New Bikes at NADA Auto Show 2018

It has been consistent with the legacy of past two decades, the 13th edition of Nepal’s premier automobile exhibition NADA Auto Show 2018 kicked in on September 11 and lasted till September 16th at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall, Kathmandu. It was sponsored by SERVO World Class Lubricants and organized jointly by NADA Automobiles Association of Nepal and Global Exposition & Management Services.

NADA Auto Show is aimed towards publishing and promoting the modern and technological advancements in the Automobile sector in Nepal. The show portrays consistent effort to create massive awareness about importance of mobility, usefulness of automobile, safety driving, traffic rules and road safety among the general public for their own safety. There hasn’t been much towards the auto shows in Nepal, and NADA Auto Show has been providing the Nepali consumers with the appropriate information regarding the new products in 2-wheeler, 4-wheelers and even the parts for the vehicles.

There has been separate section for the 2-wheeler, 4-wheeler and auto parts for the ease of the visitors. 71 exhibitors comprising importers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers are accommodated in around 135 small and big stalls and blocks. The show showcases 19 brands from 4-wheeler and 20 brands from 2-wheeler section and also has stalls for spare parts, tires, lubricants, garage equipment, battery and other auto accessories.

Bikes at NADA Auto Show 2018

NADA Auto Show 2018

Pic: NADA

Here in Nepal, its all about 2-wheelers. We have a very poor government but very rich individuals. The motorcycles arriving lately in Nepal has all been targeting the youths. The racing DNA, the classy looks, the aggressive power and the roaring visuals has all been inviting the younger generation to buy them. Some of such comfy yet powerful vehicle was unveiled in NADA Auto Show 2018 with brands debuting in Nepal as well. Some of such brands are listed below.

1. Honda X-Blade

NADA Auto Show 2018

After being launched in India, X-Blade from Honda has finally hit the Nepali market. The visuals of the bike are similar to its elder sibling the Hornet with a lot of cosmetics changes that makes the bike looks more aggressive. The X-Blade is now available at Rs. 2,85,900 in Nepal.

The X-Blade houses a sharp design, muscular fuel tank, a transformer inspired headlamp, taller fly screen underbelly cowl and dual outlet muffler. Some quick specs of the bike are given below:

Honda X-Blade Specs

Engine 167.2cc
No. of Cylinder 1
Max Power 13.93 bhp @8500rpm
Max Torque 13.9 Nm @6000rpm
Fuel Delivery Carburetor
Cooling System Air cooled
Fuel Tank Capacity 12L
Mileage 45 Kmpl
Wheel Size 17-inches
Front Tire 80/100-17 – Tubeless
Rear Tire 130/70-17 – Tubeless
Front Brake Disc-276mm
Rear Brake Drum-130mm

 2. Yamaha Ray ZR Street Rally

NADA Auto Show 2018

Yamaha presented the all new Ray ZR street Rally version on NADA Auto Show 2018. The scooter gets overall cosmetic update that make it look more aggressive than the standard Ray ZR. The scooter can be purchased at Rs. 2,03,900 in Nepal.

It gets a sharp design as it gets a bold visor with a smoky finish and the stylish SR emblem and along with that it also gets the knuckle guard making the scooter more street look. It also houses a digital console, edgy mirror and slip seats, an aggressive tail lamp, and the rally like graphics.

The scooter comes in two color schemes: Rally Red and the iconic Yamaha Racing Blue. Some of the specs of the scooter are given below.

Yamaha Ray ZR Street Rally Specs

Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, SOHC, 113cc
No. of Cylinder 1
Max Power 7.2 PS @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 8.1 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Fuel Delivery Carburetor
Cooling System Air cooled
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.2L
Mileage 66 Kmpl
Wheel Size 10-inches
Front Tire 90/100-10 – Tubeless
Rear Tire 90/100-10 – Tubeless
Front Brake Disc-170mm
Rear Brake Drum

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3. Yamaha R15 V3

NADA Auto Show 2018

The newest of the R series, Yamaha R15 V3 has been unveiled in Nepalese market by the MAW Enterprise, the authorized distributor of Yamaha bikes in Nepal. The price has been fixed at Rs. 4,17,000. The entry level R15 had done something that certainly changed the perspective towards sports bikes in the auto market of Nepal.

The R15 gets all new avatar with more aggressive looks than ever before. The designs are inspired from the elder R-siblings from the family. It gets dual LED headlamps and LED DRLS. Air intake like design in the center makes the design clean and appealing, the body too looks muscular.

The bike has been presented in such racy feel that you will always be in aggressive mode and a 150cc engine would definitely make you feel as if it is some higher cc engine. Some of the specs are given below.

Yamaha R15 V3 Specs

Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, SOHC, 155cc
No. of Cylinder 1
Max Power 19.3 PS @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque 15 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Fuel Tank Capacity 11L
Mileage 48.75 Kmpl
Wheel Size 17-inches
Front Tire 100/80-17 – Tubeless
Rear Tire 140/70-17 – Tubeless
Front Brake Disc-282mm
Rear Brake Disc-220mm

4. TVS Apache RR 310

NADA Auto Show 2018

TVS launched its latest 300cc category bike, Apache RR 310 by Jagdamba Motors Pvt. Ltd, the official distributor of TVS bike for Nepal. It is the first motorcycle after TVS Motors aligned with BMW Motorrad. The RR 310 can be purchased in Nepal at Rs. 7,79,000.

The looks of the Apache RR 310 are completely different from what it has been designing till now. It has got all sporty design, giving a racing category looks. It has dual LED projector lamps with LED DRLS, tall windscreen, and racing strips placing it on the list with the likes of other high-end sports bike. Some of the specs are listed below.

TVS Apache RR 310 Specs

Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, Reverse Inclined DOHC, SI Engine, 312.2cc
No. of Cylinder 1
Max Power 34 PS @ 9700 rpm
Max Torque 27.3 Nm @ 7700 rpm
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Fuel Tank Capacity 11L
Mileage 31 Kmpl
Wheel Size 17-inches
Front Tire 110/70-17 – Tubeless
Rear Tire 150/60-17 – Tubeless
Front Brake Disc-300mm
Rear Brake Disc-240mm

5. SWM Motorcycles

NADA Auto Show 2018

Along all these pre-established motorcycles brands in Nepal, there is a company SWM, an Italy based motorcycle brand, which debuted in the Nepali market through NADA Auto Show 2018 in Nepal. The SWM brand has been through its official distributor Gyan Earthmovers Pvt. Ltd. The company is planning to launch not 1 but 3 new bikes in nepali market.

SWM is an Italian bike company founded in 1971 but production ceased in 1984. SWM officially announced the returning of bran later in 2014. The bikes look stunning. The company is bringing the bike in three different segments, Superdual-T being tourer, Silver Vase being classy looking scrambler bike and RS 300 R being a mid-size adventure bike. The specs of the bike are discussed below. 

SWM Motorcycles Specs of different model

Super Dual-T Specs
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single cylinder four-stroke, 600cc
No. of Cylinder 1
Max Power 57.10 bhp
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Fuel Tank Capacity 18L
Wheel Size 19-inches front and 17-inches back
Front Tire 110/80-19 – Tubeless
Rear Tire 140/80-17 – Tubeless
Front Brake Disc-300mm
Rear Brake Disc-220mm
Price NPR. 23,00,000
 Silver Vase Specs
Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 445.3cc
No. of Cylinder 1
Max Power 29.50 HP @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque 33 NM @ 5500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Cooling System Air+Liquid cooled
Fuel Tank Capacity 23.5L
Wheel Size 19-inches front and 17-inches back
Front Tire 100/90-19 – Tubeless
Rear Tire 150/60-17 – Tubeless
Front Brake Disc-260mm
Rear Brake Disc-220mm
Price NPR. 14,50,000

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RS 300 R Specs
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single cylinder four-stroke, 297.6cc
No. of Cylinder 1
Max Power N/A
Max Torque N/A
Fuel Delivery Mikuni D42 EFI
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.2L
Wheel Size 21-inches front and 18-inches back
Front Tire 9/90-21
Rear Tire 120/80-18
Front Brake Disc-260mm
Rear Brake Disc-240mm
Price NPR. 16,00,000

 Conclusion on NADA Auto Show 2018

This does not conclude the NADA Auto Show 2018 here, there were many other newer versions of the motorcycles at the display on the show. These bikes are the highlight of the show, specially the SWM brand that debuted in the Nepali market. The NADA Auto Show has been displaying the international brands in Nepal from almost 2 decades now. The Nepali consumers are attracted towards the show as the 2—wheelers are the primary means of transportation in Nepal. People seem to be attracted towards the awesome looking bikes and the newer addition to the motorcycle section will be very popular. Hoping for the better market share in Nepal, all those brands must have to be optimistic and provide pretty good services.

Author: Rabindra Ghemosu

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