“…When there were no roads in Bihar, there were Rajdoots ”
As the name says all, Rajdoot was the Doot of King or the Lord for Bihar
Rajdoot, it was the integrated part of the life of almost every family of Bihar. It was more than any normal bike because of its dynamic application in different phase of life.
Independent of the condition of the roads of Bihar, the Bike had given full support to it’s owner but unfortunately because of the Euro II Emission Regulation in 2005, it was phased out from the market.
The 2 models of Rajdoot of 2-stroke engine these where Rajdoot 350 and Rajdoot Excel T.
The Rajdoot 350, or RD 350, was a two-stroke Yamaha motorcycle made in India by Escorts group from 1983 to 1989. RD stands for ‘Race Developed’ series, In India promoted by Rajdoot in collaboration with Yamaha Japan.
The Rajdoot Excel T is a 173 cc two-stroke motorcycle that was made in India by Escorts Group. The motorcycle division of Escorts Group started manufacturing the Polish SHL M11 175 cc motorcycle under the brand name Rajdoot from 1962. Various derivatives were produced with slight changes in cycle parts, suspension and transmission. Production continued for over four decades. It was powered by a two-stroke engine.
Now we will see the integration of this motorcycle with the life People of Bihar
1. We lived the style and stability of this motorcycle
2. Rough and Tough Use and So it was the saathi of life
3. The long life and less maintenance were the 2 parameters why we loved the Bike and this is the reason that in the time of history, people had given this as dowry in almost every marriage of the state 🙂
4. We love the things which help us in difficult time and this Bike is the one of this kind. I have seen the time when 4-5 people were sitting on the bike in an emergency situations
5. The way we wanted, it had changed it self and this is the purest relation of any machine with human
6. The classical style of Rajdoot were came in picture when in roadless path people started driving this by wearing gamcha on their head
7. It was the symbol of power and it added this power back to the driver in its time.
8. At its time, it was the political choice of any political party. In each Rally, we usually saw hundreds of Rajdoots running across the street.
Salute to the grand journey of this Bike, RAJDOOT