Honda have announced through HMSI the launch of new 100cc bikes in the Indian bike market and also a new scooter that would most probably be launched at the beginning of next year called the Honda Vision 110. The scooter is said to have a combination of excellent fuel economy and very good performance. The scooter also has aplenty storage space and the combined braking system (CBS) Honda incorporates in its technology and allows more comfort for passenger and the rider.
The Honda Vision 110 in India looks like a replacement of Honda Dio. Good news is the scooter would be manufactured in the Indian manufacturing facility and then be exported to Britain for sales there.
When looking up-close at the Honda Vision 110 in India, it makes one feel it resembles the Aviator to some degree, most notably the front end and the back end. The new scooter was expected to make its presence felt in Britain near the end of August. It’s already past August and nearing the first half of September, so production must have already begun in a facility in India.
The scooter from a viewer’s point looks ideal for Indian scooter market. Honda has been stubborn in not revealing the price and the release dates of these bikes, and we still don’t know yet whether the new scooter is a replacement for models like Honda Activa and Honda Dio or a new scooter in its entirety.
The Honda Vision 110’s width is 760 mm and has excellent seating design. There’s enough room for leg space. Luggage space can be seen under the seat. The compartment beneath the seat has space to hold the helmet and other essential commodities.
Honda is making accessories for the scooter namely a U-lock, alarm kit, hand guards and high windscreen (may be optional).
The Honda Vision 110 in India would come with a fuel injected 110cc engine with a possible fuel efficiency of 50 km per litre. The weight of the Honda Vision in India would be approximately 102 kg. The scooter is expected to unleash a power of 8.4 PS at 8000 rpm and a torque of 8.7 Nm at 6500 rpm.
The Honda Vision 110 in India would come with CBS (combined braking system), that which is incorporated in the Honda CBR 250R.
Possibilities of range of colours would include Pearl Black, Grey Metallic, Lucid Red, Pearl White and Aluja Blue.
With the news of the launch of both the 100cc bikes and the scooter confirmed by HMSI through Honda recently, there’s still no news about the price of either of these models yet to be launched in India. Honda after their split from Hero is surely sailing in a different direction launching 100cc bikes when something else was expected from the bigwigs. While the 100cc bikes are aimed to sell rurally, the New Honda Vision 110 is expected to make a good mark throughout the country challenging Honda’s own Dio and Activa respectively or probably Hero MotoCorp’s Maestro. With an experience in the industry such as Honda has when it comes to marketing its technology and products, this sure seems to be an aggressive way of displaying their superiority. All in all, we expect this scooter to make a mark in the current market, which should be quite easy for Honda given their technological prowess.
- Displacement: 108cc
- Engine: Four stroke, single OHC (overhead camshaft) two valve
- Max power: 8.3 bhp at 8000 rpm
- Max torque: 8.7 Nm at 6500 rpm
- Gears: Automatic
- Bore: 50
- Stroke: 55
- Cylinders: One
- Cooling: Air cooling
- Carburettor: PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
- Height: 1090 mm
- Length: 1845 mm
- Width: 670 mm
- Ground clearance: 120 mmWeight: 102 kg
- Wheelbase: 1255 mm
- Fuel tank capacity: 5.5 litres