Honda Dream Neo 110 is the younger sibling of Honda Dream Yuga and Dream series is now a sensation among budget-conscious Indian commuters. Want to know why ?. Honda brand image, longevity, lesser maintenance and reliable engine, so on. Want to know other factors that make it best among the commuters? Read ahead.
Value for Money
Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices
8.4PS @ 7,500rpm
9.09N.m @ 5,000rpm
CHROME PLATED MUFFLER
AUTOMATIC HEADLAMP ON
HET ENGINE (BS-IV)
|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 DREAM NEO Videos
HONDA DREAM NEO 110 TEST RIDE & REVIEW
BIGGER GRAPHICS IS THE STANDOUT THING
The most attractive aspect about Honda Dream Neo 110 is the bigger graphics and 3D emblem on the tank. Blacked out engine and alloy wheels are another USP in the styling department. The front section features angular headlamp while the rear features simplistic tail light along with 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. Instrument console houses a simple analogue speedometer and fuel-gauge, both of which are large and readable on the move. Everything is within budget price tag nothing more to say here.
ENGINE IS THE KING
This one is the same 109.19cc air cooled, 4 stroke, BS-IV with HET technology power mill found on elder sibling Dream Yuga. This engine found among Dream series is the ultimate king and the main driving factor. Power mill 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 up 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.
LORD OF THE CITIES
Honda Dream Neo 110 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 a comfort zone for Dream Neo. 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 a set of 130mm drum brakes lack confidence and safety. However, a set of tubeless tyres comes to rescue and does what it can do best while also resolving puncture issues.
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. Adjustable rear suspension is much needed for Indian roads where undulations and bumps are very common. 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 DREAM NEO 110 VERDICT
This 110cc commuter does its job with such aggressive pricing and more than enough features with the exception of the disc brake. Anyway, Dream Neo will be a cynosure among the budget conscious Indian people who prefer to keep expenses down. Along with Honda reliability, longevity, performance and superb fuel efficiency it will surely win many Indian hearts with ease.
- All round performing engine
- Superior mileage
- Rear carrier
- No disc brake even as option