Auto Expo 2014: A-Z overview of bikes
7th Feb 2014 10:05 pm
Here's an overview of all the bikes launched at the Auto Expo 2014 currently underway at Noida.
Bajaj's stall was packed with its Discover range on one end and the soon-to-be-launched 375cc Pulsar variants, the CS400, a street-naked bike, and the SS400, a faired version. The RE-60 concept car also made an appearance.
DSK Motowheels, along with Hyosung, launched the 250cc Aquila, and unveiled the 250cc street-naked GD250N and the on-off roader RT125D. DSK Motowheels also showcased its current model line-up at the Auto Expo.
Harley-Davidson launched the most anticipated Harley, the Street 750, at a highly competitive price of Rs 4.10 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The stall also featured customised versions of the Street 750 along with a set of different accessories.
Hero MotoCorp showcased its entire current range at the Expo. The company showed the recently unveiled Xtreme, Dash, its Hybrid Leap scooter, the soon-to-be-launched HX250R and a diesel scooter concept called the RNT. The recently launched Karizma R and Karizma ZMR also made it to the stand. Hero also lined up its motorcycles built with Erik Buell Racing. Other than this, the 620cc Hastur concept, along with a new 125cc scooter Dare and two variants of the 150cc scooter called ZIR were also unveiled, which the company will launch in the near future.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India
Other than showing the models currently on sale, HMSI launched its first 125cc scooter, the Activa 125. Honda had on display its CBR650F and the CBR500R, both of which will make it to India. Also at the stand was a concept motorcycle developed entirely under Honda's Research and Development centre in India. Of course, its superbikes already on sale in India were there along with the 1000cc Moto GP motorcycle.
Mahindra two-wheelers took the covers off its redesigned 300cc Mojo Motorcycle at the Auto Expo 2014, which had quite a few more distinctive features in comparison to the previous model showcased.
Piaggio presented its soon-to-be-launched Vespa S, followed by the unveiling of the Vespa 946 and the Liberty. Piaggio also unveiled the Moto Guzzi California 1400 along with the Aprilia RSV4.
Suzuki unveiled the Let's 110cc scooter and the 150cc Gixxer, both of which will be hitting showrooms soon. The Auto Expo also witnessed the launch of Suzuki's adventure motorcycle, the V-Strom, priced at Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Suzuki also had there its range of high-end motorcycles that are on sale in India, and showed its recently launched Inazuma.
Triumph Motorcycles introduced a new version of its flagship motorcycle, the Daytona 675R. This new model is called the Daytona 675 and is priced at Rs 10.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Daytona 675 is Triumph's eleventh offering for India. All of Triumph’s bikes were at the Expo as well.
The TVS stall had the Jupiter, Phoenix, TVS Sport, RTR 180 ABS and the Scooty Pep from its current models on sale. The bike maker also unveiled quite a few exciting models including concepts and upgrades. The TVS Wego was there with three new colour combinations and this scooter is expected to hit the market soon. The soon-to-be-launched Scooty Zest featuring a 110cc engine with fresh styling cues was also on display. On the motorcycle front, TVS brought in a redesigned and re-engineered variant of the Star called the Star City plus. A 300cc sports version of the Apache RTR along with the 250cc Draken-X21 concept and the automatic scooter called the Graphite, with paddle shift technology were also at the stand.
Yamaha launched the 110cc Alpha, a family scooter priced at Rs 49,518 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and brought its litre-class superbikes currently available in India, along with the upgraded version of the FZ-S, and the Ray scooter with two new colour combinations. The R25 concept was also present at the Yamaha stall.