Honda has once again disappointed the Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. The company won’t launch the recently unveiled CBR250RR in the Indian market.
This news was confirmed by YS Guleria, senior VP, HMSI during the inauguration of Honda’s 100th best deal outlet in Mumbai. The main reason not to launch the CBR250RR in India is due to Honda’s focus on expanding its presence in the mass market segment – scooters and motorcycles. And part of this plan is to upgrade its entire range to meet BS-IV emission norms. The Hornet 160R was the first Honda bike to be equipped with the BS-IV engine late last year.
As part of Honda’s plan, it will update 14 products to meet this emission norm that’ll come in effect on April 1, 2017. So in short, launching bikes in the premium category like the CBR250RR or the CBR300R is not Honda’s priority as it doesn’t get them volumes. The Japanese manufacturer believes that instead of putting effort on introducing such bikes in the Indian market, it would rather use the same effort and time in launching a product that will get them volumes.
So if you’re one of those who are looking for some action in Honda’s quarter-litre segment, well, expect more paint schemes and decals on the slow selling CBR250R, and nothing more.
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