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  1. Yeah, the i havn't seen many Kristals on the road either. Maybe the extra intelligence that Bajaj gave it have meant the Kristals are not only avoiding the crows from shi**** on it, but also the customers from putting there heavy a*se on them. smiley2.gif

    My wait is now for the Bajaj's Blade, hope atleast they do it properly. If that also gets messd up there is no sight of any Good scooters in the near future smiley6.gif

    What do you think Bajaj is going to launch it? Any possiblity of them launching it during AutoExpo2008 or just before that? 

  2. yeah indeed, Lamby is easily distinguishable from Vijai Super, but Vijai Super & Alwyn (do you remember the fridge with the same name bough over by Kelivinator in the 90s) is a bit difficult to distinguish becuase of what you mentioned. But Alwyn was limited to AP mostly (am i right?), but Vijai Super was an All India product. I still remeber the brochure of Vijai Super with two girls sitting on it. I am sure its lying somewhere inside my old books, if i get it, i'll scan it for a change for the guys out here.

  3. Agree with Saladin.

    The poll should have been divided as Pre-Liberalisation, Post liberalisation.(uptill 2000) and then 2000-2010). we should divide it for a period spanning across atleast a decade.


    you got a very heavy list there man, i don even remember how some of the models looked like. You surely got good memory. smiley20.gif

    But Alwyn 150, Lamby (lambretta), Vijai Super etc had the common base from Lambretta.

    From the pre-liberalisation my vote is for Vijai Super. Though it was the name given for Lambretta produced for Indian markets, it is visually very much distinguishable from the Lambretta due to its "edgy" design where ever the original Lamby had smooth curves along the entire body.

    BKing2007-11-19 19:08:51

  4. well it's not me saying, but this article I found online saying. I started the thread with the same caption for the online article.

    We are all aware of Bajaj's kneejerk reaction to TVS Flame, now from the look of the things, it clearly looks like Rajeev Bajaj's energetic team just looked at some logo in some different way? smiley2.gif

    From the link.  http://letsgoforthetake.wordpress.com/2007/08/06/bajaj-copies-volkswagen/

    BAJAJ copies VOLKSWAGEN ???

    August 6, 2007 in International | 18



    Has the Indian Motor international

  5. Well ACI had MAN truck it its some issue participating in the Dakar rally .

    Yeah they did have, but was dissapointed not to see Good coverage of the Dakkar rally itself in any following issue. They covered it before the start of the Dakkar rally.


    now something With Love From Russia smiley2.gif 


    KAMAZ, 6 times Champion of Dakkar rally (hope i am right smiley5.gif) ....some video links for the champion from their site & youtube.




    there are many more videos in the above link. But not yet seen any from the youtube link smiley18.gif





  6. You are not alone' date=' Bking and rugs, I too am a die-hard fan of trucks.  smiley1.gif  I can't match you guys and Gurkha in knowledge, but I think I can certainly match your enthusiasm!  I have yet to get my hands on the steering wheel of a truck and am yearning for such a chance.  The closest I've been to driving a truck is driving a medium sized Ford Transit.  Good to see the new beauties from AL. 


    I had read a test drive of the Volvo FL8 (I'm not sure about the nomenclature, its the one smaller than the FH12) in one of our automags, can't remember whether it was ACI though.  I think test drives of cool commercial vehicles should feature in auto mags too.  I like trucks for their macho character and imposing stance.




    Hearty welcome to the Truckers Club smiley1.gif


    Never mind if you have not yet driven one, neither I have driven the trucks I have loved. But I want to take an LCV license and then wait for another year to get an HCV. Then sure am gonna drive one! Maybe some one sponsor me for a Dakkar rally in a KAMAZ smiley2.gif


    ACI did have some coverage of the truck, (there is a magazine called Commercial Vehicles published by NextGen Publishers) but mostly have been dissapointing because even though they have time and space to test Arjun Tank, ALH and other models from Europe which will never come to India, they find it difficult to find space & time for Trucks, Autorickshaws (TVS launched 3 new varaints, entering the Bajaj's bastion) and automotives from lesser known asian countries like China, Malaysia etc.









  7. which pic are u asking...the Vijay super stuff?

    if thats want u want, you will be disapointed as I don's have any 80s picture (Kinetic honda replaced it when it arrived), but picture of the remaining part of the scooter will have to be taken. It has been rusting in my old house for over 15 years now.


    Vijay Super was manufactured bt Scooters Indian Ltd, if i remember correctly.




  8. i_see,


    yeah damn right. also, the poll is which is the Best gearless scooter that the voters have had/driven. So definetely Access geting quite a lot of votes is bit of surprice.





    not putting the Kinetic Honda DX (?), the original 2-stroke gearless scooter that completely changed the gearless scene in India is very much dissapointing. I have not yet voted, my vote goes to Kinetic Honda.

  9. oooops, sorry the poll was which gearles scooter i liked most.??..,,and not the best gearless scooter now?


    In that case, nothing beats the original Kinetic Honda. Only a real bad rider will ever fall from that Scooter. It was such a damn good stuff.



  10. Honda Active for me, reason being

    Instant start from dead (actually Honda researched it for India and made it.Well done job!) You won't find any other gearless scooter with that kind of Instant response like that of Activa. Its just meant for that instant pickup and it won't keep pace with others in a long run and gets exhausted. A very well though out transmission, as it does help in lowering the fuel wastage during start-stop city driving, where we usually open throttle a bit hard.


    Things I don't like being the very still suspension which doesn't give confidence and will get you loose you balance in soft surface. Atleast thats been my case, I felt only a heavy mass rider can only make that suspension to work.





  11. oooop sorry if you misunderstood me, I do not want the Suzuki Access thread to be merged with this one, but rather wanted my posts on Yamaha Vino125 to be moved from the Suzuki Access thread.

    Suzuki Access is a new product launch, so a dedicated thread is not out of place. But what i meant with this thread was to have a space for posting any news & views on scooters, scooterettes & step-thrus.



    Since there is no thread dedicated to scooters, scooterettes & step-thrus....I am starting a dedicated thread so that anything related to these can be discussed, be it Indian or the ones that many of you would love to see in India.


    The thread is also meant to avoid many threads popping up on the same topic due to lack of a dedicated thread. I hope forum moderators find it ok.


    Also, it would have been good if the post count per page is increased to 20 or 25. That was a page won't get exhausted so quickly.


  13. i am bro .. :-D 179 cm .. so ok TB den .. now just help me get points to put b4 my dad :-| .. dunno y he's saying no to a 350 cc engine !! :-( 


    Points to tell smiley1.gif


    1) Mileage on both bikes are same, proper driving of RE giver better mileage smiley2.gif (pardon for that lie)

    2) RE engine will endure more

    3) Service available for RE better coz its a vintage piece (don't tell Vintage, k)smiley2.gif

    4)Any other bike will male you look like an APE on kids bike


    and then ............


    5) Blah Blah Blah... smiley4.gif




  14. I wish there was a remake of the old ones with auto-transmission, fuel injection, etc ...


    LML Supremo (arguably the best looking scooter from the LML stable, though power just 6bhp or something. But had very short span because it came near to the end of the LMLs life)

    Vijay Super (wow what a machine it was, probably the most powerful on the road at that time. 2-stroke, 9.5bhp. My dad really liked it and after selling his first he again bought the same one. It was also the scooter on which i horned all my skills as to how to rip a scooter apart, though putting it back was as usual Very difficult)

    Bajaj (gawd....it never inspired me.)