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Old 18th August 2009, 10:11   #31
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All these are already covered in first page and yes i do remember the Sportif(Alloy wheels, indicators, self start) still one old guy in Bangalore Koramangala rides this beauti, Benelli Scooter only remember their ad in doordarshan during 86 or 87.
That Girnar was Girnar 150 Leo.
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Old 18th August 2009, 11:04   #32
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Add to the list, TVS Suzuki Shaolin was a failure. 140 cc with a 5 speed gearbox
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Add to the list, TVS Suzuki Shaolin was a failure. 140 cc with a 5 speed gearbox
I don't think this was a failure of sorts. I think people already had the Shogun in their pockets so no one looked at it. I have seen many in Pune at its prime. Maybe it sold less than the Shogun, but not entirely a flop.
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Old 18th August 2009, 11:24   #34
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This thread for sure has many wrong entries who have been deemed failures. For eg., The TVS champ still sells, The Silver Plus and the Explorer sold real well during their heydays. All these, in Madras, wouldn't want to comment about other parts of the country without knowing the facts. The Panther I still see many running outside Hyderabad, some of them pretty new, it looks like these are still sold?

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Old 18th August 2009, 11:28   #35
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How about the Hero Honda Street - the clutch-less bike ? I always felt it missed something. They could have atleast provided a false lever on the handle bar
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How about the Hero Honda Street - the clutch-less bike ?
Oh yes! How could we forget that. 'I' feel it was pretty weird. But the mileage was a big bonus, as claimed by some of its owners.
It was a cross between the Bajaj M80 and the HH CD100.
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It would be nice if folks can post pictures (when possible) along with the bikes they can recall as flops.
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From Hero Honda Street I remember

Kinetic K4 100
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It would be nice if folks can post pictures (when possible) along with the bikes they can recall as flops.
This is the one. HH Street.
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I don't think this was a failure of sorts. I think people already had the Shogun in their pockets so no one looked at it. I have seen many in Pune at its prime. Maybe it sold less than the Shogun, but not entirely a flop.
Actually it was a flop considering the number of shoguns they sold & also the way people went back to Yamaha after getting disappointed by TVS(there was a huge delay in the promised launch)

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It was a cross between the Bajaj M80 and the HH CD100.
These bikes i.e. M80, Street & K4 100 are called Step-through motorcycles

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Old 18th August 2009, 18:58   #41
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Hero Honda Street - Step thru bikes are a huge success in other Asian Countries. Somehow a good product with a rotary gears has failed to take off in India.

And Yamaha - FZ 16 has turn around the fortunes of Yamaha and it is selling in more volumes than the Company had expected.
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Old 18th August 2009, 22:53   #42
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My list:

TVS: Spectra, Victor EDGE

Hero Honda: Ambition, Hero Winner (Scooterette)

Bajaj: Boxer AR, Bajaj Wave (it was a DTS-i I guess), Safire

Suzuki: Heat (skinny tyres and too retro looks was the reason I guess)

Yamaha: YBX

LML: Freedom, Adreno

Kinetic: Sadly all motorcycles. Challenger, Boss, GF170
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Add LML Sensation(125 cc scooter) to the list as well

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Old 19th August 2009, 00:01   #44
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what about fiero f2?
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what about fiero f2?
Not a flop, but not a big hit also. But F2 FX was.
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