'Make In India' Wave: Honda CBR 650 to Be Locally Developed
By Press Trust of India
1 mins read
Published on October 17, 2014
Riding upon the 'Make in India' appeal, auto giant 'Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited' (HMSI) will start production of its high-end sports motorcycle 'CBR-650' in the country from next year, a top company executive said here today.
"We announce that (from) next year Honda will start making CBR -650 in India. By this, we will not only open up the skill of our existing manpower but it will also showcase the Honda India's manufacturing quality to the world," HMSI Vice President Y S Guleria told reporters here on the sidelines of a foundation stone laying ceremony for its upcoming plant at Vithalapur in Ahmedabad district.
However, Honda is yet to finalise the facility it has in the country from where it will start manufacturing CBR-650.
Besides the upcoming unit at Vithalapur, Honda has a total of three plants in Haryana, Rajasthan and Karnataka.
When asked about the capacity of the Vithalapur plant, Guleria said that the quantum is yet to be decided.
"As of now, we have not decided on units as numbers are too small... and very quick decision can be taken, but we are not expecting very high volume," he said.
Guleria further said that the Japanese auto giant's purpose to start making CBR-650 bikes is in tune with the 'Make in India' commitment of the company.
Honda has also not finalised the price tag for the sportsbike for its Indian customers.
"The purpose (to start manufacturing the bike in India) is to build in India and also the affordability aspect will be considered for customers with Make in India commitment," he said.
CBR-650 is 649 cc sports bike with the four-cylinder double overhead camshaft (DOHC) engine technology and having the six-speed gearbox, as per the Honda website.
Last Updated on October 17, 2014
Great Deals on Used CarsView All Used Cars
- 41,489 km
- 1,18,054 km
- 22,376 km
- 44,300 km
- 84,000 km
- 77,000 km
- 47,549 km
- 76,000 km
- 76,000 km
- 62,500 km
41 minutes ago
The new video shows the subcompact SUV’s redesigned tail section and confirms that it will get ADAS functions
1 hour ago
The Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe has an upgraded 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbo engine producing 442 bhp and 560 Nm torque.
3 hours ago
The Swift will be powered by a 1.2 litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 81 bhp and 108 Nm of torque
3 hours ago
The Revuelto is powered by a 6.5 litre V12 engine mated to three electric motors that churn out a combined 1001 bhp
4 hours ago
Kia India takes the wraps off its new EV charging initiative, the K-Charge. It will be available to non-Kia EV owners as well.
4 hours ago
Milestone was reached about 7 years after the plant commenced operations in February 2017.
5 hours ago
Hero MotoCorp and Ather Energy come together to form a partnership for an inter-operable fast-charging network in India.
Kawasaki is offering discount vouchers on the Vulcan S, Ninja 400, Ninja 650 and Versys 650 in its lineup with benefits going up to Rs. 60,000
India-spec compact SUV to get a different design from the model sold in global markets.
FADA reports that retail sales for automobiles in India were at an all-time high, with 28.54 lakh vehicles sold, surpassing 25.69 lakh vehicles sold in March 2020, when the industry transitioned from BS4 to BS6.
8 months ago
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India launches a brand new 100 cc commuter motorcycle named ‘Shine 100’. It is the first 100 cc motorcycle from Honda 2-Wheeler and it will be targeted at rural and semi-urban markets.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the Repsol Honda Editions for the Honda Dio and the Honda Hornet 2.0. The Dio Repsol Honda Edition is priced at Rs. 69,757 while the Hornet 2.0 Repsol Honda Edition is priced at Rs. 1.28 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Gurugram.
Honda's wholesales for May 2022 stood at 353,188 units (domestic + exports) in May 2022, and the number was substantially higher when compared to May 2021 when the company sold 58,168 two-wheelers owing to the second wave of Covid-19.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India announced its international racing team for the 2022 season, as it participates in Asia Road Racing Championship and Thailand Talent Cup.
1 year ago
Many automakers have been struggling due to the global semiconductor shortage