First Honda Programmed Fuel Injection Motorcycle to be Launched in India.
Glamour FI, based on the stylish 125cc motorcycle Glamour, has better fuel efficiency and ease of engine start, thanks to PGM-FI. Riders can see its high fuel efficiency by a digital real-time fuel economy indicator. Its design is more refined, with its engine integrated with a black color scheme and a unique FI logo.
Hero Honda began production of motorcycles in 1985. Its current annual production capacity is 3,450,000 units combined at its two plants in Dalhera and Gurgaon. This September, the annual production capacity at Dalhera will be expanded to 1,950,000 units from 1,500,000 units by adding a new line. Moreover, its annual capacity will increase to 4,400,000 units in 2007 when a third plant with 500,000 units of annual production capacity will be constructed.
The overall motorcycle market in India has been growing rapidly, reaching approximately 7,300,000 units in 2005, a 15% increase from 2004. The market is expected to grow further in 2006, up to approximately 8,500,000 units, a 17% increase from 2005. Total sales of Hero Honda and Honda's sole subsidiary, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (Private) Ltd. established in 1999, reached approximately 3,371,000 units in 2005, an 18% increase from 2004.
Honda plans to install PGM-FI on most of its motorcycles worldwide by the end of 2010 to reduce emissions. Following similar model introductions in Thailand and Indonesia, Honda is providing the environmentally-prominent PGM-FI model to the growing Indian market, thus strengthening environment-friendly activities in its global motorcycle business.
About Hero Honda Motors Ltd.
Established: January 1984 Start of Production: May 1985 Location: New Delhi Capital Investment: 399,375,000 rupee Capitalization Ratio: 26% Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 26% Hero Group Representative: B.M.L. Munjal, Chairman Business: Production and sales of motorcycles and scooters Employment: Approx. 4,200 associates (as of May 2006 ) Annual Capacity: 3,450,000 units (as of May 2006 ) Production Models: Splendor, Passion, Achiever, Karizma, Glamour, Pleasure etc. Sales results 2005: Approx. 2,818,000 unit
About Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Private) Ltd.
Established: August 1999 Start of Production: May 2001 Location: New Delhi, India (Gurgaon area, Haryana state) Capital Investment: 3,000,000,000 rupee Capitalization Ratio: 100% Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Representative: Yukihiro Aoshima, President Business: Production and sales of motorcycles and scooters Employment: Approx. 3,000 associates (as of May 2006) Annual Capacity: 870,000 units (as of May 2006) Production Models: Activa, Dio, Eterno, Unicorn, Lead (For export) etc. Sales results 2005: Approx. 553,000 units
About Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7267)(NYSE: HMC)(LSE: HNDA.L) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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