Honda CD 110 Dream DX is an entry-level model offered from HMSI in India from Dream series. As the name suggests is it a “Dream” among Indian commuters? With this price tag does it offer enough features and performance? Time to introspect.
Value for Money
Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices
8.42PS @ 7,500rpm
9.09N.m @ 5,000rpm
HET (BSIV) ENGINE
HIGHER GROUND CLEARANCE
CHROME PLATED MUFFLER
LOCKABLE UTILITY BOX
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Start Type||Electric / Kick Start|
|Rear Suspension||Spring loaded|
|Brakes (F)||Drum 130mm|
|Brakes (R)||Drum 130mm|
|Length x Width x Height||2043mm x 737mm x 1084mm|
|Kerb Weight||109Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)|
|Electrical System||12 volt - DC|
|Battery||12V 3Ah (MF)|
|Head Lamp||LED 12V 35/35W|
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke|
|Power||8.31PS @ 7,500rpm|
|Torque||9.09Nm @ 5,000rpm|
|Air Filter Type||Viscous Paper Filter|
|Bore x Stroke||50.0mm x 55.6mm|
HONDA CD 110 DREAM DX Videos
HONDA CD 110 DREAM DX TEST RIDE & REVIEW
PREMIUM LOOKING COMMUTER
The first thing that comes to mind while seeing Honda CD Dream 110 DX is that it’s styling never looks like that of a motorcycle made within a tight budget. The graphics on the tank is the standout one with blacked out engine and alloy wheels is another blessing. The front section features conventional headlamp while rear features carrier which loads and unloads your cargo with ease.
The chrome plated muffler along with sleek silencer brings more spice to the design. The maximum omission of chrome from the overall motorcycle is a great thing and while moving on to build quality everything is fine and nothing is too bad nor too good. Everything is within budget price tag nothing more to say here.
ALL ROUND PERFORMING ENGINE
This one is the same 109.19cc air cooled, 4 stroke, BS-IV with HET technology power mill found on elder siblings Dream Yuga and Dream Neo. But this engine has got some tweaks to rest all is the same. This engine outputs 8.4PS of peak power @ 7,500rpm and peak torque of 9.09Nm @ 5,000rpm. As we can observe from the power figures that there is enough low-end torque for quick initial pickup and power in both mid and high rev range.
Overall power delivery is linear in nature which is apt for pure commuters. Refinement and smoothness of engine are superb and does matters silently. Engine power is transmitted to wheels via smooth shifting 4 speed all down shift gearbox. Gear ratios are very short in order to convert it as a perfect mould for city rides. Fuel efficiency is the biggest USP of these bikes and delivers around 65-70km/l approximately.
PERFECT CITY DWELLER
Honda CD Dream 110 DX weighs around just 105kgs with diamond type single tube chassis holding all those. This one manoeuvres around city traffic nicely and even in undulated roads with ease and control. It also does a few highway duties but is surely not comfort zone for CD Dream 110 DX. There are hardly any noticeable vibrations at all around footpegs and handlebar which is a great achievement with this sort of chassis.
Ergonomics is strictly upright with wide handlebars and footpegs placed in the middle. The seats are large enough for both rider and pillion and offer enough cushion. Thigh support offered by tank scoop offers grip to thighs and feels more confident while riding. In the braking department, there is no disc option for the front section at all which brings braking performance down altogether. The bite and feel from the set of 130mm drum brakes lack confidence and safety. However, the set of tubeless tyres comes to rescue and does what it can do best while also resolving puncture issues.
FEATURES FOR MONEY
The disc brake as an option is much needed one which is a disappointing thing and presence of engine kill switch might also be handy. Puncture issues will get resolved by tubeless tyres while the rear carrier is a boon while carrying cargo for loading and unloading with ease.
HONDA CD DREAM 110 DX VERDICT
With the entry-level model itself Honda has hit the bull’s eye with precision. CD Dream 110 DX is a real value for money asset for those who have a very tight budget and less to spend. This will provide enough jolt to competitors and presence will be felt by others. This one will stay long within the ultra-competitive Indian market for years to come.
- All round performing engine
- Superior mileage
- Rear carrier
- No disc brake even as option