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  1. Gurkha, Thanks man. But moto-scooters....
  2. WHAT?????????????........ I don't know if the Vino 125 is going to get launched. I just posted the Vino 125, beacuse i liked its looks and firmly believe with some modification, it would be a real good seller with the matured customers and younger guys as well.
  3. pardon me for hijacking the thread. But I have a soft corner for this Yamaha for its retro looks. But i want some modification. It's shame none of the Good scooters (i mean overall good package in looks as well) in the international market makes it to India. Yamaha Vino125 I particularly like its side covers. Excellent! Exhaust pipe need to be re-routed (biggest problem with scooter on pothholed roads) and the silencer can be raised a bit more. A boxy piece like that of Honda Activa would be fine. Transmission case can be raked up a bit more to increase the ground clearance. Saddle length need to be increased. Else ladies sitting side-on won't have much place to sit. Headlamps could be integrated with the steering assembly. It would give the scooter a balanced look. The exhaust pipe can be seen to good effect from this angle. The main stand assembly does seems to have a protective stance. But still, run over a pothhole and the first to take the hit from the sides mostly would be the exhaust pipe. Now, the question remains......will these scooters ever come to India??.... Will AUTOCAR be kind enough to do some article to get the Yamaha guys get interested in the Indian market with their scooter. BKing2007-11-16 21:04:44
  4. Its good to see another scooter in the market, but the Suzuki Access have not really made it to my heart for me to Buy one! I am really waiting to buy one the moment a really good one arrives in the market. Even AutoCar guys aren't interested in 2-wheelers and definetely not in scooters. I posted a question in AAA, but not a single reply came from the informed (if at all) guys.
  5. Hope posting pictures doesnt cause any problems. Picture from Ashok Leyland
  6. even in the 4-6 lanes, if the road is not properly illuminated we won't be able to see any animal or person crossing the road if bright lights are coming from opposite direction. So proper illumination of the Highways are a must and the first things to do (from administrators side) to avoid any accident. In the case of lonely highways, that doesn't happen usually because out headlamps might be the only ones illuminating and will be able to pick up anyone crossing/intending to from atleast 25meters, if we are on high beam.
  7. yeah...me too waiting for all sots to buses (rear engined) to come out and give VOLVO a good run for their money. Its because of the nvestment made for the volvo buses that the ticket prices are steep. The intercity coaches from AL, TATA, Vectra (Kamaz JV) are not going to cross the 30Lakh region and I expect them to price within 20 lahk. If that becomes the pricing, every single person who takes inter-city coaches will enjoy a reduced ticket price. That too without a shaken spine!
  8. ooooops , thats a point man! ....but i have to tell you, AutoCar is not giving enough space to 2-Wheelers either. .....maybe the 2-wheeler testing guys are becoming lazy
  9. You one lucky chap. btw, which Jonga do you have? can you post some pictures? I am a fan of Jonga as well. When did u buy you Jonga, in the mid 90s or a 2nd hand vehicle? I am asking it because, Jonga in the mid-90s was to launch (maybe even limited launch) new Jongas in the Indian market and they had rectangular headlamp assembly. But sadly, nothing came of it and Jonga's simply vapourised.
  10. some pictures for NewGen The inter-city bus needs to change their headlamps. Hope they integrate the same headlamp assembly as that of the Newgen trucks.
  11. hey thats some good list of trucks, do u got any license for LCV or HCV? By the Stallion u mean the Ashok Leyland's Stallion meant for defence purpose?
  12. Its really a Good habit.Keep it up and pass it on to every single driver you know. but the problem (even for 2-wheelers) happens, when the Street lights are not working or the road is not properly illuminated and to increase the problem some stupids come in high beam.
  13. Thanks man, nice to see someone else who loves trucks The trucks gives you sort of indestructible feeling once you get behind the wheels. isn't it? B7R is the bus, how did u get to driving it man?...Banglore? ..but the B7R have a lower seating position than the FH12.
  14. Yeah I guess they are using their J series engine. They have been displaying the model and engine at the AutoExpos.
  15. I do agree, but driving at night at times feels relaxing and more economical. I say it because, the day's heat wont be there (which does affects driving), traffic will be a bit less and the a/c can work a bit relaxed telling it on the overall mileage. I do drive and go for long drives starting mostly in the evening (after 4 or 4.30pm) so that i can get to destination by 11-12.00, with maybe a single halt for refreshment. I have felt it ok (but exceptions are there) when driving. Indeed what I love most is driving in the night in rains. Its an experience that I have loved..! It gives me a feeling of utlizing every bit of the Car.....hehehe. But more than that, It also gives me sort of confidence in my driving. I can't tell what kicks inside me, but I love it, driving with lights and wipers on!
  16. Yes, very true. At least the mistakes on part of the lorry drivers can be attributed to them being illiterate. But no excuse what so ever can be given to those "educated" stupid arrogants who drive reckless.
  17. Its unfortunate that AutoCar due to its name (???) feel it awkward and also will feel out-of place to carry test drives and road tests of heavy vehicles. But for pure automobile fans like me who have special affection for these heavy machines, its a draught when reading the auto magazines. It's an out of place experience to ride those beasts with 9 gears (divided between lower & higher, but you need to have patience to reach that top gear). Though i could not personally drive any of the machines I wanted (because of license), I did experience a short co-drive in the Volvo's FH12 courtsey of the driver who had come to unload his Maruti cargo. Its really great to sit inside the truck (ignoring all garbage inside) with a wide cockpit like cabin, a/c, driver seat that I have never experience before, and a good cot to take rest as well.
  18. if i am not wrong, maruti got their special kit for disabled (i think only maruti is providing it?). I have not yet seen it but have heard about it for persons who can't use the pedals.
  19. Yeah, its better to go for Tall boy designs like WagonR & Santro. It would be easier for you to get in and out of the car as well.
  20. oh....so all the pictures that were shown with the small engine in the Santro was indeed meant for testing it for i10? so no Santro diesel on the way, rite? ...anyway thanks.
  21. Mehman, The only car that comes to my mind for your needs is Hyundai Santro Diesel, if the budget is confined. Else, Fiesta would be a good choice. If you can wait for Diesel Santro, it would would be worth. It won't be as costly as the Swift diesel and is likely to cost a bit upward from the base version of the newely launched Hyundai's i10. ABS & AIRBAG might be something that you might be missing. But Santro have always come with these as an option because the lower models have been a stripoff from the top version.
  22. BKing

    TVS 125X

    TVS Isotope might not be that alien as the 125X is, Isotope got small coverage in many magazines. Its also a dirt-bike with the intend of buying greater appeal. picture from purionline But a larger tank (16-18 litres would be fine), front & rear wheel flaps etc would be more than welcome. Anyone in here who would be interested in the Isotope, if at all it makes it to the production line?
  23. baleno was a good stuff, its shame that Maruti coudn't give it a decent upgrade to its profile and rather introduced the SX4. A good rally car met its end.