Kinetic is an erstwhile JV partner of Honda (from 1984–1998) and is credited with starting a scooter revolution in India, by introducing scooters equipped with modern features like variomatic gearless transmission, self start and modern styling. Today, Kinetic stands on its own feet and competes with Honda among others in the fiercely competitive two wheeler market of India; the company also exports to other countries under its own brand name "Kinetic". In the US, Kinetic mopeds are famous as fun and economical personal transport machines.
The company, incorporated in 1970, has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Pithampur, near Indore. It is ISO 9001 certified from DNV for all models and activities, has a strong dealership network of over 400 dealers and authorized service centers across the country and is a leading exporter of vehicles across the globe with thousands of vehicles exported to countries like the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Australia. It has won the Exports Excellence award nine consecutive years.
Some of Kinetic's best known products are the Kinetic 4s, Kinetic Blaze, Kinetic Nova and Kinetic Flyte.
Kinetic's "Italiano" series of scooters were acquired from Italjet Moto. The acquisition involved all global distribution rights for seven bestsellers (Jupiter, Millennium, Euro, Dragster, Formula, Velocifero and Torpedo) as well as relocation of total production lines to India. Kinetic will offer the Italian designed beauties at world-beater pricing thanks to lower manufacturing costs of India and high-volume benefits of the Indian market.
Based on SYM's bestseller across 62 countries (the SYM X PRO), the Flyte features convenient front fuelling system (you wont have to get down from your seat to refuel your Flyte! ), front telescopic suspension, 4-in-1 antitheft magnetic key (for your safety and convenience),largest underseat storage (22 liters, 2 level) with auto-illumination at night, front cubbyhole, mobile charging, 9 Ah battery for feathertouch start, impact resistant foldable mirrors, good tyres, longer wheelbase for improved stability, secondary air injection technology, 130mm brakes, 4 stroke fuel efficient engine, and more advantages.
SYM scooters are renowned for their exceptional handling, and Flyte too features the same world-class handling. Flyte also features high quality, and is backed by a 3 year warranty (longest in scooters).
Bikeguru Dilip Bam's detailed roadtest of Flyte measured its fuel efficiency at 57 km/l, one of the highest in gearless scooters.
Endorsed by Bollywood's glamourous actress Bipasha Basu (who plays today's modern, confident young woman in the Flyte tv campaign titled RIDE THE CHANGE), the Flyte has received two prestigious SCOOTER OF THE YEAR 2008 awards from leading magazines and industry associations; and boasts of highest recommendation levels from owners. Other achievements of Flyte include completion of a difficult all woman scooter rally from Jhansi to Kalpi to honor memory of Rani Laxmibai's heroic horseback escape from British forces in 1857; and a stellar performance at the challenging Gulf Monsoon Scooter Rally 2008 at Navi Mumbai (Flyte bagged #1 and # 2 positions for 4 strokes).
INDIA: KINETIC MOTOR'S NET PROFITS DOWN 11% IN FY02.(Kinetic Motor Company Ltd.)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
May 29, 2002; Kinetic Motor Company, the Indian scooter company, has reported an 11% decline in net profits in the 2001-02 fiscal year. Net...