Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has removed multiple models from its official website. The list includes 4 scooters – Activa i, Aviator, Cliq and Grazia and 3 motorcycles – CB Hornet, CBR250R and Xblade. The removal doesn’t mean that the company has discontinued all these products in India. The models will be updated on the website once their BS6-compliant versions will be launched and that’s likely to happen after the lockdown. Read – 2020 Honda CBR250RR Debut In July
The poor selling products such as Aviator, Activa i, Cliq and Navi might be discontinued in the country. The Grazia, which is relatively new model, could get BS6 upgrade. In the premium 125cc scooter space, it takes head-to-head against the Hero Maestro Edge 125, TVS Ntorq 125 and Suzuki Burgman Street.
Similarly, the Honda CB Hornet 160R is likely to be revised with the engine upgrade post the lockdown. The Honda Xblade and CBR250R bikes might not return in BS6 avatars. There is no official word about the BS6-compliant product launches.
Talking about Honda 2Wheelers’ future plan, the company is planning to expand its 500cc motorcycle product lineup in India. While the bikemaker hasn’t yet revealed the models, it’s likely to include the CB500X adventure tourer and Rebel 500 cruiser. The fully-faired CBR500R and naked CB500F might also make their way to India.
The Honda Rebel 500 is an old-school cruiser featuring a rounded LED headlamp, blacked out alloy wheels and a fully digital instrument console. Powering the cruiser is a 471cc, liquid-cooled engine that’s good for 48PS and 43Nm of torque.
The Honda CB500X, on the other hand, comes with a 471cc liquid-cooled engine producing 48PS against 43Nm of torque. The adventure tourer is built on a steel diamond frame and carries elements such as a tall windscreen, off-road friendly tyres and a decent ground clearance.