Concept Bikes at 2018 Auto Expo

Editor@Throttle|Updated: February 13, 2018 12:42

These are the concept bikes unveiled at 2018 Auto Expo and we would love to these in production soon. 


Yamaha Motoroid Concept


Yamaha India's concept bike, Motoroid was on display at the Auto Expo in Delhi. The bike is the first of its kind in the subcontinent.


It is equipped with high-precision balance control via artificial intelligence and autonomous technology - AMCES. Active Mass Center Control System or AMCES is the technology that stabilizes two-wheeled vehicles by using electronics to actively control the chassis itself and constantly optimize the vehicle's attitude. It can sense its own state and adjust its center of gravity accordingly to stand up off its kickstand and remain upright unassisted.

The bike can recognize its owner and move towards the person, as well as react based on its rider's actions with its human-machine interface (HMI).



TVS Apache RTR 200 FI Ethanol




One of the most important motorcycle on display is the Apache RTR 200 Fi powered by ethanol. Sine it is announced that 'big two-wheeler companies' will launch new motorcycles that will run on 100 percent ethanol, before the end of this month. TVS states that the ethanol powered Apache RTR 200 Fi can be quickly brought into production if government regulations so require and if there is a market demand for ethanol powered bikes. The TVS Apache RTR200 Fi Ethanol comes with an E85 motor that makes 21 PS at 8,500 rpm and generates a torque of 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm with a claimed top speed of 129 kmph.


This new offering is equipped with a Twin-Spray - Twin-Port EFI technology which, according to TVS, ensures faster throttle response, better rideability and also reduction in the overall emission levels.Ethanol is domestically produced from renewable plant sources. It is non-toxic, biodegradable and, safe to handle, store and transport. 


TVS Zeppelin Cruiser


TVS Motor Company showcased its first ever cruiser motorcycle cruiser concept at the 2018 Auto Expo, calling it the Zeppelin. It looks raw and muscular in flesh and is a 220 cc concept, which if goes into production, could take the fight straight to Bajaj Avenger 220. TVS says that the bike gets an integrated starter generator or ISG, which helps the bike to start quickly, giving it a boost. The bike also gets a 1,200 watt regenerative assist motor with a 48 volt li-ion battery, adding to the overall performance of the bike with 20 per cent more torque when needed. 
The bike has the typical, relaxed cruiser stance and looks striking, especially in its shades of brown and matt black.  Other features of the bike include LED headlamps, a bio-electric key, digital speedometer, online connectivity and an HD-action camera, mounted on the headlamp nacelle as well, which can give you Go-Proish shots while riding.