Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd has launched the Honda Cliq in Maharashtra. The automatic scooter was first introduced on June 20, 2017, in Rajasthan. Maharashtra is the country’s largest scooter market, and Honda aims to retail the Cliq beyond the urban market in the state.
Powering the Honda Cliq is the same 109.19 cc mill which does duty in the Honda Navi and Honda Activa. The engine makes 8 bhp of maximum power at 7,000 rpm and 8.94 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The Cliq has a top speed of 83 km/h. It has a kerb weight of 102 kg and a ground clearance of 154 mm. It has a seat height of 743 mm.
Speaking at the launch, Mr YS Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, HMSI, said:
In Maharashtra, over 40% contribution to two-wheeler sales comes from scooters. As an early adopter of scooterization, there is an increased demand & varied customer needs emerging in the state and scooter segment is now ripe for sub segmentation. Honda continues to lead the scooterization of the nation and our new launch CLIQ is Honda’s next step to take scooterization deeper into the hinterlands.
Manufactured at Honda’s Tapukara facility in Rajasthan, the Honda Cliq is easily customisable. Standard features include first in segment block pattern tubeless tyres, combined braking system (CBS) and maintenance free battery. Optional accessories include front screen, floor cover, center box, cap cover and a rear grip.
The scooter is offered in Patriotic Red with White, Black, Moroccan Blue with White, and Orcus Grey colours. It comes in Standard and Graphic variants.
HMSI has priced the Honda Cliq at INR 43,076 for the standard variant and INR 43,569 for the graphics trim (both prices ex-showroom, Pune).