Honda's Scooter and Motorcycle wing in India seems to be working tirelessly on its current product launch spree. The proposal of launching 15 new products this year is slowly unraveling itself, and Honda is unarguably close to reaching its target. Only recently did Honda launch the updated Activa-i and Aviator scooters; most of the new products, meanwhile, getting external changes rather than introducing a new product as a whole. As reported earlier, Honda's Livo will more likely be a replacement to the under-performing Honda CB Twister. The Twister's performance on the sales charts did not seem to please the management at Honda and the Livo should possibly be their best bet.
As of now, Honda has teased the Livo on billboards but hasn't yet made it to their website. Dealers are also aware of a launch that might happen soon; a 100+cc bike is on the cards, and the bike should start arriving at dealerships fairly quickly. As per the spied pictures of the bike, both in camouflage and without, one could easily make out striking new features added on to the commuter-spec bike. A front fairing, extending from either side of the fuel tank lends a flamboyant look to the Livo. The teaser poster shows the exact same fairing (bikini fairing, as it is known), and sports an appropriate tag line “time to live”.
The Honda Livo's design will be based on the Honda Unicorn 160, and the Unicorn 160's traits seem quite conspicuous while viewing the bike from certain angles. This bike should deliver in terms of being practical and well-suited for city riding conditions, and most certainly a bang for the buck deal.
According to sources, the Livo is expected to come with an 110cc engine – equipped with the Honda Eco Technology (HET), enabling it to be a fuel sipper. The engine will be tweaked and refined to make the bike economical; the engine churns out 9bhp of power and 8Nm of torque. Pricing for the Livo is yet to be known, and prospective buyers may expect a price of Rs 50,000/- - Rs 55,000/-. The next big thing for Honda would be the launch of the much-awaited Honda CBR 650F, a proper sport bike that was heavily rumored has now reached dealerships, too. However, as the CBR650F is built under a CKD model, and localization levels are considerably low, the bike expects a heavy price tag.
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Honda teases the new Livo and plans to launch soon
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