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Old 16th October 2012, 16:14   #16
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While I agree half the essence of motorcycling in one of these machines, there would be as much difference as there is between a Maruti Alto and a BMW 5 series
Definitely no questioning the finish and quality, beemer it is ! I was more wondering about the functionality of the design. No joy of balancing as in a bike, thats taken care of ! And neither the drive or privacy of a car. If its USP is the fact that it offers the seat of a car + AC and compactness of a bike well in that sense i can only equate it to a futuristic version of the good ol auto
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Well a radical design. But am confused here. How different is it than the present autorickshaws running around on the indian roads ? They are balanced to, if not gyroscopically , by the cheapest option ! A 3 rd wheel . They too offer the best of both worlds , better mileage and finally fit a fan and hey your good to go ! 9 lacs for this ???
One of the main advantage of gyroscopic technology over the traditional 3 wheeler is that of balance even after impact. Three wheelers are easy topplers; plus the matter of power and the electric motor. Even a Reva is able to demand R.s 2.5 lakhs with space less than an auto. Having said that, 9 lakhs would be unrealsitic in India; anything around 2 - 2.5 lakhs would be a good price..
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One of the main advantage of gyroscopic technology over the traditional 3 wheeler is that of balance even after impact. Three wheelers are easy topplers; plus the matter of power and the electric motor. Even a Reva is able to demand R.s 2.5 lakhs with space less than an auto. Having said that, 9 lakhs would be unrealsitic in India; anything around 2 - 2.5 lakhs would be a good price..
Exactly ! 9 lacs will be a complete dud in the market. Reva on the other hand is as you pointed out 2.5 , but at the end of the day does it have any demand in the market ?? Once the bajaj RE60 hits the market we might know where the future of this segment lies !
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