Honda will launch a brand-new motorcycle in India on September 30, and we believe this could be the machine that the company has developed to take on Royal Enfield.
Will be a brand-new motorcycle for India
Likely to be in the 300-400cc segment
Will be retailed out of the Honda Big Wing dealer network
It’s no secret that Honda has been developing a motorcycle to take on Royal Enfield and we may finally get to see what this bike is at the end of this month. There is no clarity on what this new Honda motorcycle will be but given the company’s openness about developing a Royal Enfield rival, a cruiser-styled motorcycle is not unreasonable to expect.
We are given to understand that this will be a never seen before motorcycle designed specifically for our market. It will be interesting to see whether the bike is based on an all-new platform or if it uses a modified version of something like the Honda Rebel 300 that is sold overseas. The company took a similar approach with the recently launched Honda Hornet 2.0 that is based on the international Honda CB190R but with significant changes for our market.
This new bike will be retailed out of the Honda Big Wing dealer network. The Big Wing network has been designed for premium products and this new bike will be the most affordable motorcycle sold from it. Honda announced in November 2019 that it planned to aggressively expand the Big Wing network to 75 cities across India.
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