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Confirmed: Honda will not launch the CBR250RR and CBR300R in India

Team OD  /
01 Aug 2016 11:48:10 IST

Honda Motorcyclestoday confirmed that it wouldneither belaunching the highly anticipated CBR250RR northe CBR300R in the Indian market. Yadvinder Guleria, senior VP at HMSI, said that there would be other new products tobe launched in India this year but not the aforementioned ones. He also confirmed that neither theCBR500 andits other iterations northe Metropolitan would make it down here. This year, HMSI will be updating itsentire range of motorcycles to meet the upcoming BS-IV emission norms as well as fit them with the soon-to-be mandatory AHO (All Time Headlamp On).The Honda CBR300R has been in the Indonesian markets for quite some time while the CBR250RR, which was unveiled recently, will be in showrooms there soon.

Honda CBR250RR right sideHonda CBR250RR

Honda CBR300RHonda CBR300R

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2016 Honda Africa Twin DCT2016 Honda Africa Twin DCT

Everyone expected Honda toreplace the slow-selling CBR250R in India with either one of these motorcycles. However, HMSI seems to be content at the moment updating the colour schemes and graphics of the motorcycle. Guleria also confirmed that the much-awaited Africa Twin, which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, will be launched in India next year. Currently theworkforce at HMSI's Manesar facility is being trained on the assembly process of the CKD Africa Twin. The local content that will go into making the motorcycle will be approximately the same as the CBR650F, around five per cent. The Honda Africa Twin will be launched in the most premium 6-speed automatic trim in India " the DCT. It boasts a 998cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine that makes 94PS/98Nm. There is also switchable dual-channel ABS, along with traction control and on- and off-road riding modes onthe Honda Africa Twin DCT.

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