Honda Cliq vs. TVS XL 100 - Spec sheet & Pictorial comparison

24/06/2017 - 12:10 | ,  ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

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.

Honda Cliq vs TVS XL 100 spec comparo front three quarter left
The Honda Cliq is a more of a full bodied scooter while the TVS XL 100 is a bare bones transporter for goods and passengers.

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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
Starting method Kick/Self Kick
Fuel Tank 3.5-litre 4-litre
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.

Honda Cliq vs TVS XL 100 spec comparo rear three quarter right
The Honda Cliq gets a wider footboard but the TVS XL 100 beats the Honda with a removable pillion seat.

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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).

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