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Bajaj XCD or TVS Flame?

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The Exceed would actually be launched officially tomorrow.

The TV Ads will be on 10th September.

 

The TVS Flame probably is slated for a November Release.

 

 

 

Actually it would be unfair to compare the Exceed and the Flame.

 

  • The Exceed is target at the entry level 125 cc segment. I expect a killer price for the Exceed.

 

  • The Flame will be a premium 125 cc offering targetted more at the Gladiator and the Discover 125.

 

 

 

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Styling: The TVS Flame definitely takes the honours for its radical styling.

Fuel Efficiency: Fuel Efficiency of these two bikes will be known only when they are on the road.

Power/Pick Up: Dont expect too much Zip from both of these bikes...  I have seen TV Reporters comment that Power and Pick up on both bikes are just adequate nothing exceptional.

 

 

 

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Bajaj XCD comes without disc breaksmiley21.gif. dont know about Flame. but i feel flame is better than XCD. front indicators of flame looks stylish

 

Disc brakes for a sub 10 bhp bike would be overkill..  not to mention it would raise the price too.

 

Anyway even the TVS Flame does feature a front dicsc as seen in pictures. Thats the reason why it would probably be positioned as a premium 125 cc offering.

 

 

 

 

 

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but you get disk break to bicycle also.so why not 10bhp bike?? and even HH splendor comes with disk break.

 

It all depends on the Consumer demand. If there wouldnt have been demand for Disc Brakes in India for 150 cc (and above) bikes there certainly wouldnt have been any.

 

If there is demand, there certainly will be a supply.

 

 

By the way those Disc Brake laden bicycles are available in India too for around 10-15K..!!    

 

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XCD is 41,000 Ex Showroom Pune (Proof HERE)

If you go through the website of Bajaj, you will realise, its more to compete with 100cc bikes (read mileage bikes), prices and all, but with a little bit more power and more goodies. The 100cc owner will have the charm of a 125 cc to boast off while he will still shell out the same dough initially and monthly, so gain both ways.

 

Flame will be priced at 47,000 (No Source, probably some blog I read, dont take my word)

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Oopsy, incomplete.

Proof of price of XCD here

 

 

Anyway, the Flame is in direct competition with Gladi and Disco 135, albeit its 4 gears, but the CCVTI (or something) should overcome that shortcoming.

Its a 125 competing with the ruling 125 and the more powerful 135. Looks and finish (in pics) are superb which means it just might lure some 150cc bikers, just might.

 

So although both are in the Executive segment, the XCD is more tilted to the ECONOMY section, while the FLAME is more tilted towards the PREMIUM section

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As many said, the XCD and Flame DO NOT compete in the same segment. They just happen to have the same cubic capacity. Just like the Bullet 500 and the Bimota V-due, if you may.. smiley17.gif

What Im waiting to see is, will the XCD deliver 2/3rds of what it is promising. In that case, punybikes better take cover. And fast.

..and oh yes, the Flame is the hotness. Pun well and truly intended. smiley2.gif

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As many said' date=' the XCD and Flame DO NOT compete in the same segment. They just happen to have the same cubic capacity. Just like the Bullet 500 and the Bimota V-due, if you may.. smiley17.gif
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Err.. come again Synn.... Do you smell what I am cookingsmiley36.gif

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There is simply no comparision between Bajaj XCD 125 & TVS Flame 125smiley36.gif

As truly said, one is like a Bullet 500 and another is Yamaha SR 500 (no more in production - 1985 Model).

Flame is sure to capture the market as RTR 160 did. The timing is right. In Puja & Festival time, when 90% Indians does the marketing.

However, the details of falme has still not been released by TVS-M, which is a no go. People will not wait for a bike without specs. smiley1.gif

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