2012 ZigWheels Reader's Choice Award : Bike Nominees

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Here are the two wheelers that have been considered for the 2012 ZigWheels Reader's Choice Awards. Check out the nominees for this year and cast your vote on our contest page

 

Honda Dream Yuga

 

 

Up to 100cc bikes:

Honda Dream Yuga:

Announcing its foray into the mass volume segment with the Dream Yuga 110, Honda is aiming to capture the entry-level commuter space. Powered by a 109cc engine, the Dream Yuga offers sophisticated styling and excellent practicality for the Indian buyers looking for a fuel efficient and reliable commuter. Highlights of the Dream Yuga include low-cost of ownership, tubeless tyres and solid build quality for our roads.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

109cc, Air-cooled

Power

8.5PS @ 7,500rpm

Torque

8.91Nm @ 5,500rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

7.8sec

Braking: 60-0kmph

22.25m (2.53sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

3rd Gear – 9.54sec

4th Gear – 13.09sec

Fuel Efficiency

73kmpl (City - 67.4kmpl / Highway -  89.7kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 46,150 to Rs 48,141

 

 

 

 

Suzuki Hayate

 

 

Suzuki Hayate:

Venturing into the mass volume segment, Suzuki India has launched the new Hayate 112cc motorcycle, which the company first showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo. The new Suzuki model will ply in the highly competitive entry-level motorcycle segment and it packs in good amount of oomph and features to lure the end users. Efficiency and handling is the forte of the Hayate. Available in an electric and kick-start versions, the Suzuki Hayate has been priced competitively against its rivals.

 


Engine

112cc, Air-cooled

Power

8.4PS @ 7,500 RPM

Torque

8.8 Nm @ 5,500 RPM

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

8.83sec

Braking: 60-0kmph

21.22m (2.78sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

3rd Gear – 10.08sec

4th Gear – 12.67sec

Fuel Efficiency

66kmpl (City - 64.6kmpl / Highway - 79.1kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 42,991 to Rs 45,146

 


 

 

Hero Ignitor

 

 

110cc - 125cc Motorcycles:

Hero Ignitor:


Upping the game in the 125cc segment, Hero MotoCorp has added the Ignitor to its model line-up. A premium 125cc offering, the Ignitor is funky and sporty in its appeal and flaunts some class-leading features like a semi-digital console, stylish quarter-fairing and tubeless tyres. Under the skin running the same 124cc motor that powers the Honda CBF Stunner, on the Ignitor the 11Nm of torque is available lower down at 5,000rpm, thus improving the motorcycle's in-town ride-ability.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

125cc, Air-cooled

Power

11.1PS @ 8000rpm

Torque

11Nm @ 5000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

6.05sec

Braking: 60-0kmph

19.49m (2.19sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

4th Gear – 8.60sec

Fuel Efficiency

61.75kmpl (City-59kmpl / Highway-70kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 56,200 to Rs 58,200

 

 

 

 

Bajaj Discover 125ST



Bajaj Discover 125ST:

Bringing a worthy upgrade to the current crop of 125cc buyers, the new Bajaj Discover 125ST offers state-of-the-art technologies in its segment. Ideal for city commutes as well as occasional highway rides, the new Discover brings premium feel to the budget-conscious 125 segment.

 

 


Engine

125cc, Air Cooled, 4-valve

Power

13.2PS @ 9000rpm

Torque

10.7Nm @ 7000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

5.77sec

Braking: 60-0kmph

17.16m (2.56sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

4th Gear – 11.03sec

Fuel Efficiency

66kmpl (City-62kmpl / Highway-77kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 55,500

 

 

 

 

 

Honda CBR150R

 

 

Enthusiast Motorcycles up to 180cc:

Honda CBR150R:


Following on the lines of its elder sibling the CBR250R, the youngest CBR of them all, the CBR150R is surprisingly sportier for its size and very much in tune with the iconic CBR legacy. Quick, agile and energetic, the Honda CBR150R adds a lot of chutzpah to the premium 150cc segment with its rival-beating performance credentials and gorgeous styling but loses a few brownie points for its rather high pricing.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

149.4cc, Liquid-Cooled, 4-valve

Power

17.82PS @ 10,500rpm

Torque

12.66Nm @ 8,500rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.53sec

Braking: 60-0kmph

22.60m (2.70sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

4th Gear – 10.44sec

5th Gear – 17.52sec

Fuel Efficiency

49.2kmpl (City-48kmpl / Highway-53kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 1.30 lakh to 1.32 lakh

 

 

 

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS

 

 

Enthusiast Motorcycles 180cc – 250cc:

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS:


The Bajaj Pulsar kicked open the doors for entry-level performance bikes a decade ago and with the next-gen Pulsar 200NS it has taken the game even further and is set to revolutionise biking all over again.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

199.5cc, Cooled, 4-valve, triple spark plug

Power

23.52PS @ 9,500rpm

Torque

18.3Nm @ 8,000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.12sec

Top Speed

142.88 km/h

Braking: 60-0kmph

15.75m metres (1.72sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

4th Gear –  5.94sec

5th Gear – 7.89sec

Top Speed

 

Fuel Efficiency

42.85kmpl (City-39.7kmpl/ Highway-52.4kmpl)

Dimensions: (l x w x h) (in mm)

2017mm x 804mm x 1195mm

Curb Weight

145kg

Ground clearance

167mm

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 85,000

 

 

KTM 200 Duke

 

 

KTM 200 Duke:

A brilliantly engineered piece of machinery that has everything what a performance-oriented biker would look for in a motorcycle.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

199cc Liquid Cooled 4-valve

Power

25PS @ 10,000rpm

Torque

19Nm @ 8,000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

3.34sec

Braking: 60-0kmph

15.87 metres (1.87sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

4th Gear –  5.21s

5th Gear – 8.14s

Fuel Efficiency

33kmpl (City-29kmpl/ Highway-37kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 1.30 lakh to 1.32 lakh

 

 

 

Hyosung GT250R

 

 

Hyosung GT250R:

The Hyosung GT250 does not have too many glitches and does exceedingly well when it comes to rewarding the rider with jollies, especially those who are looking for a 250cc no-nonsense super-sport, race-focused machine.

 


Engine

249cc, Vee-twin, DOHC, air-cooled, 8-valve

Power

27.6PS @ 10,000rpm

Torque

22Nm @ 8,000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.1sec

Braking: 80-0kmph

44.8 metres (3.9sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

5th Gear – 9.96s

Fuel Efficiency

25.7kmpl (City-24kmpl/ Highway-31kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 2.75 lakh

 

 

 

 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

 

 

Enthusiast Motorcycles 250cc – 500cc:

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500:


The Royal Enfield Thunderbird, in its second generation, is an able cruiser from the Indian bike maker's stable.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

499cc, single-cylinder, Twin spark, air-cooled

Power

27.6PS @ 5,250rpm

Torque

41.3Nm @ 4,000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.6sec

Braking: 80-0kmph

22.06m (2.39sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

4th Gear – 8.72sec

5th Gear – 10.35sec

Fuel Efficiency

45kmpl (City-24kmpl / Highway-31kmpl)

Price (OTR, Mumbai)

Rs 1.82 lakh

 

 

 

 

Harley-Davidson Super Glide custom

 

 

Harley-Davidson Super Glide custom:

Having come such a long way, the original Dyna Super Glide motorcycle, now found positioned next to a corresponsive Custom model, stands for the same values as it did when originally introduced: the freedom to ride on a never ending road in the style that you’ve longed for and just discovered as being the right one for you.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

1,585cc, Vee-twin engine, Air-cooled

Power

-

Torque

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.7sec

Braking: 60-0kmph

17.43m (2.10sec)

Roll-on (50-90km/h)

4th Gear – 8.92sec

5th Gear – 9.57sec

Fuel Efficiency

23kmpl (City-21kmpl / Highway- 29kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 11.65 lakh

 

 

 

 

Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob

 

 

Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob:

Stripped down to the bare essentials and as “naked” as the law allows, the Dyna FXDB Street Bob is as pure a cruiser bike as one can get. Ever since it was introduced to the market, the bike has been the personification of an attitude-laden motorcycle that has redefined the way custom bikes are looked at.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

1,585cc, Vee-twin engine, Air-cooled

Power

-

Torque

124Nm @ 3,250rpm 

Acceleration: 0-60kmph

4.1sec

Braking: 60-0kmph

15.72m (1.64sec)

Roll on: (50-90km/h)

4th Gear  – 8.01sec

5th Gear – 9.33sec

Fuel Efficiency

24.25kmpl (City-21kmpl / Highway- 34kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 10.1 lakh

 

  

 

Yamaha Ray

 

 

Scooters:

Yamaha Ray:


The Yamaha Ray is a gearless scooter powered by a 113cc petrol engine. Targeted at women two-wheeler riders, the Ray offers features such as a comfortable seating position with easy leg reach, and extremely easy to use centre and side stands. The Yamaha Ray competes against the likes of Honda Activa.

 


Engine

113cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC

Power

7.1PS @ 7,500rpm

Torque

8.1Nm @ 5,000rpm

10.89sec

Fuel Efficiency

51.6kmpl (City-47kmpl / Highway-65.5kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 46,000

 

 

 

 

Vespa LX125

 

 

Vespa LX125:

If you have the money to splurge on a scooter there is nothing that should stop one from going for this icon of the modern era. The Vespa scooter is not your average commuter but carries with it legacy of generations gone by.

 


Engine

125cc, 4-stroke, 3-valve, single-cylinder, OHC

Power

10.06PS @ 7500rpm

Torque

10.6Nm @ 6000rpm

0-60km/h

8.10sec

Fuel Efficiency

47kmpl (City-39.8kmpl / Highway-54.2kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 68,257

 

 

 

 

Hero Maestro

 

 

 Hero Maestro:

The Maestro is Hero MotoCorps second scooter and they have made sure they get it right. And they have for the better part of it. Good looks, a fuel efficient engine and some very comfortable ergonomics make the Maestro a very good choice amongst its contemporaries.



Engine

109cc, Air-cooled, single-cylinder OHC

Power

8.2PS @ 7500rpm

Torque

9.10Nm @ 5500rpm

9.19sec

Fuel Efficiency

44kmpl

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 56,891

 

 

 

 

Honda Dio

 

 

Honda Dio:

Aimed at youngsters, the Honda Dio is a funkier and sportier scooter offering from Honda with a lot of affordability.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

109CC, Air-cooled, SOHC

Power

8PS @ 7,500rpm

Torque

8.66Nm @ 5,500rpm

0-60km/h

9.95sec

Fuel Efficiency

48kmpl (City-43.5kmpl / Highway-60kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 42,362

 

 

 

Suzuki Swish

 

 

Suzuki Swish:

After a successful stint in the Indian scooter segment with the Access 125, Suzuki has now brought a more young and appealing scooter offering in the form of the new Swish 125 scooter to appeal the young generation who find the Access a little too bland for their liking. The Swish's dual-tone colour scheme and aggressive design lines translates into an upmarket and stylish product in the scooter space.

 


Technical Specifications

Engine

124cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC

Power

8.7PS @ 7000rpm

Torque

9.8Nm @ 5000rpm

0-60km/h

7.70sec

Fuel Efficiency

38kmpl (City-35kmpl / Highway-47kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 46,257

 

 

To vote for your favourite bike of the year, click here: 2012 ZigWheels Readers' Choice Award Poll

 

To read about our car nominees, click here:  2012 ZigWheels Readers' Choice Award : Car Nominees

 

 

 


 

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