Honda 150cc scooter is going to be the next offering after Grazia 125cc model; will consolidate Honda’s strength in scooter market
Honda is reportedly working on a 150 cc scooter that is expected to launch in India during middle of next month. This scooter is going to be the next offering from the Japanese two-wheeler brand in the domestic market after Grazia 125 cc model that has been introduced few weeks back.
With this all-new 150 cc scooter, Honda will be able to consolidate its strength in the Indian scooter market. Currently, Honda rules the market with its Activa range, while the other offerings include Dio and Aviator. Considering the fact that demands for premium scooters are increasing, Honda is expected to price the upcoming 150 cc model aggressively as it will lock horns with Vespa products.
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The speculation has been fueled after HMSI president and chief executive Mr. Minoru Kato has said the brand has plans for a better performance scooter with bigger engine. However, details about the new 150 cc scooter are not available at present. But, it could come drawing design inspiration from the Grazia. Also, expect the scooter to be capable of churning out generous amount of power and torque output.
In an interview, Mr. Kato also revealed the brand has plans for cruiser motorcycles in the country market. It aims to take Royal Enfield products with bigger engine powered motorcycles in that segment that will come with engine options of 400 cc, 500 cc and 600 cc. But, he also admitted that pricing of these models are going to be a concern as to compete with Royal Enfield Honda has to offer these motorcycles at aggressive pricing.
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Speaking about the Honda cruiser motorcycles for Indian market, one model could arrive here by 2020. However, it is not clear, which model will be offered here initially. So far, it is clear that instead of commuter bike and scooter segments, the Japanese brand aims to enter various other categories where the domestic customers are showing interest.