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Honda’s all-new commuter segment motorcycle teased, Launch Soon

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has teased us with the video of a new commuter segment motorcycle that is expected to hit the Indian market in the coming weeks. The new Honda motorcycle is likely to be positioned between the Honda Shine and the Honda SP125 in the brand’s motorcycle portfolio that currently consists of the Honda CD 110 Deluxe, Honda Shine, Honda SP125 and the iconic Honda Unicorn all of which have been updated to BS6 emission standards. 

The teaser only gives us short glimpses of the new motorcycle but the keen-eyed would notice that the new motorcycle features a halogen headlamp setup with body-coloured shrouds, black flyscreen, black inserts around the headlight area, body-coloured front fender, chiselled tank with angular tank cowling, upright handlebars, scooped single-seat, matte black finish pillion grab rails, plastic cladded saree guard, clear tail lamps, semi-digital instrumentation with an analogue speedometer, digital fuel gauge, clock, odometer, trip and service due indicator. 

Though Honda has not revealed details on the powertrain, the new motorcycle is likely to feature the BS6 compliant 124cc single-cylinder air-cooled PGM-FI engine that produces 10.8 PS of power and 10.9 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed gearbox that does duty on the Honda SP 125. The new BS6 compliant engines from Honda now feature new technologies such as Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) which integrates ACG (AC Generator) starter motor, reduced friction in the moving parts of the engine and a Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-Fi) that comes with 6 intelligent sensors – Engine oil temperature sensor, Engine Speed sensor, Oxygen sensor, Air pressure sensor, Air temperature sensor, Throttle Position Sensor. 

In terms of mechanical hardware, the motorcycle in the teaser appears to come with a diamond type frame that rides on conventional hydraulic telescopic front fork suspension, twin coil-spring hydraulic shock absorbers, a hydraulically operated disc brake on the front and a mechanical internally expanding shoe type drum brake on the rear wheel. The bike also appears to get black powder-coated 17-inch alloy wheels. 

In related news, Honda has launched the BS6 Honda Grazia at the price of INR 73,336 ex-showroom, Delhi available in two variants Standard and Deluxe, offered in four colour options – Matte Cyber Yellow, Pearl Spartan Red, Pearl Siren Blue and Matte Axis Grey.