Honda has marketed Honda Livo 2018 as the premium version of the Honda dream series. What sets this one apart is the disc brake offering as option along with informative instrument console. So it is time to inspect whether Honda Livo 2018 outperforms other 100cc models within Honda models as well as other competitors.
Value for Money
Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices
8.4PS @ 7,500rpm
9.09N.m @ 5,000rpm
EDGY FRONT LOOK
DIGITAL ANALOGUE METER
HET WITH BS-IV
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Start Type||Electric / Kick Start|
|Brakes (F)||Disc 240mm|
|Brakes (R)||Drum 130mm|
|Rear Suspension||Spring loaded|
|Length x Width x Height||2020mm x 738mm x 1099mm|
|Kerb Weight||111Kg (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||52.4mm x 57.8mm|
HONDA LIVO 2018 Videos
HONDA LIVO 2018 TEST RIDE & REVIEW
DYNAMIC AND AGGRESSIVE
Most eye-catching aspect about Honda Livo is the bigger shroud and 3d Honda emblem on the wing. Blacked out engine and alloy wheels are another USP in the styling department. The front section features sharp headlamp along with detailed air duct design. The rear section features both refreshing tail light and grab rail design. The chrome plated muffler along with dazzling silencer protector brings more spice to the design.
Talking about build quality, switchgear, panels and paint quality is strictly up to the mark and according to the price tag. Instrument console houses a stylish analogue speedometer, digital fuel-gauge and service due indicator and clock. Everything has a premium feel in this motorcycle and is surely above expectations.
ENGINE DELIVERS LINEAR & QUICK POWER
Livo shares the same 109.19cc air cooled, 4 stroke, BS-IV with HET technology power mill found on Dream series. This engine is such a reliable one for Honda and that’s why it is shared among 100cc commuters. The engine pumps out 8.4PS of peak power @ 7,500rpm and peak torque of 9.09Nm @ 5,000rpm. From the power figures itself, we can observe 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 and quick in nature which is apt for pure commuters. Refinement and smoothness of engine are superb and does matters as per liking. 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 among commuter bikes and delivers around 65-70km/l approximately.
COMFORTABLE ERGONOMICS & PRECISE HANDLER
Diamond type single tube chassis along with telescopic forks at the front with 5 step adjustable rear suspension does form the framework. This one manoeuvers around city traffic nicely and even in undulated roads with ease and control. It does highway duties somewhat but is never meant for long lanes. 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 a disc option available for the front section which brings braking performance to a higher note. The bite and feel from the set of 240mm front disc brake and 130mm drum brake offers decent confidence and safety. However, a set of low rolling resistance tubeless tyres earns extra brownie points does what it can do best while also resolving puncture issues.
ULTRA FEATURE RICH
A disc brake as an option is much needed one which is present here a great thing while all models below Honda Livo 2018 lacked it. Presence of engine kill switch might also be handy. Adjustable 5 step rear suspension is much needed for Indian roads where undulations and bumps are very common. Puncture issues will get resolved by low rolling tubeless tyres which also aids in reducing rolling resistance and so does the mileage.
HONDA LIVO 2018 VERDICT
Positioned as premium model of Dream series this one has more attention grabbing looks and comes with disc brake as an option. Rest of the features and performance is entirely same like that of Dream series. So it ticks in all boxes and Honda does a great job by offering more premium and superb 100cc for customers to choose by.
- All round performing engine
- Superior mileage
- Tubeless tyres