Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2016
Here are some of the interesting motorcycles I saw at the Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2016 held in Noida.
The much talked about Honda Africa Twin finally in the flesh.
An “urban adventure” concept motorcycle from Honda called CX02. I’m assuming that is it’s code name and CX01 may be busted up and scavenged for parts. 🙂
The Benelli TRK 502. Priced at around 6 lakhs, this is bound to kill off the Benelli 600 GT and stir the adventure motorcycle market along with the recently launched Kawasaki Versys 650.
It was nice to see three proper dirt bikes, one each from TVS, Suzuki and Benelli. I hope at least one of them actually gets launched in India.
I found this concept by Mahindra quite interesting as well. This motorcycle is based on the Mojo platform.
UM Motorcycles is looking to find its place in the Indian motorcycle market.
What’s with these motorcycle manufacturers trying to ape the iconic Harley-Davidson Fat Boy? UM’s Renegade Commando reminds me of that crappy Chinese Blackster I first saw in the Benelli stall at IBW last year. Even that bunch of poorly assembled metal had the embossed stripes on the panel behind the headlight. UM’s Fat Boy clone seems to have a slightly better build quality than the Blackster though.
Having said this, by pricing the Renegade Commando at just 1.6 lakhs, UM seems to be making the right moves in India. UM was also the only manufacturer who employed a mix of male and female models to pose alongside their motorcycles in the stall at Auto Expo
The new jazzed up Triumph Thruxton R.
This is one of the bikes in the Honda Navi range. The Navi is a cross between a scooter and a motorcycle and Honda hopes to create a new segment with this. Even the model finds it funny. 🙂
This is India’s first “pickup truck” on two wheels releasing in 2017.
- 60 kmph top speed
- Upto 60 kms per charge
- 100 kgs, 2 cubic feet cargo capacity
I guess this should solve the problem of courier boys riding motorcycles while wearing ridiculously large back packs containing packages.
The cars at the Auto Expo were boring. I mean the new models that the manufacturers put out on display. Just utilitarian machines attempting to look more uglier than the other. I guess that’s why the manufacturers had to resort to displaying these fancy cars.
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see the point in making a female model pose next to a car. The product needs to sell itself. If you need something else to lure people to see your product, that too a woman, then something is majorly screwed up with your product or with the way you are communicating it to your intended audience.
Speaking of using female models, check out this picture. I’m guessing this dude is going to send this picture home and tell his mother to start with wedding preparations. 🙂