Honda launched five new bikes today at the RevFest across eight cities among much hoopla. The bikes to be launched are Livo, CB Hornet 160, CBR 150R, CBR 250R, CBR 650R. The CBR 150R and CBR 250R have got new paint schemes while the other three are completely new bikes.
The Livo is a commuter class bike with 110cc displacement which will replace the CB Twister. The engine churns out a maximum power output of 8.25bhp and 8.63Nm. The vehicle also gets Honda’s patented Honda Eco Tech (HET) mileage-enhancing technology that also improves engine combustion, reduces friction and optimizes transmission. The Livo builds on to the Twister which was quite sporty, compared to other bikes in the segment. The Honda Livo has been made available in four colours – Athletic Blue Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sunset Brown Metallic and Black. It will cost Rs. 52,989 for the drum brake version and an additional 2.5k for the disc brake version. Both the variants will get self start as standard.
The CBR 150R and CBR 250R get cosmetic updates with new livery. The CBR 150R is powered by a 149.4 cc 4-stroke, 4-valve single-cylinder DOHC engine with 17.5 bhp and 12.7 Nm of torque whereas the CBR 250R continues to be powered by a liquid-cooled 250cc, 4-stroke, 4-valve single-cylinder DOHC engine delivering 26 bhp and 22.9 Nm torque.
The CB Hornet is a new motorcycle form the Honda stable. It comes with the same powerplannt as the Honda Unicorn 160cc bike- air cooled, 4-stroke engine producing a total power output of 13.14bhp and a total torque of 12.84Nm. It will be pitched against the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ and the old TVS Apache 160 along with the CBZ from Hero motors.
Now, the big daddy of all!!! The CBR 650R … The bike every enthusiast was waiting for and with only one question. WHAT WILL IT COST TO GET ONE OF THESE BEAUTIES? The answer ,ladies and gentleman is 7.3 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The CBR600F comes with an 649cc Liquid-cooled, DOHC four-stroke inline four-cylinder, 16 valves engine. The max power output is 87 hp @ 11000 rpm. The torque is 63 Nm @ 8000 rpm. The powerplant, with a four-into-one exhaust, mounts in a twin-spar steel frame that carries a conventional fork with 41mm tubes and clip-on bars. Dual disc brakes with 320mm rotors and 240mm at the rear ensure that this new Honda CBR650F has the stopping power to back up its performance.
The Honda CBR 650F will be sold only its exclusive sales-service shop-in-shop network of elite ‘Wing World’ dealerships across 13 cities. The cities where the upcoming performance bike will be sold include New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Indore, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kochi, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar.