Gurgaon: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) on Wednesday said it has raised the prices of its entire range of two-wheelers by up to Rs800, mainly to offset the impact of hike in diesel rates.

“We have hiked the prices of all our models by Rs200-Rs800 from 1 April. It is done mainly because of the impact of diesel price increase in recent times," HMSI vice-president (sales and marketing) Y.S. Guleria told PTI.

Due to hike in diesel prices, freight charges went up and that had a cascading effect on all our expenditures, he added.

“Besides, recently insurance charges also increased. So, finally decided to pass on some burden to the consumers," Guleria said.

Post-hike, HMSI’s three scooters Dio, Activa and Aviator are priced between Rs44,718 and Rs53,547. The company’s current range of eight locally manufactured motorcycles are now priced between Rs45,101 and Rs1.77 lakh.

The company on Wednesday launched a new motorcycle Dream Neo priced at Rs43,150, making it the company’s cheapest two-wheeler in the country. All prices are for Delhi (ex-showroom).