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Honda Dream Neo
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Honda
  • Model: Dream
  • Engine: inline-1
  • MPG(Cty): 174.1
  • MPG(Hwy): 174.1
  • Displacement: 109.19 cc
  • Top Speed: 65 mph (Est.)
  • Price: INR 50087
  • Price: Entry

Honda’s entry-level commuter ticks all the right boxes.

With its ‘Dream’ range of 110cc commuters, Honda has tried everything to dethrone the likes of Splendor and Passion from Hero MotoCorp in the segment of entry-level premium 100-110cc commuters. The range, which made its debut with the premium 110cc commuter Dream Yuga, went off with a flying start with excellent sales, surpassing other rivals, but not the Splendor. Sooner than later, Honda realised that only Dream Yuga is not enough to fulfil its aspiration of becoming the segment leader, a segment which churns out the maximum number of sales for every manufacturer in the country offering in this category. Thus, the more economic in comparison Dream Neo came into the picture.

In comparison to the more stylish Dream Yuga, the Dream Neo was more basic and utilitarian, which was designed keeping in mind the audience of Tier II and Tier III cities. But since the growth rate of these cities is also on a higher side, the Dream Neo soon began to seem a bit pale and expensive for what it offered, considering that the rivals offered more.

Hence Honda, to make the Dream Neo a bit more serious player, gave the motorcycle a mild update, both cosmetically and mechanically, which has made the motorcycle much more appealing than before. So let’s have a look on the all new Dream Neo:-

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2017 Honda Dream Neo

Honda’s entry-level commuter ticks all the right boxes.

With its ‘Dream’ range of 110cc commuters, Honda has tried everything to dethrone the likes of Splendor and Passion from Hero MotoCorp in the segment of entry-level premium 100-110cc commuters. The range, which made its debut with the premium 110cc commuter Dream Yuga, went off with a flying start with excellent sales, surpassing other rivals, but not the Splendor. Sooner than later, Honda realised that only Dream Yuga is not enough to fulfil its aspiration of becoming the segment leader, a segment which churns out the maximum number of sales for every manufacturer in the country offering in this category. Thus, the more economic in comparison Dream Neo came into the picture.

In comparison to the more stylish Dream Yuga, the Dream Neo was more basic and utilitarian, which was designed keeping in mind the audience of Tier II and Tier III cities. But since the growth rate of these cities is also on a higher side, the Dream Neo soon began to seem a bit pale and expensive for what it offered, considering that the rivals offered more.

Hence Honda, to make the Dream Neo a bit more serious player, gave the motorcycle a mild update, both cosmetically and mechanically, which has made the motorcycle much more appealing than before. So let’s have a look on the all new Dream Neo:-

May 11, 2017 05:49
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Featured Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport

Bajaj Platina Comfortec vs Honda CD 110 Dream DX vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Sport

The ultimate battle of entry level commuters

No matter how much growth or potential does the new segments of performance oriented motorcycles are showing in recent years, there is no denying fact that the majority of the volumes have been coming (and will still continue to come) from the entry level 100-110cc commuters. For the simple purpose of rising from point A to point B, an average Indian Joe wants a simple commuter which is high on fuel efficiency and low on maintenance, thus being a fuss-free machine. For him, the segment of basic entry level commuters is perfect, given their simple mechanics.

It all started when Hero (the then Hero Honda) tried to commence an all new era by launching the CD 100, which not only slowed down the sales of two-stroke motorcycles back in that time, but also paved a path for more and more four stroke commuters. Today, Hero has split from its erstwhile partner Honda, but that hasn’t stopped it from churning out high numbers in that segment. The manufacturer has ten different commuters in the 100-110cc space, within which the HF Deluxe is the one of the most affordable of them all.

Hero’s partner from the heydays Honda did split from the former, only for the sole purpose of leading the front on its own. In that direction, it did launch its cheapest motorcycle, CD 110 Dream, which was updated only recently with a couple of additional features. TVS has been performing in this end of spectrum decently with its sole 100cc offering, the Sport, which continues to be one of the freshest looking motorcycles in this company. And now, Bajaj has recently upgraded its Platina brand with the all new Platina Comfortec, by making some mild changes to its chassis and engine, which makes it more fuel efficient and comfortable than before.

In this writeup, we are going to compare all these four entry level basic commuters to find out which one of these is the most perfect commuter for the common man. Here we go.

August 11, 2016 03:45
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Feature – List of 110cc motorcycles available in India

Feature – List of 110cc motorcycles available in India

The complete list of commuter 110 cc motorcycles

Not long ago, when the commuter segment of motorcycles were discussed in India, the discussion was confined to only 100cc motorcycles from the likes of Hero Honda, Bajaj and TVS, which used to sell bare basic 100cc motorcycles which were low on features and were priced extremely competitive. However, come 2016, and the market has moved forward, thus giving birth to an all new segment of commuters, that of 110cc categories.

For starters, the 110cc category of motorcycles does offer a bit more power, features and technology over the regular breed of 100cc ones, without compromising on fuel efficiency and maintenance a bit. Featuring the best of both the worlds of 100cc and 125cc, the 110cc segment is now the new in-thing, thus offering the most value for your well spent buck.

In this feature story, we have listed down all the 110cc motorcycles available in the Indian market from almost all the major manufacturers of India, thus giving us a proof that this is now the most hotly contested category of motorcycles in India. Here is the list of all the 110cc motorcycles which have been listed price and category wise.

July 5, 2016 07:00
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Featured Comparison – Yamaha Saluto vs Hero Splendor Plus vs Honda Dream Neo vs Suzuki Hayate EP

Comparison – Yamaha Saluto vs Hero Splendor Plus vs Honda Dream Neo vs Suzuki Hayate EP

Battle of The entry level commuters

No matter how much growth the premium and performance oriented motorcycles have witnessed in the recent times, there is no doubt that the entry level commuter segment will be of the most significance in the Indian two wheeler market. And it has to be – the 100-110cc commuter segment, for the time being, has a market share of almost 60 per cent as far as sales are concerned.

This segment of 100-110cc motorcycles too has become much more versatile and broader than before. In the entry level space of this segment of 100-110cc motorcycles itself, there are nearly 2-3 categories of motorcycles, which though being pretty much the same in terms of maintenance and fuel efficiency, they do differ in terms of styling, equipment and overall performance.

From the day one, Hero has undoubtedly dominated this segment with its Splendor range, which has seen a number of alterations in its existence of more than two decades. In today’s time, while the Splendor range includes almost five different iterations (including an interesting and distinctive café racer), it is the Splendor Plus which happens to be the oldest and highest selling model and the model which falls in the segment which we are discussing here.

Hero’s erstwhile partner, Honda, too has managed to grab a lot of share of this segment with its ‘Dream’ range of commuters, with the Dream Neo being the highest selling 110cc model from this Japanese giant. The Dream Neo, like the Splendor Pro, has been designed as per the requirements of a common man from a daily commuting machine.

Few days back, Suzuki too refreshed its lone 110cc model in India, the Hayate, by revamping its design and refreshing its mechanicals like adding a new frame and changes to its engine, and renamed it as Hayate EP. And now, with Honda and Suzuki having potent motorcycles in the 110cc segment, their arch rival from Japan, Yamaha, too has made a comeback to the 110cc segment, by replacing its ‘too long in the tooth’ YBR 110 with the all new Saluto RX. With the Saluto RX, Yamaha intends to eat into the sales of Hero and Honda which are making majority of their profits from this very segment of 100-110cc commuters. Let’s take a look on all these four motorcycles, and find out which one emerges out to be the best of them all.

May 2, 2016 07:30
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2016 Honda Dream Neo gets launched in a fresh avatar, no extra price

2016 Honda Dream Neo gets launched in a fresh avatar, no extra price

The refreshed commuter motorcycle gets cosmetic updates only

Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. launched the new Dream Neo 110 cc motorcycle in India with a refreshed look. It gets a restyled appearance with new multiple colour schemes; which are Black with Blue, Imperial Red Metallic and Geny Grey Metallic, while the motorcycle comes with the existing Black with Red colour scheme as well. It also gets new body graphics and chrome plated muffler protector, all new 3D emblem. And, all of these features come at the price tag of INR. 490709 (ex showroom, Delhi). The changes available in the new Honda Dream Neo are all cosmetic although.

Launched in 2013, the Honda Dream Neo is certainly not an exotic looking motorcycle, neither a performance oriented one. It is basically a simple and practical commuter with a 110 cc air cooled 4 stroke engine mated to a 4 speed transmission. The engine is equipped with the Honda Eco Technology (HET). The engine churns out 8.25 bhp peak power at 7500 rpm and 8.63 Nm peak torque at 5500 rpm. Honda Dream Neo shares the engine with Honda Dream Yuga and the Honda CD110 Dream. Dream Neo is the best in the segment motorcycle with its 74 kmpl fuel efficiency.

As already mentioned the motorcycle is not an exotic looking one, it sports the same simple design philosophy with the Dream Yuga and Honda CB Shine. It gets small trapezoidal headlight with bikini pattern fairing surrounding the headlamp. The instrument cluster is pretty dull with dual pod analog dials, but it is very much practical. It comes with all blackened engine and mechanical area, while the alloy wheels also dons black paint scheme. The 8 litre fuel tank gets 3D emblem.

Speaking about the dimension the motorcycle gets 2009 mm of length, 737 mm of width, 1074 mm of height, 1258 mm of wheelbase and 179 mm of ground clearance.

April 7, 2016 10:30
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2016 Honda Dream Neo

2016 Honda Dream Neo

With its ‘Dream’ range of 110cc commuters, Honda has tried everything to dethrone the likes of Splendor and Passion from Hero MotoCorp in the segment of entry level as well as premium 100-110cc commuters. The range, which made its debut with the premium 110cc commuter Dream Yuga, went off with a flying start with excellent sales, surpassing other rivals but not the Splendor.

Sooner than later, Honda realized that only Dream Yuga is not enough to fulfill its aspiration of becoming segment leader in the segment which churns out the maximum number of sales for every manufacturer in the country which has an offering in this category. Thus, the more economic in comparison Dream Neo came into the picture.

In comparison to the more stylish Dream Yuga, the Dream Neo was more basic and utilitarian, which was designed keeping in mind the audience of Tier II and Tier III cities. But since the growth rate of these cities is also on a higher side, the Dream Neo soon began to seem a bit pale and expensive for what it offered, considering that the rivals offered more as well as Honda also had a more basic commuter to fulfill its purpose in the form of CD 110 Dream.

To make the Dream Neo a bit more serious player, Honda has given the motorcycle a mild update, both cosmetically and mechanically, which has made the motorcycle much more appealing than before. Let us remind you that this update is bigger than what Honda offered in 2015. So let’s have a look on the all new Dream Neo.

March 30, 2016 04:53
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2019 Honda Dream Yuga

2019 Honda Dream Yuga

Honda made its successful foray into the Indian two wheeler market, thanks to its versatile scooter lineup. But at the same time, the Japanese manufacturer also knew the fact that to keep the momentum going on, it would be requiring motorcycles in the mass market segments of entry level 100-110cc commuters and 125cc premium commuters.

To cement its position in the Indian market in an even more stronger manner, Honda created an all new ‘Dream’ series of 110cc commuters. The first installment of this series was the Dream Yuga, which put Honda straight into the race with its traditional competitors such as Hero, Bajaj and TVS in the 100-110cc motorcycle space.

The Dream Yuga was launched by Honda with the intention of cashing in the benefits of the ever-enthusiastic entry level commuter motorcycle segment, which holds the maximum share in the Indian two wheeler market. The Dream Yuga has now entered in the third year of its existence with the addition of a couple of cosmetic changes, which adds in some visual appeal to the motorcycle. Here’s a quick look on what the new Dream Yuga is all about

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April 20, 2015 01:30
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2013 Honda Dream Yuga

2013 Honda Dream Yuga

Honda the popular two-wheeler manufacturing company of the country has gifted us with lots of two-wheelers of different styles and price ranges keeping in mind the various ‘types’ of consumer needs in India. Practically speaking, in India, the need of commuter bikes is much higher than that of the sports-bike and this need of the customers draws the companies to produce the affordable entry level bikes. Recently, Honda have launched Dream Yuga, a 110cc, affordable and stylish bike which have thrown a nail biting competition towards those bikes which find their place in the same segment. Also, with the up gradation of the engine of Dream Yuga and addition of the Honda Eco Technology (HET), the bike promises better fuel efficiency of 74kmpl (earlier it was 72kmpl) which makes it the most fuel efficient among the other entry level bikes in India.

Do not mistake Dream Yuga as a bike which will attract too much attention towards itself or drive your senses with its looks or make the moto-enthusiasts go crazy, instead it is a simple bike with subtle looks and unmatched performance delivery claimed by Honda. Dream Yuga is the first Indian model among the series of successful Dream models which have been launched globally and carries a rich legacy over 50 years by the company. This mass motorcycle has been added with a powertrain which is Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, 109cc; SI Engine combined with Honda Eco Technology (HET) and is capable of producing a decent power of 8.2bhp at 7500rpm and a maximum torque of 8.63Nm at 5500rpm. A detailed review of Honda Dream Yuga has been given below.

July 2, 2013 18:00
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