City hotelier Nadeem buys the moped for Rs. 12,000
Luna, the much sought moped by many in earlier days, will now remain as memories as the last moped was sold at a showroom in city recently.
Nadeem Ahmed Khan of Taj Biriyani on Mysuru-Bengaluru highway, out of love for the moped, bought the Luna TFR 49CC moped manufactured by Kinetic Engineering at Kangtani Motors on Chamaraja Double Road bearing Engine No. CJ 13028771 and Chassis No. CJ 03023920 for Rs. 12,000 which included Rs. 1,610 lifetime tax and has got it registered at RTO (East).
In the mid-1980s, the Luna moped from the Pune-based Kinetic Group was a popular brand on Indian roads – a low-cost two-wheeler that helped bicycle riders upgrade to a better mode of transport. It was sleek, stylish, sported a chrome body and had both a regular as well as a pedal kick start.
It was a much sought moped for middle income group as it was giving a mileage of about 40 to 50 km per litre with a speed of 50 km per hour. The customers had to wait for months for the moped to be delivered to them after booking it.
With the advancement of science and technology in automobile sector and new vehicles with latest technologies being launched, the demand for Luna decreased or almost stopped which made the manufacturer stop producing the moped.
Nadeem, speaking to Star of Mysore said that he bought the moped out of love towards it and added that money was not a concern to him as the moped would not be available in the market anymore.
He said that he would keep the moped at his house and would use it occasionally.
It may be recalled that Nadeem had got a sheep from Australia during last Bakrid, had also purchased a huge sea fish and lobsters to serve for his customers at Taj Biriyani.
source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / March 10th, 2015