Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) has launched the Honda Dazzler in Delhi today at The Grand.
The 150cc Honda Dazzler was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2010 as Honda Unicorn Sport Concept and has since been the topic of discussion of many bikers and has managed to garner quite a bit of admiration and fan following.
Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler is powered by a tweaked 150cc engine of Honda Unicorn, which now produces 14bhp and comes with 17″ alloys, 110/80×17 rear and 80/100×17 front tyre, front and rear disc brakes and digital instrument console.
Honda has also put the Dazzler through some strict diet to shave 8kgs of weight, even though it has more plastic than the older Unicorn!
So how did they managed to save so much weight?
For starters smaller alloys and tubeless tyres contribute significantly towards weight saving, then they decided to loose kick start leaver and then they went on to replace the 7AH battery of Unicorn with that of 4AH maintenance free battery to save some more weight!
Result of all this and much-much more is a motorcycle which not only looks good, produces more power, but is also lighter than its predecessor!
What remains to be seen is, how all these things translate into real world performance and whether Honda has managed to get the gearing right to make this one of the best performing motorcycles in its class.
Honda Dazzler is priced at Rs. 62,900 (Ex-Showroom Delhi) and will be available in Armour Gold Metallic, Pearl Nightstar Black, Sword Silver Metallic and Pearl Siena Red colors.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Shinji Aoyama, President and CEO, HMSI said, “With good appreciation by Indian customers, Honda has always been on the growth momentum in India. We achieved sales of 12.7 lakh units in 2009-10 and have set a target of achieving 18% growth this year by selling over 15 lakh units. With our Fun, Safety and Environment initiatives, we are constantly trying to become a company that the society admires. Today’s launch of New CB Unicorn Dazzler is to satisfy the diversified needs of Indian customers. We will continue to provide such unique products for healthy expansion of fun-biking culture in India.”
“The CB Unicorn Dazzler will be available to customers by end of May. It is an ideal bike for young people who aspire for aggressive style and performance. The bike offers blistering performance by delivering a power of 14 bhp and a mileage of 60 km per litre. With a price-tag of Rs 62,900 (Delhi Ex-Showroom), the bike is a very attractive option for the Indian youngsters. We plan to sell 120,000 units of CB Unicorn and CB Unicorn Dazzler in the first year,” added Mr. N. K. Rattan, operating head, Sales & Marketing, HMSI.
Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler Specifications
Engine type: Air cooled, 4st, SI engine
Max Power: 14bhp @ 8500rpm
Max Torque: 1.3kg-m @ 6500rpm
Air Filter: Viscous paper filter
Fueling System: Carburetor
Starting system: Self
Transmission: Constant mesh, 5 speed gear box
Gear Pattern: 1 down – 4 up
Chassis: Advanced design diamond frame
Front Suspension: Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension: Mono suspension, 3 step adjustable
Front tyre: 80/100 x 17 46P, tubeless
Rear tyre: 110/80 x 17 57P, tubeless
Front Brake: 240mm disc
Rear Brake: 220mm disc
Ker weight: 138kg
Ground Clearance: 162mm
Petrol tank capacity: 12 liters
Battery: 12V-4AH Maintenance Free
Headlight: Halogen 12V 35/35W