TVS Motors to launch Flame as SR125

TVS Motors will launch its Flame brand of motorcycles under a new name, but the new SR125 will omit the controversial twin-spark plug technology over which the Chennai-based company is locked in a two-year old legal battle with rival Bajaj Auto.

The Supreme Court had issued an interim order allowing TVS to continue producing the Flame series but had restricted the company from marketing them. The order comes on the back of an interim stay from the Madras High Court that had in effect okayed TVS’ plans to manufacture Flame.

Bajaj claims that Flame will be an infringement of its patented twin-spark plug technology. TVS has countered this arguing that it is an old technology and that Bajaj had no patent claim over it.

People familiar with the development said SR125 will hit the roads late this month along with another bike from the TVS stable, the Apache 180.

Source: Economic Times