We take a look at the 5 best bike launches you should know that have been launched at the Auto Expo in 2016.
With as many as 10 to 15 motorcycle manufacturers displaying their production and concept models at the Auto expo. Some even took the opportunity to launch them. Here are the 8 of the best launches you need to know.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India
Honda NAVI – Rs.39,900/-
Honda’s two wheeler brand, had the adventure tourer Africa Twin, a couple of scooters, and some updates to their commuter bikes on display at the Expo but the most interesting of the lot is the NAVI.
The NAVI is a cross between a scooter and bike, but Honda wont let us call it either. Honda calls it a ‘fun bike’. The NAVI is completely designed, developed and built in India by Honda’s engineers in their R&D facility in India. The NAVI is powered by Honda’s HET 110cc engine mated to an automatic transmission. The NAVI is now available in 3 variants, NAVI Street, NAVI Adventure and NAVI Off-road available in 3 colours. Honda also has 7 different concept styled based on the NAVI as well.
UM, a new entry into the Indian motorcycle market through the Lohia Group, has launched three new bikes from their Renegade range at the Expo, namely the Renegade Classic, Renegade Sport S, and he Renegade Commando. The Renegade range of bikes will have a 279cc engine producing 25bhp and 21Nm of torque from a water cooled single cylinder. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed transmission.
UM Renegade Classic – Rs. 1,69,000/-
UM Renegade Sport S – Rs. 1,49,000/-
UM Renegade Commando – Rs. 1,59,000/-
Triumph Bonneville StreetTwin – Rs. 6,90,000/-
Triumph’s baby model the Bonneville classic motorcycle has garnered massive popularity for decades across the globe. The tale is quite similar in India since the company made its debut in the Indian market, The Bonneville range has been Triumph’s best selling bike in the country. Which is why Triumph decided to bring in the brand new Street Twin to India with its classic looks, 10 spoke wheels, flat twin seats and a brand new parallel twin 900cc engine that produces 54bhp and 80Nm of torque with a 6-speed gearbox.
The Bonneville, Affectionately often called just ‘Bonnie’ now comes with loads of features like ABS, Traction Control, slipper clutch, ride by wire throttle and more at an exceptional price and the prefect brand name to go with it.
Triumph Bonneville T120 – Rs. 8,90,000/-
Replacing the old T100 Bonnie, triumph has done away with the measly 1000cc engine and thrown in a brand new 1200cc twin cylinder engine with 105Nm of torque at disposal. With the same beautiful retro styling and modern gear like the twin pod instrument cluster, LED DRLs, chrome inserts and new peashooter exhausts, the T120 now performs as good as its classy looks. Triumph has also thrown in three level heated grips for winter riding, multiple riding modes and cruise control as options.
Yamaha MT-09 – Rs. 10,20,000/-
At the Expo, Yamaha launched their Roadster Motard sport MT-09 bike in India. The MT-09 will be powered by a liquid cooled 847cc, 4-stroke, inline 3 cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and ABS. Yamaha even claims the MT-09 will give 19km/l of fuel economy. Due to the fact that the bike will be a CBU, the price price tag is steep, but still a bargain for what its worth at just over Rs. 10 lakh
Pearl White Indian Chief Classic – Rs. 24,13,000/-
The most iconic and most popular bikes from the Indian Motorcycles stable is the Indian Chief Classic. The bike, a perfect choice for a classy history nerd can now have it in a beautiful Pearl White paint variant. The Chief Classic gets a rumbling exhaust roar connected to a the sublime ‘111’ Thunderstroke V-Twin 1811cc engine. The exhaust literally is the closest thing to audible man made thunder.
Blue Diamond Indian Roadmaster – Rs. 38,21,000/-
One of the biggest and most expensive bikes on display at the Auto Expo in 2016 was the Indian Roadmaster at the Indian Motorcycles pavilion. Indian has launched the Indian Roadmaster, their flagship model in India now with the gorgeous Blue Diamond paint scheme at a whopping price of Rs. 38.21 lakh. The American cruiser even has a windshield which can be electrically raised and lowered, a radio, massive luggage storage space and seating that can only be described to be a sofa on two wheels for two people.
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