Honda Livo BS6: Same Price Other Options
What other bikes and scooters can you buy for the price of Honda’s premium 110cc motorcycle?
Honda has launched the BS6 version of its premium 110cc Livo motorcycle, giving it an all-new fuel-injected motor, cosmetic updates, a longer seat and features like a silent starter, engine kill switch, and a redesigned semi-digital instrument console. The Honda Livo BS6 is priced at Rs 69,422 (ex-showroom Jaipur), a price hike of close to Rs 10,000 over the BS4 Livo. At this price point, there are quite a few other capable motorcycles and premium scooters you can buy instead of the premium 110cc bike. Like these:
Hero Passion Pro 110 BS6 (Rs 65,740 - Rs 67,940):
The Passion Pro is another premium 110cc alternative to the Honda Livo. The BS6 version gets a cosmetic update and looks sleeker. Like the Livo, it gets a halogen headlamp and a semi-digital instrument console. Here, though, it also displays real-time mileage. The BS6 Livo also gets Hero’s i3S start-stop system. Its 110cc fuel-injected motor delivers 9.1PS and 9.79Nm. Other updates include a diamond-type frame, increased suspension travel and ground clearance as well as a new (optional) front disc brake. Know more about the Hero Passion Pro 110 BS6 here.
Honda Shine BS6 (Rs 67,447 - Rs 72,147):
For the price of the 110cc Livo BS6, you can buy the 125cc Honda Shine BS6. Unlike the sporty Livo, the Shine BS6 is aimed at conservative buyers. It continues to sport the same familiar look and gets basic features. It still gets an analogue instrument console, unlike the Livo’s semi-digital unit. The major update comes in the form of an all-new 124cc fuel-injected engine that delivers 10.7PS and 11Nm. It gets Honda’s ACG starter-generator that offers silent starting. The gearbox now is a 5-speed unit which imparts the motorcycle better highway cruise ability. Know more about the Honda Shine BS6 here.
Suzuki Access 125 BS6 (Rs 69,084 - Rs 73,731):
Along with a BS6-compliant fuel-injected motor, the Suzuki Access 125 BS6 gets a revised bodywork and new features like an LED headlamp, external fuel filler cap and an eco indicator on its semi-digital instrument console. The 124cc mill delivers 8.7PS and 10Nm, offers crisp throttle response and a refined ride experience. It gets telescopic forks and a monoshock with 12-inch front and 10-inch rear alloy wheels. While braking is via drum brakes at both ends, you get an optional front disc brake as well. The BS6 Suzuki Access still remains the best VFM 125cc scooter. Know more details about the Access 125 BS6 here.
TVS Jupiter BS6 (69,771):
For the price of the Honda Livo BS6, you can buy the top-spec Jupiter Classic BS6 variant that gets retro paint schemes, a tinted visor, pillion backrest and a padded seat cover. The premium 110cc scooter has been one of TVS’ most successful products and comes with good features, better ride quality than the Honda Activa 6G and a refined motor. Features include an LED headlamp, a semi-digital instrument console, an aircraft-type flush-fitting external fuel filler cap, a 2-litre cubbyhole on the back of the apron, as well as mobile phone charging. Its updated 109.7cc fuel-injected motor now delivers 7.4PS and 8.4Nm. It gets 12-inch wheels all around and its telescopic forks and 3-step preload-adjustable monoshock suspension setup offer a supple ride. Surprisingly, the Jupiter BS6 variant loses out the front disc brake option that was available earlier - and we think that’s a big miss. Know more details about the TVS Jupiter BS6 here.
TVS NTORQ 125 (Rs 73,042):
If you want a sportier and more powerful scooter, for Rs 4,000 more you could opt for the TVS Ntorq 125 drum brake variant. The 125cc scooter gets sporty styling bits and features like a comprehensive full-digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, boot light and an aircraft type flush-fitting external fuel filler cap. Its 124.8cc fuel-injected motor delivers 9.38PS and 10.5Nm, one of the highest outputs in its class. Underpinnings include a telescopic fork and monoshock setup with thick 12-inch tyres that offer fantastic grip. The Ntorq 125 offers sporty handling and is one of the quickest 125cc scooters you could buy. Check out more details about the TVS NTORQ 125 here.
Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon (Rs 70,771):
The Pulsar 125 Neon is the most affordable Pulsar you can buy and for around the price of the Livo, you can opt for its drum brake variant. It shares its underpinnings, bodywork and features with the larger Pulsar 150. The Pulsar 125 Neon’s 124.4cc fuel-injected motor delivers 11.8PS and 10.8Nm and gets a 5-speed gearbox. While it is the second most powerful 125cc motorcycle after the KTM 125 Duke, the larger bodywork and premium underpinnings do add substantial weight. Know more about the Pulsar 125 Neon here.
(All prices ex-showroom Jaipur)