Two-wheelers at Auto Expo 2020: new Vespa scooter, Suzuki Hayabusa, and more
The Auto Expo 2020, which will be held next week in Greater Noida, will largely focus on four-wheelers. Indeed, most two-wheeler manufacturers, including leaders like Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj, have decided to skip the 15th edition of Asia’s biggest auto show for two reasons. First, participating in Auto Expo is a costly affair and few two-wheeler companies are willing to make this investment when slowing sales in the industry have affected their balance sheets. In addition to this, two-wheeler manufacturers are also busy upgrading their range to comply with the impending BS 6 emission standards. As a result, we only have Suzuki Motorcycle India and Piaggio coming to the next Greater Noida Auto Expo 2020. And here is what these brands could bring to the show.
1. New Vespa scooter
Vespa, a subsidiary of Piaggio, is expected to present a brand new scooter at the auto show next month. According to media reports, it is expected to be an India-specific scooter and will most likely join the Indian Vespa lineup as the most affordable product. While there are no details on this upcoming Vespa scooter, it can be assumed that it will sport a retro style and not be as feature rich as its rivals.
2. New Suzuki Hayabusa
It may be the only big bike that we believe will come to Greater Noida Expo 2020. Launched last year, the new Hayabusa undergoes minimal styling changes and is mechanically identical to the previous model. However, in its new iteration, the bike benefits from dual channel ABS and two new color options.
3. Suzuki BS 6 range
Along with the new Hayabusa, Suzuki is also expected to showcase its BS 6 product line. So far, the only Suzuki BS 6 two-wheeler is the Access 125, which launched earlier this month. However, we believe the company will bring BS 6 motorcycles, likely the Gixxer 155 series, to its pavilion at the Delhi auto show next month.
4. Aprilia RS 660
The Aprilia RS 660 is a fully faired motorcycle that was unveiled at EICMA 2019. It is powered by a 660cc parallel V-twin engine and has 99 horsepower. And while not launching anytime soon in India, bringing this sports bike to the show will certainly attract a lot of people to Aprilia’s booth.
5. Aprilia RS 150
The Aprilia RS 150 is a fully faired 150cc motorcycle that was presented by the company at Auto Expo 2018, albeit as a prototype. This time around, we believe the Italian marque will showcase its production model at Expo 2020. The RS 150 takes inspiration from the Aprilia RSV4 superbike and gets top-notch hardware like inverted forks and disc brakes at both ends. . When launched in India, the bike will lock horns with Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0.