The reduction in prices is due to the reduction in the custom duty rate by 25 per cent on completely built units (CBUs) in India.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has reduced the prices of its flagship superbike, the CBR1000RR Fireblade models in India, thanks to the reduction by 25 per cent in custom duties for CBUs (completely built units) announced by the government earlier. The earlier price of the CBR1000RR was ₹ 16.79 lakh and now it has dropped to ₹ 14.78 lakh while the one with higher specs CBR1000RR SP was previously priced at ₹ 21.22 lakh and now it has dropped to ₹ 18.68 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.
|Sr No.||Honda CBR1000RR models||Old Prices||New Prices||Price Difference|
|1||CBR1000RR||₹ 16.79 lakh||₹ 14.78 lakh||₹ 2.01 lakh|
|2||CBR1000RR SP||₹ 21.22 lakh||₹ 18.68 lakh||₹ 2.54 lakh|
Honda had launched the new-gen Fireblade in India last year. The CBR1000RR gets a 999 cc in-line four engine which makes 192 bhp at 13,000 rpm and 114 Nm at 11,000 rpm. The Fireblade SP too gets the same engine as the standard Fireblade model. Coming to the features, the standard Fireblade gets ride-by-wire, 9-step traction control, selectable engine braking, electronic steering damper and a gyroscopic ABS. Along with these, the Fireblade SP gets a bi-directional quick-shifter and a semi-active suspension system from Ohlins which includes 43 mm NIX30 inverted forks up front and a TTX36 monoshock at the rear. Both models get a TFT screen for the instrumentation console as well.
Other premium motorcycle manufacturers who have announced the reduction of prices in some of their models are BMW, Ducati, Suzuki, Harley-Davidson and Yamaha along with Indian as well.