Aug 2: Honda Motorcycles has confirmed it would not launch the two much awaited models CBR250RR and CBR300R in India. YadvinderGuleria, senior VP at HMSI has in his statement mentioned that other models will be launched in the country but not the two mentioned. The company will be focused on updating its motorcycles to satisfy the standards set by BS-IV emission norms, which will soon be effective and also add AHO (All Time Headlamp On) which will also be compulsory. The Indonesian market has already Honda CBR300R and the CBR250RR was recently launched, and is all set to hit the showrooms soon.

Honda’s CBR250R which has not been doing too well was expected to be sold along with either of these bikes. HMSI is at present concentrating only on improving the graphics and color scheme of the motorcycle. Guleria declared that the Africa-twin which is anticipated greatly in India will also be launched in the country in some time 2017 and will be manufactured from HMSI’s Manesar facility. The local content in the motorcycle will be approximately five per cent same as CBR650F. The workforce in the Manesar facility is presently going through training on the assembly process of the CKD Africa Twin. The motorcycle is powered by998cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine that makes 94PS/98Nm. There is also switchable dual-channel ABS, along with traction control and on- and off-road riding modes on the Honda Africa Twin DCT.