Honda CBF Stunner PGM-Fi discontinued in India

Honda had silently sentenced the CBF Stunner PGM-Fi to death and also have executed the sales dud in an equally low profile fashion. Let’s be honest here. The fuel injected Stunner was anything but what its name suggests. The bike had absolutely nothing to differentiate itself from its carbureted brother, save for the lack of body graphics. The power and performance also didn’t have any significant improvement. The only major difference came in the pricing which put off the potential customers. Do you know any Indian biker shelling out 150cc money for a 125cc bike just because it emits less? We don’t know either! Honda’s official website has removed the details of the Stunner PGM-Fi and never notified anybody about the discontinuation. 2wheelsindia.com managed to discover this recently. This is not the first time a fuel injected bike faced the guillotine. The Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i was laid to rest in spite of being a capable machine with instant throttle response. The TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi went the same way and TVS did better not to bring a Fi version of the RTR 180. The fuel injection technology employs sophisticated and sensitive devices which come with a cost. That is the reason why the good tech failed to be successful in low cost Indian motorcycles. [Source: 2wheelsindia.com ]

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Honda had silently sentenced the CBF Stunner PGM-Fi to death and also have executed the sales dud in an equally low profile fashion. Let’s be honest here. The fuel injected Stunner was anything but what its name suggests. The bike had absolutely nothing to differentiate itself from its carbureted brother, save for the lack of body graphics. The power and performance also didn’t have any significant improvement. The only major difference came in the pricing which put off the potential customers. Do you know any Indian biker shelling out 150cc money for a 125cc bike just because it emits less? We don’t know either! Honda’s official website has removed the details of the Stunner PGM-Fi and never notified anybody about the discontinuation. 2wheelsindia.com managed to discover this recently. This is not the first time a fuel injected bike faced the guillotine. The Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i was laid to rest in spite of being a capable machine with instant throttle response. The TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi went the same way and TVS did better not to bring a Fi version of the RTR 180. The fuel injection technology employs sophisticated and sensitive devices which come with a cost. That is the reason why the good tech failed to be successful in low cost Indian motorcycles. [Source: 2wheelsindia.com ]

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