Honda to launch VFR by 2010 end

The Indians may be introduced super bikes by Yamaha with its super bikes R1 and MT01 but Honda is keeping quiet.After launching the Honda CB100R and CBR Fireblade Honda is gearing to launch its VFR1200 in India.

The bike sports a 1237cc, liquid cooled V-4 engine which generates a maximum power of 172 bhp. Honda launched the CBR 1000 RR Fireblade and the CB 1000R in India in 2009. It has so far sold more than 100 units of the two models, which are priced at 13.36 lakh and 10.21 lakh, respectively, ex-showroom.

Although the introduction of such bikes do not translate into large volumes due to their high price tags (enough for buying four compact cars) the launch is aimed at pushing and enhancing the company’s brand image in the competitive domestic two-wheeler market.

Other manufactures like Ducati, Harley Davidson, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha are all planning to launch more bikes in India.