In modern times, we see a lot of motorcycle ads by celebrities. But where did it all start? We bring you ten forgotten celebrity ads from the past that will bring back sweet memories.
Hrithik Roshan – Hero Honda Karizma
There was a time when Hero Honda Karizma was the fastest affordable motorcycle on the Indian roads. The brand ambassador of Hero Honda, Hrithik Roshan used to endorse a lot of products for the company. One of them was the Karizma.
Hrithik, who was very young at that time came with the tagline of “Jet Set Go” to showcase the speed of the Karizma. The motorcycle became a youth icon at that time. It was powered by 223cc, 17 BHP, single-cylinder engine, which was a lot during old days.
Shahrukh Khan – LML Freedom
The LML Freedom is best known for the numerous colours it used to come with. There is one more interesting fact about the motorcycle. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan endorsed the LML Freedom during the motorcycle’s initial days.
Shahrukh Khan was also promoting his movie “Main Hoon Na!” during the campaign with LML Freedom. The commuter bike was one of the favourites in India because of its good looks and punchy engine.
Feroz Khan – BSA Flacon GT-50
The lesser known actor, Feroz Khan is seen endorsing a lesser-known motorcycle in this ad. Feroz during his young days endorsed the BSA Falcon GT-50, a two-stroke bike.
The motorcycle was powered by a 49.93cc Motormorini engine with 4-speed gearbox. The two-stroke engine generated a maximum power of 4.6 BHP and weighed 71 kg. Many collectors still have the Falcon in their garage till date.
Milind Soman – Royal Enfield Classic 350
Model and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman presented the Royal Enfield Classic 350 in 2010. The Royal Enfield introduced the new single-seat model of the motorcycle, which Milind endorsed through various print ads. Even though the advert seems to have been removed from our memories, both Milind and Classic 350 seems to be going strong in their respective fields.
Dino Morea – Hero Honda CBZ
The model turned actor was quite famous during his pinnacle days of career. Dino Morea along with one more star, Lara Dutta endorsed the first generation of CBZ in India. They both came in a TV advert together. The CBZ can be termed as the kick-starter of affordable performance motorcycles in India. The CBZ was launched even before the Pulsar brand in India, and there are many loyal followers of the bike till date in the country.
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