Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has strengthened its BSVI product portfolio with the launch of the new Honda CD 110 Dream.

Story by: Deven Lad

In the first half of June, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) timed the launch of the new BSVI CD 110 Dream with Unlock 1.0. In line with the company’s ‘A Quiet Revolution’ initiative, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), the new CD 110 Dream is claimed to be a significant contributor to the company’s green ambitions. With it, the OEM also claimed to have attained a new performance benchmark. Averred Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Director of Sales and Marketing, “Since 1966, the Honda CD brand has remained customer’s choice globally. The new BSVI Honda CD 110 Dream will offer the best performance, comfort and mileage.” Made available in a standard and deluxe variant, the company is offering the motorcycle with a special, limited period, six-year warranty package as a value proposition to the customers.

New performance benchmark
Powered by a new 110 cc Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) four-stroke engine with a four-speed transmission, the CD 110 Dream offers a peak rated power of 08 hp at 7500 rpm and a torque of 09 Nm at 5500 rpm. The Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), a new inbuilt system is claimed to make use of sensors to ensure optimum fuel delivery to the engine. Adapting to the ride conditions, it is claimed to facilitate efficient combustion and lower emission levels. The new enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology is said to maximise both performance and fuel efficiency owing to the claimed frictional reduction. The Alternating Current Generator (ACG) starter motor is claimed to eliminate the gear meshing noise and in turn aid the engine start sans a jolt. The company claims that the two mechanical features are significant contributors to an easy engine start operation. It is credited with the efficient utilisation of decompression coupled with the slightly opened exhaust valves (at the beginning of compression stroke). The ‘Swing Back’ feature is said to rotate the engine in a slightly opposite direction. This, in turn, allows the piston to take a ‘running start’, said to reduce the power utilisation in starting the engine.

The piston cooling jet in the bike offers lower friction, improved cooling efficiency at an optimum engine temperature level. The offset cylinder and rocker roller arm fitted with needle bearing are claimed to further reduce the frictional losses in the engine. Drum brakes with Combined Braking System (CBS) and equaliser enhance rider safety. CBS equaliser, the equaliser technology in the combined braking system is said to distribute optimal braking force between front and rear wheels to ensure shorter braking distance. The suspension is made up of telescopic shocks at the front and hydraulic assist type at the rear. Tyres utilise the Honda Eco Technology (HET). 80/100-18 M/C 47P, and are fitted at the front and 80/100-18 M/C 54P, tubeless at the rear. The low rolling resistance tyres courtesy a new tyre compound promise higher fuel efficiency and mileage over the outgoing BSIV model.

Value addition
The BS6 Honda CD 110 Dream attracts with the improved tank design, subtle use of chrome for instance on the muffler and side cowl graphics. A 15 mm longer seat than its predecessor provides ample space to the rider and pillion for long-distance travel with improved ground touching. The two-way functioning engine start-stop switch, an integrated headlamp beam and passing switch up the game for the CD 100 Dream. The BSVI CD 110 Dream is mobilised at Rs.62,729 (Ex-showroom Ahmedabad, Gujarat).

HMSI May 2020 Retail sales
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt.Ltd. (HMSI) sold 54,820 two-wheelers including 54,000 domestic dispatches and 820 two-wheeler exports in the month of May 2020. Two-wheeler retail sales crossed the 1.15 lakh unit-mark. BSVI two-wheeler cumulative sales crossed a new high of six lakh units in the same month. The OEM is claimed to have serviced 10.5 lakh two-wheelers at Honda workshops across India according to Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Averred Guleria, “After the zero dispatches in the month of April, the company saw the wheels of business start turning slowly. By now, a sizable 70 per cent of Honda dealerships have resumed their operations. With sufficient availability of six BSVI products at our network (three scooter and three motorcycle models), our network was able to build on the initial sales momentum crossing over 1.15 lakh retail in the month of May.” With 100 per cent of Honda’s 308 supplier plants getting approvals to restart operations, Honda planned to restart operations in a staggered manner at its Narsapura plant (Karnataka) and the Manesar (Haryana), Tapukara (Rajasthan) and Vithalapur (Gujarat) plants from early June.


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