Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India on Tuesday launched its first ‘Made in India’ sports bike, the Honda CBR 650F, priced at Rs 7.3 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
The premium bike will be available across 12 cities at the Wing World Honda dealership network. The CBR 650 F comes with various features like mono shock suspension, six speed transmission and engine cooling.
The company is manufacturing the CBR 650F in India. "The team at Honda has worked very hard to realise a dream of making a 16 valve in line, four cylinder motorcycle right here in India," HMSI President & CEO Keita Muramatsu said at the launch event.
The Japanese two-wheeler major has announced that it will launch 15 new two-wheelers in the Indian market in
2015 and has already launched 10 products.
At the launch event for the CBR 650F, the company also showcased its brand new
160cc bike CB Hornet 160R and updated versions of CBR 250R and CBR 150R models, which will make it to the market in the next few months.
The two-wheeler major also showcased a new 'mystery' motorcycle, which would be launched later this year. However, no details were shared.
HMSI senior vice-president (sales and marketing) YS Guleria said the models showcased at the event are going to drive "the next growth curve for Honda in India".
HMSI sold a total of 3,89,624 units in July. In the current
financial year, the company has sold over 14 lakh units — 5% growth over the same period last year.
In 2014-15, the company had sold 44.5 lakh two-wheelers in the country, recording 24% market share.