After a long and deep slumber, Honda’s two wheeler division is finally turning up the heat. Since the Indian public has moved over from the commuter-range of bikes to mid-level performance bikes, the company is also planning to follow suit. Honda is planning to release some attractive models in 2021 that are likely to satisfy all segments of customers. If you’re planning to take a two wheeler loan to buy a bike this upcoming year, here’s a list of the top 5 Honda bikes that are set to launch in 2021 you should consider.
1. Honda CBR300R
Since 2010, the CBR250R was Honda’s only single cylinder sports bike offering in India. But that’s all set to change in 2021. Now, Honda’s planning to introduce an updated version of the bike via the release of CBR300R. The bike’s engine is essentially an upgraded version of the CBR25oR that’s tuned to make more power. With the official figures standing somewhere around 31 bhp, the CBR300R is sure to make a huge debut in 2021.
2. Honda CB300R
The Honda CB300R is a ‘Neo Sports Cafe’ bike that borrows its look heavily from the CB1000R. The naked streetfighter styling of the bike is not only appealing to the eye, but also very practical. The bike is powered by a 286 cc liquid cooled engine that delivers around 30 bhp of power. In addition to that, the CB300R is also expected to come with all the other bells and whistles that a typical mid-level bike has such as dual-channel ABS, full LED lighting, and more.
3. Honda Rebel 500
Honda is planning to cash in on the recent cruiser motorcycle trend through the release of the Honda Rebel 500. The bike features classic touring styling with a laid back seating position. The Rebel 500 features a large 471 cc engine that delivers around 46 bhp and 43 Nm of torque. In addition to the powerful engine, the bike is also likely to come with class-leading features like a slipper clutch, a six-speed transmission, and LED lighting. Since the bike is expected to carry a slightly high price tag, it would be a good idea to start the process for a bike loan now itself if you’re planning to get this bike.
4. Honda Rebel 300
The Rebel 300 is essentially the younger sibling of the Rebel 500 in both spirit and functionality. Honda is planning to keep all of the features that the Rebel 500 offers albeit the engine. In the Rebel 300, the engine is likely to be a 286 cc single cylinder liquid cooled unit that puts out 30 bhp and 27 Nm of torque. Going by the power figures, it is quite evident that the Rebel 300 features the same engine as the Honda CB300R and the Honda CBR300R. And since Honda is essentially using the same engine, the price should also be quite affordable.
5. Honda CB500X
To prevent itself from being left behind in the adventure touring segment, Honda is planning to introduce the CB500X in India. The bike takes a lot of inspiration from Honda’s much bigger Africa Twin and comes with a longer suspension and higher ground clearance. The engine is likely to be a 471 cc parallel-twin unit that delivers around 47 bhp and 43 Nm of torque. The bike is also expected to come with a large fuel tank that can hold around 17.5 liters of fuel for long off-roading sessions.
With so many Honda bikes in the lineup for 2021, the upcoming year is the perfect time for you to get yourself a new bike. Since bike loan interest rates are likely to stay low even in the next year, go ahead and check your two wheeler loan eligibility and start the process now.