Amidst the corona infection, the Escorts group should thank Rishi Kapoor for an important break in the history of their journey. It was in the early 1970s when the Bollywood veteran started his film career as the lead actor in his father Raj Kapoor's film Bobby. At the same time, Rajdoot GTS 175 (Ambassador GTS 175) was trying to make its mark in the Indian toweler segment. But to make this motorcycle a success, the work which was not achieved through marketing campaigns was done by Rishi's film Bobby. Sales of this motorcycle skyrocketed upon the release of the film, and along with it got a new name - Bobby Ambassador.
For your information, let us tell you that seeing a young hero-heroine riding a motorcycle on the film screen was a completely new experience for the audience, because before that they had seen only middle-aged actors. Escorts had tied up with Poland's automobile manufacturer SHL to sell bikes in India and one of the results of the deal was Bobby Ambassador.
let us tell you that this motorcycle used to get 173 cc, 2-stroke engine which generated 7.5 bhp power and 12.7 Nm torque. In this, the seating position for the riders was not even comfortable, yet Ambassador GTS prevailed among 175 youth. And this was possible after the motorcycle was shown in the film Bobby. Chrome was widely used on the bike and a stepney was also installed. The special thing is that at that time this third wheel was not seen in any motorcycle.