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Old 1st January 2012, 05:36   #196
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"The Suvega Deluxe of 1983 HAD a long seat with the fuel tank underneath and one had to lift the seat to fill fuel."
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Hi Powertwin,
Thanks for the info.

As far as I recollect, the Suvega Deluxe (Super Deluxe really - I don't think there was a plain Jane Deluxe - IIRC)) of 1983 came with the long seat as I had not ordered it as an after market fitment. So not very sure whether they had given that as a goodwill gesture or something. If I look hard enough (at my ancestral home) I might yet find the original invoice of my Suvega !

I had got it then from Mandovi Motors on St Marks Road, Bangalore, who were then the dealers for Mopeds India.
The model that I had came with chrome mudguards and a slightly different frame adornments - plate etc, below the seat as compared to the earlier Suvegas.

I think the Suvega Samrat came a little later with the fuel tank on top to make it look like a motorcyle ?

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Old 2nd January 2012, 23:26   #197
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This is for your kind information.....soon will post Suvega SAMRAT pics here
Sorry I couldn't keep up my promise to post a Full Suvega Samrat pic at least now!!
But these pics posted below will shed some light to the members, who haven't seen a SAMRAT before!!!
I have just plonked the Samrat fuel tank & side protector guards temporarily on a Suvega deluxe...just to have an idea
PS: SAMRAT will have this slopper tank in the middle where a rider used to step thru'...and the regular under seat fuel tank will go flat as a utility box from both sides



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wow, didn't know a small moped like this had such big history. but i am little confused now, was my bike originally a single seater or the long bench seat ? the mech told me that the ones which came with a rigid swing arm at the back had the single seat and the ones with the suspension had the bench seat ... don't know how far that is true. I personally prefer the single seat and also any suggestion for the color guys ? what are the original colors she came in ? i was thinking of a pale yellow with brown leather seats for my bike. please do suggest ... thank you.
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Old 3rd January 2012, 15:17   #199
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wow, didn't know a small moped like this had such big history. but i am little confused now, was my bike originally a single seater or the long bench seat ? the mech told me that the ones which came with a rigid swing arm at the back had the single seat and the ones with the suspension had the bench seat ... don't know how far that is true. I personally prefer the single seat and also any suggestion for the color guys ? what are the original colors she came in ? i was thinking of a pale yellow with brown leather seats for my bike. please do suggest ... thank you.
Let me come to History ,Mystery ,Mastery&Misery of " Mopeds India ltd"

*About your Dual seat or Single seat doubts, here is it>>
As I told earlier Non of the Suvega Variants came out with Dual seat( Bench seat as you said), EXCEPT Suvega SAMRAT
** Up to Suvega Super all the few variants are rear RIGID suspension types only ( think up to 1979)
*** Deluxe version , ie. rear hydraulic suspension models to had either front single seat + rear carrier combo OR front and rear Both split seats, in this case rear seats were rectangular wooden base with foam & rexin


but Lambro, even every puny thing in this world has its own history, but these Mopeds India ltd guys, made wonders at mid '60s up to mid 70s
As the promoters of this belongs to Coimbatore , so I need to reveal few tit bits of " Mopeds India ",History, but not now some time later
ps: May be your mechanic friend would have confused with SUJATHA mopeds, which from the day one it had dual seat ( guess now i have confused with SUJATHA here @ Suvega thread, any wont this wont be considered OT, because SUJATHA was off shoot of SUVEGA, that to from Coimbatore (?????...........we'll discuss later!!)
Here is the PALE YELLOW you meant>>>
This particular Moped (a CKD assembled) was a gift from my family friend& now I have gifted(not sale) to another friend, as most of you know I have a CBU Motobecane Moped with me,
plz find the Moped pic, which still has the Factory Paint( your pale yellow)
My SUVEGA, a true example of, the early sixties bike, built at MOPEDS INDIA unit at Tirupathi, from the "Knocked Down Kits" from its collaborator m/s MOTOBECANE of FRANCE.
About the posted moped:
It still has the Original Paint, Engine,Wheels, _ , _,.......
......except its original carb ( GRUTNER)





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Thanks Powetwin.

really appreciate all the gyan
as i said i didn't really trust the mech. just wanted to check if this blue was an original color factory option ? a metallic blue and chrome will also look nice on her i guess.

Is there anyway i can get the SUVEGA logo ... like the one on ur bike ?
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Hi,
Always wanted to ask - but never got around to...so - what exactly is the meaning of the word - Suvega ?

Is it -
"Suvega - (Noun) It is a male name, from Sanskrit and a character from the Indian epic Mahabarata.

It means High speed.
Usage: Suvega is the name of a man"

Or anything more to it ? Who was this character in Mahabharat ?
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]wow, didn't know a small moped like this had such[/b] big history. ...... ... thank you.
Here is yet another Super50 Suvega model with rear rigid frame, but bit radical...Believe these Model Suvega Super 50 were exported to countries like USA.@ early '80s & end of '70s !!
Excellent built quality!!
picked this beauty few days before....runs butter smooth, 99% stock

Now one our bhpians is BANGing (?) me..to take her to his custody..lets see how it turns up!!
Now pics>>
****THIS particular SUVEGA super 50 was commonly known as SQUARE Suvega ( @ Tamil Nadu) and company called her Gold line
or Suvega GL




Cute Oval Head light, just 4" in dia>

And a FORK lock on the T stem Top plate..( too luxury affair on that period!!)


Cool green & Aluminum color Combo, with sharp edges ( Square??) and Poly Vinyl decals>>


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Hi,
Always wanted to ask - but never got around to...so - what exactly is the meaning of the word - Suvega ?

Is it -
"Suvega - (Noun) It is a male name, from Sanskrit and a character from the Indian epic Mahabarata.

It means High speed.
Usage: Suvega is the name of a man"

Or anything more to it ? Who was this character in Mahabharat ?
In my limited understanding of Sanskrit , Suvega would mean something thats very fast/ fleet footed ...havent heard about a character in the great epics.
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Bumped into this thread and got a bit charged up .clicked a pic of my suvega and posting it up here .Also any fellow members restoring suvegas needing any bits do let me know .should have a lot of suvega stuff and would be glad to help anyone restoring one .
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Bumped into this thread and got a bit charged up .clicked a pic of my suvega and posting it up here .Also any fellow members restoring suvegas needing any bits do let me know .should have a lot of suvega stuff and would be glad to help anyone restoring one .
Hey she is beautiful.. did you restore her recently? Any history of the Suvega?

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Hey she is beautiful.. did you restore her recently? Any history of the Suvega?
Restored her about an year back ,The original is a motobekane ,a french moped is all i know ,i have the owners manual as well to this moped i think and maybe can find some details from that ...


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Thanks Powetwin.

really appreciate all the gyan
as i said i didn't really trust the mech. just wanted to check if this blue was an original color factory option ? a metallic blue and chrome will also look nice on her i guess.

Is there anyway i can get the SUVEGA logo ... like the one on ur bike ?
SUVEGA logo ... like the one on ur bike ?
Why not?? send me your contact info & ID, will get you one pair of Suvega metal down tube badges!!
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Hi Friends,

I am very new to mopeds & have started my collection with a Mofa.
Looking for expert advice & suggestions on -
1. A Suvega with rear shock absorbers in running condition with papers however needs restoration being offered for 8K
2. A TVS Express moped in good running condition - 12K

Request you all to help me in making the right decisions in my journey here.

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Hi Friends,

I am very new to mopeds & have started my collection with a Mofa.
Looking for expert advice & suggestions on -
1. A Suvega with rear shock absorbers in running condition with papers however needs restoration being offered for 8K
2. A TVS Express moped in good running condition - 12K

Request you all to help me in making the right decisions in my journey here.

Regards,
Kumar
Hi Kumar,

Can you post some pics, it will be easy to comment on it however 8k looks decent.
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I have just purchased this 1970 model Suvega. Some pics of the bike and some of the initial test drive by my daughter.
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