Top 5 Bikes at Auto Expo 2016: BMW, Triumph, UM Commando & More

The Auto Expo had a lot of interesting bikes, we bring you the best ones.

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The Auto Expo had a lot of interesting bikes, we bring you the best ones. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

The Delhi Auto Expo 2016 has come to an end and what it brought with itself was a plethora of bikes that made everyone stop and look at them.

The bikes were huge, chunky, muscular and yet subtle with their lines. But it wasn’t every bike that appealed to crowd that showed up at the event, there were a lot of duds as well (we are looking at you Navi).

Just in case you missed them, we have put together a list of the best bikes that were on display at the Expo. Being unable to choose a favourite, the list is in no particular order.

UM Renegade Commando

This was the second time that UM Motorcycles was showcasing their products at the Delhi Auto Expo (the first time being in 2014), but the level of excitement this time around was much higher, thanks to their Renegade range.

The company launched the Renegade Commando, Renegade Sport S and the Renegade Classic in India. Powered by 300cc engines, all these bikes are set to go against Royal Enfield.

Also Read: UM Motorcycles Unveils Renegades at Delhi Auto Expo 2016

TVS Akula 310

TVS Akula 310 concept bike. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
TVS Akula 310 concept bike. (Photo: The Quint)

If there’s one thing we did not expect to see from the stable of TVS this year, it was the concept of a ‘superbike that means business’. The TVS Akula 310 is the end product designed and created by TVS in association with BMW.

The name Akula has been inspired by the Akula-grade submarines which, in Russian, means shark. It is safe to say that the Akula 310 is a justifiable name as it sure looks like a predator.

Also Read: Stunning Superbike BMW-TVS Akula 310 Will Take Your Breath Away

Yamaha MT-09

Yamaha MT-09. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Yamaha MT-09. (Photo: The Quint)

Yamaha has launched the MT-09 model in India at Rs 10.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Powered by an 847cc, liquid cooled, four-stroke, in-line triple cylinder, it comes fitted with ABS and a claimed mileage of 19 km/l.

Globally, this bike is often termed as one of the best looking street-naked bikes to be made by the Japanese Automaker.

Also Read: Auto Expo: Yamaha Launches MT-09, Gifts One to John Abraham

Triumph Bonneville Street Twin

Triumph Bonneville Street Twin. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Triumph Bonneville Street Twin. (Photo: The Quint)

Harley and UM Motorcycles are not the only global motorcycle brands that are interested in Indian biker enthusiasts right now.

British motor maker, Triumph Motorcycles has launched the Bonneville range with three bikes forming their line-up in India. With the price starting from Rs 6.9 lacs, the range will comprise of the new Street Twin and the 1200cc Bonneville T120 through to the Thruxton R.

The Triumph Street Twin is the most affordable Bonneville in the Indian market at Rs 6.9 lakh, making it one of the most desirable Triumph right now.

Also Read: Triumph Motorcycle Updates the Iconic Bonneville Range in India

BMW G310 R

BMW G310 R at Delhi Auto Expo 2016. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
BMW G310 R at Delhi Auto Expo 2016. (Photo: The Quint)

Although the BMW G310 R has not been launched, and neither has there been any announcement about the future of this product, the bike still managed to be a crowd pleaser due to the way it looks.

At first glance you’ll immediately notice the short-wheel base and naked bike character which gives it a very agile and dynamic look. It has a very evident visual kinship with the BMW S 1000 R.

Also Read: The New BMW G 310 R Is Here and It’s Here in Style

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