Honda could bring the CL250, CL300 Scrambler bikes to India

The Honda CL could take on the likes of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and others.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is looking at a revival of the ‘CL’ range of motorcycles, which makes its way back to the 1970s. Now, after launching the CL300 in China, Honda has patented the CL range in India. This means that the Japanese bike maker is considering this product line for India.

The CL range of bikes will spawn multiple engine options. These include the CL250, CL300 and the CL500. While the CL500 was launched earlier, the CL300 made its debut earlier this year.

Honda has patented the 250-300cc range of CL bikes in India. The 250 gets a 249cc engine while the CL300 will come with a 286cc motor. Interestingly, both the engines are derived from the same block, with changes in the bore and stroke. The CL250 is likely to develop 23.6 BHP and 22.55 Nm while the CL300 could be rated at 26.6 BHP.

The CL range is nothing but the Scrambler siblings of the Honda Rebel. As such, they are likely to share engines, transmission and other mechanical bits. In terms of changes between the CL250, CL300 and the CL500, there are no changes apart from the engine. Visually, the bikes are pretty much identical. 

The Scrambler design of the bike is likely to appeal to a wide range of customers. In comparison with the Honda Rebel, the bike gets a new frame, fuel tank design while the wheels, tyres and exhaust are different as well. The exhaust gets an upswept design with dual tips. The seat height is set at 790 mm, which is 100 mm more than the cruiser-oriented Rebel. Honda is likely to offer larger 19-inch front wheels on the Scrambler derivatives. Braking hardware includes single discs at both ends with single channel ABS.

Honda could also offer a range of accessories with the CL bikes to offer unique customization options to the owners. We can expect Honda to launch the bike sometime later in the year. The Honda CL could take on the likes of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and others.

Source: Rushlane

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