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Old 29th August 2009, 17:24   #121
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Add LML Supremo to the list
That used to cost somewhere around Rs 35000 to Rs 40000, had a roly poly body with the same 150cc engine. But it had autolube that was rare in those days.

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If I am not mistaken, there was/were brands called Panther And Pacer. Not sure if it was Panther Pacer as in one vehicle or if they were two seperate entities.
These two brands were from the makers of Hero Majestic.
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Old 8th September 2009, 22:33   #122
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RE's Superstar.
350CI no Casquette but mini bullet like front. Looked good though.
Wonder why RE India cares so much not to mention most machines in their official history- books or web. Very silly. They should infact learn to value their efforts irrespective of products fate.
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Guys, does anyone here remember anything called "Electrona 24" ?? I think it was a battery powered moped.
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my enfield mofa 22 cc moped
Vow Vipin thats a well maintained Mofa. Hope you will keep it that way.
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thanks anjan.i just tried to restore it recently.it was really another scrap when my friend Robins picked it from a scrap dealer.now repainted ,but missing two items 1) petrol tank union 2)speedometer
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Hero Puch was never flopped i guess it sold very well in Tamil Nadu, I had three heroPuch. one with 50CC only launched in Tamil nadu other I had was Shakti 3G and 2 Gears but was lovely vehicle.
Yes - Hero Puch was the only moped I know which boasted two gears! In those days TVS XL, Hero Majestic and even Suvega were ruling the roost in mopeds!

How about "Ideal Jawa" calling their bike "ipzah" to rekindle the flame of "yezdi"? Think these bikes died a slow death.

I was told that jawa was the only bike in the world where the front and rear wheels could the interchanged - is that true? And I remember seeing these bikes with a spare wheel where the crash guard is normally mounted. Pictures any one?
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Yes - Hero Puch was the only moped I know which boasted two gears! In those days TVS XL, Hero Majestic and even Suvega were ruling the roost in mopeds!

How about "Ideal Jawa" calling their bike "ipzah" to rekindle the flame of "yezdi"? Think these bikes died a slow death.

I was told that jawa was the only bike in the world where the front and rear wheels could the interchanged - is that true? And I remember seeing these bikes with a spare wheel where the crash guard is normally mounted. Pictures any one?
The later Jawas and Yezdis after 1970-71 it was, if I'm correct, had the same configuration for the two wheels, that could be interchanged. It also had only one lever that was left leg operated which would double up as a kick starter and a gear lever ! Can't think of such simplicity in today's bikes. It had twin exhausts however. The entire carburettor was enclosed in the panel.
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The later Jawas and Yezdis after 1970-71 it was, if I'm correct, had the same configuration for the two wheels, that could be interchanged. It also had only one lever that was left leg operated which would double up as a kick starter and a gear lever ! Can't think of such simplicity in today's bikes. It had twin exhausts however. The entire carburettor was enclosed in the panel.
I would add the auto-clutch as well.

The Gear cahnger lever also had the additional function of providing the de-clutching when the lever was slightly pressed or kept up by the toe. I have ridden many miles using this only when my clutch cable was broken or something. You actually needed clutch only to move off from staionery position. Othewise you could manage ver well with the "auto-clutch".

I have not seen this delibrate arrangement in any other bikes.

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Not too sure if you would have heard of TVS EKO a 50 CC bike
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This thread brought back all the two wheeler names which had gone into oblivion. Real good one bringing in nostalgia.

Add to this the Vicky II which was launched for Rs 7000 or 8000 sometime in 1981. These lasted only for few months and those who bought it suffered a lot. A real flop. Its predecessor the Vicky was a moderate sucess during late sixty's (in those day's standards).

Then there was the Bajaj Saffire, the first 4 stroke gearless in India. The worst scooter ever made. The auto gear used to change gear at its one leisureley wish and that too only when it wanted. Great Flop.

When Bajaj launched the M50 so many people booked immediately. The ad stating that it is powered by a 3.5 BHP engine fooled some people who mistook it for the bullets 3.5 hp. The difference between taxable horse power and Brake Horse Power was not known to many then. The M50 failed and its younger brother the M80 was a moderate success because fish vendors pedalling bycycles shifted to M80 and started zooming through country roads.

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Yes - Hero Puch was the only moped I know which boasted two gears! In those days TVS XL, Hero Majestic and even Suvega were ruling the roost in mopeds!

How about "Ideal Jawa" calling their bike "ipzah" to rekindle the flame of "yezdi"? Think these bikes died a slow death.

I was told that jawa was the only bike in the world where the front and rear wheels could the interchanged - is that true? And I remember seeing these bikes with a spare wheel where the crash guard is normally mounted. Pictures any one?
In those Yezdi days guys used to rotate the Yezdi monogram on the Fuel Tank 180 degrees and then it becomes 'ipzah'.

Remember there was a under bored 175 cc version of the Yezdi which was sold for a small period of time which all went into oblivion with the advent of the Japanese bikes.

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I saw this bike for the first time, Pune registered. I think this does qualify as a failure.

At first when I saw it, thought it was a made in china bike, then saw the LML branding on everything.
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Old 27th October 2009, 01:11   #133
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LML CRD 100 Review by Dilip Bam

Link about the bike above. The LML CRD. Designed by Ugolini (Ugly??)...Engineered by BASTRA (??) and Survey done by POPAT...
Is Dilip Bam trying to make a joke?
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Kinetic K4100
does anyone remember?
a stepthru launched to take on HH Street and both of them failed
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Old 18th November 2009, 20:44   #135
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what about this Rajdoot Ranger ? My father told about this model, i haven't seen any.

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