Here’s a look at what Honda has offered us a look at as part of its Auto Expo 2014 endeavour.
We’ve just been told that the CBR250R will be produced in India by 2015. Honda dealerships will be equipped with riding trainers to help new riders.
CEO of Honda Motors Takanobu Ito on stage. The company’s current capacity is 4.6 million units in India. Honda is going to establish its fourth factory for production in India. It will be located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Operations will commence in second half of 2015-16. The new facility will bump up the capacity to 5.2 million units.
The first product to be unveiled is the new 125cc Activa. Honda has patented a new technology that it has used on the scooter which increases its fuel efficiency considerably. The scooter now comes with combi-brake system with optional disc brakes, viscous air filters, alloy wheels, and crowned headlights. The new 125cc Honda Activa will be launched in Q1 of 2015.
In another exciting bit of news, Honda has said that the second model that it has lined up for the Indian market is the new CBR 650F. The mid-range sportsbike has been given an all new DOHC 4-cylinder 6 gearbox engine. The CBR650F will use PGM-FI electronic fuel injection technology. The powerplant will be tuned up for high torque in the low to mid-range rpm. The CBR650F has a peak power of 64kW at 11,000rpm and 63Nm torque at 8,000rpm.
The Japanese manufacturer’s Auto Expo 2014 roster includes the 2014 editions of the CB Trigger, Dream Yuga, and CBR Fireblade. The 2014 Fireblade has been retuned for sporty performance and now sports Ohlins suspensions and Brembo calipers in front. Honda’s Dream Yuga has been reintroduced in four dual-tone paint options- Majestic Gray, Sports Black, Vibrant Blue, and Sports Red. The CB Trigger is now available in Peral sunbeam white.
Honda is also showcasing their 2013 Moto GP bike- the RC213V, entry-level sportsbike CBR500R, Goldwing, and Europe’s best-selling scooter PCX125.