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The Indian cruisin' trail



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<b>ROYAL ENFIELD LIGHTNING 535: </b><br><br>The Lightning 535 was the maddest, torquiest monster on Indian streets for a while. Its light pistons designed by Swiss bike tuner Fritz Egli combined with its half-litre displacement to churn out some serious performance. A thoroughly sorted and decade-tested British chassis also meant that it was one of the most stable bikes on highways, and around corners.

The Indian cruisin' trail

August 14, 2010


ROYAL ENFIELD LIGHTNING 535:

The Lightning 535 was the maddest, torquiest monster on Indian streets for a while. Its light pistons designed by Swiss bike tuner Fritz Egli combined with its half-litre displacement to churn out some serious performance. A thoroughly sorted and decade-tested British chassis also meant that it was one of the most stable bikes on highways, and around corners.

<b>YAMAHA ENTICER: </b><br><br>Known for its reliability and built, the Yamaha Enticer quickly became popular amongst the youth with its attractive looks and tempting price-tag. However, Yamaha India's dropping sales charts and poor service severely dented the Enticer's repute and eventually the gorgeous 125 cc mini-cruiser was phased out by its maker.

The Indian cruisin' trail

August 14, 2010


YAMAHA ENTICER:

Known for its reliability and built, the Yamaha Enticer quickly became popular amongst the youth with its attractive looks and tempting price-tag. However, Yamaha India's dropping sales charts and poor service severely dented the Enticer's repute and eventually the gorgeous 125 cc mini-cruiser was phased out by its maker.

<b>KINETIC HYOSUNG AQUILA: </b><br><br>Aquila was the product of a marriage between Korean bike-maker Hyosung and India's Kinetic Motors. Introduced in 2003, the bike was sold in India by Kinetic Motors as a CKD unit and it was made available in limited numbers. Although Kinetic Motors sold all the units, poor after-sales service and conclusion of its joint venture with Hyosung meant there would be no more of the Aquila 250 in India.

The Indian cruisin' trail

August 14, 2010


KINETIC HYOSUNG AQUILA:

Aquila was the product of a marriage between Korean bike-maker Hyosung and India's Kinetic Motors. Introduced in 2003, the bike was sold in India by Kinetic Motors as a CKD unit and it was made available in limited numbers. Although Kinetic Motors sold all the units, poor after-sales service and conclusion of its joint venture with Hyosung meant there would be no more of the Aquila 250 in India.

<b>ROYAL ENFIELD THUNDERBIRD: </b><br><br>Taking its cues from the Lightning, the Thunderbird was the bike that found massive popularity amongst urban crowds and bornagain-bikers, and catapulted Royal Enfield from its rustic appeal into being a stylish brand. Its newforged 350 cc AVL engine was also the harbinger of RE's modern march, which continues with its new unit-construction powerplant.

The Indian cruisin' trail

August 14, 2010


ROYAL ENFIELD THUNDERBIRD:

Taking its cues from the Lightning, the Thunderbird was the bike that found massive popularity amongst urban crowds and bornagain-bikers, and catapulted Royal Enfield from its rustic appeal into being a stylish brand. Its newforged 350 cc AVL engine was also the harbinger of RE's modern march, which continues with its new unit-construction powerplant.

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Reader's opinion (2)

Madhusudan KannanDec 30th, 2010 at 17:42 PM

yes..the Bajaj Avenger has also been conviniently fogotten...it still enjoys a pretty decent following thanks to the excellent after sales service of Bajaj..if only they made better gear-boxes.. :)

Neelesh Sep 27th, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Lightning 535 is a monster.. I want one...

I think someone forget to include the legend Royal Enfield Bullet Standard 350...

 
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