Honda CBR250R price hike is Rs 1825 over the announced launch price 15 odd months back…
Honda, quite unsurprisingly, launched the same old CBR 250R in India which they have been selling for the last 7-8 years, last year around March-April. The only changes were – LED headlamps, BSIV-updated engine, and new liveries. There were no updates to the specs or design of the motorcycle.
And now when the new variant is about 15 months old in the market, Honda has hiked the prices three times already. Here is the timeline…
|Variant||Launch Price||May 2018 Price||Feb 2019 Price||Latest Price (June 2019)|
|CBR 250R non-ABS||1,63,584||1,64,143||1,65,091||–|
|CBR 250R ABS||1,93,107||1,93,666||1,94,614||1,94,932|
*all prices ex-showroom Delhi
The first increment was barely around the time when the deliveries began in May 2018. The exact price increase is Rs 1825 on the ABS variant in around 14-15 months of launch. This corresponds to about 1 percent of the price of the motorcycle. Not that we wanted it, but Honda also promised Repsol Edition of the motorcycle last year which has not been introduced yet.
Against expectations, CBR250R was doing fairly decently in the market, however, with new competition coming in, it has started losing market share.
Recently, after a real long time, Honda introduced an exciting affordable motorcycle – the slightly bigger engined CB300R in India at Rs 2.41 Lakh ex-showroom Delhi.