In what seems to be a show of dismal efforts, Honda has chosen a path that should seem quite perilous in the times ahead. A slap on the face of enthusiasts would be the easier way of putting it, as Honda revealed that it will only be launching sticker updated CBR150R and CBR250R along with the CBR650F.
The Revfest was highly anticipated for the launch of several models, including the launch of the globally updated CBR150 and 250R's. The globally updated CBR's get twin headlight's and other cosmetic as well as a mechanical upgrade, increasing its power and torque delivery. However, Honda India, doesn't seem like it wants to take a risk by bringing in the anticipated models. Instead, the new sticker job, as I believe, would take Honda for a dive in profits post launch.
With the rise of KTM, Bajaj and Yamaha taking the premium/sport bike segment, Honda had to literally stand and witness its own bikes gathering dust. However, the only respite in this stormy weather that Honda could offer is the launch of the 160cc based Honda Hornet, which will be a substitute for the Honda CB Trigger. The bike has design cues similar to the Yamaha FZ and Suzuki Gixxer, although there are no official technical specifications available at the moment.
Honda Revfest: A tragedy in the making?
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