New Automatic 70cc Motorcycle Launched in Pakistan

The auto-sector in Pakistan is booming, especially with investments from renowned foreign companies such as Volkswagen, Volvo and more.

The motorcycle segment of the auto industry is also overseeing a spurt of investments. Given as how not everyone is capable of affording a car, motorbikes represents a more realistic option.

Just like how cars have moved towards achieving effectiveness and cost efficiency, motorbike manufacturers in Pakistan are also aiming to emulate that and expertise towards semi-automatic or completely automatic gearboxes, which are rarely found here.

Not long ago Superpower, introduced a clutchless/automatic scooter in Pakistan. However, it did not fare well at the time.

Now, Union Star is bringing the same technology to its recently launched 70cc bike. The technology is particularly useful for older people and female drivers, as it makes bikes very simple to operate.

Unlike normal bikes,  these automatic motor-bikes have no gearbox, kick and clutch. The 70cc bike utilizes a direct-drive technology for its operation.

According to numerous sources, the 4-transmission bike is packed with a single cylinder engine and can hold up to 9 liters of petrol.

The price of the bike has not exclusively been established but the sources also claim that it will cost around 45,000 rupees to own Union Star’s new 70cc automatic motorbike.

Automatic Bikes: The Good and the Bad

The advantage of the automatic bike is that it requires minimal effort to start and most people prefer that. Living in dense areas, it becomes a hassle to up and downshift in quick successions. Since there is no feedback required from the clutch, the bike runs as you give it throttle. Given this, it will be much easier to learn for new bikers.

However, the automatic bike might not achieve popularity because people tend not to leave their comfort zones and manual transmission is what they are accustomed to. Although the automatic bikes will be much easier to operate, they will still require a change in mindsets.

It is a proven fact that bikers prefer a simple bike such as Honda CG125. There are numerous reasons for it as every roadside mechanic understands the bike and more importantly, it’s fully assembled in Pakistan – adding an economic factor.

Another reason why people may pass over this newly introduced automatic vehicle is that will require specialized mechanics. Part replacement for automatic bikes are expected to be much higher since they aren’t assembled in Pakistan. On the other hand, since everything is automatic and there are slightly less moving parts, it removes the human factor to eventually improve the reliability of such parts which tend to break down because of inexperienced riders.

Pictures credit: PakWheels

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  • FFS. bring EFI based tech to Bikes in Purestan guys. Stop with these futile gimmicks & jizzzzz..

  • It’s good to know that our industry is providing variety to consumers. Although, I have doubts regarding the reliability and options of troubleshooting. Are these bikes easily repaired from anywhere alike the others?

  • With more and more females taking up bikes, this is a true gift from the industry and in appropriate time too..

  • this is a very old technology that used to come in Honda 50CC and being reintroduced now. Also, since there is no kick starter, you would have to keep your battery in tip top condition, else you won’t be able to start the bike. Even dhaka start jugar by keeping engine engaged in gear and pushing the vehicle doesnt work in this scenario.

    • brother 50cc had gears if you remember it was only clutch less and automatic have no clutch no gears & no kick :-)

  • Lakh lan*t propakistani tuwadey te. Stop plagiarizing articles from other sites. This article is clearly copied from pakwheels and it’s a bad copy.

  • Dear ProPakistani,

    The current state of matters in Pakistan are not as pleasant as you always put it out to be, no matter the advancements!

    National Debt Clock: ₨. 6,030,313,426,519 and counting

  • Add 10 thousand for electric start option with minimum 5A battery. So its price would be around 55,000 at least.
    Major issue will be quality. Electric start option has previously been offered by some other vendors but was dead due to poor quality and weak battery leading to extremely poor performance.
    I have just got rid of a HERO 70cc bike which had extremely poor shock absorbers and engine seals. Shocks got dead in just 5 years and engine was always moist.
    Now I own Suzuki GD110s which is a great combination of quality and technology.

  • My wish has come true! I am 24 years old but I could never learn to ride a bike. This may be it!

      • Syed Zarar bhai, I would suggest you to read my message and visit the URL or at least read the comment of the guy in the attached picture. Afaqa hoga…

      • That guy ‘shoaibshari’ claims that he that was his company that modified ‘Union Star’ self starting bikes. So it makes sense that the above image shows that Union Star’s name. Worth investigating into.

      • So I did some investigating regarding another matter; your blatant copying of the original article from Pakwheels, as first pointed by @kashifmuhammadqasim:disqus . Here are the sentences or atleast parts of the sentences which you copied word to word:

        1) now Union Star is bringing the same technology
        2) every roadside mechanic understands it and more importantly

        Then there was one instance where you changed only one word:
        “it requires minimal effort to run” – this was written on pakwheels but you wrote “it requires minimal effort to start”. Also just to let you know, this statement does not represent an advantage for the bike. Infact, it is mentioned on pakwheels that lack of kick start mechanism means that battery running out or failure of ignition switch can lead to the bike not starting.

        So now I am interested to see what you have to say regarding all of the above. It would not look good on you by saying that it is just a coincidence that the sentences are the same on both articles or making some other excuse or even not replying at all.

  • God knows when these manufacturers will change that 1940’s design for Pakistani Awam. Zindagi guzar gai khottay jasi bikes dekhtey howay.

  • price plz i want to buy it

    the price of just engine plzzzzzzzzzzzz plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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