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Honda to start CBR-650 production next year

Riding on the ‘Make in India’ appeal, auto giant Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited (HMSI) will start production of its high-end sports motorcycle CBR-650 in the country from next year, company Vice President Y. S. Guleria said here on Thursday.

“We announce that (from) next year Honda will start making CBR-650 in India,” Mr. Guleria told reporters here. However, Honda is yet to finalise the facility it has in the country from where it will start manufacturing CBR-650.

“As of now, we have not decided on units as numbers are too small... and very quick decision can be taken, but we are not expecting very high volume,” he said.

Mr. Guleria further said the Japanese auto giant’s purpose to start making CBR-650 bikes was in tune with the ‘Make in India’ commitment of the company. Honda had also not finalised the price tag for the sportsbike for its Indian customers.

Meanwhile, the company, on Thursday, laid the foundation stone for its Rs.1,100 crore scooter manufacturing plant Vithalapur in Ahmedabad district of Gujarat.

The facility, which will be the company’s fourth manufacturing plant in the country, is scheduled to start production by 2015 end. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 1.2 million units.

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