Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) on Wednesday launched its new Aviator, the 110 CC scooter, which promises 15 per cent better fuel economy than its predecessor. The scooter, according to HMSI officials, is targeted at married males between the age group of 30 and 40 years.

Speaking in the launch function of Aviator, Head of Sales of HMSI, Y. S. Guleria said that the company is increasing its present manufacturing capability from 12.5 lakh units to 15 lakh units. HMSI has a share of 50 per cent in the scooter segment and according to Mr. Guleria the company is targeting 70 per cent of the market share by 2010.

The all new Aviator will be available at ex-showroom price of Rs. 48, 439 for its deluxe model and Rs. 43, 439 for its standard model in the State Capital. The production of the earlier versions of Aviator model will be discontinued after the entry of the Aviator into the market.

“We are trying to our best to reduce the waiting time for our products by only one month. We are also planning to spend nearly Rs. 360 crore in the coming year to increase our capacity to produce 15 lakh units per annum,” Mr. Guleria said.

The Aviator comes with several new features, which according to HMSI officials makes it the best in the premium class segment. The scooter will be available in five different colours and on ideal road conditions will given a mileage of 55 kmpl, HMSI officials informed.