Ever since Honda parted ways with Hero, the Japanese manufacturer has been reluctant to grab its market share in the country. With the CD and Dream series of motorcycles, Honda has sufficed the consumers with trust and reliability.
The Honda Livo sits atop the above-said motorcycles. The Livo, therefore, is a premium 110cc commuter from Honda’s stable. And as a product, it surely aims to give some sleepless nights to the country’s leading two-wheeler manufacturer.
As soon as you set your eyes on the Livo, it’s evident how the designers have worked so hard with the exteriors. I mean, when was the last time we saw a commuter that is sure to grab some eyeballs on the move? A job well done, Honda. But before we delve into the design and detailing of the Livo, here’s a lowdown.
When it comes to the powertrain, the Honda Livo is hardly different than other commuters from the Japanese giant. That said, the 109.19cc motor is capable of churning out 8.2bhp and 8.6Nm of torque. As of early-2020, it is compliant with BS-IV emission standards. Just like you would expect from a vehicle that wears the Honda badge, the engine is extremely refined and there is enough punch in the low-end and mid-range for an effortless commute in the city.
The Livo makes its case when it comes to the exterior details. The front sees an angular and aggressive headlamp with faux scoops on both sides. The fuel tank, too, is a muscular unit giving the side profile a nice stance. As far as dimensions go, the Livo is 2,020mm in length, 746mm in width, and 1,099mm in height. Moreover, it has a ground clearance of 180mm and a wheelbase of 180mm. The unladen weight, on the other hand, is 111kg.
Fuel tank capacity
On the face of it, the muscular fuel tank is good for holding 8.5-litres of fuel. The fuel efficiency, on the other hand, is an ARAI-claimed 74km/l.
While the ride quality of the Livo is firm and planted on smooth tarmac, the bike tends to feel unsettled over broken roads. Nevertheless, it rides on telescopic forks suspension at the front and spring-loaded hydraulic suspension at the back. The bike is built around a diamond frame chassis. Further, it comes with 80/100-18 tyres. For braking, the bike makes do with 130mm drums on each end as standard. A front disc brake, however, is reserved for the top-spec trim.
The Honda Livo, as you would expect from a commuter, is shy of any fancy touchscreens or electronic gizmos. Take, for instance, the instrument cluster that is a twin-pod unit with an analogue speedometer on the left and an analogue fuel gauge on the right. There is no tachometer to speak of. For safety, the bike comes with CBS as standard. As for the electrical part, both the headlamp and taillamp miss out on LEDs.
As of early-2020, the Honda Livo is available in two variants. The price for the Drum-CBS variant is Rs. 60,728, and the price for the Disc-CBS variant is Rs. 63,103. For the on-road price, head over to autoX.
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