Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today launched a new motorcycle ‘Dream Neo’ that targets India’s mass segment and carries a light price tag of INR 43,150/-, thus rendering it the company’s cheapest two-wheeler as of yet. Earlier, it was the 110cc scooter ‘Dio’ that boasted of being the cheapest in the two-wheeler segment in India, priced at INR 44,718/-.
The Japanese auto giant claims that this entry-level motorcycle in the ‘Dream’ series is developed specially for Indian users, and renders a mileage of 74 km per liter while deriving power from a 110cc engine. It’s even equipped with the HET (Honda Eco Technology) that was first seen in Activa, Dio and Aviator in 2013. The bike carries a power rating of 8.25 bhp at 7,500 rpm and is given a 4 speed gearbox. It has a ground clearance of 179mm and a wheelbase of 1,258mm. The bike comes in three variants- Kick Start and spoke wheels with tuff up tubes for Rs.43,150/-, Kick Start and alloy wheels with tubeless tires for Rs.44,150/-, Electric Start and alloy wheels with tubeless tires for Rs.47,750/-.
Honda’s other bike in this segment- Dream Yuga- again gets power of a 110cc engine, and is available for INR 45,101- INR 48,619 (ex-showroom, Delhi).