[/wide] The Indian market has already gained few 250cc bikes. Performance segment has gained momentum and now it feels like the Indian market is finally ready to accept a 400cc sportbike.
One of the famous Indonesian blog, TMC blog, has speculated the upcoming Honda CBR400R from a strong source. Most of the motorcycle manufacturers love to make 250cc, 600cc and 1000cc bikes, but the idea of manufacturing a 400cc bike by Honda looks like a really a good idea, as a 400cc bike is a perfect balance of performance and practicality.
Earlier, there were few 400cc bikes in Europe as they had some restriction regarding who can ride 500cc and above capacity bikes. If Honda CBR400R is brought into the global market, it would be a great success for Honda. As per our source, it will be it will be manufactured at Honda’s Thailand facility and Asian countries like Indonesia and Malaysia may get it soon.
Whether it will be launched in India is a major question. Indian two wheeler market is one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world and having a 400cc will not do any harm. If ever Honda plans to launch it here, and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t, we can expect Honda CBR400R to foray into the Indian market in the year 2013. This bike will be a boon for all bikers who would like to feel some more power in their palm.