Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the only Honda in the Indian two-wheeler market and a wholly owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Ltd. Japan, has revealed its business transformation goals. They want to expand their Manesar (Haryana) plant in order to turn it into a global resource factory for the ‘Making in India for the World’ campaign.
HMSI is pushing the development of fuel-efficient products in addition to expanding exports, and they hope to adopt and integrate flex-fuel technology into their future products in phases. HMSI will launch a new low-cost commuter motorcycle, capitalising on the opportunity in the Indian 2-wheeler market’s entry-level category.
CEO of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “HMSI will expand its horizons in India. A staggered implementation of flex-fuel technology and multiple EV model introduction in the future will lead to an exciting journey ahead. HMSI also plans to enter the low-end motorcycle segment while boosting its new fun models’ business in domestic markets. Parallelly expanding its wings overseas, HMSI aims to serve more developed countries with its highest level of global quality standards.”
With a starting price of 66,033, Honda’s current entry-level product on the market is the CD110 Deluxe, which competes in the 100-110cc sector (ex-showroom).
If that’s the case, the engine might be the same 109.51cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor, and the hardware could be the same as well, so don’t anticipate anything special. Telescopic front forks, dual rear springs, and drum brakes on both ends, with a combined braking system as a safety net. It is expected to be released by the end of 2022, most likely during the holiday season.