It had only been March of this year when Honda inaugurated its 1,000th dealership in India and simultaneously reached its 60 lahk milestone. The increase to 6,000 touch-points within the country contends with HSMI to become the largest two-wheel manufacturer dealership.
Now that Honda has made its presence known in India, imprinting upon the population to provide for its city transportation needs, the Japanese brand is playing to win. Limited edition Honda motorcycles hit the market on late May, first introducing the 125cc CB Shine model. This motorcycle claims to have had visual upgrades only, as it will still run on a single-cylinder engine with a peak torque of 10.3Nm. Because of this, the price would only increase by a midge, and have up to two colour pairs: black-silver and black-red. This is said to equal one of the best sellers in India, Hero Glamour, in terms of aesthetic.
Upon the CB Shine’s release, it rides on the price of Rs 59,083, with special colour upgrades as well as new decals to deviate form the original model. Bookings have already begun, and expected deliveries of the limited number of motorcycles will commence within June of this year.
The other one of the two limited edition Honda motorcycles revealed on late May is the aesthetic revision of the Honda Activa 5G, its best-selling two-wheeler in the country. Its new look includes pearl white-gold and silver-white combinations, with the latter sporting a black finish for better appearance.
Similar to the CB Shine’s limited edition release, the specialised Activa 5G only received a new look and still runs with the same 109.19cc carburetted motor as the standard model. While the original motorcycle costs Rs 54,632, the newer version is being sold at Rs 56,497. Despite being the best-selling two-wheeler in the country, Honda has expressed the drop of sales for the Activa 5G, the release of the limited edition motorcycle has been done to combat the decline.
Moreover, aside from the new versions, Honda motorcycles are now preparing for the release of the 6G versions, which is designed to run on BS-VI compliant motors.