Bikes to be Unveiled at Auto Expo 2016
There are plenty of bikes that are set to hit the streets in India this year. The Delhi Auto Expo from February 4-7 in Delhi will showcase some exciting new cars and bikes. Let’s have a look at some of the bikes that will go on display at the Auto Expo 2016.
BMW G 310R
Developed by BMW’s Motorrad division, the G 310R was unveiled in November and is set to launch in India this year. The G 310R is the first BMW roadster under 500 cc. The newest Motorrad has one cylinder, is low on weight and comes with a powerful dynamic performance that tries to capture the essence of what BMW’s roadsters are all about. Without going too much or too little on anything, the G 310 R takes only the essentials into a capacity segment.
Talking about what powers the bike, the G 310 R has a 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection, with an output of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9 500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7 500 rpm. The bike also claims exceptional fuel efficiency of over 36 kmpl, thanks to its lightweight construction and low fuel consumption.
BMW and TVS have been working together on a range of sub 500cc motorcycles for several markets including India. The BMW G 310 R will be developed at TVS Motor Company’s Bengaluru-based plant.
Honda HX 250R
This production-ready version of the Honda HX 250R is is long overdue. It was unveiled as a concept at the 2014 Auto Expo, and the production version is likely to go on display at this year’s Auto Expo. Powering this quarter-litre sportbike is a 249cc, single-cylinder engine that develops 31bhp and 26Nm with a 6-speed gearbox.
The company claims that the HX 250R can reach 0 to 100kmph in 8 seconds with a maximum speed of 160km/h. The price is expected to be around Rs 1,75,000 and is likely to compete with Honda CBR 250R.
UM Renegade Sport
US-based UM Motorcycle is planning to launch two motorcycles at the Auto Expo, Commando and Sport S. Both the bikes will be powered by the same 300cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine delivering around 26bhp power and 23Nm of torque.
The bikes are likely to be priced around Rs. 1.2 to 2 lakh. They will be manufactured in Kashipur, Uttarakhand. UM plans to launch two more models based on the same platforms as the Commando and Sport S.
The MT-03 carries a 321cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve inline twin cylinder engine which promises 42 PS of power and 29.6 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The riding height is 780mm, with aim of the rider being able to sit ‘in’ the bike instead of ‘on’ the bike. The bike features a 10-spoke 17-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels. The console at the front features both analogue and digital interface.
The bike looks quite beefed up and will attract not for its looks but more for what the bike can do on the road. The bike features a 10-spoke 17-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels. The console at the front features both analogue and digital interface.The MT-03 will look to challenge the KTM Duke 390 and the upcoming BMW G 310R.
TVS Apache RTR 300
Now it is rumoured that TVS is ready to unveil its new concept bike that is inspired by the BMW G 310 R. This is perhaps expected as TVS did help BMW with the G 310 R in the first place. Not much is known at this time about the concept.
However, it looks like RTR 300 concept motorcycle will have the same engine as the G 310 R, which is a 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine developing 34bhp at 9,500rpm and 28Nm at 7,500rpm.