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Old 13th March 2010, 00:46   #151
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WHOOOAA Guys!!! fz_rider there's a clear written statement on my post & a sticker on the mobike picture as "KINETIC" why are you bringing TVS KING (which is an Autorickshaw) & M80???
Completely my mistake . I meant the Kinetic King!
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Old 13th March 2010, 19:16   #152
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Completely my mistake . I meant the Kinetic King!
Actually its the 65 cc Kinetic Zing a supposed competitor for the TVS Scooty. Believe me, the later models had a mobile charger and a light in the dicky below the seat.
The fit and finish were too poor and shoddy.
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Old 13th March 2010, 21:58   #153
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[*]Oh God! Thats a nice addition agspins. I would also like to add a few:-[*]Digvijay from Rajasthan government, based on the Vijai design.[*]Enfield Silver Plus 65cc moped[*]Enfield 22cc moped of the 1980's.... forget its name?[*]The famous BSA Bond of the early 1980's. This 50cc motorbike was made by Broke Bond India (tea makers) and Feroz Khan was shown around in advertisements driving the BSA Bond[*]A 4 stroke moped called Cadila that was out in the 1980's but sold only a few thousands and failed[*]Kelvinator 150 cc scooter from the fridge maker in the 1980's based on the Vijai Super design.[*]Avanti Garelli moped from the 1980's.[*]Toro Jazz moped in the late 1980's from Escorts Ltd.[*]PL 170 Vespa from Andhra Pradesh Scooters Ltd[/list]
Think it was called "MOFA". Priced at about Rs 2500. Still remember the days when cycling to school. Was a dream to own one then.
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Old 13th March 2010, 22:46   #154
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Think it was called "MOFA". Priced at about Rs 2500. Still remember the days when cycling to school. Was a dream to own one then.
Thanks fifthwheel.It was indeed the Mofa. Enfield then made the 22cc and also the 350 cc, the lowest and highest engine capacity-two wheelers in India.Saw the picture of a red one somewhere on this forum recently.
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I am not sure if we included the AtlasSolex which was made during the late 1970's.The sub 50 cc moped was the product of a joint venture between Atlas Cycles and Solex the French carburettor and moped maker. Atlas had big dreams to foray into this segment an upgrade from their bicycle making turf.
The moped had its engine and small (believe it was 2 or two and a half litre) petrol tank mounted on the front wheel. the engine and petrol tank would turn along with the front wheel when the handle bar was activated.It had pedals to start the moped.
But the venture miserably flopped.
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Old 12th April 2010, 22:53   #156
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what about this Rajdoot Ranger ? My father told about this model, i haven't seen any.

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this had the same tank, tail lights (and engine ) etc of the bobby. both were launched about the same time i guess. the handlebars have the diaphrgm like the ones in triumph, matchless etc. (with it, one could lock the steering by turning the knob and ride the bike handsfree)
the bloke who advertised the bike in this pic is in bombay and the quoted 20K for it 3 years ago. but i don't know if it got sold yet.
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Just one point- The Mofa engine was normally mounted and not on the front handlebar as earlier stated by me here in one post. The Atlas Solex moped's engine was mounted on the front handlebar indeed!
The Mofa tech specs are here:
Engine 22 cc, 2 stroke single cyl, air cooled
Power 0.8 bhp( Now can we give this to a teenager today who wants anything above 10 bhp?)
Weight Unladen 30 Kg ( How much you think a bicycle weighs?)
Wheel Size
2.00" X 17 " both front and rear
Seating Capacity One
Fuel Tank 1.45 litres ( My Landmaster needs that amount to warm up on a cold winter morning)
Payload 80 Kg
Fuel Consumption 90 kmpl (the HH CD 100 gave 80 mph under "ideal" conditions)
Maximum Speed 30 kmph ( and those sports bicycles?)
Price in 1988 Rs 2950/- in Tamil Nadu (no RTO, Insurance, Licence)
*more info about MOFA
* Both wheels are interchangeable like our(??) Jawa bikes
** Has a Free wheel drive, One can pedal it,by disengaging the engine to save fuel
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Old 28th May 2010, 21:24   #158
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I've hardly seen this mobike in TN & Kerala, say about 3-4 times since its launch about 4-5 years ago by Kinetic. There's a probability that Mahindra could launch it again.

Source - http://www.indiabike.com/infobank/ki...s/Dscn3662.jpg

This is a very cool moped. Any further info on this available ???

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What about the Kinetic Italiano blaze? the 165cc motoscooter. it's the most powerful scooter ever india had. have driven it. every enthusiast would love it. Comfortable seats. front and rear disks with enormous power. Sadly since most indians prefer on mileage and value for money, this crotch rocket was a big flop. And it was very much pricier. rs 65000 plus on road in most cities.
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What about the Kinetic Italiano blaze? the 165cc motoscooter. it's the most powerful scooter ever india had. have driven it. every enthusiast would love it. Comfortable seats. front and rear disks with enormous power. Sadly since most indians prefer on mileage and value for money, this crotch rocket was a big flop. And it was very much pricier. rs 65000 plus on road in most cities.
True that's a flop of the 21st century-rather a most recent flop.I think a look at the Kinetic (now Mahindra) stable will reveal that most of their models have flopped.
Mahindra is not doing anything new after buying the company other than lending the Mahindra name.
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Found this SX enduro in a movie..



A Rajdoot ranger seen in a Malayalam movie. One can see the special tank design.


You can see SX Enduro in Hindi movie Sarfarosh Makarand Deshpande riding it.

The other one is Supra?
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The other one is Supra?
Yes, that one seems to be Supra!

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This was a very successful bike and sold quite well.Perhaps in 1970 the old Ranger was given a refreshed look with the newly designed petrol tank and some other goodies added for an enhancing appeal.A few years later the Ranger's petrol tank design was reverted to the conventional shape. Its sales were second to the Jawa and the number three slot was occupied by the Enfield Bullet. So can't say that this two wheeler had flopped!
Yes Sir, we must not say it was a FLOP because it was and may be still popular with DOODHWALA'S of north India , they were carrying cans of large size on either sides comfortably, with so much of load and with almost zero maintainance..... Regards..........
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India's first 'Oil Cooled' bike- the Kinetic Stryker (yes its spelled so)
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Had an external oil filter assy sitting atop the engine & its cover read Oil c(f)ooled, forcing Bajaj to come out with the first oil c(f)ooled Fairing.
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What about the Kinetic Italiano blaze? the 165cc motoscooter. it's the most powerful scooter ever india had.
Yes, the Blaze was also a flop. It looked too bulgy and bulky. Also as you said, Indians prefer fuel efficiency to power/looks. Opinions are changing; but slowly. And basically when Kinetic launched the Blaze (as a come-back vehicle), the company was already in doldrums by then!
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