But the actual game changer is something else. The Japanese giant, which operates in India through wholly-owned subsidiary Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), hopes to sell 125cc made-in-China models with an ex-showroom price in Delhi of a little over Rs 30,000 - almost Rs 4,000 cheaper than the CD Dawn and Rs 17,000-18,000 cheaper than the Super Splendor, as reported by the Economic Times. Through this move, they hope to tap the lucrative market in the range of relatively small engines and low price bikers.
However, what needs to be taken into consideration is; will Chinese made Honda scooters really click with the Indian populace? Chinese products, which do not have a good reputation in the country may jeopardise the future of Honda and its stature in India. The Japanese firm that has aggressive expansion plans for the Indian market will be taking a huge risk notwithstanding the fact that its production capacity cannot be questioned.
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