Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has increased prices of Dio, Unicorn and Activa 125 today
BS6 Honda Unicorn price now stands revised by 955 bucks. BS6 Honda Unicorn is a single variant offering available at at a price of Rs. 94,548 (ex-sh, Delhi). The price hike is a systemic one and doesn’t entail any tech or cosmetic revision. BS6 Honda Unicorn was launched in February 2020 for a price of Rs 93,593. This was a price hike of about 13k over the BS4 model, and the biggest development was its engine update. Within 6 months, an engine update and necessary tweaks has warranted a price hike of almost 15k.
While price revisions are a regular activity, carried out 1-2 times a year, the current price revision has been a more or less silent one. Price revision can be attributed to input cost revisions, economic reasons, and ever-changing market conditions. Since all vehicles were required to be BS6 complaint by March 31, 2020, all revised launches already attracted a price increase in the last few months.
BS6 Honda Unicorn 160 features a 162.7 cc single-cal, FI engine with Honda Eco Technology (HET). It returns power of 12.73 bhp at 7,500 rpm, and peak torque of 14 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The two-wheeler is optimised for efficiency. Available with single channel ABS, Unicorn is available in Imperial Red Metallic, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, and Pearl Igneous Black.
Honda Activa 125 BS6
Honda Activa range is the brand’s biggest success story. Activa 125 BS6 was the first scooter to be made compliant well within time. Following a price hike in April 2020, the brand has introduced a second price update in quick succession. This time by 955 bucks. Revised price is now listed as 955 Rs 68,997 for Activa 125 dry variant, Rs 72,497 for drum-alloy variant, and Rs 75,997 for front disc variants.
Honda Activa 125 features a single-cyl, FI engine that returns 8.29 hp of power and 10.3Nm torque. features include start-stop tech, side-stand inhibitor, engine kill-switch, and Honda Eco tech.
Honda Dio BS6
Launched back in Feb 2020, Honda Dio BS6 is powered by the same engine as the new Activa 6G. At the time of launch, BS6 Dio was priced Rs 59,990 for the base variant and Rs 63,340 for the DLX variant. Compared to BS4 prices, this was a hike of up to Rs 7,100. Now, after two price hikes, latest price of Dio BS6 is Rs 61,497 for the base variant and Rs 64,847 for the DLX variant.
Alongwith Unicorn, Dio and Activa 125, HMSI has revised its price list for Activa 6G. Last month, new buyers could avail of 50 percent EMI for first three months, and 95 percent of loan amount through specially crafted finance offers for Activa 6G and Shine. Over and above the convenience of easy to access finance, buyers can complete an order online without having to go to a store.
HMSI Sales July 2020
For July 2020, the company has reported decline in both retail, and wholesale numbers. FADA reports retails numbers at 2,01,432 units, down 25.51 percent from 3,56,823 units in July 2019. Current market share is reported at 23.03 percent. Wholesales are reported at 3,21,583 units, down 29.33 percent from 4,55,036 units in July 2019. Volume loss stood at a whopping 1,33,453 units. While volume loss is significant, no other manufacturer is in a position to gain on Honda’s loss, and HMSI remains comfortably seated as the second biggest two-wheeler manufacturer by sales volume.