Honda India is gearing up for some serious attack in Indian Market with these upcoming Honda bikes in India 2019 – 2020
Though Honda is performing well in the commuter segment, they have always been a sloth when it came to performance bikes in India. However, as time changes, the mood of the top honchos also changes while observing the market. Indian two-wheeler market is turning mature day by day as more people are moving towards 150+ cc segment. We have a list of upcoming Honda bikes in India which will be launched in the country in 2019-20. Here we go…
First and foremost in the list of upcoming Honda bikes in India 2019 is beautiful little 150 cc Honda CB150R. The bike takes inspiration from Honda’s latest Neo Sports Cafe design language which is available in all other CB series of motorcycles from Honda. CB150R essentially looks mini CB300R.
As Yamaha is gearing up to launch its mini 150 cc naked sports bike. Honda must follow the steps and must launch CB150R in India to take on the empty segment which is currently ruled by KTM 125 Duke.
This little Honda is powered by a 150 cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC 4-valve engine. The engine is expected to pump out a respectable power figure of 20 bhp and 14 Nm of twisting force. The powerplant is mated to a sleek shifting 6-speed gearbox. The expected top speed of CB150R is 120 kmph. With a kerb weight of just 123 Kg, we can expect a 0 to 100 kmph timing of 13 seconds which is pretty good for a 150 cc motorcycle.
CB150R comes with full LED headlight. Everything is in place with the help of a diamond frame. Fat 41 mm USD forks take care of bumps at front and monoshock does the same at the rear. A 296 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear does the stopping while the front 17-inch rim is slapped with 110/60 section rubber and a 150/60 section tyre is at the rear.
The bike boasts a fully digital instrument cluster with a great deal of information including average and instantaneous fuel consumption. The fuel tank holds 8.5 Liters of fuel which is quite less but with a mileage of 40 kmpl, the little monster can easily go 340 Km in a tankful.
If Honda decides to launch this motorcycle in India, it should be priced in accordance with the Yamaha MT 15 motorcycle for aggressive competition. The expected price of CB150R is Rs 1.2 to Rs 1.3 Lakh ex-showroom in India.
Next in the list of upcoming Honda bikes in India is Honda CB300R. The company has decided to bring the retro-modern bike in India via CKD route and will try their best to price it under Rs 2.5 lakh mark (ex-showroom). CB300R will battle with KTM 390 Duke as it will the nearest in terms of price at Rs 2.44 lakh ex-showroom. KTM Duke 390 is the best value for money motorcycle one can buy in the country.
CB300R possess a unique style with round headlight packed with LED lights. The stance of Retro modern bike is like a street fighter while sitting position is upright with slight aggressiveness. The minimal design language makes bike ultralight with a weight of just 143 Kg. The large upswept exhaust is icing on the cake.
Neo Sports Cafe bike is powered by all new 286 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. The powerplant pumps out healthy 31 bhp power and 27.5 Nm torque. CB300R is expected to hit 100 kmph from Zero in under 7 seconds with a top speed of 140 kmph.
41 mm USD forks at the front and adjustable rear monoshock take care of suspension duties. CB300R has a 296 mm wave-type disc with a four-piston caliper at the front and 220 mm disc with a single-pot caliper at the rear. ABS is dual-channel and comes with IMU technology which distributes the brake force to both wheels accordingly. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels which are shod with 110/70 section tyre at the front and 150/60 section at the rear.
Honda CB300R will launch in India on 8th February 2019
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This middleweight motorcycle in the list of upcoming Honda bikes in India 2019 is called new CBR650R. After the discontinuation of CBR 650F, Honda will bring CBR 650R to the Indian shores. This middleweight sports bike is powered by a new 649 cc in-line four-cylinder, fuel-injected engine which belts out a maximum power of 95 bhp @12,000 rpm and a peak Torque of 64 Nm @8,500 rpm.
CBR 650R is equipped with dual LED headlight setup and weigh 9 Kg less than outgoing CBR 650F. This is resulting in a better power-to-weight ratio. New CBR has better aerodynamics resulting in higher top speed and better fuel efficiency.
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2019 Honda CBR 650R gets a larger console display which will provide the rider with all essential information. The steel diamond frame is now better in holding the bike together resulting in impressive handling on those curves. 310 mm dual discs shine at the front wheel while a 240 mm disc perform the task at the rear wheel. A dual-channel ABS will prevent wheels from locking under hard braking.
One of the major changes is that the CBR 650R is that it is equipped with Showa Upside Down (USD) front forks in comparison to the 650F’s conventional telescopic forks. The marginal increase in the overall length is seen due to longer swingarm whereas other values remain more or less similar to the CBR650F.
The price is expected to rise by Rs 60,000 for the 2019 CBR 650R. We expect the price of CBR 650R to be Rs 8 Lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. This price will undercut Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R by Rs 2.5 lakh. Where Kawasaki is full-fledged track machine and CBR 650R is more of a sports tourer. If in any case localization content is increased in this bike, then we can expect a lower price which is a far-fetched situation considering the fact that Honda India is bringing even the smaller capacity CB300R through the CKD route.
Most amazing motorcycle in the list of upcoming Honda bikes in India 2019 is new CB650R. The bike has Neo Sports Cafe looks making it stand apart. The Retro Modern design is taken from CB1000R which is the latest design language for Honda. The Japanese company will surely bring CB 650R in the Indian market as there are many middleweight motorcycles like Kawasaki Z650, Benelli TNT 600i, Suzuki GSX750 and many more.
This middleweight sports bike is powered by a new 649 cc in-line four-cylinder, fuel-injected engine which belts out a maximum power of 95 bhp @12,000 rpm and a peak Torque of 64 Nm @8,500 rpm. The powerplant is mated to a 6-speed gearbox which is assisted by a slipper clutch for aggressive downshifting.
Braking department is taken care by a 310 mm dual discs at the front wheel while a 240 mm disc perform the task at the rear. Safe braking is ensured by a dual-channel ABS system with anti-skid technology.
Expect the bike to be a little cheaper than CBR 650R at Rs 7.5 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. Honda CB650R is most important in the list of upcoming Honda bikes in India because of the competition in the segment.
Honda CBR 300R
This motorcycle in the list of upcoming Honda bikes in India 2019 is utterly required by Honda to launch in India because there is a lot of motorcycle in this segment and more are to come soon. CBR300R is powered by same 286 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine which powers CB300R. The powerplant pumps out healthy 31 bhp power and 27.5 Nm torque. Due to the heavy weight of 165 Kg, CBR300R is expected to do 0 to 100 kmph in 7.5 seconds with a top speed in the excess of 160 kmph. Higher top speed is due to better aerodynamic provided by the fairing.
41 mm USD forks at the front and adjustable rear monoshock take care of suspension duties. CB300R has a 296 mm disc with a two-piston caliper at the front and 220 mm disc with a single-pot caliper at the rear assisted by a dual-channel ABS. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels which are shod with 110/70 section tyre at the front and 140/70 section at the rear.
Honda CBR300R will be priced at a premium as compared to CB300R. We expect a price tag of Rs 2.5 lakh ex-showroom. If Honda launched CBR300R at this price point, they will have a hard time selling the bike as the nearest competition is KTM RC 390, which retails at Rs 2.4 Lakh ex-showroom, offers blasting performance, projector headlights, fully digital instrument cluster and more.
The last but not the least in the list of upcoming Honda bikes in India 2019 is PCX125. As there has to be a scooter is Honda’s list, this premium looking maxi scooter from Honda’s stable is available in the European market.
TO begin with, Honda had already sold more than 1,40,000 units of PCX 125 in Europe since its launch in 2010. honda updated the PCX125 scooter with a revised styling, better practicality and not to forget a more powerful engine is also included in the list of upgrades. Better engine technology ensures more or less similar fuel efficiency as compared to the older model.
Moreover, the new 2018 PCX125 is sportier than the previous version and also comes equipped with LED lights. The instrument cluster is fully digital which shows speed, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, average fuel consumption, and Idling Stop indicator information. In terms of practicality, USB mobile charging socket is provided and provision to hold water bottles.
The seat height is 764mm which is 4mm more than the outgoing model. The entry-level touring scooter also offers more legroom with a larger floor area. PCX 125’s under-seat storage is 28 liters which will easily swallow a full faced helmet. The accessories list includes a windshield, 35 liter top box, top box carrier, U-lock, heated grips and outdoor scooter cover.
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Speaking about the engine, a liquid-cooled, 2-valve 125cc motor powers the PCX125. The engine pumps out 12 bhp @8,500 rpm and 11.8 Nm @5,000rpm. The changes done to the engine includes bigger throttle body, larger airbox, and a larger, three-way catalyzer. The Indian version will skip the liquid-cooling obviously to price the scooter competitively.
The maxi scooter comes with a selectable idling stop technology which is similar to Hero’s i3S tech. The company claims an overall fuel efficiency of 47.6kmpl with a 400km+ tank range. Braking duties are performed by two piston caliper rubbing over a 220mm front disk brake. The rear gets a 130mm drum brake. The whole thing is assisted by single-channel ABS.
The Honda PCX 125 scooter will carry a price tag in the vicinity of Rs 80,000 ex-showroom, Delhi and will compete with Suzuki Burgman Street 125 which is priced at Rs 70,000 ex-showroom.
To conclude the list of upcoming Honda bikes in India in 2019-2020, we will keep updating the list with more bikes and scooters as soon as the company announced or we feel so. Do tell us which bike are you waiting for the most.
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