Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India toady launched their latest 100cc motorcycle Dream Neo in Mumbai for a starting price of INR 46,140 (ex-showroom Mumbai). The price list (ex showroom) for the new bike in Mumbai is as follows-
- Kick/Dr/Spoke- INR 46,140
- Kick/Dr/Alloys- INR 47,180
- Self/Dr/Alloys- INR 50,426
The price of the new Dream Neo undercuts that of Honda’s 110cc commuter Dream Yuga by around INR 2000, making it the cheapest-ever bike to have come from HMSI. The launch will be crucial in garnering some serious volumes for HMSI in India, which is aiming at snatching the no.1 spot from hero Motocorp.
Honda sold more than 1 million motorcycles last year and plans to increase that number with the sales of bikes like the Dream Neo.
The Dream Neo will be available in six colors: Black and Red Stripe, Black with Violet Stripes, Force Silver Metallic, Monsoon Grey Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic and Alpha Red Metallic
The Dream Neo features a telescopic fork front supension setup while rear has 5 step adjustable springs. Tyre size stands at 80/100×18. The dream Neo looks pretty similar to the Dream Yuga, albeit with altered graphics and some other minor changes.
Developed specifically for India, the Dream Neo is powered by a 110 cc engine and is claimed to have a fuel efficiency of 74 kmpl. The motor has its peak power rated at 8.25bhp @7500rpm and max torque of 8.63nm @5500 rpm, which is class leading.
Talking about Honda’s strategic direction, Mr. Y. S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said “DREAM NEO is Honda’s next big leap towards creating deep inroads into the Indian commuter segment. Our newly opened Technical centre comprising of R&D, Engineering, Purchase & Quality team, overcame the challenge of improving Mileage and meeting the competitive price point. Backed by our new product launches & network expansion, Honda aims to grow over 150% in 100-110cc motorcycle segment YoY. Overall, we are confident of customer demand for Honda 2Wheelers and eye 43% growth with 39.3 lac unit sales in FY’14.”
Elaborating on Dream Neo, Mr. Shreenath Kamlapurker, Regional Sales Head – West, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said “Creating a new paradigm in mass mobility, DREAM NEO is Honda’s Most Affordable and Most Fuel Efficient 2Wheeler ever in India. While DREAM NEO is loaded with attractive & best in class features like Top Mileage of 74 kmpl*, it is being delivered at a truly aggressive pricing to delight Indian customers. Finally DREAM NEO is a package which is hard to resist by 100-110cc mass segment motorcycle customers”.
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|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Type||Air Cooled, 4 stroke , SI Engine|
|Bore x Stroke||50.0mm X 55.6mm|
|Compression Ratio||9.9 : 1|
|Net Power||6.15 KW (8.25 bhp) @ 7500rpm|
|Torque||8.63 Nm @ 5500 rpm|
|Air Filter||Viscous air filter^|
|Transmission||4 Speed constant mesh|
|Gear Shift Pattern||All back (N-1-2-3-4)|
|Clutch Type||Multiplate, Wet Clutch|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||8.0 L|
|Frame Type||Diamond type|
|Suspension, Front||Telescopic Suspension|
|Rear||5 step spring loaded suspension|
|Tyre Front||80/100 – 18 tubeless|
|Rear||80/100 – 18 tubeless|
|Front Brake||Drum Brake – 130 mm Dia|
|Rear Brake||Drum Brake – 130 mm Dia|
|ELECTRICAL & OTHER|
|Battery#||12V 3 Ah (MF)|
|Head Lamp||12V 35/35W|