Look­ing For­ward to Su­per Four

Bike India - - LETTERS -

I am very happy to see that Honda plan to com­pete with Royal En­field. While I un­der­stand that those plans are be­ing put on hold, ac­cord­ing to some reports, I would be very happy to see Honda CB400 Su­per Four and his nii-san [brother in Ja­panese - Ed] CB1100 in In­dia. I have been a fan of that bike for a long time and my friend in Ja­pan cur­rently owns that bike. It was an ab­so­lute beauty to ride when I went there.

While I am a fan of retro bikes, I don’t like the has­sle that come with own­ing a retro bike. I like the mod­ern fea­tures that come in to­day’s bikes, so a bike such as the Su­per Four is per­fect to com­pete with Royal En­field, ac­cord­ing to me. Hope Honda take no­tice of this small mail. (No­tice me, Sen­pai!!) Rishav Dutta, by e-mail

Hello, Rishav,

While it is true that Honda do plan to go toe-to-toe with Royal En­field here in In­dia, when they made the an­nounce­ment of this par­tic­u­lar in­tent, they men­tioned that a whole new bike is un­der de­vel­op­ment with an R&D team com­pris­ing en­gi­neers

from var­i­ous coun­tries across south­east Asia pro­vid­ing their in­puts on the pro­ject. So as you men­tion, even though they have a ready-made op­tion in the CB400SF (and the Rebel 300, too), it isn’t likely that they will bring ei­ther bike to In­dia. How­ever, since we have printed your let­ter here, we are sure Honda will read it and take your re­quest un­der con­sid­er­a­tion.

Rac­ing As­pi­rant

I live in Pune and need your valu­able guid­ance to join an au­tho­rised cir­cuit rac­ing school around the city. Where may I ob­tain a pro­fes­sional race li­cence? I’ll be grate­ful to you if I am in­formed

about such events. Di­pan­jan Saha, Pune Hi, Di­pan­jan,

Sadly, you will have to travel out­side Pune to par­tic­i­pate in a rac­ing school and ac­quire a rac­ing li­cence. There are schools such as the Cal­i­for­nia Su­per­bike School, Honda Ten10 Rac­ing, Apex Rac­ing Academy, and R.A.C.R, among oth­ers, but all of them are held at venues such as the MMRT in Chennai or the Kari Mo­tor Speedway in Coimbatore. You can find sched­ules, cost and other in­for­ma­tion on the schools’ re­spec­tive web­sites.

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