LML on a Comeback Trail: Freedom 110cc Revamped & Relaunched at Rs 49,000!

by Bishakh on June 12, 2013

As we informed you in April this year, LML has relaunched its 110cc Freedom motorcycle with quite a few betterments. LML, the much-remembered corporation which dished out the Energy FX and the Adreno FX motorcycles along with iconic Italian manufacturer Piaggio, had been cruelly pushed to the fringes of the Indian automotive arena after they parted ways with their erstwhile partner Piaggio in 1999.

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The company has been beleaguered since then and had been even registered as a Sick Industrial Company under the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR).

However, the corporation is not dismayed by these setbacks and has set its eyes on breaking free from the self-imposed shackles after the break-up with Piaggio. They have a product launch blitzkrieg lined up in the coming months, possible candidates being a two-stroke scooter “NV” and a new gearless scooter called “Star Automatic”, as reported by us earlier. They even harbor hopes of setting a foot in the 125 cc and 150 cc category of motorcycles as well. However, it is an old workhorse of their’s that is about to open their second innings, albeit in a revamped form.

The 2013 iteration of the Freedom 110 cc carries forward a lot of genes from its earlier avatar, but does come with a few changes. It sports a dual-tone color theme and comes in five shades: Red, Black, Beige, Silver and Blue. Though it is obvious that black would be the base color and the other ones would be the overlays, we just can’t seem to figure out how the black option will be available in the dual-tone option. Nevertheless, there has been a splattering of black all over the bike, with the engine, alloy wheels and the silencer as well sporting this color.

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Moving on from the paint jobs, there isn’t much to write about the styling changes. It’s the front cowl that seems to have gone under the knife for a slight tweak, and probably the seat too. Other than that, the Freedom 110cc appears to be pretty similar as compared to the earlier offering. Nonetheless, the alloy wheels are a smart addition and the generous lapping of chrome on the exhaust lends a touch of class.

The 2013 Freedom is powered by the same 110cc mill, but we haven’t been able to get hold of the specifications. It is reasonable to assume some tinkerings with the mill, to offer a better combination of power and fuel-efficiency as compared to the earlier edition. Some changes take place in the cockpit, with the introduction of LED lights to indicate the rider’s style of riding from among two modes; Power and Economy. The console does look dashier, and there’s something called a “Dynamic Dipper”. Unfortunately, no word on it as well.

A First-in-Class feature is the side stand with a gear lock, which doesn’t let the cogs to mesh incase the side stand is down. It’s a good safety feature provided by the company, which is generally offered on higher segment bikes like the GT250R Comet we tested (Read Review).

The LML Freedom is available as two variants – DX and LS. The Freedom DX will cost you Rs. 49,410 and the Freedom LS will set you back by Rs. 49,950 (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2013 Freedom 110 cc seems a tough steed to us, though we desperately want a rework of the ugly-looking tail-lamp.

Do you feel the 2013 Freedom will be able to survive in an already cramped pool of commuter bikes?

 

Sources & Pics: Indian Autos Blog & XBHP

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maddy June 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm

LML Freedom was one of the revolutionary bike in India, Its different look, high speed stability, powerful 110cc engine was one of the best selling points of LML Freedom now the market is very much competitive so need to watch how much Freedom delight the modern commuter riders….!!!!
But still I love that bike very Much…!!!

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faisal June 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

Dear LML, you need to wake up. It’s not 2001, there is severe competition, Bajaj and Honda are sweating, you simply can’t bring such a product with no real updates.

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pavit September 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Dear LML, you need to wake up. It’s not 2001, there is severe competition, Bajaj and Honda are sweating, you simply can’t bring such a product with no real updates.

Totally Agreed With u faisal

LML need to have latest technology in its bike with best in design
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kamal July 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I am so happy after hearing this news that my favourate bike LML freedom which i am riding already since year 2003 from its earlier version is now re-entering into the market.Superb bike,great balancing and road grip ,very sober looking appearance and milege also not very bad (even today) ,what else one wants…………..i am pretty sure it will hit the roads again.
kamal Punetha

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Abhay Kumar July 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

I am very delighted to hear that one of best executive bike is re-launched. This is a very good bike. Company has very good thought / logic behind each and every parts of this bikes. Likes – side stand gear lock, side lock for helmet, amazing indicators which cannot fall down or lose like others and above all this is a family bike as well as sporty too. I am riding this since 2003 and its still continue with great mileage (58-60).

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Amitesh August 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Its very Pleased to listen LML Freedom is Back I have Freedom Prima Bike Since 2004 Still looking new Above than 1,20,934 km i have Drive 3 back tyre, 2 front, 1 chain set ,3 meter wire(km), 1-battery & only one clutch wire replaced. all lights wires switches bulb stand body tough as working as the day one on july 2004,,, very satisfied from the bike which still give me 58-62 km easily as my bike driving is daily more than 80 km…. love on come back THE TOUGH BIKE!!!!!!!!

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Naveen Singh August 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm

कंपनी दुबारा तो दिवालिया नहीं हो जाएगी मेरे भाई. स्पेयर पार्ट्स मिलने बंद हो जातें हैं. सोच समझ करे फैसला करना पड़ेगा इस बार.

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Mohan September 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

I am so happy after hearing this news that my favourate bike LML freedom which i am riding already since year 2003 from its earlier version is now re-entering into the market.Superb bike,great balancing and road grip ,very sober looking appearance and milege also not very bad (even today) ,what else one wants…………..i am pretty sure it will hit the roads again.

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prakash October 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

i own a lml freedom since 2003 and , and it is serving to purpose with great deal of satisfaction even in the hills of uttarakhand , i am happy to know it came back is there any exchange offer i will again go for lml freedom.

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