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Underperforming products from Honda to bid farewell after April 2020

Just yesterday, Honda launched the much-awaited Activa 6G with the upgraded engine which meets BS6 emission norms. Being India’s largest selling scooter, people were waiting for it to get the much-needed upgrade. The fuel-injected Activa 6G now commands Rs 7,500 premium over the BS4 version.

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To meet the stringent emission norms both Honda Navi and Cliq would require the inclusion of fuel injection technology. This would shoot their price and render them overpriced for what these little scooters offer. These products were sort of an experiment done by the Japanese giant. However, the experiment was not successful as Honda couldn’t move them out of the showrooms. Hence, the company has decided not to invest in them any more.

Also Read: Honda Activa 6G BS6 launched from Rs 63,912

Both the Navi and Cliq are powered by the same Honda Activa 110cc powertrain. Sales number have fallen to disgraceful levels hence there is no point in updating the duo. The Cliq is priced at Rs 47,000 whereas for Navi one has to shell out Rs 49,000. Both these prices are ex-showroom, India.

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We expect Honda to discontinue more products which doesn’t sell much. One such motorcycle that fits the description is mighty Honda CBR 250R sports tourer. Launched in 2011, the quarter-litre sportsbike refuses to leave the Honda showrooms. In November Honda sold ZERO units of CBR 250R in the Indian market. The reason being bike being ancient now. Other offerings like Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and RC200 are taking away the customers meant for the CBR.

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