The chances of the Honda Highness being a 300 cc motorcycle based on the CB range also exist; launch event scheduled for 11:30 am online
Honda’s two-wheeler division appears to be having a busy schedule of late as the new Hornet 2.0 debuted only a few weeks ago and it will be followed by a new cruiser motorcycle today. The Japanese manufacturer sent a media invite that got us buzzing for good but nobody really got the hold of what it really is until the exhaust note was released and a teaser video followed suite.
The company has long been anticipated to compete against Royal Enfield but it has comfortably stuck with selling volume based scooters, commuters and a very few sporty motorcycles. The Rebel series comprising of the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 have long been considered to make their debut in India due to their engine capacity and the possibility to rival the mid-capacity Royal Enfield motorcycles.
The upcoming cruiser has also been expected to be influenced by the Rebel range but some reports have indicated that an entry-level premium motorcycle from the retro CB is arriving. It could become the most affordable CB retro model while helping in differentiating from the RE range with a niche appeal. It could have low seat heigh, upright riding position with tall handlebar and middle set footpegs.
It will likely get a single-cylinder engine with liquid-cooled technology and the engine displacement could stand between 300 cc and 500 cc. Expect modern rider assistance technologies, tubeless tyres, alloy wheels, and an analogue/digital instrument console to be part of the package. It may get upside-down front forks, monoshock rear suspension, dual-channel ABS system as well as slipper and assist clutch.
If it turns out to be a Rebel based cruiser, expect the price range to be around Rs. 3 lakh (ex-showroom) and for higher capacity of 500 cc the price range could go up to Rs. 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom) as the motorcycle will be sold through the BigWing dealerships.
Since the CB300R has not been updated to meet the BSVI emission standards, the Honda Highness could become the least expensive motorcycle retailed through the upmarket outlet.
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