Honda Motorcycles has launched a new utility scooter for the domestic market yesterday. The new scooter named 'Cliq' is priced at Rs 42,499 (ex-showroom New Delhi) make it as the most affordable scooter in India. This new scooter is the close relative of the Honda's own moto-scooter 'Navi'.
The HMSI (Honda Motorcycles & Scooter India) is planning to introduce this scooter as a phase-wise launch across the country. For time being it is available only in the state of Rajasthan. After all, it will be manufactured at Honda's Tapukara facility in Rajasthan.
The new Honda Cliq is based on the 110cc Activa 4G and the Navi platform. The engine satisfies BS-IV emission standards with a refined touch of Honda Eco Technology. This engine delivers a maximum power of 8 bhp and a peak torque of 9 Nm, mated to a CVT automatic transmission box. It gets unique styling resembles some of the hybrid scooters of recent times. The Cliq's headlamp is mounted on the front apron and instrument console has been positioned above it. Unlike other scooters, the handlebar doesn't get any bodywork.
Full Specification and Pricing of CLIQ
Moreover, this utility scooter features minimal bodywork which had helped in reducing the weight as well as the price of the scooter. This scooter weighs at 102kg, making it as one of the lightest scooters in the market. Its utility features consists of longer and wider seats with an additional rear carrier attached to the grab rails, wider floor board, mobile charging socket, large under seat storage space and an inbuilt Auto Headlamp On feature. The Cliq gets a 10-inch, block pattern, tubeless tyres from CEAT. It is specifically made for more traction in all kinds of roads.
This Utility scooter underpins the under bone type frame with spring loaded suspension found in other scooter siblings. A pair of 130 mm drum brakes at both the ends delivers the required braking force to the scooter.