Once upon a time, cities like Pune were teeming with these 2-stroke smoke bombs, today they’re rarer than a road without potholes
So far ahead of its time even the term moto-scooter hadn’t been coined
Bajaj is back in the scooter game with the new Chetak electric, which makes now as good a time as any to look back at the Kristal DTS-I, the last scooter they made
GTS, rather extravagantly, stood for Grand Tourismo Sports, but everybody knows the Monkey Bike as the Bobby
The Jawa 350 Twin was never made in India, but was imported and sold by Ideal Jawa before they started making the 250s in Mysore
When was the last time you heard the phrase ‘hitting the powerband’ being used in a biking story?
The Kawasaki Ninja 250R was the first fully-faired quarter-litre motorcycle in India. In fact, it was the first parallel-twin on sale in India after the RD 350
When Innocenti went bust in the 1970s, Scooters India bought all the Lambretta tooling to make the Vijai Super, also supplying kits to Allwyn for the Pushpak
It had a seven year run, offering a (visually) sporty alternative to the dull commuters of its time.
The Indo-Jap collaboration’s flagship still remains the biggest bike they’ve manufactured in India together