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2016 Honda CBR150R will not be launched in India

 
2016 Honda CBR150R

Along with the new Honda CBR150R, new Honda CBR250R will also not be getting launched in India.

Launched in Indonesia earlier this month, the new 2016 Honda CBR150R had created quite a buzz among fans in India who were hoping for the bike to be launched in India. But, sadly for those of us who had high hopes have will now have to live with the fact that the CBR150R is not coming to India. Along with the CBR150R, the CBR250R facelift is also not going to be launched in India.

In an interview with BikeAdvice, Mr YS Guleria, Senior Vice President, Honda India revealed that India will not get facelifted CBR150R, CBR250R and the new CBR300R.

New Honda CBR150R Indonesia Live Photo (11)

New Honda CBR150R for Indonesia

He also added that there are no plans of any new bike getting launched in India from Honda in the sub 500 cc segment, thereby quashing the launch of Honda CBR500R as well.

Honda India is focusing on the entry level segment where there is more demand and thereby more growth numbers. This will help the company achieve their long term goal of replacing Hero MotoCorp as the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in the world.

honda cbr250rr production

Honda CBR250RR Concept which will replace the Honda CBR250R in global markets.

HMSI introduced Honda CBR250R in India in back March 2011 while Honda CBR150R was launched in 2012. Ever since their launch, apart from getting subtle facelifts in the form of new decals or stickers, there has been no upgrades. While in the international markets, these two bikes have received thorough upgrades in the form of refreshed styling, improved engine performance, new lighter chassis which has helped in improving riding dynamics and much more.

New Honda CBR150R – Photos

images via Iwanbanaran.com

 

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  • Arnold Seva

    Well Done Honda …For showering us Indians with your love !!!

  • Johnn Galt

    Thank you Honda for such a brazen display of love for India 🙂

  • Comment Karne Wala

    Good, keep pasting those stickers Honda.

  • Arya Evilyo

    The best thing for indians is to not buy any model bikes from honda… Honda is doing such a great job for indians.. We should also give some pay back…

  • Arya Evilyo

    What a thinking honda hats off… Indians should not get any new models of cbr 150r… Great…

  • karthik

    When it will release in India. Am waiting for it.