Bikes and scooters that went a gear up at the 2012 Delhi Auto Show
A number of Indian and foreign two wheeler manufacturers will be at the Delhi Auto Show 2012 currently underway at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Harley Davidson showcased their wares and a number of customized bikes besides an entire range of merchandise, apparel and riding gear. One can look out for XL 1200N Nightster, VRSDX Night Rod Special and XL 883R Roadster at the Harley Pavilion in Hall No 18.
Triumph launched seven bikes. The 2012 Delhi Auto Show marks the British bike brands entry in India. Bonneville, Speed Triple and Street Triple will be on display. There will also be off road bike Tiger 800XC, Daytona 675, Rocket III and Triumph Storm for eager bikers and sports lover to get a glimpse of what to expect in two wheeler markets in the near future.
Bajaj Auto has showcased the RE60, the new replacement for an auto rickshaw besides a number of customized bikes. Hero Moto Corp brings to the 2012 Delhi Auto show their Maestro, Passion Pro X and Ignitor in their pavilion. Impressive Impulse is what stands out in the crowd.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India is being looked upon with even more interest especially since they have parted ways with Hero. At the Delhi Auto Show, the company unveiled a new commuter vehicle. The Japanese two wheeler giants showcased a scooter which will is based on Activa. CBR 250R, CBR 1000RR Fireblade and Cross Tourer are also being showcased. The Mahindra Duro DZ too was unveiled at the Auto Show.
Royal Enfield did unveil the 500cc Thunderbird 500 that will zip down Indian roads Indian roads by the end of the year. With that being said, the one company that has truly captured hearts is Piaggio Vespa. The Vespa scooters showcased run on 125cc engines and would be sold March 2012 onwards. Years ago, when Vespa made their foray in the India auto market, their scooters were produced by Bajaj Auto Ltd. Today, it’s a different picture, with Piaggio making their comeback in India minus a local partner.