Looks like the wait have come to an end. Wait for something powerful and much affordable bike for india. Recently Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India (HMSI) had announced the launch of 250cc bike in India.

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Honda 250cc in India

R&D work on the bike had been completed and trial run will be given to the bike in the next 3 months. However, before the 250cc bike launch, HMSI will introduce upgrades to 125cc Shine and also launch the upgraded Unicorn (150cc) – the third upgrade since it’s launch 5 years back.

Honda is also relaying on the success of it’s 110cc Twister. This section of bikes is dominated by Hero Honda till now. “With Twister we are attempting to revive the mass-market segment and hope to sell around 2.2 lakh units by FY11. The product will also help us increase our market share from 13% to around 15% by the next financial year,” said Naresh Rattan, VP (marketing and sales), HMSI.

Though there are no confirmed details on the specification of the bike, we expect it to be the CBX 250. The CBX250 combines naked appeal with modern new styling and slightly stepped seat for increased pillion comfort. The CBX’s power comes from a quick-revving DOHC 4-valve engine that starts quickly with the push of a button and pumps out an impressive surge of acceleration to maximise riding enjoyment. The new 249cc DOHC single cylinder air-cooled engine has 24hp of power of tap helping the bike to reach 100 kmph in just 9 seconds and a top speed of 140kmph.

The Bike is expected to be launched in less than six months, just before diwali and will be prices around 1.5 Lakhs.

Expected Technical Specifications Of Honda CBX 250:

Engine Single Cylinder four-stroke 4-valve DOHC
Capacity 249cc
Max Power 24Bhp @ 8000rpm
Max Torque 2.48Kgm @ 6000rpm
Gearbox 6 Speed
Brakes(Front) 276mm dia Single disc
Brakes(Rear) 130mm dia drum
Suspension(Front) Telescopic hydraulic shock suspension
Suspension(Rear) Mono-shock 100mm travel
Tyres (Front) 100/80 * 17 (Tubeless on alloys)
Tyres (Rear) 130/70 * 17 (Tubeless on alloys)
Length 2030mm
Height 1050mm
Width 745mm
Fuel Capacity 16 Ltr
Dry Weight 140Kg

References:

  1. http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report_honda-s-250cc-bike-by-diwali_1346177
  2. http://www.motorbeam.com/bikes/honda-motorcycles/honda-india-to-launch-250cc-bike/
  3. http://www.carblogindia.com/honda-to-launch-250cc-cbx-twister-bike-soon-specifications-and-price/
  4. Picture Source: Motorbeam

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