Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Private Limited (HMSI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese Honda Motors Limited. India is the largest commuter bike market in the world. The spiraling fuel prices and the traffic infested city roads caused a shift in the preferences of the daily commuters from four-wheelers to two-wheelers. The Honda brand has been introducing affordable bikes on a regular basis in the Indian market.
The Dream series was launched by the HMSI mainly to attract the city commuters. Their bikes the Dream Yuga and the Dream Neo are very popular among the Indian commuters because of their low prices and built quality. The latest addition in the Dream series the Honda CD 110 Dream is the cheapest Honda bike available in India.
The Honda CD 110 Dream Bike in India launched on July 8th 2014 is a 110 cc bike in the entry level segment with a single kick start, drum brake and alloy wheels variant. The bike is priced around Rupees 41,000 ex-showrooms. The 110 Dream comes in three colours of black with red stripes, black with blue stripes and black with grey stripes. The engine and the wheels are painted in silver instead of black for the other Dream siblings and the wheels are in white alloy. The longer seat adds to the riding comfort. The only meter available is an analogue fuel meter.
The CD 110 Dream is powered by a 109 cc, 8.25 bhp and 63 NM torque engine mated to a 4 speed gear box. The engine using Honda Eco technology helps in a better torque and a fuel efficiency of 83 kmpl. The bike has a top speed of 86 kmph. The battery is 12 V, 3 Ah MF battery and the Head lights are 35 watt lamps. A viscous air filter keeps the engines healthy even in dusty roads.
The Honda CD 110 dream has a diamond type chassis with telescopic fork type suspension at the front and spring loaded hydraulic suspension at the rear. The 18” alloy wheels have 80/100-18 tubeless tyres and drum type brakes at both the ends. The 1258 mm long wheel base gives better stability to the bike and the ground clearance of 179 mm a better ride quality. The weight of the bike is 108 kg and the fuel tank has a capacity of 8 litres.
The lowest price, an above average mileage and the longer seats are the plus points of the Honda CD 110 Dream. In the entry level commuter bike segment the competition comes from the bikes like the Yamaha YBR 110, the Hero Splendor Pro, the Hero HF Deluxe and the TVS Star City.
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