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  • LML Star 200 and Freedom Launch: xBhp News

    LML to launch Star 200 and relaunch Freedom.

    A few days back we told you that LML is gearing up for a re-entry into the Indian two-wheeler field. The company has already introduced a scooter model in North India and is planning a new model assault in a bid to regain the position it once enjoyed in the Indian market.

    The Freedom brand of commuter bikes was a great success for LML, especially in northern India. The company now plans to re-introduce the bikes in the 100-125cc segment, even a miniscule share of which should be able to bring the beleaguered bike maker back into business.

    And what makes LML think that people will buy the Freedom? According to PS Choudhary, head, marketing and sales, LML, “We felt that Freedom still has an after-life simply because there is a section of satisfied consumers still using the motorcycle. We still have the old platform but the new Freedom will be a much-evolved product, which would be differently engineered with a new engine.” Mr Choudhary was talking with Financial Chronicle.

    LML’s products were always good. They were stylish, reliable and mostly better than the contemporaries, especially in the scooter segment. There indeed are many people who are still using the Freedom motorcycles without trouble. The company is currently in need of money for R&D and marketing purposes and is looking for partners.

    Apart from the Freedom, the company also plans to launch a brand new scooter, the retro look Star 200, which is going to be based on the PX150. The scooter is currently being exported. The scooter will be more of a lifestyle machine, and will thus be prices at a slightly higher price of around Rs. 60,000.

    Pics of Star 200:













    Source:
    LML to launch 200 cc 4T Star scooter in 2 months @ Rs 60,000 | Rush Lane

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    Guys, some of you might fondly remember Freedom as a torquey, lightweight 100cc bike which had such a short 1st gear that you used to pop up a wheelie whenever you launched it at a traffic signal. No doubt we would welcome it now. It was a motorcycle with a difference, even if it was just 100cc. Welcome back LML.
    And this Star 200 is so retro, that I'm getting a feeling I'm getting back to the 90's, when I used to travel on my dad's scooter standing in the front, between his 2 knees. This scooter almost brought back the memories of my childhood in Ghaziabad.
    Last edited by Samarth 619; 07-13-2011, 03:23 PM. Reason: Added fresh pics of Star 200. Added more of my views too.
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    News approved
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    • #3
      from the pictures, it looks like the same old LML vespa scooter with a disc brake added.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
        from the pictures, it looks like the same old LML vespa scooter with a disc brake added.
        It is facing the same problem that Ducati is facing with the 1199. The problem of choosing between changing the retro/ classic into the modern, or not changing it.

        If this scooter is changed more than it is now, it will start losing the retro look and its Unique Selling Point (USP).


        But I'm really excited about the Freedom coming back. It was a damn cool commuter if there was one!

        In latest news, LML are also going to:

        1. have a new youthful, dynamic and attractive logo,

        2. launch CRD Super Deluxe and Super Plus.

        Read: LML to launch CRD Super Deluxe and Super Plus, change logo
        Last edited by Samarth 619; 06-08-2013, 03:11 PM. Reason: consecutive posts.
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        • #5
          Actually planned to buy an old LML and restore it to look like the PX150 / Stella. but after this news, i'v changed plans and go for the Star 200 with superb specs of Four-stroke engine, Disk brake & !00% Retro looks. Pure Nostalgia.

          BTW, any idea about the tentative launch date?
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          • #6
            I saw brand new LML scooter 5-6 days ago, can you guys tell me which model is currently in production. or was it Star 200? if yes that thats really great, early adopters from such a small town.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Curious View Post
              I saw brand new LML scooter 5-6 days ago
              where are u based & where did u see it
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              • #8
                Originally posted by frankpilli View Post
                where are u based & where did u see it
                Ambala, I saw it on road, started tailgating him, unfortunately It was around 1:30PM and I had to go to my nephew's school.

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                • #9
                  A Star 200 should have a front disk brake.
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                  • #10
                    A Star 200 should have a front disk brake as seen in the pics.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Curious View Post
                      I saw brand new LML scooter 5-6 days ago, can you guys tell me which model is currently in production. or was it Star 200? if yes that thats really great, early adopters from such a small town.
                      LML scooter her in Delhi is easily available, i purchased LML NV model last year in April for my father..

                      LML NV, LML Select 4 and also one more model (forgot name) with Alloy, front disc and chrome styling is available..

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by veryhiphop View Post
                        also one more model (forgot name) with Alloy, front disc and chrome styling is available..
                        yep, it should be the Star 200
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                        • #13
                          The big question is, retro craze and nostalgia aside, is there really a sizeable market for geared scooters anymore?
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                          • #14
                            you are right, but compared to gear-less scooters, the 150 cc 4 stroke geared scooters may give more mileage than the gear-less ones depending on driving style. But the Star 200 is a pure Retro craze & Nostalgia thing.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by need4torque View Post
                              The big question is, retro craze and nostalgia aside, is there really a sizeable market for geared scooters anymore?
                              Bingo.. market size is definitely questionable, but I believe this is purely brand building exercise for LML before they become more aggressive.
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