9 motorcycles in India only bike lovers will remember!

Of late, bikes have been firing up Indian streets with enthusiasts looking for more powerful and flashy wheels. But, a few minutes of throttle blipping with some of the yesteryear bikes can re-ignite unmatched passion in a biker. Here's a look at some good old beauties:

Bajaj Boxer 100
Bajaj Boxer was never meant to be launched in India. It was primarily sold in African markets. After its successful run in Africa, Bajaj launched the Boxer 150 in the Indian market.
 
Parent company: Bajaj Auto
Production: 1997-2004
Engine: 100cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, natural air cooled. SI engine
Fuel Capacity: 9.3L
Mileage: 55 kmpl
Weight: 109 kg
Suzuki Shogun
Suzuki Shogun was one of the earliest bikes that were brought to India for everyday commute. Dubbed as "The Boss", it was launched in 1993 to lock horns with the Yamaha RX 100. It was a race-horse in its segment. With its silencer making an explosive firing sound, it was a face-turner. Its performance was comparable to current generation 135 cc bikes while its low weight of just 114 kg made it even comparable to 150 cc motorcycles of present time.
 
Parent Company- Suzuki Motor Corporation
Production - 1993- 1998
Engine-  108.2cc, 1-Cylinder, 2-Stroke, Air-Cooled, Reed Valve
Fuel Capacity- 12L
Mileage- 40kmpl
Weight- 114kg

Jawa 350
Jawa is one brand which holds a special place in every Indian bike enthusiast's heart. The thump of the 350cc single-cylinder motor is still a melody for those who owned the bike. Mahindra & Mahindra had acquired the Jawa in 2016 and is planning to relaunch it in India.
 
Parent Company- Jawa Moto
Production- Early '60
Engine- 343cc with with 2 stroke air cooled
Weight- 160kg
Mileage- 3.2l/100km

Yamaha RX 100
The Yamaha RX 100 was a motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha from 1985 to 1996 and distributed in India.  The bikes, manufactured between 1985 and 1987, had knock-down kits from Japan and were assembled in India. Only the model produced in Japan had disc brakes. The bike's production lasted from November 1985 - March 1996. Stricter emission laws and regulations in India made the continuing production of the RX100 impossible.
 
Parent Company - Escorts
Production- 1985-1996
Engine: 98 cc two-stroke, reed valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder, gasoline seven-port torque induction
Fuel capacity- 10.5L
Mileage- 30-35kl/l
Weight- 103kg

Hero Honda CD100
Hero Honda CD100 SS carried the 97.2 CC engine and was the predecessor of the Hero Honda Splendor. The engine is based on the Honda cub C100EX. If it was available now, it would have competed with TVS Sport and Mahindra Centuro in its segment.  
 
Parent company- Hero Motocorp
Production- 1985- present
Engine- 97cc, single cylinder,    Air cooled, 4 stroke,7.6 PS @8000 rpm power, max Torque 7.2 Nm @5000 rpm.
Fuel Capacity- 12.8L
Mileage-  NA
Weight- 116kg

Suzuki AX 100
Suzuki AX 100 was a two-stroke, 100 cc motorcycle from Suzuki. It was made both in Japan, India and China. The Suzuki Samurai was a similar motorcycle made by Suzuki India for the Indian market. Various Chinese companies like Baccio, Jiancheng, Guerrero, Ayuco or Akt copied the design and produced mechanical copies under various names such as Dayun.
 
Parent Company- Suzuki
Production- 1984-2008
Engine- 98CC,  single cylinder compression ratio: 6.6:1, two-stroke air cooled, case reed induction
Fuel capacity- 12L
Mileage- NA
Weight- 107kg

Yezdi Roadking
The Yezdi Roadking was produced in India by Ideal Jawa Ltd, Mysore, from 1978 to 1996. The Yezdi Roadking was the successor of the short-lived Yezdi Oilking and was based on the CZ 250 motocross ridden by Jaroslav Falta to the runner-up spot in the 1974 motocross world championship. The bike won several Indian rallies and road races. The bike had a 250 cc engine with dual exhausts and a semi-automatic clutch and Jawa/CZ's trademark integrated gear shifter/kick-starter.
 
Parent Company- Ideal Jawa
Production- 1978-1996
Engine- 250 cc Air-cooled, 2-stroke, single cylinder, dual exhaust
Fuel capcity- 16 L
Mileage- 15km/h
Weight- 144kg

Rajdoot 350
The Rajdoot 350 borrowed the 175CC two stroke engine and a 3-speed gearbox from the regular Rajdoot. The GTS acquired a sizeable fan following after the movie Bobby featured it, with Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia riding it.
 
Parent company - Escorts Group
Production- 1983-1989
Engine- 347 cc (21.2 cu in) two stroke, air-cooled, parallel twin, twin carburetor, 7 port torque induction with reed valves
Weight- 143kg
Fuel Capacity- 16L
Mileage- 30km/L

Hero Honda Sleek
The Hero Honda Sleek's design and mechanism was much ahead of its time. Launched in 1989, the fiber body integrated tail section was not only aesthetically beautiful but also light weight. The model was replaced by Splendor, which became the highest selling motorcycle in India after its launch in 1994.
 
Engine Displacement 97.2 CC
Engine Type Air cooled, 4 stroke
Number Of Cylinders 1
Valves Per Cylinder 2
Max Power 7.0 PS @8000 rpm
Max Torque 7.5 Nm
Bore x Stroke N/A
Fuel Type Petrol Starter Kick