Hey there? Ready for a new affordable motorbike from Honda?
Well, Honda is a name that needs no introduction in the world of motorcycles. The Japanese company has been a pioneer in the motorbike industry for decades, producing some of the market’s most reliable and efficient motorcycles. Honda’s presence in the Indian motorbike market has been a significant and popular choice among Indian motorbike enthusiasts for many years.
Entry into the Indian Motorbike Market
Honda first entered the Indian motorbike market in the 1980s through a joint venture with Hero Group, one of the leading motorbike manufacturers in India at the time. The two companies collaborated to produce a range of motorbikes that catered to the needs of Indian customers. The partnership was fruitful, and the two companies dominated the Indian motorbike market for many years.
However, in 2010, Honda ended its partnership with Hero Group and established its independent subsidiary in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI). The move resulted from disagreements between the two companies over the distribution network and brand name.
Despite the fallout, Honda continued to thrive in the Indian motorbike market with its innovative products and marketing strategies. The company focused on offering reliable and fuel-efficient motorcycles that catered to the needs of Indian customers. Honda’s motorcycles gained popularity among Indian consumers, and the company became one of the top players in the Indian motorbike market.
One of the most significant milestones for Honda in India was the launch of the Honda Activa in 2001. The scooter became an instant hit among Indian consumers and is now one of the most popular scooters in the country. Honda also launched popular models like the CB Shine, Dio, and Unicorn, further cementing its position in the Indian motorbike market.
In recent years, Honda has continued to innovate and offer new products to its Indian customers. The company has focused on introducing features like digital instrument clusters, LED headlights, and fuel-injected engines to its motorcycles. Honda has also introduced electric scooters and motorcycles in the Indian market, catering to the growing demand for eco-friendly transportation options.
What’s New With The 2023 Honda SP125
Now, let’s talk about the all-new Honda SP125. Honda recently launched the all-new and upgraded Honda SP125 in India.
Let’s look at the new specs and features of the 2023 Honda SP125.
- The motorcycle gets a BS6-compliant 124cc, fuel-injected engine with a maximum power output of 10.72 BHP and a peak torque of 10.9 Nm.
- This powerful engine is coupled with a 5-speed gearbox for smooth gear shifts and efficient performance.
- Additionally, the motorcycle will feature Honda’s patented HET (Honda Eco Technology), which ensures maximum fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
- One of the best features of the 2023 Honda SP125 is its fully digital instrument cluster with a white backlight that displays all the essential information like speed, fuel level, gear position, and trip meter.
- The motorcycle also features a new LED headlight that gives better illumination and visibility during night rides.
- In terms of design, the SP125 looks sleek and sporty, with a muscular fuel tank, sharp-looking alloy wheels, and a sporty exhaust muffler.
- It will be available in four color options – Striking Green, Imperial Red Metallic, Pearl Siren Blue, and Matte Axis Grey Metallic.
- The two variants of the SP125 are priced competitively between INR 85000-90000/-.
Overall, we think with its reliable performance, fuel efficiency, and new features; the 2023 Honda SP125 is worth considering for those in the market for a 125cc motorcycle. Honda has once again proved that with its undying hunger for betterment, it could keep up with the demands of the modern motorbike market.
The SP125 is sure to be a hit among Indian motorbike enthusiasts!
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