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Honda to launch 800cc motorcycle in India

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India is planning to introduce an 800cc bike by the end of this financial year, a senior executive of the company told reporters here Monday while unveiling Honda Stunner.

HSMI president and chief executive S. Aoyama said the 800cc bike (most likely Honda Interceptor) would be one of the two models planned for launch later this year; the other could be either a bike or a scooter. These would be in addition to the Aviator scooter and the 125cc motorcycle CBF Stunner launched at the Auto Expo 2008 here Monday.

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“When we introduced motorcycles in India, we started with smaller engine sizes to cater to the masses. We have been exploring launching bigger motorcycles and this year an 800cc bike will be launched for the Indian market,” he said.

HMSI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., entered India with its Active scooter in 2000.

‘The 800cc bike will be imported from the parent company,’ Aoyama told IANS.

Company executives refused to divulge details about the second product to be launched this financial year.

‘It is too early to disclose if the other product will be a scooter or a bike,’ HMSI sales and marketing head N.K. Rattan said.

The company is also planning to introduce a 100cc motorcycle, which Aoyama said will be in the market by 2010.

13 Comments

  1. ARJUN BAGGA says:

    well the news which i was given by the sales manager for u.p that the next bike which will be launched by honda would be a 200 or a 250cc bike. well launching such a heavy machine shall be very bad on our pocket, then i guess i have to start saving for it.

    but i guess it is better to sit back and watch the game.

  2. i would like 2 have a quatation of stunner as well as some info. abt your 800 cc bike which you are going to launch by 2010

  3. hi tis is yogesh.
    beautifull bike when can i sit on tis n ride a long trip,?

  4. WE WANT CUB IN INDIA

  5. well i think we want about 180 cc in sports look.

  6. Hey

    Proud of HMSI to bring major transformation in India about to variants cc bikes specially desperatly awaiting to book the 800cc bike. when is the due date of launch.

  7. its a nic bike no doubt ,but to capture a huge market in india they shud launch a 250 cc bike also they shud give unicorn a more serious look.

  8. this time i m using honda CBR and this bike is really cool and sporty and its millege is sooo good arond 15-16 km\L i very happy for this bike

  9. Right now I’ve 150CC (Unicorn) bike, but I am expecting 250CC at least by the end 2009.

  10. for searching superbikes

  11. Who cares for sport bikes.i want cruisers at 2.5 lacs frm all.above 600cc will do.betr to buy iron 883 if they half the price to 3.25 lacs.tnx

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