Upcoming Honda BS6 launches will comprise mostly from the existing lineup for this year as it already is a big list remaining…
Note – We did this story in April this year and since there have been many launches from Honda we are updating it with the current status.
The much talked about BS6 era is here and two-wheeler manufacturers are no more allowed to sell Bharat Stage 4 compliant motorcycles and scooters. Honda was the first manufacturer in India to start deliveries of a BS6 product which was the Activa 125 FI.
In the process, the company has already launched a host of BS6 compliant motorcycles and scooters but many products are still awaiting upgrades. It must be known that few of these products will be dropped from the list, as its top officials have already revealed.
So, let us divide the article in three parts. The first part is the products that we expect will get BS6 compliance in the months to come; the second part is the tentative list which may or may not be updated. The third part comprises products that are definitely dead!
Waiting BS6 Update
- X-Blade – Now launched
- Hornet 160R – May get discontinued. In place there could be a bigger model. More details.
- Livo – Now Launched. Becomes the costliest 110cc motorcycle.
- Dream Yuga*
- Dream Neo*
- CD110 Dream – Now Launched
- Grazia – Now Launched
- CB 300R
The CB300R may be a big surprise here as it may get localized along with a price slash. Here is some more news on it…
- Activa i
There is a big possibility of Honda discontinuing the Activa i since it is not a very strong seller. With the Activa 6G getting a significant update (including telescopic shock absorbers), it is a point of conjecture if there is any space for the Aviator in between now!
*Chances are that one of the Dream model may also get discontinued in this transition.
- CBR 250R
- Unicorn 150
The Cliq, Navi are gone since they are sales duds. The CBR 250R will also bid adieu after a long gap of almost nine years in very similar clothes and mechanicals. Honda has ditched the extremely refined 150cc engine of the Unicorn 150 and the same body has now moved to the more powerful 160cc engine.