Honda Livo BS6: What To Expect?
Honda recently shared a teaser of the Livo BS6, hinting at an imminent launch. Here’s what to expect
[UPDATE: The Honda Livo BS6 has been launched. Check out all the details in our launch report here.]
Shortly after the launch of the Honda Grazia 125 BS6, the Japanese manufacturer released a teaser video of the Honda Livo BS6. It is likely that the brand will launch the bike by the end of this month and here’s what we can expect in terms of specifications, features and other details:
Price and rivals:
The Honda Livo BS6 will be the second BS6-compliant 110cc motorcycle from the Japanese bikemaker after the Honda CD 110 Dream. Priced at Rs 64,505 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Honda CD110 Dream is an entry-level commuter bike. The Honda Livo BS6 will be more of a premium offering and is likely to be priced between Rs 67,000 and Rs 70,000 (ex-showroom).
Sure it might be dangerously close to the Honda Shine BS6, but it seems like Honda might just offer two different products at a similar price point. One will be a powerful no-nonsense commuter bike (Shine) whereas the other could be a feature-packed stylish motorcycle, albeit with a smaller engine and less powerful. At this expected price point, it will also be a more affordable yet equally good looking and feature-packed alternative to the premium Honda SP 125. When launched, the Honda Livo BS6 will go up against the Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear, TVS Star City Plus and Hero Passion Pro 110.
Design and features:
The Honda Livo BS4 was a smart-looking commuter motorcycle. And now in its BS6 avatar, it is likely to get slightly sportier with mildly redesigned bodywork. The bikini fairing looks slightly sportier and we expect the fuel tank extensions to get sleeker too. Even the tail lamp look sleeker than before. Honda has redesigned the semi-digital instrument cluster as well. Earlier, it was a twin-pod hexagonal shaped unit whereas now the two hexagons seem to have been merged into one cohesive looking semi-digital console. It shows details like time, odometer/trip meter readings, fuel level, speed and other tell-tale lights. The switchgear finally receives an engine kill switch for added convenience.
Powertrain and underpinnings:
The Honda Livo BS6 is expected to share its powertrain with the Honda CD 110 Dream. But Honda has the habit of tweaking its engines to suit the character of different products. So expect the brand to follow suit in the Livo BS6 as well. The 109.51cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor in the CD 110 Dream makes 8.79PS at 7500rpm and 9.3Nm at 5500rpm. If we’re lucky, Honda might just bump up the power figure slightly for the Livo BS6. The engine is expected to be paired with the same 4-speed transmission as the CD 110 Dream. Like the CD110, expect Honda to offer a silent starter too. Perhaps, Honda might also offer an Idling Stop System on the higher-end variant.
The underpinnings are expected to remain unchanged as they served quite well in the BS4 Livo. The upcoming bike will continue with a telescopic front fork and a pair of shock absorbers at the rear. Brakes include a 240mm disc/130mm drum up front (depending on the variant) and a 130mm drum at the rear. For optimum mileage, the rear end could get a tubeless low rolling resistance tyre whereas the front end will use a conventional tubeless rubber.
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