Here, we list out the top five Indian motorbikes which ruled the Indian roads during 1950's to 1970's:


1. Kinetic Luna: Kinetic Luna was a moped introduced by Kinetic Engineering in 1972 in India. One of the most popular two-wheelers, Kinetic Luna is a low maintenance and cost efficient vehicle. New models of Luna are still being produced in India.


2. Yezdi Roadking: During 1970's, speed meant Yezdi. In 1974, Motorcross World Championship, it was CZ 250 of Yezdi that came up in the runner's up spot. This Indian motorcycle was first launched under the brand name of Ideal Jawa and later Yezdi. The motorbike became a huge hit in the country and won several rallies and road races.


3. Lambretta Scooter: Initially, manufactured in Milan, the scooter was sold by Scooters India Limited (SIL) in India after the government bought the machinery from the Milanese factory. Lambretta Scooter soon became the first choice of many Indians who opted for a private transport. There are still many clubs in India and abroad which hold Lambretta rallies and short road trips.


4. Rajdoot: Rajdoot or RD 350 was a motorbike made in India by Escorts Group in collaboration with Yamaha Japan. Designed and modified especially for the Indian conditions, RD350B was a huge craze among the youngsters. Rajdoot targeted its main competitors Yezdi Roadking and Royal Enfield's Bullet 350.


5. Bullet 350: Royal Enfield 350 was a pride for many motorbike enthusiasts during the 1950's. It was the most popular seller which offered a comfortable ride. The present models of Royal Enfield are modified from Bullet 350. This motorbike tops the chart in India with high demands even now.

 

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