Sunday, 17 July 2011

Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) to launch 500cc and 1000cc motorbikes

Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India are all set to bring in 500 cc and 100 cc bikes to the Indian two wheeler market.  Speaking on this exciting prospect, Mr. Makato Yoshii, Operating Head of South and West region for Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said ‘We will do a lot of activities on corporate identity and branding. The changes will be more visible across the dealer network,”
No details about investments have been divulged by HMSI which separated from Honda Group early this year as the company is strategically contemplating launch of new and improved models for its Indian customers. Though the company has plenty of models with varying displacement between 50cc to 1800cc range, the company finds no preference for 50cc here, and more demand for 500cc and 1000 cc bikes which they are planning for Indian two wheeler market.

Piling up of orders, the company has over 150,000 orders pending over last four months that need to be tended to immediately.  The Rajasthan plant that went into prouction last month is expected to go full steam to reach maximum capacity by December this year.  The company is also planning to set up third plant in Karnataka with investment of Rs. 1,300 to Rs. 1,400 crores and annual capacity of 1.2 million units.


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