No Geared Scooters from Honda

author image Rishi
Saturday 28 March 2009, 00:00 AM

Honda has decided to quit the geared scooter segment in India. It will phase out its Eterno 150cc model this year. The company will not focus only on the gearless scooters and establish its brand value in the gearless scooter segment. "We will stop producing Eterno. We will not stay in this segment (geared scooter). Eterno will be phased out," HMSI President and CEO Shinji Aoyama.

Honda currently has Activa model in the gearless scooter segment currently priced at Rs. 39,800. It launched the latest and upgraded model new Activa yesterday in India. The new scooter comes with new front and rear section. The new activa is powered by 109cc 4-stroke engine pumping out 8bhp at 7500rpm and 0.9Kgm at 5500rpm. It has reduced tank capacity of 5.3 litre and sports a new braking system. The vehicle comes to complete halt even with one brake. This is good for those who are uncertain which brake to use to stop the vehicle completely. The CBS system applied front braking as well whenever the rear brake is applied. The new activa comes in two variants - Activa standard and Activa deluxe.

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