Delhi Auto Expo 2016: Five bikes to look out for
With the Auto Expo just around the corner, we bring you a list of some of the hottest bikes that will be showcased at the event this year. Alongside Indian manufacturers who will display their range of products at the event, will be major international brands like Benelli, BMW Motorrad, Yamaha and Honda with models from their international line-ups.
Here is a look at the top five bikes likely to garner the most interest at the venue.
Triumph Bonneville Street Twin
The Street Twin is the most affordable model in Triumph’s revamped Bonneville line-up. Powered by a 900cc parallel-twin powerplant paired with a six-speed gearbox, the Street Twin is the replacement for the standard Bonneville. Revealed in late 2015 alongside its larger siblings, the T120 and the new Thruxton, the Street Twin features contemporary styling, alloy wheels, ride-by-wire throttle management, as well as a better torque output than its predecessor. The bike also comes equipped with switchable traction control system and ABS, a slip-assisted, lighter feel clutch, engine immobilizer and USB port.
Benelli TRK 502
The Benelli TRK 502 was first showcased in Milan in November 2015. This adventure bike from the Italian marque gets styling more in line with a Bavarian adventure tourer rather than its larger siblings.
Built around a 499cc parallel twin-cylinder engine the TRK lines up as an accessible adventure bike. The liquid-cooled engine offers usable performance with 46.9bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 4.6kgm of torque at 4,500rpm.
The TRK 502 is likely to be offered in two guises – a road-biased version with 17-inch rims front and rear, and an off-road version with 19-inch rims at the front and 17-inchers at the rear. Equipped with the on-off road tyres, backed by the long-travel suspension and rugged build, the TRK should be able to deal with anything our roads throw at it, and lots more.