Honda CBR300R and CBR500R ruled out for India reports that, according to Y.S. Guleria, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Honda Motorcycle Scooter India (HMSI), the Honda CBR300R and Honda CBR500R are not being considered for India. This means, Honda has no immediate plans to plug the gap between the CBR250R and CBR650F.

It’s surprising that the Japanese auto giant has chosen to remain indifferent to the displacement category which is projected to have bright prospects in India in the coming year. With an eclectic mix of products launched or lined up in the segment such as the Yamaha R3, Mahindra Mojo 300, Royal Enfield Himalayan (410 cc), TVS-BMW’s K3 (250-300 cc), etc., Honda is likely to miss out of the impending surge.

2015 Honda CBR250R
The CBR250R facelift with cosmetic updates will soldier on in the quarter litre segment.

At the recently held RevFest, Honda introduced the locally assembled CBR650F and facelifted CBR250R. The updated quarter litre sportsbike received only cosmetic updates. The Honda CBR500R was showcased at the Auto Expo in 2014 but as it turns out, things aren’t moving forward.

HMSI’s current product pipe line has the updated CBR150R, CBR250R, CB Hornet 160R and a new 125 cc motorcycle. HMSI has been registering impressive growth in the automatic scooter, entry level commuter and executive commuter segments with its Dream series, Activa family and CB Shine 125. It seems the company is focusing on consolidating leadership in volume oriented segments rather than venturing into new ones.

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