The 2014 Auto Expo witnessed a lot of action with the motorcycle section being a dream come true for most enthusiasts. Here is a list of the top 5 concept bikes that interested us the most.
1) Bajaj Pulsar CS400 – Without doubt, the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 has to be on top of this list. CS stands for Cruiser Sports. This bike is going to be launched in 2015. The design looks amazing but it seems Bajaj designers took some inspiration from Ducati. The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 will be launched at a price of approximately Rs. 1.75 lakhs and will draw power from a 375cc, triple spark, fuel injected engine with power output in the region of 40 BHP.
2) TVS Draken – The Draken concept was the most interesting product that TVS displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo. This 250cc street-fighter is powered by a 4-valve DOHC liquid-cooled engine producing 38.50 BHP of power and 23 Nm of torque. The claimed fuel efficiency is 33.3 km/l. The next generation Apache will be derived from the Draken and we can expect the company to bring the Apache 250 to the market later this year.
3) Hero Hastur – The Hero Hastur is yet another promising bike that was shown at the Auto Expo. It is powered by a 620cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine which churns out 80 PS of power and 72 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The Hastur is also equipped with CSI (Controlled Swirl Injection). 0-100 km/hr takes 3.8 seconds and top speed is 240 km/hr. When launched in India, expect the Hero Hastur to be priced around Rs. 5 lakhs.
4) Honda CX-01 – The Honda CX-01 is the first bike that is completely developed and designed by the Honda R&D Centre in India. The bike looks very good and the LED lights add a nice touch. The CX-01 has been given high ground clearance and the suspension gets a longer travel range so that it would be easy for the bike to tackle bad roads. Honda hasn’t revealed any further details about the CX-01 but we expect it to use the CBR250R’s powertrain.
5) Yamaha R25 – Last, but not the least is the Yamaha R25. The R25 is powered by a 249cc, parallel twin-cylinder engine. The concept looks very aggressive yet sporty and surely a step up from the R15. The Yamaha R25 will be launched in India next year and it will be priced close to Rs. 3 lakhs. It will compete with the Honda CBR250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Hero HX250R.