Honda To Locally Manufacturer Its CBR 650F In India

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Honda Motorcycle and Scooters Pvt. Ltd. has a strong presence in the Indian market. They have achieved this feat with a remarkable product portfolio, which consists of class leading scooter and motorcycles. At the recent 2014 Auto Show, which was held in New Delhi the Japanese manufacturer showcased several new and upcoming products.

The Japanese manufacturer had promised to launch new scooters and motorcycles in the coming year, 2015. Honda was talking about their CBR 650F and were serious about plans to bring it to Indian shores in the following year.

India has a new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who wishes to take the country to another dimension. He has announced at several occasions his idea to make more manufacturers produce vehicles in India.

Honda now state that they will manufacturer its super sport motorcycle right here in India. This is good news for every motorbike enthusiast in the country. Most manufacturers do not manufacture their bigger bikes in India, they directly import it, which attract loads of taxes and duties.

The Japanese manufacturer could price its CBR 650F aggressively since it will be made in India and won't attract most taxes and duties. They have not confirmed where this super sport motorcycle will be built in India. This will be a great opportunity for India's skilled workers to prove we too can built International quality with Honda.

Honda's CBR 650F sports a 649cc liquid cooled inline-four DOHC engine. It is capable of producing 63 Nm of peak torque, along with 85.82 horsepower. The engineers will provide their super sport motorcycle with a PGM-FI electronic fuel injection system, which helps in achieving fuel consumption figures of 21 kpl.

The Japanese manufacturer has not confirmed the pricing of its CBR 650F. It will face competition from Kawasaki Ninja 650, Triump's Street Triple, Hyosung GT 650R and soon to be launched Benelli products. The advantage Honda has is their product will sport a more desirable inline-four mill.

Story first published: Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9:03 [IST]
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