LML (Lohia Machinery Ltd) was a popular two-wheeler manufacturer in India. The manufacturer finally shut its operations back in 2017 after bankers rejected a resolution plan for the company. The Kanpur-based manufacturer announced last year that they will be re-entering the market as an electric vehicle manufacturer. The LML brand is coming back to the market with the help of SG Corporate Mobility (SGCM) who acquired the brand in 2021. The manufacturer did offer us some popular motorcycles and scooters in the past. Here we have a list of 10 such two-wheelers that were once available for sale in India.
It was one of the well-recognised scooters of its time. It directly competed with Bajaj Chetak in the market. The last model of the range was Select 4 and it came out in 2011. The scooter had clear lens turn indicators, a rectangle headlamp and distinct styling. The scooter used a 147-5 cc, single-cylinder engine that generated 8.6 Bhp and 11.3 Nm of torque. The scooter was mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.
This was another model that rivalled Bajaj Chetak in the market. When compared to Chetak, NV looked slightly more upmarket. That was one of the reason behind its success. LML launched the last version of the scooter in 2013. The scooter used a 149.56 cc, single-cylinder engine that generates 8.5 bhp and 11 Nm torque. This scooter was also mated to a 4-speed gearbox.
Other than scooters, LML also offered motorcycles in the market. The semi-faired Adreno motorcycle was probably the only motorcycle at its time with this kind of styling. It was a sporty looking motorcycle. It was powered by a 110cc, 4-stroke engine that offered a maximum of 8.5 Bhp and 7.5 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle was mated to a 5-speed gearbox which was again not a common thing back then.
LML Energy is also Adreno but without the fairing. It was a decent-looking motorcycle in the market when compared to others int he segment. It was powered by the same 110cc engine and generated same power and torque. However, this motorcycle was available with a 4-speed gearbox only.
It was again a popular model from the manufacturer in India. The motorcycle looked slightly more premium than others in the market. It was powered by a 109.1 cc, single-cylinder engine which was fairly potent and refined. It offered a maximum power of 8.5 Bhp along with a peak torque of 8.5 Nm.
Freedom Prima 125
It was basically a slightly more powerful version of regular Freedom motorcycle. As the name suggests, it was powered by a 125cc engine that generated 10.7 bhp and 10.4 Nm of torque. It came with a disc brake at the front.
LML even tried their luck in the 150cc segment which was ruled by Bajaj Puslar. LML introduced Graptor which was designed by an Italian company called as Ugolini. It was a different looking motorcycle which used a 150cc, 4 stroke engine that generated 13.5 Bhp and 12.8 Nm of peak torque. The engine was not as great as the one which came with Pulsar and the poor aftersales of LML also kept driving buyers away.
This was the naked version of Graptor. It was not a successful product and it used the same engine and gearbox as the Graptor.
Star Euro 150
This model was LML’s attempt to bring the brand back to life. The Star Euro 150 looked decent in terms of styling. LML added chrome garnishes at places to give a premium look to it. Powering the Star Euro 150 was powered by a 150.82cc air-cooled 4-stroke engine that offered a maximum power of 9.4 Bhp.
Star Euro 200
This was the most expensive scooter from LML in India. The Star Euro 200 was powered by a 199.89 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine that generated 9.1 Bhp and 19.9 Nm of peak torque. The scooter was mated to a 4-speed gearbox.