Auto Expo 2018: Motorcycles and scooters you should not miss
The Auto Expo 2018 opens in a doors to the general public today and we are expecting a huge turnout at the country's biggest automotive event. There's a lot to see but we've come up with a list of bikes and scooters that you must visit at the Auto Expo.
BMW Motorrad has launched the F 750/850GS adventure motorcycles in India at Rs 12.2 lakh. Both the motorcycles are bring brought to the country via the CBU route. Read detailed story here.
BMW Motorrad has confirmed that the G310 R and G 310 GS will go on sale in India around July-August 2018. The company says that there's only some amount of paperwork that's left and barring any delays, the bikes will be in showrooms during the aforementioned period. Read detailed story here.
The all-new Kawasaki H2SX has arrived at the 2018 Auto Expo, price at Rs 21.8 lakh. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX is slightly based on the renowned H2 and will be a more affordable version of its supercharged twin.
The SR 125 slots below the SR150 and gets the same 125cc, motor that powers the Vespa 125. The styling remains identical to the SR150, save for new graphics and colours.
The Storm is the adventure scooter variant of the SR125. It gets wider, dual-purpose tyres and big windscreen on the handlebar. Aprilia has not mentioned anything about changes to the suspension.
Aprilia Rs150 and Tuono 150
Both motorcycles borrow styling from their RSV4 and Tuono V4 siblings, but under the skin is a new 150cc, liquid-cooled engine that develops over 18PS and 14Nm. The 17-inch wheels are equipped with a 300mm disc up front and a 218mm disc at the back. ABS is standard, and a quick shifter will be available as an accessory.
Suzuki Burgman Street
Based on the Suzuki Access 125, the Burgman Street is a maxi scooter with features such as an extra-long seat, LED head and tail lamps and a large storage boot.
A new middle-weight motorcycle from Suzuki is all set to take on the likes of the Kawasaki Z900. CKD manufacturing also means the price will be competitive. The 750cc, inline-four engine is regarded as one of the smoothest in the segment.
The Honda X-Blade slots in between the Unicorn 160 and the Hornet 160R. It features new body work that looks pretty sharp and distinct.
The fifth generation of India's most popular scooter broke cover at the Expo. It gets LED headlamps and a few styling tweaks.
Honda has also displayed the 2018 Africa Twin, 2018 Goldwing, CBR 650F
2018 Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha India's star attraction is the all-new, YZF-R15 v3. It has a 155cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve , single-cylinder engine that develops 19.3PS at 10,000rpm. It also gets Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). It is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom).
Yamha also launched the new YZF-R3 at the Auto Expo, which marks its re-appearance after it was withdrawn from the market once the BS-IV norms kicked in. The bike gets a new BS-IV motor, dual-channel ABS and Metzeler Interact M5 tyres.
Yamaha has also displayed the YZF-R6, YZF-R1, MT-10, MT-09 and the MT-09 Tracer
The X Pulse 200 is an adventure motorcycle that follows the Hero Impulse. Built to tackle any terrain, the X Pulse 200 features 190mm front forks, 170mm gas-charged monoshock, 220mm ground clearance and a lot more.
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