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Old 1st October 2005, 04:56   #1
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Default mahindra and mahindra entering the bike battle

http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_f...tent_id=101630

even enfield is going to launch a streetbike this year.

2006 is going to be an awesome year.
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Whaat!?? M&M n Suzu They are prob lauching a 125cc bike 1st later the 150 segments.

Abt Enfield..well they gonna lauch 3 new bikes for City riders which will weigh 10kgs less than the bikes they are producing now..but the engines will be 350cc..

eagerly waiting for the bikes!!

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I have already seen those 2 M&M bikes quite a while ago, as posted earlier on this site.
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I have already seen those 2 M&M bikes quite a while ago, as posted earlier on this site.
"as posted earlier on this site" --> Light maro plz..
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phew its just "these vehicles, a 100-cc and 125-cc bike, are expected to hit the market around Diwali (November 1"

ithought they wer gonna make bikes with peugeot engines
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ithought they wer gonna make bikes with peugeot engines
I thought Nissan engines, since they are assembling these in what seems to be the old Allwyn Nissan factory..

I've seen these bikes in Africa, and they're not very reliable. If they sell well, it might make sense to invest in a Mahindra Authorised Service Centre for these bikes.
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"as posted earlier on this site" --> Light maro plz..
There was a thread discussing this earlier. Too lazy to find it and post the link.
As far as I have seen, the fit and finish of the bikes left a lot to be desired, and the styling wasnt impressive either. (Though they were camouflaged, I could still make out the shape). There were 2 of them, one with a Pulsarsque tank. though not quite as visually appealing.
I agree, they were preproduction models, but still, I expect the quality to be much higher. It made them look like chinese bikes and at the time I was pretty much convinced that they were bringing the chinese tooling and building them here.
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have already read bout one of the bikes that enfield is plannning to launch...its named the hurricane.has a 350cc enine...solo rider...17"wheels(from the 19"wheels) and expected price around 1lac.this is wat i read in one of the mags.
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the preproduction bikes are the barest minimum.

when I looked at the optra for the first time even before it was in news it looked ****. wrong lights and taping all round.

cant say until they actually make it into the market.
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The thread I was earlier referring to was this (Spotted : 2 Mahindra bikes outside ARAI.).
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have already read bout one of the bikes that enfield is plannning to launch...its named the hurricane.has a 350cc enine...solo rider...17"wheels(from the 19"wheels) and expected price around 1lac.this is wat i read in one of the mags.
aint the hurricane a 500cc one?
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Well I hope that they don't come up with crummy 125 cc or 150 cc category............eagerly waiting for Indian bikes to enter the 250 cc+ category
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remember its not the manufacturers who have a problem with higher capacity bikes as long as they make profits.

Its the aam Indian Janta with the mentality
"why would I buy a 1 lakh bike if I can get a maruti 800 for 2."
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The thread I was earlier referring to was this (Spotted : 2 Mahindra bikes outside ARAI.).
Hey dats kewl sajo..can try to get some pics of the babe!!?
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aint the hurricane a 500cc one?
Yep man...Hurricane is 500cc electric start with front disc..n I think it has 18" tyres not 17".
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