Honda has confirmed that it will be making the big switch to fuel injection for its “Made in India” product line-up in a bid to adhere to upcoming BS-VI emission norms. The current Honda India range has 16 motorcycles and 8 scooters and 18 models still have carburettors. These cover the whole scooter range with the 125/110 cc engines from Honda and motorcycles in the 100-200 cc category.
In the year 2016, the Central Government had declared that BS-VI emission regulations would be implemented from the 1st of April, 2020 and BS-V emission norms would be skipped in the bargain. Upcoming fuel injected products from Honda could be a little costlier in comparison to the present carburetted versions. A fuel injected Hero Glamour, for example, is priced at INR 68,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi) while its carburetted counterpart comes at INR 62,700 (ex-showroom, Delhi) in comparison. This is the indicative price difference that may apply for Honda models but the difference should be much lesser when it is being mass produced with most likely the entire lower capacity range sharing the base system.