Honda Livo launched in India at Rs 52,989
Honda's replacement for the ageing CB Twister, the Livo was launched at Rs 52,989 for the drum variant and Rs 55,489 for the disc variant (ex-showroom Delhi). This commuter bike will run the 110cc air-cooled motor seen on the CB Twister mated to a 4-speed transmission but with HET efficiency measures. This motor which sits in a steel tubular diamond chassis produces 9PS of power and 8.97Nm and is now claimed to deliver a fuel economy of 74kmpl.
The new design features a bikini fairing, an accentuated fuel tank, side cowls and a sporty looking exhaust. The bike gets a ground clearance of 180mm and a 'five-step adjustable' rear suspension, which should make it suitable for the Indian roads.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has explicitly stated that the motorcycle is aimed at young motorcyclists looking to buy their first bike. Buyers can choose from four colours - Athletic Blue Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sunset Brown Metallic and Black.
HMSI president and CEO Keita Muramatsu at the launch of the new Honda
YS Guleria, senior vice president, sales & marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd said, "Livo is developed keeping in mind the very start of motorcycling that is the 100-110cc displacement segment which is most often the first bike of majority of India. Honda's Livo is a perfect fit to fulfill the dreams of aspirational first time bikers. It features one of the longest wheelbase in the segment and a higher ground clearance for practical and comfortable usage on all types of Indian roads. Its sharp aerodynamic styling and 110cc Honda HET engine not only guarantees admiration but also ensures performance with economy."
It's 'Time to Live' as Honda unveils new motorcycle LIVO
|· With Pioneering aerodynamic design and Urbane sharp looks, new LIVO ushers in 'Time To Live' · Introduces ninth product of the year · Equipped with Honda Eco Technology (HET), delivers class leading mileage · LIVO will be available in 2 variants and 4 exciting colors New Delhi, July 10, 2015: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) - the only 2Wheeler company of Honda in India ushered in the 'Time To Live', unleashing the new 110cc LIVO. Ready to excite the aspirational first time bikers. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Keita Muramatsu - President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, said, "India is not only the World's fastest growing economy but one of the youngest country in the world. These youth are aspirational & want to achieve their dreams with speed and self-esteem. This segment represents a sweet spot for us and Honda's new motorcycle 'LIVO' will redefine their 'Time to Live'. LIVO is the curtain raiser of Honda's aggressive pace of new & exciting motorcycle models line up for India. Honda will deliver on the promise of 15 new products to our customers in India in 2015 and continue to surprise customers across all segments" Powered by the proven 110cc 4-stroke Advanced Honda engine that comes with magnificent enhancements, thanks to Honda Eco Technology (HET), the new LIVO is a fusion of advance design and practicality. With its latest offering, Honda is set to reignite its relationship with India's youth, comprising of students, executives and young entrepreneurs. Throwing light on LIVO being an attractive proposition, Mr. Y. S. Guleria, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, "LIVO is developed keeping in mind the very start of motorcycling that is the 100-110cc displacement segment which is most often the first bike of majority of India. Honda's LIVO is a perfect fit to fulfill the dreams of aspirational first time biker. It features one of the longest wheelbase in the segment and a higher ground clearance for practical and comfortable usage on all types of Indian roads. It's sharp aerodynamic styling and 110cc Honda HET engine not only guarantees admiration but also ensures performance with economy." Contemporary and Aggressive Design With urbane sharp looks and modern styling, the new LIVO has been conceptualized in accordance to the needs of a first time biker. A combination of sharp headlight and detailed air duct shape, lend an aggressive and premium front-look to the new LIVO. The dynamic tank shroud, a curved fuel tank, and black-alloy wheels give the new LIVO a sporty finish. The meter design is innovative while the side panel enhances LIVO's youthful & modern personality. A strong 2-piece designed modern muffler, followed by a fresh tail light & strong grab rail leaves a lasting impression on the onlookers, unlike any other motorcycle in the segment. Advanced Technology ensures best combination of Power Performance and Mileage Powered by Honda Eco Technology (HET), the proven 110cc 4-stroke engine boasts of an improved combustion efficiency, which increases compression ratio allowing the New LIVO to deliver a class leading mileage of 74 kmpl* (*Mileage on Honda Mode). The advanced Honda engine on this stylish motorcycle is capable of providing the extra-thrust of power. The pioneering Honda Intelligent Ignition Control System (HIICS) technology enables the engine to deliver power output as per load conditions. Comfort & Convenience The innovative ergonomics new LIVO provide for comfort of both the rider and the pillion irrespective of the road conditions. Because of its upright handle position, the rider can clock long distances at stretch without any strain. With a wider turning angle, the new LIVO is easy to maneuver in tight traffic conditions as well as narrow roads and lanes. The longer wheel base, and the 5-step adjustable rear suspension provide more stability on bad roads & at higher speeds. The increased ground clearance also allows it to comfortably tackle bad roads. Considering the hazardous and uneven road-conditions in India, Honda has equipped the new LIVO with tubeless tyres, reducing the chances of immediate deflation in case of puncture. During dense traffic requiring frequent gear shifts, full gear lever helps make riding convenient. The viscous filter does not need to be cleaned regularly and requires only to be replaced after 16000 kms. The battery is maintenance free and doesn't require a top-up, invalidating the chances of leakage completely. Colors Variants and Availability The new LIVO comes in 4 stunning colors Athletic Blue Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sunset Brown Metallic & Black; and is available for sale in two variants Self-Drum-Alloy and Self-Disc-Alloy. Representing good value for money that exceeds the Customer's expectation, the new LIVO is attractively priced, at Rs.52,989 for Self-Drum-Alloy; and Rs.55,489 for Self-Disc-Alloy (Ex-showroom, Delhi).|
Starts Rs 56,980
Team OD | 12 Feb 2019
Team OD | 14 Feb 2019
- The Forum Art Gallery Residency
- The Hindu Photojournalism Awards
- Book Review: The Red Cat and Other Stories | Ritesh Uttamchandani