18:06   #18
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pumpset engine,so it will sound more like pumpset than a bullet's thumping sound.7 hp 70kpl still any buyers falling for FE & diesel factor??what's price??

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It ended up with a traffic police?

Have seen this bike few times in TVM.
May be he failed to clear pollution test...
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Old 17th January 2008, 18:16   #19
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They offer good milege, and has torque too. But is not advised to ride as it will crack your bones and joints. No fun in riding. I see it as a joke, someone planned a diesel waterpump motor on a great classic bike.

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Old 18th January 2008, 11:29   #20
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I saw 9-10 of the diesel bullets during my recent drive to Kukke Subramanya on 16th Jan 08.
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Old 6th February 2008, 18:33   #21
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I saw this bike during Rider Mania 2008.
The guy rode it from Chennai to Hyderabad taking 2 days, total fuel cost as per him was 300 bucks one way and of course 2 kgs of nuts bolts and screws as they kept falling off.
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The correctness of what is written below depends on my memory, and I am not sure of it myself

1. Its a Greaves Lorbardani Pumpset Engine.
2. 345 cc
3. around 7 hp
4. 70+ kmpl
5. used to be exported to germany
6 another locally made bike was called Sooraj
7. vibrates like crazy and heats up a lot
8 can overtake most overloaded trucks on the highway and thats it
9 top speed in the range of 80 kmph

i am so surprised ONLY 7HP from 345cc engine fitted on a two wheeler chassis?
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I had seen many with milkmen in Chandigarh around four years back but havent seen one lately. Gave a 70kpl average even fully loaded .Even milkmen have stopped using them now.
Only saw one private owner in yellow colours . Maybe he was trying to be sporty.
abandoned by the milkmen due to too many customer complaints about the milk quality because the milk was turning into buttermilk due the vibrations!!
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Old 14th March 2008, 10:27   #24
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Guys since this is the only thread for diesel bikes...

I got one for nearly 2.5 years and absolutely no issues with it..with crude hitting 110$ in a few weeks and may by 200$ before 2015 ... i am all set for the future...

any1 interested or non-interested to know details from me.. let me know.. glad to save the future from burning tunnels into ur wallets...!!!
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Found this gallery:
1995 Royal Enfield Taurus Diesel - svsantosh’s Photo Gallery - Team-BHP
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Only saw one private owner in yellow colours . Maybe he was trying to be sporty.
In an attempt to increase sales and distinguish it from the petrol Bullets, Royal Enfield did release the Taurus in yellow. More of RE trying to be sporty than the owner.

Found this picture on the net: The 2001 Enfield Taurus Diesel motorcycle.
Please also see: Taurus,Royal Enfield Motors,Taurus Motorcycle,Royal Enfield Taurus,Taurus Bikes

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Guys since this is the only thread for diesel bikes...

I got one for nearly 2.5 years and absolutely no issues with it..with crude hitting 110$ in a few weeks and may by 200$ before 2015 ... i am all set for the future...

any1 interested or non-interested to know details from me.. let me know.. glad to save the future from burning tunnels into ur wallets...!!!

I am interested yar. You know what...I would like to switch to Taurus from Enticer, my current local commuter. I was a bike fanatic in my bachelor life but not now; practicality speaks for fuel efficiency also.

Please share a detailed writeup.
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I am interested yar. You know what...I would like to switch to Taurus from Enticer, my current local commuter. I was a bike fanatic in my bachelor life but not now; practicality speaks for fuel efficiency also.

Please share a detailed writeup.
svsantosh bhai, please share more info on your Taurus.
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Taking about Diesel Guys you must check this out!

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I remember reading an article in Bike India Magazine about a diesel bike by the name 'Neander Diesel'. I wonder why nobody spoke about this awesome bike. It looks great and the specs are impressive, atleast on paper...

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