Honda, in it’s endeavour to fulfill many unfulfilled dreams has announced it’s most affordable bike in India, the Honda CD 110 Dream. Priced at Rs. 41,100, the bike will satisfy the most primary need of this category, which is mileage. The CD 110 Dream will come with Honda Eco Technology or HET which will help the bike flap it’s wings for 74 kms on a liter of petrol, it boasts of a power output of 8.25 BHP @ 7500 RPM and torque of 8.63Nm at 5500rpm. In comparison, the Hero HF Dawn pumps out 7.7 bhp at 7500 rpm and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm.
Looks wise, the CD 110 Dream sports minimalistic graphics, a silver coated engine sleeve, silver toned alloy wheels, a maintenance free battery, tubeless tyres and a viscous air filter. Surprisingly, there is no disc brake available, even as an option. Keeping in mind our road conditions and the markets this motorcycle will find most of it’s buyers in, it has a ground clearance of 179mm, a longish seat and an extended wheelbase of 1258mm.
The bike will be available across the nation by August 2014. It will be available in 3 colours (Black with Red stripe, Black with Blue Stripe and Black with Grey stripe). There will be a Kick/Drum/Spoke variant available too.
Honda in it’s press release also announced its next wave of strategic expansion as it enters a new era of independent and empowered operations in India. Starting this month, the ‘Wings’ (Honda’s logo) will only appear on a Honda bike in India. In this context, Honda will launch Phase I of it’s ‘Honda is Honda’ campaign. It will begin with a teaser starting next fortnight, which will be followed by carpet bombing on all digital mediums. The campaign will be a one-off, where brand ambassador Akshay Kumar will be seen and heard singing, followed by a group of sky-divers coming together to form the ‘Wings’ in the sky.