Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) compliant Honda Livo 110 cc bike in India priced at Rs 54,331 (ex-showroom, Delhi). HMSI has updated its entire range of two-wheelers with BS-IV compliant models after the Supreme Court banned the sale of BS-III compliant vehicles in the country effective from the 1st of April 2017. Like the updated BS-IV compliant Honda Activa and Honda CB Shine SP, the Honda Livo too now comes with an automatic headlamp on (AHO) function adhering to the new safety regulations.
The best thing about the design is that it isn’t loud, it is rather more on a sophisticated side. The robust fuel tank adds to the macho stance of the bike. Dimensionally the bike measures 2020mm long, 738mm wide and 1099mm high. Ground clearance stands at 180mm and wheelbase is arond 1285mm. Fuel tank capacity is 8.5 litres and low kerb weight of 111 kg hints at ample power to weight ratio vouching great economy and performance. Livo’s body wears a dual tone theme dominated by black and a contrasting colour theme. The handle bar is placed close to the long seat and the forward set foot pegs make it for a comfortable ride position. A tri-pod instrument cluster is equipped on the handle bar up front which appears modish.
Honda Livo Engine Specifications & Transmission
Power comes from an air-cooled, four-stroke SI engine displacing 109.19cc. The engine produces top power of 8.31bhp at 7500rpm along with 9.09Nm at 5000rpm. A four-speed transmission is mated to the 110cc engine which is claimed to offer top speed of 86 kmph. Built on the diamond frame, Livo features telescopic front forks and spring loaded hydraulic rear shock absorbers.
Honda Livo Braking & Handling
Force to retard speed is derived from 130 drum brakes in front and rear. There is also an option for a disc brake in front.
Honda Livo Wheels & Tyres
The bike rides on tubeless tyres measuring 80/100-18 are affixed in front as well as rear. Black finished rims are in sync with the rest of the body paint overpowered by black.
Honda Livo Competition
In the 110cc commuter segment, Honda Livo faces stiff competition from rivals such as TVS Star City Plus, Hero Passion Pro, Yamaha YBR 110 and Mahindra Centuro.
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