TVS Flame

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TVS Flame
Manufacturer TVS Motors
Predecessor TVS Victor
Successor TVS Phoenix
Engine 124.8 cc ccvti 3 valve four stroke
Power 10.5 bhp@7500rpm(Single Spark)/10.5 bhp@8250rpm(Twin Spark)
Torque 10Nm @ 6000rpm(Single Spark)/10.4Nm @ 6250rpm(Twin Spark)
Transmission 4 speed
Suspension Telescopic front,5 step adjustable rear shock
Brakes front:240 mm disc,rear:130 mm drum
Wheelbase 1320 mm
Dimensions L 2030 mm
W 760 mm
H 1070 mm
Fuel capacity 7.5 litres

TVS Flame was a 125 cc motorcycle developed by TVS Motors. It was launched in the Indian market in January 2008 and discontinued in 2012 after TVS launched the Phoenix.

Design and styling[edit]

The TVS calls their design approach for Flame as Deltaedge. This is inspired by the delta wing of fighter jets and features design cues with a triangular theme, like the arrow shaped headlight. The turn indicators, named Trafficators by TVS is integrated to the fuel tank scoops.[1]

Performance and fuel economy[edit]

The engine is developed and patented by AVL and is licensed to TVS.[2] The bike does the 0–60 km/h in 6.5 seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of almost 100 km/h with a fuel economy of 79 kmpl for the single spark version.[3] while the twin spark version does the 0–60 km/h in 6.1 seconds and manages a top speed in excess of 100 km/h.[4]

Controversy[edit]

Flame was in news because of a suit filed by Bajaj Auto alleging a patent infringement. In September 2007 Bajaj claimed that the Flame's engine, having two spark plugs is a violation of their patent no 195904 under the Patents act. After the Chennai high court restrained TVS from launching the bike with two spark plugs, TVS launched Flame with a single spark plug.[5] TVS has stopped production of the single spark Flame.[6] and relaunched the twinspark Flame on 13 November 2009[7]

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