Commenting on the sales, Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “The growth expectations we set at the beginning of FY ’23 are slowly turning into a reality. Timely arrival of monsoon has favorably affected the economic indicators. We expect this sales trend to sustain in the coming months as more customers look for mobility options of two wheelers.”
Honda Motorcycle India recently announced that the brand’s cumulative two-wheeler sales in West Bengal has now crossed 20 lakh units. Parallelly, the Honda Shine family has garnered over 20 million cumulative customers in the central region. Honda expanded its premium business network in South India by inaugurating two new Honda Bigwing outlets at Puducherry and Perinthalmanna in Kerala.
According to Honda Motorcycle India, Honda Activa 6G is the best selling scooter in India, while Honda Shine 125 is the best selling 125 cc motorcycle. Actually, Honda Shine is the best selling motorcycle of the brand worldwide.
Let us tell you that Honda Two-Wheelers had sold 3,53,188 two-wheelers in May 2022. This includes domestic sales of 3,20,844 units and exports of 32,344 units. The company had sold 3,61,027 units in April 2022.
The company is preparing to bring a new entry-level motorcycle to the Indian market with the Flex Engine Motorcycle. Honda’s plan to launch flex engine vehicles is in line with the “Green India campaign” of the Government of India. The introduction of flex fuel engine vehicles will reduce fuel imports and the additional revenue can be used to develop bio-fuel plants in India.
The company is developing the flex engine as per BS-VI emission norms, which will be equipped with better technology than the existing engine. Developing the engine on this plan, the flex engine bike can be launched by 2024.
Coming to the flex engine, Honda has been a leading manufacturer in launching them in the global markets. Honda launched the CG 150 Titan flex engine bike in the year 2009 in Brazil. It was the world’s first flex engine bike. It could be run only on petrol or ethanol as well as a mixture of both.