2021 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia

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2021 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia

Honda has launched the 2021 CBR600RR in Malaysia. The motorcycle was unveiled in August 2020.

  • 599 cc liquid-cooled inline-four cylinder engine
  • 119.35 bhp of peak power at 14000 rpm
  • 63 Nm of peak torque at 11500 rpm
  • 41 mm fully adjustable Showa USD forks
  • Showa Pro-Link rear suspension
  • dual channel ABS
  • 310 mm double discs at front
  • 220 mm disc at rear
  • slipper clutch
  • emergency stop signal
  • Honda electronic steering damper
  • torque control
  • wheelie control
  • traction control

The motorcycle is priced at RM 98,888 which is Rs 17.82 lakh. Would you want Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) to launch the CBR6000RR in India? Let us know in the comments below.

Production stopped at all four Honda manufacturing units in India

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As India battles the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, two-wheeler manufacturers have had to once again face supply chain issues and production bottlenecks. Close on the heels of Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter, India (HMSI) has also announced a temporary closure of production across all four plants in India – Manesar (Haryana), Tapukara (Rajasthan), Narsapura (Karnataka) and Vithalpur (Gujarat).

Production will be suspended for 15 days (01 May through 15 May 2021). The company will be closely monitoring the situation and take a call on resuming production basis the severity of the lockdown. Honda will carry out its annual plant maintenance during this period. Honda associates will continue to work from home to maintain business continuity and provide the required support to their customers and business partners. On the production front, only essential workforce will be allowed to enter and carry out their duties while following all the covid-19 guidelines and appropriate safety measures.

Yesterday, we had reported that Honda has registered a trademark for NX200. Atsushi Ogata, President & CEO of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India in an interview, stated that the company is under discussion to expand its product portfolio, and might leverage the Hornet 2.0 platform. There may also be an adventure tourer in the offing.

Honda might use the existing 184 cc motor producing 17.03 bhp and 16.1 Nm. While the motorcycle will be based on the Hornet 2.0 platform, expect some major changes to the chassis, possible 17-inch alloy wheels and disc brakes on both ends. It might sport USD forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear.

The NX200 will compete for sales with the Hero Xpulse 200T and KTM 250 Adventure.

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.