Honda says some middleweight bikes are going to produce for India.
At the unveiling of the Africa Twin Adventure Sport 2020. Honda Motorcycle. Scooter India affirmed their pledge to increase their line-up of large-capacity motorcycles.
The Big Launch:
With the launch of Big Wing dealerships across the country and the release of a wide range of products. Ranging from the Honda CB300R to the Goldwing cruiser. So, the Japanese major has steadily increased its footprint in luxury motorcycle space.
Honda has been importing and exporting motorcycles so far via the CBU route (CBR1000RR Fireblade, CB1000R, Goldwing and Forza). The CKD route (CB300R, CBR650R, and Africa Twin). But the company is now preparing to produce a few major bikes using parts of local origin.
Unlike CKD and CBU motorcycles which attract significant taxes. Motorcycles made locally would cost significantly less money. Today, Honda hasn’t specifically stated which big bike is going to be manufactured entirely in India. The only hints we have is they are going to be middleweights.
That’s a broad spectrum and anything from 450-650cc bikes categorize as middleweights today. That said, Honda has a full line-up of 500cc for an offer in international markets-the CB500X, CMX500 Rebel, CBR500R and CB500F.
We care it would consider filling the gap between the CB300R and the CBR650R by selling the 500cc motorcycles in India. What’s going to make sense. In this case, it is for Honda to build these bikes using components of local origin. They don’t think of a tiny amount of localization anymore.
Yes, Honda is eventually considering reaching 100% localization. And everything from the chassis, wheels, tires, suspension, engine, etc. It will be made from Indian vendors ‘ components. It would allow Honda the ability to very competitively priced these bikes. Which is crucial in a price-sensitive market such as ours.
This will also make a lot of sense for Honda to also manufacture the CB300R locally in India. A much more powerful and better-equipped motorcycle. The naked motorcycle has done reasonably well. Given its price sitting smack in the territories of the KTM 390 Duke.