Honda expands its footprint in Oceania and begins exports to Australia and New Zealand
New Delhi: Leveraging its world-class manufacturing capabilities in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) today announced exports of its 125cc SP125 motorcycle to Australia and New Zealand. The motorcycle is exported via the CBU route and will be sold as the “CB125F” in these markets.
A shipment carrying around 250 units of SP125s was shipped to Australia and New Zealand from July 22. The SP125 is currently manufactured at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Tapukara Plant in Alwar (Rajasthan).
Speaking on the achievement, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said: “This development marks a step towards HMSI’s long-term plans to expand production capabilities in India that serve globally. As HMSI’s reliable quality continues to delight customers in 38 countries around the world, we are moving forward in line with the plan to expand the export footprint in global markets.
It should be noted that SP125 was the first BSVI motorcycle launched by HMSI in India. Powered by 19 new patent applications, the SP125 features a 125cc HET engine with eSP technology. The SP125 offers many segment-first technology features including a full digital meter, empty distance, average fuel efficiency, real-time fuel efficiency, DC LED headlight, engine start/stop switch engine and an integrated headlight dimmer/beam switch, Eco indicator, and gear position indicator.
HMSI’s ever-expanding global footprint around the world
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India started exporting from India in 2001 with its first Activa model. Currently, Honda is delighting more than 30 lake customers with its export portfolio of 19 two-wheeler models in 38 diverse export markets led by Asia and Oceania, the Middle East and Latin America.