Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India is planning for a new motorcycle, that will have a 300-400cc displacement capacity according to a report on Car and Bike. The motorcycle will be a distinct product for the brand's global lineup. The new motorcycle will be powered by an engine between 300-400cc and would compete with likes of Royal Enfield motorcycles. According to the report, the new motorcycle will be manufactured in India as it will help in keeping costs low. It is expected that the company is planning to introduce this new product by 2020 and that the motorcycle is currently under development.Honda Motorcycles and Scooters is aiming to become number one two-wheeler brand in the world by 2020 and has opened its fourth assembly line at Narsapura plant, which has added .6 million units to its total production capacity per annum. The new production plant in Karnataka is now Honda's biggest plant worldwide with a 2.4-million-unit annual production capacity. The company's production capacity from four plants has been increased from 5.8 million to 6.4 million units in the financial year 2017-18. The manufacturer also aims to bring new products in India in the coming years, which will help them to cater to a wider customer base in the Indian domestic market.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters product strategy has so far been focused more on the commuter segment motorcycles. It had a quarter-litre option with the CBR 250 and other premium motorcycles with higher displacement engines above 650cc. The Indian motorcycle market is now more elaborate than before and has motorcycles with various displacement options – 250, 390, 500, 650, 800 and others. However, the 250-400cc segment is what is appreciated as the prices are not beyond reach and they deliver in terms of performance too.
Source-Car and Bike