Report – Honda Dream Neo launched in Chennai at Rs. 44,319
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Honda Dream Neo 110cc commuter bike has been launched in Chennai at a starting price of Rs. 44,319 (ex-showroom).
Honda is adopting a phased launch strategy for its most affordable motorcycle. The bike was launched on the sidelines of ‘Honda Dream Carnival’, a free 5-point check up camp that is taking place in Chennai between today and Sunday.
To recap, the Honda Dream Neo sits below the Honda Dream Yuga and borrows a lot of its design from its stablemate. The tail piece is the only noticeable difference between the Dream series commuters.
The Dream Neo is powered by a 109cc 4-stroke air cooled engine, also extracted from the Dream Yuga. The motor which incorporates Honda Eco Technology (HET) makes 8.5 bhp and 8.63 Nm of torque. The gearbox is a 4-speed unit that shifts in an all-up pattern and this powertrain delivers a claimed mileage of 74kpl.
With three offerings (Dream Neo, Dream Yuga and CB Twister) in the 110cc commuter category, the Japanese auto giant is aiming to post a phenomenal YoY growth of 150% in the segment!
The Dream Neo weighs 105kg and the fuel tank capacity stands at 8 litres. The tubeless tires (tuff-tubes on base variant) are of 80/100 – 18 specification and the drum brakes measure 130mm in dia.
Honda Dream Neo Price (ex-showroom Chennai)
- Kick start, Spoke wheels with tuff-up tubes – Rs. 44,319
- Kick start, Alloy wheels with tubeless tires – Rs. 45,336
- Self start, Alloy wheels with tubeless tires – Rs. 48,478