Honda BS6 lineup will ditch a few low selling two-wheelers because upgrading them may not be cost viable. So, which ones will be shown the door…?
Honda became the first mass selling company to start deliveries of a Bharat Stage VI two-wheeler with its Activa 125 FI, in September 2019. It reveals that as many as 25,000 Activas have already been sold in these few weeks and about 90 percent of its network has received the new-gen scoot (read 5 key features of Activa BS6).
In an interaction with Economic Times, YS Guleria, Senior Vice President, HMSI, informed that it will complete its transition to Bharat Stage VI within the first quarter of 2020, ahead of the March 31, 2020 deadline. It will not want to wait for the last month.
According to its website, Honda sells over 20 models in the country at this point, however, not all of them will be updated. Mr Guleria informs that some models, which are not doing well, will be ‘dropped’ from the lineup.
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He did not name the exact variants that will not see the light of the day but as we understand, the CBR 250R, Unicorn 160, Navi etc may not be updated to BS6 emission norms. In scooters, the Cliq is definitely not going over. It will be interesting to see if Honda decides to upgrade the Aviator considering that it is not as popular as others in its lineup.
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Honda has also launched SP125, its first BS6 motorcycle recently (price and details). All the products which have been upgraded have one thing in common – fuel injection. That leads us to believe that all or most of the BS6 models, from all manufacturers, will feature this upgrade from carburettor to fuel injection.
Source – Economic Times