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Honda launches 110cc Dream Neo

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India today launched its 110cc, Dream Neo motorcycle in India.

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Priced at Rs. 43,150 (ex-showroom Delhi), Dream Neo is Honda’s cheapest motorcycle in India and has been launched with the rural and entry level segment in mind. And with it, HMSI is finally trying to target the stronghold of Hero Motors, which till now has been the leader in commuter segment.

Powered by an 109cc 4st engine producing 8.25bhp @ 7500rpm and 8.63Nm of torque at 5500rpm, Dream Neo isn’t going to set any performance records, but is powerful enough to do its commuter duties with ease. Honda is also claiming that Dream Neo is the most fuel efficient two wheeler it has launched in India and gives a mileage of 74kmpl.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Y. S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, 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”.

Dream Neo is available in three variants:

1. Self-start model with drum brakes and alloys wheels with tubeless tyre.
2. Kick-start model with drum brakes alloy wheels with tubeless tyre
3. Kick-start model with drum brakes and with spoke wheels and tuff-up tube.

While we would have loved to see inclusion of disc brakes at least as an optional extra, keeping in mind that this motorcycle is targeted at the entry level market, there might not have been much demand for it.

Dream Neo will also come in 6 dual tone colors; Black and Red stripe, Black with Violet Stripes, Force Silver Metallic, Monsoon Grey Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic and Alpha Red Metallic.

Dream Neo Technical Specifications

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Air Cooled, 4 stroke , SI Engine
Displacement 109cc
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
Fuel System Carburettor
Starting System Self/Kick
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
DIMENSION
Kerb Weight 105kgs
Length 2009mm
Width 737mm
Height 1074mm
Wheel Base 1258mm
Ground Clearance 179mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 8.0 L
CHASIS
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
Ignition Fully Transisterised
Battery# 12V 3 Ah (MF)
Head Lamp 12V 35/35W

Official Press Release

Eyeing exponential growth of its business in India, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today unveiled the much awaited second ‘Dream Series mass motorcycle’– the 110cc DREAM NEO. To stamp its presence in motorcycle segment, Honda expanded its product portfolio further in the 100-110cc mass segment which commands a lion’s share of nearly 50% in Indian 2Wheeler market.

To break the clutter of “Me too” motorcycles in this segment, DREAM NEO from Honda caters to the needs of the Indian mass model riders who now aspire for an expression of individual identity believing strongly in themselves as “Apni Film ka Superstar”. They desire their dream bike to deliver best in class mileage having star features in a limited budget.

DREAM NEO is- Most Affordable and Most Fuel Efficient 2Wheeler to be launched by Honda ever in India. With its high fuel efficiency of 74kmpl*1, high power and torque while incorporating best-in-class performance and revolutionary Honda Eco Technology, DREAM NEO guarantees a dream ride every time.

Talking about Honda’s strategic direction, Mr. Keita Muramatsu – President & CEO, 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. Y. S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, 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”.

In the heart of DREAM NEO is the superior refined 110cc air-cooled 4 Stroke SI Honda engine. Delivering an astonishing fuel efficiency of 74kmpl *, DREAM NEO is Honda’s Most Fuel Efficient 2Wheeler in India.

In India, this is the first motorcycle based on revolutionary Honda Eco Technology (HET). HET combines improved piston and combustion chamber design with the help of squish band which increases compression ratio and fuel efficiency of Dream Neo. With Intelligent Ignition Control as per the load conditions, ideal combustion is attained leading to improved power output & efficiency.

On the performance front, DREAM NEO generates highest peak power of 6.15KW (8.25 BHP) @7500 RPM and Best in class torque of [email protected] RPM in low as well as high rpm range. DREAM NEO leaves competition way behind when it comes to initial and overtaking acceleration.

In keeping with the sensibilities of target customers, DREAM NEO has a utility oriented mature design. The vibrant dual tone graphic stickers on fuel tank & side panels coupled with the aerodynamic front cowl, trendy diamond shape front headlight, and realistic meter console with white circular design, elegant all black six spoke alloy wheels, sleek silencer and bright tail light highlight the subtle yet attractive style of DREAM NEO.

DREAM NEO has been specially developed for Indian customers. DREAM NEO’s Long Comfortable Seat, long front & rear suspension stroke and upright sitting posture make it the best choice for fatigue free daily commuting. Its wider handle turning angle results in an incredibly small turning radius of making it a Dream to ride in congested traffic & narrow lanes. The extended wheelbase of 1258mm maximises top speed stability while the unique 5 step adjustable rear suspension provides maximum comfort for rider and pillion. Further, Dream Neo’s high ground clearance of 179mm and lightweight Single tube diamond frame translates to stress free natural riding even in the worst of road conditions.

The tubeless tyres (except Kick Drum spoke variant), maintenance free battery and viscous air filter in DREAM NEO significantly increase the reliability of Honda’s latest mass motorcycle offering.
DREAM NEO will be available in three variants –

Self / Drum / Alloy with tubeless tyre
Kick / Drum / Alloy with tubeless tyre
Kick / Drum / Spoke with tuff-up tube.

Making rider the asli superstar, DREAM NEO will come in 6 stunning dual tone colors- Black and Red stripe, Black with Violet Stripes, Force Silver Metallic, Monsoon Grey Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic and Alpha Red Metallic.

Showcasing the next leap in technology and features, Dream Neo will rewrite the commuter Mass motorcycle equation in India with an extremely attractive price starting Rs. 43150 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).

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