While there are certain countries around the globe that are known for their significant contribution to technological innovation within the motorcycle industry, Brazil has never been one of them. Until now, it seems. Brazilian Honda subsidiary Moto Honda da Amazonia Ltda., recently began sales of the CG150 TITAN MIX, a 150cc bike with the world’s first production flexible-fuel technology.
The small motorcycle is equipped with an industry-first Mix Fuel Injection System that allows for the reduction in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by burning a combination of gasoline and bio-ethanol. Honda simply seems to be reacting to customer demand as approximately 90 percent of new automobiles sold in Brazil are equipped with flexible-fuel technology.
Honda is expecting to sell in excess of 200,000 units in the first year of production, which would equate to roughly 10 percent of the market. The industry-leading two-wheeler costs 6,340 Brazilian real, or around $2,700 US dollars.