Bajaj M80: Gone, but not forgotten

Bajaj M80: Gone, but not forgotten

Sirish Chandran

Once upon a time, cities like Pune were teeming with these 2-stroke smoke bombs, today they’re rarer than a road without potholes

Kinetic Blaze: Gone, But not Forgotten

Kinetic Blaze: Gone, But not Forgotten

Sirish Chandran

So far ahead of its time even the term moto-scooter hadn’t been coined

Bajaj Krystal DTS-i: Gone but not forgotten

Bajaj Krystal DTS-i: Gone but not forgotten

Sirish Chandran

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 

Rajdoot GTS 175: Gone But Not Forgotten

Rajdoot GTS 175: Gone But Not Forgotten

Sirish Chandran

GTS, rather extravagantly, stood for Grand Tourismo Sports, but everybody knows the Monkey Bike as the Bobby

Jawa 350 Twin: Gone, but not forgotten

Jawa 350 Twin: Gone, but not forgotten

Sirish Chandran

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

Escorts Yamaha RD350: Gone, But not Forgotten

Escorts Yamaha RD350: Gone, But not Forgotten

Sirish Chandran

When was the last time you heard the phrase ‘hitting the powerband’ being used in a biking story?

Kawasaki Ninja 250R – Gone But Not Forgotten

Kawasaki Ninja 250R – Gone But Not Forgotten

Sirish Chandran

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

Vijai Super Mark 1: Gone But Not Forgotten

Vijai Super Mark 1: Gone But Not Forgotten

Sirish Chandran

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

Honda CBF Stunner: Gone but not forgotten

Honda CBF Stunner: Gone but not forgotten

Sirish Chandran

It had a seven year run, offering a (visually) sporty alternative to the dull commuters of its time.

Hero Honda Karizma: Gone, but not forgotten

Hero Honda Karizma: Gone, but not forgotten

Sirish Chandran

The Indo-Jap collaboration’s flagship still remains the biggest bike they’ve manufactured in India together

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