Yesterday was the last day of the 2016 Auto Expo, and while it has been a great exhibition, some bike-makers missed the event. Here are a few bikes that couldn’t make it to the expo but will be in the nationwide dealerships soon.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS
The 200 NS’s popularity might have been overshadowed the new AS range and the Duke 200, but it was the product which impressed everyone with its chassis and engine capabilities. And while a fuel-injected version of the 200 NS is expected, what’s more interesting is the smaller 150 cc engine Pulsar 150 NS. Yet to be made official by the company, the 150 NS will be a substantial upgrade over the Pulsar DTS-i.
It might have a bit of INS Vikrant in it, but the V15 certainly has more tricks up its sleeve. First is the new 150 cc engine that is made for more effortless riding (than outright power), second is the distinct yet appreciable styling, and third is going to be the pricing. Also it must be kept in mind that the motorcycle sits between the everyday commuters and sportbikes/cruisers, so that way the V15 might just be the only way to enjoy best of both worlds.
Royal Enfield Himayalan
Unveiled at a press conference a day before the 2016 Auto Expo, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is the RE of dreams for those who follow the road less taken. The adventure tourer is powered by a new 411 cc engine, comes with specialised suspension (to take on bad roads), and looks great, too. Pricing will be out as the vehicle goes on sale next month, but knowing that the company has high stakes here, expect the Himalayan to be aggressively priced.
Bajaj Pulsar RS/CS 400
The larger engine versions in the Pulsar range are yet to arrive, but when they do, they might just repeat what the Duke/RC 390s managed, albeit with better numbers. The RS 400 will be the fully faired version of the motorcycle, like the RS 200, and will sit atop the Bajaj range.
The CS 400, on the other hand, will introduce a new genre of biking in the segment. The sporty cruiser will lose the fairing but keep the innards of the RS 400. Showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, both the bikes received great response from the public, and it’s expected to continue when they’re launched, too.
Indian Scout Sixty
The premium range of bikes that Indian Motorcycles offers in India is likely to become a tad more affordable with the introduction of the Scout Sixty. While the bike didn’t make it to the 2016 Auto Expo, it’s expected to be launched sometime later this year. It’s powered by a 999 cc engine, which develops 78 hp and 89 Nm of torque. Expect it to be priced around Rs 10 lakhs.