Nov 16, 2012, 05.25 PM | Source: Overdrive Magazine
Unveiled - Honda CBR500 family at EICMA 2012
Like the CBR250R , the chassis use steel instead of aluminium for cost reasons and the suspension spec is basic. The X also gets longer travel suspension, different handlebars and a bigger tank keeping in mind its role. Honda has not confirmed an Indian launch, but we believe these motorcycles were designed with emerging markets in mind as much as new European or American riders, and will arrive in India. We expect engines to be sourced from Thailand but a major part of the rest of the motorcycles will be sourced locally to keep costs in check. We expect the launch to happen in a year's time, but maybe Diwali will come early for Indian bikers next year.