IAB Picks – 10 sub-250 cc motorcycles coming to India in 2014


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India’s commuter bike segment might have felt a bit ignored at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2014, with most manufacturers choosing to attack the higher end of the market. However, IAB has picked out 10 bikes that you can look forward to in 2014 all under 250 cc.

Hero Splendor Pro Classic

Hero shocked everybody a little with the Splendor Pro Classic cafe racer at the Auto Expo 2014.

Auto Expo 2014 Hero Splendor Pro Classic Cafe Racer side
The Splendor Pro Classic would be a 100 cc cafe racer.

The bike features the same engine as the regular Splendor – one of the largest selling commuter bikes in India. Power comes from the same 97.2 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that does duty on the Splendor Pro. This unit develops 7.7 hp and 8.94 Nm of torque and is mated to a four-speed gearbox.

Hero has revealed that the Splendor Pro Classic cafe racer would be launched before the end of March 2014.

Mahindra Centuro (With Disc Brake)

Mahindra’s successful city runabout, the Centuro, had crossed 1 lakh units in sales recently.

Mahindra Centuro N1 rear three quarters
The Mahindra Centuro will soon get disc brakes at the front.

The manufacturer had already launched a cut-price version of the Centuro, the Centuro N1 last month. At the Auto Expo 2014, the Centuro was displayed for the first time with a disc brake, that the company said would cost between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 more than the regular Centuro.

Mahindra had said that during the Auto Expo that the Centuro with its disc brake would be launched “within the next few months.”

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