Honda has discontinued the CBF Stunner 125 PGM-Fi (Programmed Fuel Injection) variant in India, due to low demand for the fuel injected variant. Honda introduced the PGM-Fi variant in 2009 in order to boost up sales of the motorcycle but eventually the demand for the variant came down because the consumers were not willing to pay extra amount for FI technology. There was almost no difference between the carbureted version and the fuel injected version.
In terms of power and performance, there was no significant improvement on the PGM-Fi variant. The only difference was low CO2 emissions and higher pricing. The fuel injection technology cuts down the emissions significantly and helps start the engine without any hassle in different climatic conditions. The technology comes with a cost and increases the price of the bike, which is a failure amongst the cost sensitive Indian buyers.
Honda had removed the details of the FI variant from its website few days ago and has phased out the variant without any notification. Honda is not the only manufacturer to discontinue FI variant from its line-up, Bajaj Auto had also phased out the Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi with TVS pulling the plug from the Apache RTR 160 FI. The Honda CBF Stunner 125 PGM-Fi was priced at Rs. 65,842/-, while the basic variant starts at Rs. 51,449/- (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Source – 2WheelsIndia