In Talks With Headquarters to Export CB350: Honda

Honda CB350 exports may commence as soon as the Japanese headquarter gives a green flag. It has already been showcased in home market…

Honda 2-wheelers India has ventured on a path that has the potential to bring in incremental sales volumes for the brand. The CB350 is a made in India motorcycle with heavy localization and it primarily rivals Royal Enfield – which is the king of this segment.

The classic CB350 H’ness has recently received another sibling CB350 RS. There are not many differences between these two motorcycles but we could see many more models based on this platform. In a big move that could help Honda achieve even better economies of scale, it is considering exporting this model to various countries of the world.

This has been revealed by Y S Guleria, Director, sales and marketing at Honda. Mr Guleria said that the CB350 meets European emission regulations (our BS6 is roughly equal to international Euro 5 norms), this model has a big potential to do well in many countries of the world.

Honda CB350 exports
Chances are that the RS may also get exported in the future…

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He elaborated that the Indian arm has raised the word with the company’s headquarters in Japan and as soon as it gets a ‘go ahead’, it will start evaluating markets and exporting to them. In fact, Honda has already showcased this model in Japan under a different moniker ‘GB350’.

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Mr Guleria also said that currently the focus of the company is to cater to the local demand in India and it is trying to minimize waiting periods. He also said that the company will expand its premium motorcycle product portfolio in a stepwise manner.

Source – Livemint