This bike was India’s first diesel-powered bike.
Dainik Bhaskar Bureau,
When it comes to the technology of cars or bikes, it has been changing from time to time. Bikes or cars with the technology that would have been seen in the market decades ago will not be available today, but nowadays better vehicles have started coming. But in some cases it has also happened that good technology was there in earlier times, but is not there now. If you don’t think so, then you have definitely never heard about diesel bikes. Yes, there was a time when diesel bikes (First Diesel Bike of India) used to run in India. It was made by the Royal Enfield Bike Price company and was so successful that it was seen in large numbers on the roads. Its technology was special, but it had to be discontinued.
Under the series Ajab-Gajab Knowledge of Dainik Bhaskar Bureau, we bring for you such information which you would hardly know. Today we are going to talk about India’s only diesel bike (Diesel Bike of India). In fact, someone asked on the social media platform Quora – “What is the reason why a diesel bike could never be made?” The question is interesting and people have also answered it, but among those answers, one person has given the correct answer to the user’s question by discussing India’s only diesel bike.
Enfield Diesel had to be closed within some time.
People gave this answer on Quora –
A user named RV Pandit wrote that Royal Enfield Company had launched the country’s first diesel bike in the 80s, which was named Diesel Bullet Taurus. The bike was very weak in terms of speed but the mileage was so good that it was in great demand. It used to give mileage equal to today’s Splendor bikes in the 80-90s. The user has written many other types of information. But News18 Hindi does not claim that they are correct.
Which is a diesel powered bike?
Quora answers are often misleading because they are written by common people. Let us tell you what reliable sources have to say about this bike. According to Drive Spark, a website related to the automobile industry, Royal Enfield Bullet Diesel Taurus was the first and last bike in India that ran on diesel. According to the website, this was the best selling diesel bike in the whole world. Its mileage used to go up to 85 Kmpl, that is why people liked it very much.
What was the reason for starting and stopping it?
The company had launched this bike for the same reason because at that time the prices of diesel were lower than petrol. So people found this bike cheap and the mileage was also quite high. But the question also arises that if this bike was started, then what was the reason behind its closure? The top speed of this bike used to be only 65 kilometers per hour. Since it was a diesel engine, it emitted a lot of smoke. The plume of black smoke spread a lot of pollution. Apart from this, the bike was quite heavy, about 196 kg. There was a lot of vibration in it also. Due to so much vibration the driver used to get back pain. These are all the reasons why the bike had to be discontinued.
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