We take pride in the fact that we have strived hard to bring to you the most comprehensive coverage of the ongoing Auto Expo 2014– the Motor Show.
While this year’s expo brings along many new vehicles, there are some of them that have managed to caught our, and everybody’s, attention a bit more than others. Based solely upon the popularity of some such models, gauged by the number of visitors landing on our pages, we have come up with a list of Top 10 bikes at Auto Expo 2014.
Rank #1 Bajaj Pulsar CS 400
Seeing from the number of page-views stories related to this bike are garnering, the new Pulsar CS 400 is easily the most exciting bike among all the models showcased at the Auto Expo 2014.
One of the two latest additions to the Pulsar boasts of a 375cc single cylinder engine that comes from the highly acclaimed KTM 390 Duke and this means that the power figure of the production spec model can be safely expected to be around the 40PS mark. The Pulsar CS 400 can very well become the next big thing in the world of affordable performanc bikes and if the KTM 390 Duke prices are anything to go by, expect a really killer price tag for the new Pulsar. This is one bike that we (and am sure, several of you out there) are really looking forward to.
Rank #2 Bajaj Pulsar SS 400
Close on the heels of its cousin on the popularity charts is the new Bajaj Pulsar SS 400. The Bajaj Pulsar SS 400, in all probability, would be a faired version of the CS 400. The bike would be powered by the same 375cc, fuel injected engine and is expected to have similar power levels. Akin to the naked cousin, the fit and finish levels on this bike seem to be top notch and the bike comes with factory fitted ABS. If the initial impressions are anything to go by, Bajaj seems to be having not one but two winners in its hands. This one would definitely appeal to the ‘fairing-hungry’ Indian bike buying lot.
Bajaj has surely upped the ante by bringing these two models. And believe you me, we are as desperate to get our hands on these two machines as you are!
Rank #3 TVS Draken
Another interesting concept at the Auto Expo 2014 is the new TVS Draken. Call it the effect of really pretty show babes or the that of the (bike’s) tasty body work, the new TVS Draken concept is looking almost as popular as the its traditional rivals- the Pulsars. Hence, the new Draken gets the third spot in our list of top 10 bikes at the Expo.
The TVS Draken is powered by 249.2cc engine that benefits from liquid-cooling. The new bike has a max power of 38.50 bhp of power at 12,000 rpm and 23 nm of torque at 9500 rpm. The engines comes mated to a six speed manual transmission. TVS Motors has claimed that the bike will have a fuel efficiency figure upwards of 33kmpl.
Rank #4 Yamaha R25
Among the many exciting vehicles showcased at the Yamaha hall at Auto Expo 2014, is the new Yamaha R25 Concept that made its public debut last year. The new Yamaha R25 looks much like Vale’s M1 Moto GP contender and this would be only a good thing for prospective customers of the production spec model, that is, if it stays true to the concept. Powering the production spec Yamaha R25 will be a 250cc parallel twin motor that is likely to have a max power of around 35PS. This motor will be fuel injected and will come mated to a six speed manual transmission. The upcoming R25 is built on a new frame that features tubular elements instead of the R15-like steel spars.
Rank #5 Hero HX250R
Also present at the Auto Expo 2014, and responsible for garnering a fair amount of attention, is the new Hero HX250R, which made its public debut sometime back. The new motorcycle is powered by a brand new 249cc, 4 stroke single cylinder DOHC, liquid cooled engine cranking out 31 ps of max power. The engine comes mated to a six speed constant mesh transmission and the new HX250R is definitely the next big thing coming from Hero MotoCorp.
Rank #6 Harley Davidson Street 750
Also present at the Auto Expo 2014 is the new Harley Davidson Street 750 cruiser. The bookings for the new motorcycle will commmence next month and the bike is looking slated to become the entry level model in HD India’s line up of products.
The new bike has been made for developing nations and urban riders and the new Street 750 is expected to become a big success in India. Powering the new bike is an all-new Revolution X Engine. This new engine boasts of liquid cooling, which is a first for a Harley motorcycle.
Rank #7 Hero ZIR
Hero MotoCorp has come up with a new, and very interesting, scooter for the Auto Expo 2014. Dubbed as the new Hero ZIR, the 150cc model will become a significant addition to the bike maker’s current scooter line up, which consists of the 100cc Pleasure and the 110cc Maestro.
ZIR boasts of two variants- flat floor board model and European style step thru model. Powering both of these is a 150cc, Liquid Cooled, 4-Stroke 2 Valves OHC engine that has a max power of 10.5 kW and torque of 12.7 Nm. The ZIR comes wiht disc brakes at both the wheels and has a 9 litres fuel tank. The ZIR has a top whack of 110kmph. Spiritual successor to the Kinetic Blaze, anyone?
Rank #8 Triumph Daytona 675
After launching the Daytona 675 R in India reently, Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited have launched the Daytona 675 for the Indian market at Auto Expo 2014. The Daytona 675 is priced at INR 10.15 lakh (ex-showroom price: Delhi). Powering the Daytona 675 is a 675cc triple cylinder engine with a peak power output of 131PS @ 12500 rpm and peak torque rated at 74NM @ 11900 rpm
Rank #9 TVS Graphite
The new TVS Graphite boasts of ‘winking’ headlamp and looks quite sharp and trendy. While the manufacturer has refraiend from revealing the engine specifications, we do know that the scooter has an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) as one of its features. The scooter also gets Matrix LCD display and an engine immobilizer. Painted in a dual tone shade of matt grey and yellow, the Graphite scooter is said to have taken its inspiration from stealth fighter jets.
Rank #10 Hero Dare
The last place on our list has been occupied by yet another scooter that has been put on show at the Auto Expo 2014. Coming from the good chaps at Hero MotoCorp, the new scooter is powered by a 125cc engine and boasts of some really aggressive styling. The engine is a Forced Air Cooled, 4-Stroke Cylinder OHC unit that baosts of a max power of 6,00kW and peak torque of 9,5 Nm
Targeted at men, DARE is loaded with external features that enhance the overall style statement such as dual-tone body colour, sporty textured seat, telescopic forks, dual tone alloy wheels, LED day light, LED tail light, full digital console and body painted brake calliper.
So, what do you have to say about this compilation here? What is your pick among all these new two wheelers? Do let us know by commenting below.