Honda has been selling motorcycles in Japan since 1949. Honda Motorcycle, the two-wheeler department of the Honda Motor Company, took India by storm, taking the title as the best-selling bike brand. Honda Motorcycle is the second largest two-wheeler maker.
Honda produces motorcycles at 32 plants in 22 countries. In India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter have three manufacturing plants. The first Honda Motorcycle factory in India is situated in Haryana in Manesar. The second Honda Motorcycle plant is situated in Tapukara Industrial Area of Rajasthan. The third Honda Motorcycle plant in India is situated in Narsapura, Karnataka
Honda entered into Indian market in 1999. The Honda Activa, launched in 2000, is a 102 cc scooter with kick- and self-start options. Being the first unisex variomatic scooter in the country, it became popular both among the male and female riders. In 2014, Honda launched an upgraded model of Activa with a 125cc engine and rebranded the model as Activa 125 which became a best seller. After the Activa, came the Honda Dio and Eterno which were launched in quick succession. Honda’s first step into motorcycle segment was with Honda Unicorn.
After dissolving their partnership with Hero groups, Honda Motors decided to launch their own products in India. Honda came out with the Dream series in the 100 cc/110 cc. The Dream series bikes included the Dream Yuga and the Dream Neo which are very popular among the Indian commuters because of their low prices and built quality. The Honda CD 110 Dream is the cheapest Honda bike available in India.
The Shine series motorcycles are one of the largest selling 125 cc bikes. Honda CB Shine was launched in 2006 and carries an Ergo Tec design. It is claimed to be one of the most successful bikes from this company not only in India, but on a global front.
The Honda CB Trigger, a 150 cc commuter bike, was launched in 2013 to replace the Unicorn Sizzler. The Honda CB Trigger has attractive looks, good mileages, and good brake actions.
The CBF Stunner is an entry-level semi-faired bike from Honda India. The bike has been part of Honda’s line up since many years and is the best looking 125 cc bike in India.
The Honda’s product portfolio includes many imported motorcycles like VFR 1200 F, CBR 1000 RR, CB 1000 R, CBR 250 R. These bikes are expensive and cost more than a lakh. The Honda CBR 150 is available for Rs. 1.20 lakh and Honda CBR 250R is available at a price tag of Rs 1.65 lakhs. Honda CBR 150 R returns a mileage of 45 kmpl in highway and 32 kmpl in city from its fuel efficient engine.
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