Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India limited (HMSIL) might be planning to bring their entry-level adventure touring motorcycle to India. Called the Honda XRE 300, this particular model was recently spotted on the factory floor by a Team-BHP reader. Now, a fresh report at MotorBeam reveals that Honda has already patented the XRE 300 in the country. So is the Japanese manufacturer all set to launch this adventure motorcycle in India? Well, we don’t have a sure shot
Well, we don’t have a sure shot answer to the above question. However, since the Royal Enfield Himalayan has already managed to establish a significant following for the mid-size adventure biking segment in India, there won’t come a better time for Honda to launch the XRE 300 in India. The market is hot, there are a series of upcoming launches planned in the segment over the next couple of years, and customers are ready to shell out some serious money to get the flexibility to drive around without any limitation. Keeping all above factors in mind, we do believe that Honda might be seriously considering to launch the XRE 300 in India sometime later this year.
Considering this, let’s point out what all do we know about the Honda adventure motorcycle coming to India:
Honda XRE 300 expected launch date in India
Honda has been tight-lipped about any potential launch of the XRE 300 in India. However, with increasing speculations flooding the Internet, it looks like the Japanese bike maker is seriously considering to launch the XRE 300 in the country. We expect an Indian launch around the festive season this year.
|Expected launch||October, 2017|
Honda XRE 300 price in India (expected)
At the moment it is hard to tell how Honda will price the XRE 300 in India. The final price tag will depend on how much localisation Honda manages to achieve for the said bike. However, keeping in mind the price of the RE Himalayan, we expect the XRE 300 price in the vicinity of Rs. 2 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Expected price in India||Around Rs 2 lakh|
Honda XRE 300 specifications
The Honda XRE 300 is already on sale in Brazil. As a result, we know the official specifications of the bike. The India-spec model is expected to continue with the same powertrain that is available in the Brazilian market. This includes a 291.6 cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine that churns out 25.4 bhp and 27.6 Nm of torque. This particular powerplant is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox that supplies power to the rear wheels through a chain drive mechanism.
|Engine||291.6 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine|
|Power||25.4 bhp @ 7,500 rpm|
|Torque||27.6 Nm @ 6,000 rpm|
|Gearbox||5-speed constant mesh|
Honda XRE 300 mileage (expected)
|Honda XRE 300 expected mileage||Around 35 km/l|
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