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Old 22nd March 2011, 21:11   #16
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Does anyone have information on Maicoletta's in India? This is my first sighting of one.

Maicoletta.

How many survive? A quick google search reveals BMC 860 a Black Maicoletta (Unidentified Vintage and Classic cars in India). This Red one is co-incidentally BMC 861

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That's a pretty odd yet wonderful looking scooter. What are the specs of the motor?
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Yes dear even I remember this FAT and short guy with gold framed dark glasses and he himself dark complexion wearnig generally red tee shirt with stripes......
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.....This is my first sighting of one.
" Maicoletta ". How many survive? A quick google search reveals BMC 860 a Black Maicoletta (pictured above). This Red one is co-incidentally BMC 861
IQBAL VEERJI knows his onions very well and has a good memory as here is a picture of that "fat, short guy with dark glasses". Maybe he also wore shirts without stripes. I got this picture yesterday and spoke to Karl about it. He directed me here, and so here is another link from the past to the present. The registration number on my pic was BMC 861, blanked for the benefit of Kasli. I may consider selling a print of this picture to the present owner if he contacts me.

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IQBAL VEERJI knows his onions very well and has a good memory as here is a picture of that "fat, short guy with dark glasses". Maybe he also wore shirts without stripes. I got this picture yesterday and spoke to Karl about it. He directed me here, and so here is another link from the past to the present. The registration number on my pic was BMC 861, blanked for the benefit of Kasli. I may consider selling a print of this picture to the present owner if he contacts me.

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So the world is not big after all Fantastic find, Iqbalji will be most thrilled. I hope the present owner is reading this - does anybody know him or in contact?
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Found this link on Youtube which shows the same scooter BMC 861 and mentions the owner as a Sanjay Talawdekar.



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IQBAL VEERJI knows his onions very well and has a good memory as here is a picture of that "fat, short guy with dark glasses". Maybe he also wore shirts without stripes. I got this picture yesterday and spoke to Karl about it. He directed me here, and so here is another link from the past to the present. The registration number on my pic was BMC 861, blanked for the benefit of Kasli. I may consider selling a print of this picture to the present owner if he contacts me.

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Harit ji this photo seems to be very very old and this is the man I am talking about ,is he the same guy????
He was very short and always wore golf cap when ever riding.
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The registration number on my pic was BMC 861, blanked for the benefit of Kasli. I may consider selling a print of this picture to the present owner if he contacts me. Cheers harit
Marvelous effort from you to come up with this pic. Which is this place and the bridge. Any idea?

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IQBAL VEERJI knows his onions very well and has a good memory as here is a picture of that "fat, short guy with dark glasses". Maybe he also wore shirts without stripes.
And maybe he also wore plain glasses without gold frames!

Good to see the scoot still existing and in good shape!

Incidentally, 'wonder what happened of the other red one that was being restored in Bangalore?
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Marvelous effort from you to come up with this pic. Which is this place and the bridge. Any idea?
This bridge is on nh 17 after you cross Karnala wild life sanctuary.
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And maybe he also wore plain glasses without gold frames!

Good to see the scoot still existing and in good shape!

Incidentally, 'wonder what happened of the other red one that was being restored in Bangalore?
Was half put together and now lies in Doc's stables. There is another one lying here but seems like a long shot project, since spares are so hard to come by. Anyone knows of a spare engine for this scoot?

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Harit ji this photo seems to be very very old and this is the man I am talking about ,is he the same guy????
He was very short and always wore golf cap when ever riding.
Well you saw the guy, if he is the same you have to say. But he is wearing a golf cap.

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And maybe he also wore plain glasses without gold frames! ....
He even took off those glasses See the picture below. It seems that banter comments are made and next thing you know a photo comes along to continue that.

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This bridge is on nh 17 after you cross Karnala wild life sanctuary.
Is it that bridge when coming from Karnala after the toll naka which is now not in use?

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Well you saw the guy, if he is the same you have to say. But he is wearing a golf cap.


He even took off those glasses See the picture below. It seems that banter comments are made and next thing you know a photo comes along to continue that.
I would say the second picture is his riding buddy and not him. They are clearly not the same people.
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Is it that bridge when coming from Karnala after the toll naka which is now not in use?
Yes that's the one it has been now bypassed by a wider bridge, for which they have a toll
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I would say the second picture is his riding buddy and not him. They are clearly not the same people.
You are right, and maybe he is the one who took the photo in the first post of mine, and this picture also
One more picture here.

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At the India bike week, I came across this delightful scooter OSA from Poland. It is very rarely that we come across obscure and now defunct scooter brands in India as so few of them came in. So this thread is dedicated to these lesser known brands Request people to refrain from posting lambrettas, vespas etc on this thread.

Now the star of the show for me the only scooter present at India bike week amongst all the super cool bikes but still held its own.
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This one i found at the recently opened up Transportation heritage museum near Manesar, Haryana. Never seen before!
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