HONDA TWO WHEELERS : Honda Offering Heavy Discount On BS4 Activa 5G & Other Motor Cycles
Since BS4 vehicles cannot be registered after the implementation of BS6 standards, several passenger car and two wheeler markers had to write off their left-over unregistered stock, amassing huge losses in the process.
The Supreme Court initially offered a 10 day relaxation period after the lockdown to to let dealers sell 10% of their BS4 stock but quickly recalled the order citing discrepancies in the number of vehicles sold. Since BS4 vehicles cannot be registered after the implementation of BS6 standards, several passenger car and two wheeler markers had to write off their left-over unregistered stock, amassing huge losses in the process.
It seems, some brands have managed to registered their unsold BS4 stock through their dealers across various cities before the deadline in the hopes of selling them as unused old vehicles with hefty discounts. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has floated a campaign to sell its ‘unused vehicles’ at ‘unthinkable prices’.
The two wheeler giant has launched a new section on its official website to collect customer data like their location, contact details and the model they are interested in. After the form has been filled, you will be contact shortly by a customer care executive of your nearest Honda dealer to take the transaction forward. Screenshot of Honda 2 wheeler website, where they you can register to buy unused BS4 scooter or motorcycle.
We get the impression that the extent of discount depends on the level of stock of the particular model at the local dealership. Although the automaker hasn’t explicitly stated that the campaign is for BS4 stock, the ‘unused’ classification gives us a clear hint.
For example, a Honda dealer in Panipat is selling the pre-registered 0-km stock of Honda Navi mini motorcycle for a tempting price of INR 30,000 (on-road). That’s a discount of more than INR 15,000 compared to its ex-showroom price! The catch here is, even though the pre-registered unused vehicles are brand new for all practical purposes, they are second-hand on paper hence will carry less resale value when it is time for your to let them go (you will already be the second owner on the record). Moreover, if you are planning to buy these vehicles through loan, you will have to pay higher interest rate associated with used vehicles.