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Old 3rd April 2021, 09:49   #16
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More than 2 decades ago, LML Energy & Adreno were launched. This was the time not many knew about fairing & this engine also had 3 valves instead of conventional 2. Personally it looked good to me, but was chewed off by CBZ very easily. During it's last stages all I could spot was broken fairing motorcycles (Overall Chennai is anyway famous for poor maintenance of vehicles anyway)

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I remember this bike because i was in the school back then and my friend used to think that the Head Light is fixed to the body, hence even when you turn the bike handle, the headlight will remain straight
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The libero and the fazer for sure.
However, the enduro and the lml twins were very desirable when they came out. It was only later that those who were attracted by the looks of the enduro came to hear about how badly it aged, sometimes with 2 months of buying it!
Apart from that, at that time, a lot of kits could be bought from Karol bagh for rx100s and kb100s which though fibre glass, were much more durable than what the enduro came with! My brother had it on his rx, and man was it a poser around 1995-98
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IIRC, LML had also introduced a few quirky looking bikes in the early or mid '00s, named Energy, Adreno and one more whose name I can't remember. Too lazy to dig up their pics.
The other one was called Freedom. One of our relatives still have it. One nice feature of the bike is when you use the side stand a hook locks the gear shifter. So unless you retract the side stand you cannot engage any gear.
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IMO, nothing beats the cafe racer version of our very favorite Splendor!
This one actually looks wow Is it factory spec model or modified one ?
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You started this thread & forgot to include the Fantabulous?!!!

Lo & behold:
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And the Mofa was pretty weird too:
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The Zundapp Silver plus (?) was the most conventional of the lot!
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RE really lost its way a bit around the 80s & 90s!
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This is time when LML used only scale and pencil to design a bike.


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You started this thread & forgot to include the Fantabulous?!!!
Yes indeed! It was fantabulously uncoventional

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And the Mofa was pretty weird too:
After viewing the picture, I am beginning to wonder, where's the fuel tank hiding!?

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The Zundapp Silver plus (?) was the most conventional of the lot!
Probably one of the trendiest two wheelers in the 80s

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[quote=Emvi;5036403]*SNIP*

After viewing the picture, I am beginning to wonder, where's the fuel tank hiding!?

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The entire frame is the fuel tank. The frame is a hollow tube.

And this was a 25cc (if I remember correctly) and did not need a licence to drive. It was a "mo-cycle", not a mo-ped. Did not sell well at all if I remember correctly.

That said, coming back to the topic of this thread, other than the Bobby and the Fantabulous, I did not find any of the designs to be "unconventional". Ugly? Sure; but unconventional, no.

Changing the position of headlights/indicators and/or all the unnecessary plastics around the bike does not make it an "unconventional" design.

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After viewing the picture, I am beginning to wonder, where's the fuel tank hiding!?
In the frame! Look closely, you can see the fuel cap
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The entire frame is the fuel tank. The frame is a hollow tube.
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In the frame! Look closely, you can see the fuel cap
Right! Nice fuel tube, I mean fuel tank

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That said, coming back to the topic of this thread, other than the Bobby and the Fantabulous, I did not find any of the designs to be "unconventional". Ugly? Sure; but unconventional, no.

Changing the position of headlights/indicators and/or all the unnecessary plastics around the bike does not make it an "unconventional" design.
So, what is unconventional in your books? May I request you to elaborate with examples if possible.
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So, what is unconventional in your books? May I request you to elaborate with examples if possible.
I did mention in my post - Bobby and Fantabulous. They are unconventional in the sense that one is a proper motorcycle with motorcycle styling but with scooter-sized wheels - not conventional; and the second is a motorcycle that mimics a scooter.

One example from outside India would be the Honda Ruckus that eschews the "body" and shows up with just the bare frame. Looks cool and very unconventional.

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Going by the posts above, I definitely think Hero Honda CBZ was quite an unconventional and attractive looking bike for its times. When others were flaunting round headlamps, this beauty came with a smiling front
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Anyone remember this? The one and only front wheel drive moped! Images from the web.
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