Honda set to launch new bike next week - Here's what to expect

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Delhi : On August 2, 2023, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India will introduce a new 160cc commuter motorcycle, expanding its portfolio of products. The business has unveiled a teaser showing both the front and back of the bike ahead of its official debut. The words "To Leave Behind" and "A Trail of Awe" appear in the teaser. Even though there isn't much information available about the future bike, the Honda Unicorn's engine and some of its design cues are probably going to be used.

Currently, the 162cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled Honda Unicorn engine produces 12.92PS and 14Nm of torque. There may be a small power increase for the 2019 Honda motorcycle. The bike may include a telescopic fork and monoshock suspension system, according to expectations. There is the option of a rear drum brake in addition to front and rear disc brakes for braking.

The new Honda bike is anticipated to cost more than the Unicorn, which retails for Rs. 1.09 lakh (ex-showroom). It is predicted to cost around Rs. 1.12 lakh and will likely replace the Honda XBlade.

Other updates include the debut of two electric vehicles for international markets, which was confirmed by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India. The brand's dedicated platform (codenamed Platform "E") will serve as the foundation for both electric two-wheelers, which are anticipated to hit the streets in fiscal year 2024. The installation of battery packs with various capacity is supported by the new architecture. One of the future Honda EVs will be a competitively priced mid-range electric scooter with a fixed battery, probably the Honda Active Electric.

A swappable battery system will be implemented with the release of the second Honda EV, which is intended for India. Along with this endeavor, the business has big plans to install charging stations at all of its touchpoints. Some of these touchpoints will be changed into Workshop "E" setups for the HEID (Honda Electric Innovative Device) battery exchange and tiny battery exchange for the swappable battery type, along with charging connections for the fixed battery type.