Monday, June 23, 2008

Honda to launch a stunning new bike on June 30th 2008

After R15 - Yamaha's mini super bike, Mr. Dependable - Honda India, is all set to launch a brand new stunner themselves. Check the pictures on top, its from Honda India's website. It is speculated that the new bike will be based on the internationally successful CBR125s. Rumors are that it will have the following specs;

Engine: 125cc
Power: 11 bhp
Brakes: Front Disc
Tyres: Front & Rear Tubeless
Design: Half-fairing, Sporty Foot Pegs
Seat: Split-seated Design
Odometer: Digital

But I have my fingers crossed and hope they tweaked the 150cc engine which can pump up to 17 BHP with a twist of wrist.

During the Auto Expo, earlier this year the concept bike that was on display at the Honda stall. I guess it was done on purpose to get a feeler from the public about the displayed model. Compare the my Auto Expo Photos with the images from Honda India website.

The pictures above are the concept CBF Sports from the Auto Expo 2008...

...and this is the CBF Racing version!

Now that the Yamaha R15 has triggered so much of action in the Indian motorcycle industry, Honda too want a share of the pie and more importantly don't want to be left behind.

According to Honda's website the new bike will be launched on June 30th 2008... that next Monday. So hold on to your knickers coz Honda's new has gotta be a Stunner!


Anonymous said...

125 CC and 11 bhp is a bit too less for a bike that looks that good — the sportier it looks, the better people expect its performance to be, no?
With the Karizma already way successful, I doubt this bike break ground in the market.
At 125 cc, they should try and deliver something which has good performance, decent looks and solid mileage. That'll work I think

Anonymous said...

I totally second that man! Honda can fine-tune the engine to delever better power output.

nish said...

hey sarmad..the honda 125cc looks stunning but im doubtful on the performance aspect..hope the honda guys r reading this...

Sarmad said...

You got that right Nish! We've got our fingers crossed!!

Adhish Alawani said...

the bike will be 150cc. i dont think it will have a digital tacho. for further details :

Sarmad said...

Thanks Adhish :) Hav made the changes.
The CBF should launch today, hope to get some pics soon. But I heard the it will sport the same Unicorn engine. It'll be just tuned by Honda for a peppy feel.

That's sad!