Honda Activa 125, CBR500R, CBR 650R, CX-01, PCX125 at Auto Expo
Honda Motorcycles & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd has announced new range of motorcycles and sports bikes at the 2014 Auto Expo. Activa 125, CBR500R, CBR 650F, PCX125 and CX-01 Concept have been revealed while the two wheeler majors have also announced a new plant coming up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat wherein they will be investing an amount of INR 1,100 crores.
Honda CBR650F slated enter production soon was revealed at the Auto Expo. The new CBR 650F will be assembled in India and once launched will compete against Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Triumph Street Triple.
Honda CBR650F basking in the limelight at the Auto Expo, was noted to sport a 649cc in-line four cylinder 16V DOHC engine offering 85.8 hp at 11000 rpm and 63 Nm torque at 8000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox while according to EU tests, the CRB 650 F weighs 208 kgs and offers mileage of 21 kmpl. It receives a well balanced high quality chassis and standard fit ABS which make it ideal for both touring and sports riding activities.
Speaking about the PCX125 scooter, it is a modern looking scooter, something which has not yet been successful in the Indian two wheeler industry. It’s 125 cc engine delivers 11 hp and 11 Nm torque. Honda PSCX125 is 1917 mm long, 738 mm wide and 1094 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 1305 mm.
The Honda Activa 125 comes with a new 125 cc engine which is much more responsive and efficient as compared to the Activa. With metal body, the new Activa 125 is designed for the younger generation of office goers. It features a more matured look, as compared to a cooler look. Design changes you will notice in the Activa 125 are new taillight, headlight, indicators are clear, alloys are new, and so is the instrument cluster.
The CX-01 is a concept motorcycle made by Honda Design. Not much was revealed about this bike. But looking at this bike, you can see that it has been designed for daily commute, as well as long weekend rides. The bike looks powerful, and might get a 250 cc engine.
Honda CBR500R made it’s India debut at the Delhi Auto Expo. It was unveiled back in November 2013. With new range of motorcycles in the 500 cc segment now on offer in India, Honda surely will be very much tempted to launch this new sports bike in the country.
Apart from this, in order to reduce waiting period and serve customers on time, HMSI has announced a new plant in Gujarat, which will have capacity of 1.2 million units per annum and will provide 3000 new jobs. With this additional plant HMSI will have installed capacity of 5.8 million units per annum in India.