Honda to Launch New Bike this Diwali

Update: Honda will launch the CBR250R in India by 2011. Please disregard the following news.

Honda India is all set to launch a new a range of motorcycle in premium segment in India. Yes it’s true; they have four bikes in their pipeline namely

  • Honda VTR 250
  • Honda CBX 250 twister
  • Honda CBR 150R
  • Honda CBR 250R

The hot news is that Honda is launching a new motorcycle in this Diwali. Yes, that is on 5th November 2010.  But nobody knows that will they lauch from the above list as they are playing a silent game now. This will be only cleared on the day of  Diwali.  Let’s take a quick look on all the bikes that excites us.

Honda VTR 250: Honda VTR 250 is the most gorgeous looking street fighter bike from Honda that is available in many European countries. The Honda VTR 250 features a liquid cooled four stroke DOHC 90 degree V-twin cylinder gasoline engine with four valves which produces a ground churning power of 30 bhp and 22 nm of torque.

The VTR 250 features Honda’s most premium PGM-FI technology. The bike also features 296 mm single disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear.

With the launch of this bike, we will have two bikes in real street fighter segment namely Yamaha FZ and Honda VTR 250. The expected price of this bike will be around 1.5 lakh rupees.

Honda CBX 250 Twister: Honda CBX twister is the upgraded version of the current Honda CB Twister. This bike features four stroke air cooled 249cc DOHC engine. In terms of looks the bike looks like a Hero Honda karizma without fairing. This bike produces a peak power of 24 bhp with a torque of 24 nm which is very suitable for city riding.

This bike features Honda’s PFM-FI technology so it will churn a great mileage for 250 cc engine. It also comes with a 276 mm single disc at front and 180 mm drum at the rear. It is expected that this bike will produce a top speed of 160 kmph. The expected price of this bike will be around 1.30 lakh rupees.

Honda CBR 250R: Honda CBR 250R is the younger sibling of the most famous Honda CBR 1000RR. The whole bike looks awesome and its design is inspired from Honda VFR 1200F. Can also be called out as a miniature of the VFR as everything remains the same with the design element in mind. The bike features a Liquid cooled 4-stroke Dual Overhead Camshaft 90° V-twin cylinder gasoline engine.

It also features the same Honda PGM-FI technology with 296 mm single disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear with mono shock hydraulic suspension at the rear. This bike also features digital speedometer that is a rip off again from the VFR 1200F. The expected price of this bike is around 1.5 lakhs rupees if we are lucky.

Honda CBR 150R: Honda CBR 150R is the smallest sibling of the entire CBR series from Honda. As per the average biker’s point of view Honda CBR 150R 2011 edition is the most gorgeous bike among all the bikes listed here. Honda is planning to launch the new 2011 edition of this bike in India as it is already launched in Thailand.

The design of this bike is also inspired from the Honda VFR 1200F. The CBR 150R features a 4 stoke liquid cooled 149.4 cc engine which produces the peak power of 18.5 bhp with 16 nm of toque. It also features a 276 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear. . the expected price of this bike will be around 1 lakh rupees which is very competitive . The main rivals for this bike will be Yamaha r15 and Hero Honda karizma ZMR.

My Opinion: If these bikes are launched in India, surely they will change the biking trend in our country. The news is confirmed that Honda will launch bigger bike in India on 5 th of November but no one knows which bike, but it is sure that it will be one from the listed bikes here or all of them. In my opinion they should launch Honda CBR 150r and Honda CBR 250R or Honda VTR 250. Good going Honda, best of luck for new bikes.

Source: Xbhp, maxabout etc.

– Mazid Hussain