Honda Motorcycles set for two more launches on August 4th – Report

Posted on: Jul 13, 2015 - 1:55pm IST

The ‘Honda Revfest’ takes place across 8 cities.

While bookings for the upcoming Honda CBR650F have already begun and the launch set for August 4th, IndianCarsBikes has received confirmation from Mr. Y. S. Guleria,┬áSenior Vice President – Sales and Marketing of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI), that two more models will launch on the day.

2014 Honda CBR 650F
With 2 more launches aside from the Honda CBR650F (pictured) being reported, it is anybody’s guess as to what segments these launches will be in.

The day has already been marked as the ‘Honda Revfest’ and will take place across the country in 8 cities altogether. The day is also the stage for two more launches, according to the report.

While HMSI has packed the commuter segment with both affordable and premium offerings in the form of the Dream series and the recently launched Honda Livo, its presence in higher segments is relatively frail. With the CB Unicorn 160 and the CBR150 doing duty in the premium segments, HMSI’s presence in the competitive >125cc segment is meek. These two bikes, says the report, could very well be positioned in this segment.

Honda CBR650F instrument cluster at Auto Expo 2014
At 2 units being set for assembly each day and only one body colour available initially, HMSI is testing waters with the Honda CBR650F.

Also Read: Honda Unicorn 160 vs Rivals – Spec sheet comparo

As for the CBR650F, it had made its Indian debut at the 2014 Auto Expo and will go head to head against the Kawasaki Ninja 650. It gets a 649cc four-cylinder engine which makes 87 PS at 11,000 rpm and produces peak torque of 63 Nm at 8,000 rpm.

With just 5 percent of localisation, the assembled bike is expected to be priced between INR 5 lakhs and INR 6 lakhs.

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