FB Mondial HPS 300 Launches in India for the first time.
For the very first time FB Mondial is making an appearance in India. Among the 8 motorcycles launched, FB Mondial HPS 300 is the most affordable model. Where, the HPS 300 is the brand’s maiden product in India and is also the most affordable scrambler in the country.
It is the most affordable Scrambler you can buy in India where it is priced at ₹ 3.37 lakh. The price tag sure is expensive for a single-cylinder motorcycle but then, FB Mondial motorcycles are all about exclusivity.
Wholly the FB Mondial HPS 300 is essentially a retro-scrambler which has a lovely minimalistic design and looks quite sexy. The HPS 300 gets a chiselled fuel tank along with a flat seat and knobby off-road that gives the bike proper old-school charm.
The motorcycle was first showcased at the 2017 EICMA Show and is based on the FB Mondial HPS 125. One way to look at it would be that the HPS 300 is the most affordable scrambler motorcycle that you can buy in India.
Not only this, design-wise, the HPS 300 looks quite minimalistic. The sleek fuel tank goes well with the beefy full-length bellypan, which adds symmetry at the bottom. At the rear, the skeletal tyre hugger, covering the chunky tyre with spoke wheels, nicely complements the off-road-friendly character of the motorcycle.
The stubby tail section rounds off the design at the rear. The motorcycle sports a halogen headlamp, LED tail lamp and indicators, and a circular digital instrument cluster.
Powering the HPS 300 is a Piaggio-sourced 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. It produces 25hp and 22 Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It generates 25.1PS at 9000 rpm and 22Nm at 7000 rpm, working in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission.
FB Mondial offers dual-channel ABS with the 280mm front and 220mm rear discs. Suspension duties are handled by 41mm inverted front forks and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.
Alongwith this the bike weighs about 135 kg which theoretically should mean solid power-to-weight ratio. The FB Mondial HPS gets an 18-inch wheel up front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear with tyre sizes 110/90 R18 up front and 130/70/R17 at the rear.
Where we know that, the HPS 300 is quite an expensive one for the Indian market but it does come with an exclusivity never seen before.
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