Honda, one of the leading two-wheeler manufacturers, is set to launch a new entry-level 100 cc motorcycle in March 2023 in the domestic market. The model will directly compete with Hero MotoCorp’s best-selling Splendor, and it has been in the rumor mill since last year. Let’s dive into the details of this upcoming motorcycle.
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Mr Atsushi Ogata, President, CEO, and MD of HMSI, confirmed in an interview in 2021 that a new 100 cc motorcycle from Honda would be launched. Currently, Honda is recording good volumes with the Shine, SP 125, and Unicorn, while the CD 110 is the most affordable motorcycle from Honda with a price tag of around Rs. 71,000 (ex-showroom).
The CD 110 Dream shares the 110 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with the Honda Livo, producing a maximum power output of 8.7 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 9.3 Nm at 5,500 rpm. It is positioned closer to the Splendor Plus, and the upcoming model could be priced below it with a smaller and more fuel-efficient powertrain targeting the masses.
Honda’s Upcoming 100 cc Motorcycle
The upcoming 100 cc commuter motorcycle is expected to play a significant role in further stretching Honda’s market share. It is likely that Honda will offer a more fuel-efficient and affordable motorcycle to compete in this segment. The model will be positioned below the existing CD 110 Dream, making it an attractive option for price-conscious buyers.
Honda’s Future Plans
In addition to the upcoming 100 cc motorcycle, Honda is developing a new 125 cc scooter to take on sporty scooters such as TVS Ntorq 125. The company could also expand its 350 cc portfolio to take the fight firmly to the Royal Enfield 350 cc motorcycles in the near future.
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Last month, Honda brought in the H-Smart variant of the Activa 6G, and the 2023 Honda Activa range is available in a total of three variants. Only the top-spec model gains the smart key feature and a three-step adjustable rear suspension. Honda will further dig deep into the mass market space with its first electric scooter based on the Activa next year.
Honda is all set to launch a new entry-level 100 cc motorcycle in March 2023 to compete directly against Hero Splendor. The new model is expected to be more fuel-efficient and affordable, targeting the masses. In addition, Honda has ambitious plans for the future, including developing a 125 cc scooter and expanding its 350 cc portfolio. Stay tuned for more updates on Honda’s upcoming two-wheelers.
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