Honda, KTM, Piaggio & Yamaha set up swappable battery consortium

Honda, KTM, Piaggio & Yamaha set up swappable battery consortium

Honda, KTM, Piaggio and Yamaha have formally announced the formation of a new consortium to produce swappable batteries for motorcycles.

Honda recalls more than 200K vehicles to fix problematic shifters

Auto giant Honda has confirmed that it is recalling more than 200,000 minivans and sports utility vehicles in the United States to fix an issue with the vehicles' automatic shifter system.

The automaker recall statement says that the shifter system which stops drivers from shifting out of park without keeping a foot on the brake mayn't be working properly, adding that the problem occurs mostly in below-freezing temperatures.

Honda profits fall as strong yen hits

Honda Motors third quarter ended December recorded a fall of 40% in net profit as compared to last year’s net profit in the same period. The fall in the net profit is due to yen’s strength rushes forward against dollar and overshadow cost-cutting efforts.

Last year Honda had earned net profit of 134.6bn yen which has fallen down to 81.1bn yen in the current year. The lesser demand and poor sales in Japan has put Honda in this situation. Government in Japan is encouraging people to buy green cars.

Honda Jazz Hybrid: at a glance

Honda Jazz Hybrid has features that make it one of the most practical superminis. It comes with 87bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine, 14bhp electric motor and continuously variable transmission as the larger Insight that which offer an average fuel economy of 62.8mpg.

The new Jazz Hybrid is expected to work most effectively in big towns and cities as the company claims the car to be the smallest and cheapest hybrid car in Britain.

Honda’s 2011 Odyssey to cost more

Honda Motor Co. on Thursday announced the pricing and release date for its all-new 2011 Odyssey minivan.

The 2011 Odyssey minivan will be available for $27,800, about $840 more than its predecessor. The upcoming minivan will hit roads on September 30.

The auto-manufacturer claimed that the new Odyssey minivan would offer a more idiosyncratic style, better fuel economy, more space and five latch points for child seats.

Honda launches VFR 1200F

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Limited (HMSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese auto major Honda Motor Corporation has recently announced the launch of the VRF 1200F in the Indian market.

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India president and chief executive officer Shinji Aoyama said that the company is very excited to launch the product in the Indian market and it will match the extensive needs of the Indian consumer.