FB Mondial HPS 300 Deliveries To Commence Soon
The HPS 300 is brought to our shores via the CKD route and retails for Rs 3.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- FB Mondial has received around 100 bookings
- The first lot of bikes booked will be delivered by January, 2019
- The HPS 300 is brought to India as a CKD by Motoroyale
Italian brand FB Mondial recently made its debut in India. Currently, only one bike from its portfolio, the HPS 300 is on sale in India, and is priced at Rs 3.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The iconic Italian marquee retails it through Kinetic Group’s multi-brand venture, Motoroyale. According to Ajinkya Firodia, MD, Motoroyale, the company has received around 100 bookings for the motorcycle.
The first lot of bikes has arrived in India and will be assembled soon at its Ahmednagar plant and deliveries for the first lot is expected to be completed by January, 2019. The FB Mondial motorcycles are brought to India as CKD (completely knocked down) units. This is one of the prime reasons for the high asking price of the HPS 300 in India. When we asked Cesare Galli, the man responsible for resurrecting the brand back, about localising FB Mondial's products in India, he mentioned that it’s too early. Galli also added that he wants to position the Italian marquee as a premium brand for now.
Coming back to the HPS 300, its fabulous design is among one of its long list of highlights. The fusion of a scrambler and a café scrambler makes the HPS 300 look distinct and unique. It’s powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor producing 25hp at 9,000rpm and 22Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox.
It employs a chunky 41mm USD fork at the front and twin-shock absorbers at the rear. Braking hardware consists of a 280mm disc at the front and a 220mm unit at the back, while ABS comes as standard fitment. Seat height is pretty low at 785mm and the motorcycle weighs just 135kg (dry weight). While the FB Mondial HPS 300 doesn’t have any direct rivals until the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 arrives here, but, it will go up against the BMW G 310 R.