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Old 27th May 2005, 22:38   #1
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Default Spotted : 2 Mahindra bikes outside ARAI.

UPDATE : For the latest on the new Mahindra bikes in India, take a look at this thread : Mahindra Bikes Launched (Mahindra2wheeler - Bikes Launched - Details on Pg3)

I saw 2 heavily camouflaged Mahindra motorcycles outside ARAI today. The Mahindra logo was nowhere to be seen except on the speedo. One of them (with a fairing) had a horizontally mounted engine like Hero Honda Splendor. The other one, which seemed slightly bigger, came without a fairing but had a disc brake upfront. I am going to take my cam tomorrow, and see if I can click some pics. (And also of a heavily disguised SUV)

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If I'm not mistaken these are Chinese bikes that Mahindra is branding.
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Old 28th May 2005, 00:01   #3
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Hey that's very interesting.
Waiting for the pics. Hope u get them.
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M & M into bikes , what are we talkin about ? some more info plz !

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This is interesting and am sure Mahindra is out to create a Scorpio like success story in the bikes segment. Beware Bajaj and Honda here come the Mahindra's...
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Those are bikes from Chinese manufacturer Lifan. Those probably be wont very reliable as can be made out from the general image of chinese products. There's a cruiser upto 400cc in the range too. And yes, they are comin to the market. They are defintely undergoing homologation. Just hope this sparks off a "CC" war. When will we get to see those 600s and litres?
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i hope the"heavily disguised SUV" is a toyota fortuner. do u remember which brand it was??
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Just hope this sparks off a "CC" war.
I think it will be more like a 'kpl' war....at least in this segment. Mahindra may decide to tackle the rural market which used to be dominated by Rajdoot 175 and the Bullet....since they have a good image and a good network in rural india.
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i hope the"heavily disguised SUV" is a toyota fortuner. do u remember which brand it was??
The SUV was parked deep inside the ARAI compound. It was too far away to make anything out. The security at the gates is not quite friendly too....So going in for a stroll is out of the question. I was all set to go out there again with my cam, but today it rained like hell here. So maybe tomorrow.
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The SUV was parked deep inside the ARAI compound. It was too far away to make anything out. The security at the gates is not quite friendly too....So going in for a stroll is out of the question. I was all set to go out there again with my cam, but today it rained like hell here. So maybe tomorrow.
please try to get pics of SUV,,,,,,,,,,also(if possible)
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did you get the pics??????????????
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No mate...they moved the things. Besides the past few days were really busy and I didnt have the time to trek up the hill. But I will try and see if the vehicles are still there...maybe in a couple of days.
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thanks ,,,and please try to find out some informtion of it
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Who cares about the chinese bikes? Just get more details on the SUV.
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M & M into bikes , what are we talkin about ? some more info plz !

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Read in the UAE newspapers today that Mahindra have tied up with an American Truck manufacturer to build heavy trucks and earth moving equipment. Does anyone have details yet?

Two wheelers and trucks - thats quite an expansion if all this news is correct...
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