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There is no clear information about which Honda's new motorcycle will be, but according to the report, it may be a bike based on the Rebel 300. (File photo)
- According to the reports, it could be a modified version of the Honda Rebel 300 which is being sold overseas.
- In the festive season, the company will launch the CB500 range, which includes the CB500R, CB500F and CB500X.
It is no secret that Honda is developing a motorcycle to challenge Royal Enfield. But now Royal Enfield is going to have difficulties because Honda is preparing to launch its new bike later this month. There is no clear information about what and how Honda's new motorcycle will be like, but the Japanese manufacturer has teased that they will launch the new motorcycle in India on September 30.
Honda released teaser image on social media
Honda Rebel 300 may be based on
According to reports, the company will design it exclusively for the Indian market. It will be interesting to see if the bike is based on an all-new platform or it will be a modified version of the Honda Rebel 300, which is being sold overseas. The company took a similar approach with the recently launched Honda Hornet 2.0, which is based on the international Honda CB190R, making significant changes to the Indian market.
The new bike will be launched with an affordable price
This new bike will be excluded from the Honda Big Wing dealer network. The Big Wing network is designed for premium products and this new bike will be the cheapest motorcycle. Honda announced in November 2019 that it planned to aggressively expand the Big Wing network to 75 cities across India.
CB500 range will be launched around Diwali
- Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has been eyeing the market for small to medium capacity performance motorcycles for some time. The brand first entered that market space with the Honda CBR250R, and later with the CB300R, both of which are now discontinued. The Japanese manufacturer is now planning to introduce the 500 cc motorcycle in the Indian market soon.
- According to reports, Honda is planning to launch the CB500 range in India, which includes three motorcycles – CB500R, CB500F and CB500X. Sales of one of these are expected to begin around Diwali, and the rest will probably hit the market later. All will have a 471 cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine, which will generate peak power of 47 PS and peak torque of 45 Nm. Their Delhi ex-showroom price will be from 4.5 lakh to 5.5 lakh rupees.