April 15, 2021

Entry-level motorbike a piece in progress, says Honda Bike and Scooter India

NEW DELHI: Honda Bike and Scooter India (HMSI) is engaged on an entry-level motorbike after having already established presence within the greater capability bikes and scooters within the nation, a senior firm official has stated. The corporate, which is the second largest two-wheeler producer within the nation, is seeking to cater to rural areas and semi-urban areas with the entry-level mannequin which might sit beneath its CD 110 vary.

“We’re conscious of this hole (entry-level bike) and this homework is already a piece in progress,” HMSI Director Gross sales and Advertising and marketing Yadvinder Singh Guleria stated.

He added that the corporate has made strides in different aspect of the spectrum (excessive powered bikes) and has expanded product portfolio as nicely within the current instances.

The 2-wheeler main has launched Hornet 2.zero in August and now H’ness CB350 within the 350cc section final month, he famous.

“That is one aspect of spectrum. On the opposite aspect we all know that the underside of the pyramid continues to be not touched (entry stage). So that is work in progress. I can’t share the timeline once we can be popping out with the product on this section however in future it will likely be there,” Guleria stated.

When requested about new product launches within the mid dimension bike section, he stated the corporate is on the lookout for a viable and sustainable enterprise.

“We do recognise the truth that the brand new community (Massive Wings) which we’re making will need to have an intensive portfolio the place we will guarantee sustainability and viability in the long term meaning the product portfolio should broaden and we have now extra variety of fashions which may give us good volumes as nicely,” Guleria famous.

At the moment, the corporate has fully constructed up items (CBUs) that are imported and accomplished knocked down (CKD) fashions as nicely in its portfolio, he stated.

H’ness CB350 is the primary mannequin which is predicted to provide excessive volumes within the section, he added.

Guleria stated the brand new mannequin has acquired strong response within the nation.

The bike comes with a BS-VI compliant petrol engine and can be offered from the corporate’s ‘Massive Wing’ gross sales community.

HMSI goals to have 50 such dealerships throughout the nation by the tip of the fiscal.