Honda Cliq is the most affordable 110 cc scooter in the market.
The TVS XL is the go-to two-wheeler when a customer is looking for an affordable product with utility. With a major brand recall value, the TVS XL 100 has an iron grip of the rural market, and even in 2017, the TVS XL moped family sales hover around 60,000 units a month regularly. That’s roughly the number the Honda Navi did in over a year. Honda though wants a bigger share of the unexplored interior markets of India with the Honda Cliq.
The Honda Cliq borrows the powerplant from the tried and tested Honda Activa which not only produces more power and torque but also returns around 60 km/l of fuel efficiency. The TVS XL 100 produces just 4.3 bhp of power and has a claimed efficiency of 67 km/l. The moped also gets an all-metal body and the convenience of easy modifications to haul loads.
|Specifications||Honda Cliq||TVS XL100|
|Engine||109.19 cc air-cooled||99.7 cc air-cooled|
|Max Power||8 bhp at 7,000 rpm||4.3 bhp at 6,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||8.94 Nm at 5,500 rpm||6.5 Nm at 3,500 rpm|
|Kerb Weight||102 kg||80 kg|
|Wheelbase||1,241 mm||1,215 mm|
|Front Suspension||Spring Loaded Hydraulic type||Telescopic Spring Type Hydraulic|
|Rear Suspension||Spring Loaded Hydraulic type||Hydraulic Shocks|
|Front Brake||130 mm drum||80 mm drum|
|Rear Brake||130 mm drum||110 mm drum|
|Price (ex-showroom, Jaipur)||INR 42,990||INR 32,328|
The TVS XL100 gets bigger wheels with spokes that can tackle broken roads more easily, while the easy kick start function will definitely help the rider get the ball rolling with minimum effort. However, the convenience of an electric starter in the Honda Cliq is a home in versatility. The Honda Cliq also gets better brakes than the TVS XL100 and the added safety net of Honda’s Combined Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer is a boon. The USB charging port is also a nifty add-on in the Honda Cliq.
The wider footboard in the Honda Cliq will help in easy and safer loading of goods while the additional carrier will also increase its load carrying capacity. The underseat storage will also help the rider get additional storage space unseen in the TVS XL100. The moped though gets a built-in carrier with hooks and the carrier can be used more diligently by removing the pillion seat. In utility, the TVS XL 100 wins hands down.
The Honda Cliq comes out as an automatic scooter which wants to take on the semi-urban market with versatility and convenience but is significantly more expensive than the TVS XL100. The Honda Cliq has a starting price of INR 42,990 while the TVS XL 100 is available for just INR 32,328 (both prices ex-showroom, Jaipur).