While enthusiasts are excited for the Auto Expo 2023 arriving a year late due to Covid restrictions, some manufacturers don't seem to share the enthusiasm. In fact, several of the major manufacturers of passenger cars and two-wheelers have opted out of the upcoming car show in Greater Noida, UP. Here are 6 major two-wheeler brands that have bowed out of the Auto Expo 2023 this year.
Hero MotoCorp, a commuter motorcycle maker best known for selling popular two-wheelers like the Hero Splendor+ motorcycle and Destiny 125 XTEC scooter, will not be participating in the latest Auto Expo 2023.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI):
Honda is another major two-wheeler manufacturer that has refused to participate in the show. They currently sell highly successful products such as the Activa scooter and the Shine commuter motorcycle.
TVS is also said to have turned its back on the Auto Expo in 2023. The company is known for selling popular two-wheelers like the Apache RTR, RR 310 and Jupiter 125 scooters.
Bajaj Auto has recently launched many new motorcycles like the CT 110X, Pulsar P150, N160 and the new Pulsar 250 range. However, reports indicate that the manufacturer has withdrawn from Auto Expo 2023.
RE is another brand that has been busy with several releases in 2022. From the Hunter 350 and Scram 411 to the debut of its new flagship, the Super meteor 650, the company has had its fair share of action and has opted out of the expo.
One of the charms of the Auto Expo 2023 is that people get to see expensive and exotic motorcycles in the flesh. However, Harley-Davidson will unfortunately not be showing any of its bikes at this year's show. This means that enthusiasts hoping to see the recently released Sportster S and Pan-America 1250 ADV are in for a disappointment.
The grim response to the Auto Expo 2023 is a concern as the platform's appeal and dynamism come into question. According to October 2022 report, industry bodies and Auto Expo organizers SIAM and CII have been in talks with several manufacturers that did not attend to persuade them to participate. However, no positive development has been reported since then.