From their quarter-litre offering, the CBR250R to their most affordable Cliq, HMSI has removed a bunch of bikes and scooters from their website. Some of these may be relaunched in BS-VI avatars later
The last permitted day to sell BS-IV compliant vehicles is behind us. With that in mind, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has removed some of the models from their official website. From their motorcycle portfolio, the once popular CBR250R, the CB Hornet and the X-Blade have been removed. The Grazia, Aviator, Activa-i and the Cliq have also been pulled off the website. All of these models have not been updated to meet the BS-VI standards as yet.
In fact, HMSI might just make use of the change in emission norms to discontinue some of the models that have not been performing on the sales charts. Bearing in mind that the CB Hornet was selling about 3,000 units a month even during this slowdown, we can expect it to get a BS-VI update. The CBR250R, on the other hand, hasn’t received a substantial update since its debut in the Indian market almost nine years back, and there is no denying that it has started to show its age. The case is indeed similar with some other models as well, including the Cliq, Activa-i and the Aviator. That being said, the fate of the Grazia and the X-Blade, both of which are relatively newer models, is still unknown.
The last date for manufacturers to sell off their BS-IV stock was 31st March 2020. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the country has been under lockdown since 22nd March. Hero MotoCorp moved the Supreme court and filed for an extension of the deadline to sell BS-IV products. The apex court approved the plea but only permitted manufacturers to sell 10% of their inventory, within 10 days after the lockdown lifts. As of now, the lockdown has been extended till 3rd May.