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        LPG Kit on Two-wheelers!

        Shiva Shankar

        Shiva Shankar

        The latest buzz in the automobile segment in India is introduction of LPG kit on two-wheelers.

        LPG kits fitted to four wheelers have now inspired people to fit LPG to two wheelers also. Though many people have tried to implement the same (and maybe some of them successfully), the latest in the news is that a person from Chitradurga of Karnataka has implemented the LPG kit to his Hero Honda Splendor. He has also taken patent from the Government of India for the same.

        A small cylinder is fitted to the front grills and a kit fitted near the rear wheel cover and a pipe connection is given to the carburetor. The kit is said to give 120KM per KG of LPG. The advantage of fitting LPG kit is obviously the reduced expenditure of the fuel.

        It will be interesting to know the complete details regarding the LPG kit. Complete information about fitting the LPG kit to two wheelers, their advantages, disadvantages, safety, and practicality.

        Here is a brief analysis regarding the same.

        The fitting of LPG kit to two wheelers involves

        1. Fixing the cylinder in suitable position,
        2. Hose connections
        3. To fit converter kit

        Advantages

        1. Reduced expenditure on fuel costs.
        2. Possibly better for environment

        Disadvantages

        1. Not completely safe as the chances of two-wheeler falling on ground and making impact is always there.
        2. The limited size of tank.
        3. Increased maintenance costs.

        The disadvantages remain to be answered as well as the RTO status for the bike. We are working on providing more details regarding the same.