Mrunal Manmay Dash

We have often heard of motorcycles making a splash when they arrive in India, being well received by the customers. But do you know there are many such motorcycles, which are called flop models. Though they were launched in the market with much fanfare, the sales figures did not show any promise and they remained loss making models for the company, resulting in the company stopping their production for good.

You will be surprised to know that the names of big brands like Mahindra, Hero and Suzuki come in the companies making these flop models. So, let's know about these flop motorcycles launched in India.

Suzuki Inazuma 250

Suzuki Inazuma 250Suzuki Inazuma 250

As we know, Suzuki as a company makes great sport bikes. In fact, in India, the Japanese company made some good commuter bikes as well. But there was a time when the company launched a bike named Inazuma 250 in India too. Fitted with a liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine, the bike could generate 26bhp of power and 24.2Nm of torque. For transmission, a 6-speed gearbox was also kept in the bike.

While, it was a great bike in the mid-size two-wheeler segment, it could not make an impact on the Indian market. The reason behind this was its cost. The last price of this bike was recorded at Rs 2.17 lakh, which was too high for a mid-range bike for that time.

Hero Impulse

Hero ImpulseHero Impulse

Hero MotoCorp, a company known for its scooters and motorcycles, also has a bike which can be called a flop model. Hero Impulse was officially discontinued in June 2017. It was an affordable off-road bike, priced at Rs 71,400. The bike came with a 149.2cc engine and was capable of delivering a mileage of 69.8Kmpl. But off-road bikes were not that much in trend at that time, due to which it was not liked as much as it should have.

LML Adreno & Energy

LML AdrenoLML Adreno

After Bajaj, LML was a household name in scooters. Its scooters created a stir in India in the 80s and 90s. But very few people know that the company had launched a bike too. In fact, two bikes; LML Adreno and LML Energy, one faired and one naked. The kids from the 90s surely remember crushing on these beauties.

The Adreno was a 109.1cc 3-valve bike. Launched in 2001, it could give a mileage of 60kmpl. Its look was a bit similar to the current karizma bikes. Both Adreno and Energy offered a lot of features that were a rarity at that time. The list includes disc brakes at the front, electric start, hi-rise fuel tank, widest rear tyre in the segment (100mm of width), chrome headlights and dials, rear suspension with helical spring and hydraulic damper and so on.

However, the bike duo was not able to make a huge mark overall, despite having an affair with every guy’s dream. As a result, it remained in the market for a very short time.

Mahindra Mojo

Mahindra MojoMahindra Mojo

Mahindra bike! Sounds a bit weird, isn’t it? But Mahindra launched two motorcycles in the two-wheeler segment named Mojo and Mojo UT. The Mojo was a 294.72cc bike capable of delivering a mileage of 32.5kmpl. Its last recorded price was Rs 2,00,458. But even with the powerful engine and excellent mileage, it could not make a place in the hearts of the Indian customers.