When it comes to motorcycles, Honda does not have the same monopoly as Hero. This is due to Hero MotoCorp winning in this era. Hero enjoys unparalleled appeal among rural clients, thanks to the Splendor series of motorcycles. In this area, Honda is currently lacking, and a stronger course is being planned.
This innovation takes the form of a 100cc motorcycle to compete with Splendor. The first official teaser for Honda's forthcoming 100cc motorcycle has been released. Actor Jimmy Shergill is shown in a rustic fair setting in the teaser. It draws attention to the target market that Honda is trying to reach with this new motorcycle.
Larger motorcycles in the 125cc to 150cc sector do not sell well in rural areas since price and adaptability are the decisive factors. This new platform could benefit Honda and help it narrow the little advantage over Hero if the suspension and frame are calibrated.
The Shine and SP125 make up Honda's 125cc engine platform. The 124cc engine that powers these motorcycles produce a max output of 10.6 horsepower and a peak torque of 11 Nm. The SP125 gets a 5-speed transmission and Shine receives a 4-speed gearbox. In the actual world, this class of motorcycles has a fuel efficiency of about 60 km/l.
A 97.2cc engine is provided for the HF Deluxe and Splendor Plus. This engine with a 4-speed gearbox produces about 8 bhp of max power and 8.05 Nm of peak torque. This platform has an even higher fuel efficiency of about 65 km/l. Honda's next 100cc motorcycle could produce power and torque in a comparable range. The leaks of this new motorcycle's patent are also making rounds on the internet.
This new Honda bike is coming on 15th March and it will compete with Bajaj Platina, HF Deluxe, and Splendor Plus. The upcoming 100cc bike will take Honda’s reach even further and is expected to be well-received in India.