Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt.
Ltd. (HMSI) launched the new Cliq, a utilitarian scooter for the Indian masses,
at a price point of Rs. 42,499 (ex-showroom Delhi). The Cliq gets special block
pattern tyres which enable it to render more grip on patchy roads. The company
has aimed to maximise the utility this scooter offers by providing more legroom
with a flat footboard, generous underseat storage and an increase load carrying
The Cliq is powered by Honda’s 110cc, single cylinder, air cooled BS-IV engine which puts out 7.9hp and 8.94Nm of torque. The Cliq has a kerb weight of just 102kgs thus giving it a good power to weight ratio. Honda has also equipped the Cliq with special block pattern tyres which are more durable and efficient in different weather conditions. The new Cliq will also get Honda’s Combi Brake System (CBS) with an Equiliser technology. The CBS reduces braking distance and improves balance.
Honda has given the Cliq a unisex design making it comfortable to ride for both male and female riders. The automatic transmission in the Cliq is also said to have a low cost of ownership. The seat height has been set a 743mm thus making it convenient for most riders. The Japanese brand’s motorcycle and scooter outfit in India has also added a mobile charging socket for the rider’s convenience and is also offering tubeless tyres and maintenance free battery. Also being offered as optional fitment are front screen, front cover, box centre, cap cover and rear grip.
The Honda Cliq is being manufactured at the company’s second plant at Tapukara in Alwar, Rajasthan. The scooter will be made available across India in a stage wise manner. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Market, HMSI, said, “Focused at up-country customer with a progressive mindset, Cliq is a perfect blend of practicality, versatility and value for money. Breaking the price barrier of automatic transmission on two wheels, only Honda as the market leader in automatic scooters with its unparalleled economies of scales and assured trust could challenge traditional preferences by bringing this kind of disruption in the 100-110cc segment.”
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