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Mumbai Edition of Tour De India 2013 flagged off


Tour De India, the first and largest International Cycling event got off to a flying start from Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. This two wheeler event that promotes cycling as a sport and a healthy and sporty alternative has the Honda CBR 250R Repsol Limited Edition as its official bike.

To be held across three cities in India, Tour De India will be organized in Jaipur and Delhi on December 17th and 22nd respectively. The inaugural event in Mumbai saw Honda CBR 250 R lead a total of 3000 cyclists in Mumbai across a 10 lap race at Bandra Kurla Complex while over 8000 spectators were a part of this event.

Mumbai Edition of Tour De India 2013 flagged off (1)Brand Ambassador John Abraham along with Cycling Federation of India’s Secretary General Onkar Singh and other celebrities and dignitaries were in the spot light, while participants cycled from Bandra Kurla Complex to Sea Link and back. There were also some participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Europe who were seen competing in the event while prize money for International Elite cycling race was 19,000USD. Honda CBR 250R Repsol Edition is the reward for the overall winner.

Honda CBR 250R Repsol Edition displays class leading safety updates in the form of advanced Combined Anti-lock Braking System – a World first in 250cc motorcycle segment. The bike, though limited in edition, has found favor with the youth and urban affluent biking aficionados in the country. Honda CBR 250R  is priced at INR 1.56 lakhs ex showroom for the red and black model while C-ABS models are priced at INR 1.85 lakhs. The Repsol Edition is priced at INR 1.92 lakhs, a premium of INR 7,000 over the C-ABS model.

“In 2013, Honda’s Repsol team won the Triple Crown victory at the world’s most competitive Moto GP Championship. Carrying forward this challenging spirit, the Repsol edition of Honda CBR 250R – India’s favorite and Most Awarded sports bike is the perfect partner to lead Tour De India 2013. Honda wishes all the best to the participants and may the best win,” said Mr. Yadvinder S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • JAM

    Are you nuts? Were you even at the event? Who said the cyclists enjoyed the event? It was the most pathetically managed event with cyclists having to ride in between vehicular traffic!!! Children got lost and were untracaeable for few hours!!! Do your research before plugging an event… Everything is not money…

    • NabanitaSR

      From what you are saying, clearly we did not hear about this bit. Will look into it. In fact, cycles were organised for media separately, and this confusion totally missed.

  • d

    Have you simply copy-pasted the press handout from the organisers without bothering to find out what actually happened.

    People who were renting bicyles and had already registered and
    paid for them beforehand were made to wait for 2 hours, From 5-7 am,
    without any co-ordination amongst the staff to begin letting out the
    cycles. At 7, they just let everyone through the barricades to pick out
    the bicycles, regardless of whether you had registered for them or not.
    This resulted in a situation where a lot of genuine people who had
    registered for cycles beforehand being left ampty handed. To make it
    worse all the other races were delayed as a result. A lot of poeple took
    the cycles and went home, leaving the organisers in a lurch.

    • NabanitaSR

      From what you are saying, clearly we did not hear about this bit. Will look into it. In fact, cycles were organised for media separately.