Honda Livo BS6 Launch Price Expectations
What price tag could Honda’s new 110cc commuter arrive with?
[UPDATE: The Honda Livo BS6 has been launched. Check out all the details in our launch report here.]
Prior to the lockdown, Honda India had launched six BS6 two-wheelers: three bikes and three scooters. Now that the lockdown has been relaxed, the Japanese bike maker has been updating its remaining models to meet BS6 norms. The first of these BS6 launches came with the CD110 Dream, which was followed up with the Grazia 125. Now, the company is gearing up for the arrival of the Livo. The stylish 110cc commuter was teased last week.
Mechanically, the Livo is expected to share plenty of components with the CD110 Dream. That means it’ll get the same 109.51cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor. The engine could be tuned slightly differently on the Livo or Honda could just stick to the same tune as the Dream, which now puts out 8.79PS at 7500rpm and 9.3Nm at 5500rpm. Even the foundations are most likely to be the same but Honda could offer a disc brake for the deluxe version of the Livo as it has done in the past.
The differences arrive in the styling and feature-set of the Livo. While the CD110 Dream is a basic commuter, the Livo gets funky body panels with a redesigned face. The lighting systems still use halogen bulbs, no LEDs to be found anywhere. But the new Livo packs a new semi-digital information console with a trip meter, odometer, bar-type fuel gauge and clock displayed in the inset. The speedo remains analogue. The Livo BS6 will also be getting a starter-cum-engine kill-switch and Honda’s ACG starter system. Just like the Dream, the Livo will also get body coloured mirrors.
The CD110 Dream BS6 costs Rs 14,000 more than its BS4 predecessor. The standard model is priced at Rs 64,505 while the deluxe model retails at Rs 65,505. It is unlikely that Honda would hike the prices of the Livo using the same price differential. The BS4 version of the standard Livo was priced around Rs 60,000. If Honda were to increase the price by around Rs 14,000, then it would be priced around the same as 125cc motorcycles like the Shine and the SP 125. Hence, a lower price premium might be in store for the fashionable 110cc commuter. Expect the Livo to be priced from around Rs 67,000 for the standard model and an additional Rs 3,000 more for the deluxe trim. All prices, ex-showroom Delhi.