facelifted Dio,Activa and Eterno
To counter the new competition – 125cc Kinetic flyte and Suzuki Access and to tap the festive demand Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) has upgraded entire scooter line-up the Activa, Dio and Eterno . The new activa,dio and eterno will look fresh with new graphics and new shades. “We have introduced new designs and graphics on our scooter range, which will be available to customer in next few days. These new changes, based on customer feedback, will come along with our special finance schemes for the festive season.” Honda GM, sales and marketing, N K Rattan said. Through these facelift/upgrades Honda will get more time before launching its complete new scooter. Honda’s new scooter, a notch above Activa, is believed to be built on a completely new platform. Honda will showcase its new scooter at the AutoExpo next year, which will be launched in later.
a sporty shine and a new scooter
The sluggish japanese monster finally seems to wake up, it plans to expand its product offering size to eight models by 2010. Honda plans a new sporty model of its 125cc shine. As honda feels that the exisiting 125cc Shine is not meeting younger people’s demands, it plans to make a sporty avatar of the shine. Honda facelifted shine is expected by the end of this year.
Honda’s 100cc bike:
Also in the Honda line-up is a 100cc bike, but unlike the existing 100cc bikes Honda’s new 100cc bike will not be a commuter bike. Honda’s 100cc bike will target a niche audience such as off-road bikes and it will come at a premium price over the existing ones.
Honda’s super bikes:
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Ltd (HMSI) will also launch completely built units (CBUs) of higher capacity (500 cc) motorcycles in the next few years. Recently the company had said that it may assemble these bikes in the country to avoid the high import duty of 110%. Honda is looking at importing its cult bikes CBR 1000 and GLX 1800. Honda will develop models after carrying out market research studies in India.