February 3, 2016: Revving up the excitement Honda Motorcycle & Scooter Indian Pvt. Lts today announced aggressive and ambitious roadmap for India at a high voltage 13th Auto Expo 2016 Press conference. Honda reiterated that India is a priority market and they will keep the portfolio updated to cater to ever changing market trends and customer demands.
Among the new and exiting launched, Honda also confirmed that the 4th plant will be put into production. To delve deeper into the Indian motorcycles and scooter arena, Honda showcased 10 different models such as: CD 110 Dream deluxe, Dream Neo, Honda Deo, CB Unicorn 150, CB Unicorn 160, CB Hornet 160R, CRF1000L Africa Twins, Honda Navi. Apart from these production ready products, Honda also showcased their concepts namely: NeoWing, EV Cub, CX-02 and NAVI concept
NAVI: "New Additional Value for India": NAVI is the first 100% Honda R&D India model - from concept development to commercial production. Navi's unconventional design is it's uniqueness - a concept is very mechanical & clean. In it's standard form, the design statement is Fun to See and pure FUN TO RIDE. Providing endless possibilities in expression & customization for the young customer.
The standard NAVI will come in 5 color options: Patriot Red, Hopper Green, Shasta White, Sparky Orange and Black. Booking for NAVI has started and the deliveries will from from April, 2016 onwards, all for Rs 39,500 (Ex- Showroom price, Delhi)
CRF1000L Africa Twins- The success of CBR 650F has paved the way for the launch of Honda's next higher displacement "Make in India" model. The CRF1000L Africa Twin, undoubtedly one of the world's most celebrated adventure motorcycle which has proved it's mettle in the world's toughest race - The Dakar Rally
With the concept of "Adventuring across open country", Honda designers set out to create a big adventure model that would perform exceptionally well off-road yet be convenient for everyday riding. Offering outstanding traction, the newly developed 998cc engine is a compact liquid-cooled, 4 stroke, 8 valve, parallel twin with a 270 crank. The lightweight steel semi-double frame helps the bike deliver excellent cruising performance off-road and nimble, stable handling on the street.
NeoWing - Delivering sporty, Lean cruising with big bike style cornering and a stable ride feel, this 3-wheel sport hybrid with a 4 cylinder petrol engine is like nothing before.
The Neowing combines the mechanical appeal of a motorcycle with advanced, futuristic styling.
Project CX-02: Spearheading innovation from India is Project CX-02 - the second concept model fully developed by Honda R&D India at technical center, Manesar. CX stands for Concept Cross and 02 stands for Second design model by HRID for India.
With this model, the styling design team at HRID has responded to emerging need of urban Indian youth enjoying global exposure. More details about engine and other specifications remain unknown at the moment.