TVS Motors launches seven products in one go


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and whats the difference between Fiero's and Fiero F2's engine?
For that you will have to contact joeljoe on another forum. I said this because I have ridden both bikes back to back. The F2 had lesser kilometers on odo compared to classic fiero and the punch was absent from the F2's engine and it was very obvious.
If you compare the performace results when F2 was launched, it was the weakest performing 150cc out there with 4 gears priced almost on par with infinitely better CBZ.
I am not saying its a bad bike... what I am saying is that it was overpriced and under-equipped until TVS learned the lesson and came up with Apache and now the RTR.

Yogesh Sarkar

Here is what Bajaj Auto has to say about the whole issue:

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Bajaj would like to clarify the following in the context of its concerns over possible infringement of its DTS-i technology.[/SIZE][/FONT]

1. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Bajaj believes that the use of twin spark technology, christened Bajaj DTS-i (Digital Twin Spark – Ignition), in small automotive engines is worthy of intellectual protection.[/SIZE][/FONT]

2. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]It had thus applied for the same for the Indian market on July 16, 2002 and was granted approval via patent number 195904 on July 7, 2005. If there exists any application for revocation of this patent, details of the same are not known to Bajaj.

Similarly, it is also expecting approval of its international patent applications in various foreign countries subsequent to its application PCT/IN03/000348 dated October 30, 2003.[/SIZE][/FONT]

3. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]By virtue of the presence of DTS-i technology, Bajaj motorcycles including the Discover, Pulsar, and Avenger, have made Bajaj the leader not just in the premium (125 cc – 250 cc) motorcycle segment in India, but also in exports.[/SIZE][/FONT]

4. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Given this success, various global manufacturers have in recent years attempted to imitate and thus infringe upon Bajaj technology/products, and Bajaj has and will continue to thwart them.

Most recently Chinese manufacturer Taian Chiran Machinery Co ltd. and its Sri Lankan distributor were instructed by the honourable High court of Western Province, Sri Lanka to withdraw their copy of the Bajaj Pulsar with DTS-i technology from the market.[/SIZE][/FONT]

5. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Bajaj has been anxious that failing domestic manufacturers may in an act of desperation adopt similar dubious methods in India.[/SIZE][/FONT]

6. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Bajaj is preparing to defend its intellectual property in the event that such a product is eventually introduced. At that time, if evaluation of the actual product appears to suggest reasonable grounds for infringement, Bajaj will take all necessary steps to safeguard its interests as also to inflict the maximum permissible damage upon the offender so as to set an effective precedent for the future.[/SIZE][/FONT]

7. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Bajaj accords the highest importance to its IP portfolio and will defend the same. Bajaj cautions against any attempt to infringe.[/SIZE][/FONT]

Yogesh Sarkar

TVS's reply to what Bajaj Auto had to say:

The TVS Motor Company is surprised at the wild and irresponsible allegations made by Bajaj Auto Ltd accusing TVS Motor Company of breaching their patent rights. The accusation is a malicious attempt to tarnish the fair name of a corporate that belongs to TVS group, which has consistently maintained the highest standards of ethics in business.

That the allegation of Bajaj Auto is ridiculous can be established by their own admission that the invention in issue namely, the application of twins spark plug is a known technology extensively in use all over the world for several decades and therefore, in patent law, it is a known prior art.

The patent that Bajaj claims is not for the use of twin spark plug technology per se but for the use of the two spark plug in a two valve IC engine with a detachably fixed sleeve. Against this patent also an application for revocation has already been filed based on settled case law on the subject. In any event, the use of Twin Spark Plug technology by TVS Motor does not infringe the above patent against which revocation proceedings are initiated.

In the circumstances and view of the malicious allegation made with the motive to damage our reputation, TVS Motor Company has been advised to initiate action for libel against Bajaj Auto Ltd. The TVS Motor Company therefore has advised its lawyers to put Bajaj Auto Ltd on notice that unless the malicious allegations are withdrawn and regrets expressed, to file a suit for damages in a sum of Rs. 250 crores. This action does not preclude TVS Motor from initiating such other action as the law may permit including criminal action against officials of Bajaj Auto Ltd who used libellous language against TVS Motor.