Honda sells over 3 lakh units of BS 6-compliant two wheelers1 min read . Updated: 26 Feb 2020, 05:55 PM IST
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India currently offers five products which have been upgraded to BS 6.
While most automakers are still in the process of upgrading to the cleaner BS 6 emission norms, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has already crossed the 3 lakh unit sales mark in products which have been upgraded.
The Indian subsidiary of the Japanese auto giant Honda has also stated that the production of BS 4 compliant models have completely stopped and the company has attained 100% BS 6 production across all its facilities in the country.
For the uninitiated, Honda’s current BS 6 compliant line-up comprises of 5 key models including the Activa 125, SP 125, Activa 6G, Dio and Shine. The company has mentioned that it will launch the remaining BS 6 products in the upcoming months.
HMSI has integrated the use of eSP (Enhanced Smart Power) technology in its new BS 6 engines which is claimed to increase the overall fuel efficiency and reduce frictional losses with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-Fi). The system also uses ACG Starter motor.
Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Honda was the first two-wheeler manufacturer to lead the BS 6 transition almost 6 months ahead of the deadline. Over 3 lakh customers are now experiencing this led by Honda’s advanced technologies like eSP, many first-in-segment features like ACG starter motor and significant mileage-up."
Honda is next gearing up to ride in the 2020 Africa Twin India which will be launched on March 5. The updated model is expected to receive a slew of styling tweaks along with new features.
It will also be priced slightly higher than the current model which presently retails at INR 13.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India).