Honda introduced its latest 110cc commuter “Livo” which is suppose to come as the replacement for the CB Twister but unfortunately it failed to do so. Although the bike shares the lucrative 110cc segment with its sibling the CB Shine, it has been targeted the urban and rural customers who need a stylish commuter motorcycle, which doesn’t compromise the fuel efficiency. Now, here we are starting with the introduction of Livo for those who prefer living not just in the moment but for the moment upcoming, there is this all new Honda Livo with our Honda Livo-Visual Review.
This 110cc bike is the latest addition to Honda’s line of supreme craftsmanship with sharper and dynamic designs. However, Honda Livo is also guarantying you a safer ride with disc brakes and a ride of your life with the Livo’s superb mileage. Last but certainly not the least, the attraction you are going to get every time you arrive in style with Livo’s attractive 3D emblem. It’s your time to excel. It’s time to live. Time to Livo!
Enough with the introductions, now let’s get started knowing about its engine first. Honda Livo is packed with the same 110cc four-stroke motor firepower as found on the Honda Dream series of motorcycles with the bore & stroke ratio of 50mm X 56.6mm. The single cylinder, air-cooled SI engine produces a maximum power of 6.10KW (8.2bhp) @7500RPM and a maximum torque of 8.63NM @5500RPM. Furthermore, the engine is developed with Honda Eco Technology (HET) which is said to improve combustion efficiency, reduces friction and optimizes transmission.
This in turn increases the compression ratio up to 9:9:1. According to Honda, the engine is good for class leading fuel efficiency delivering mileage of up to 86kmpl. Moreover, the bike also got a viscous paper air filter which ensures clear and free flow of air. The bike also got a transmission of chain drive along with four manual gears with the pattern of N-1-2-3-4, and a wet multi plate clutch. The bike starts with kick/self starter and with the battery power of 12V 3(MF), which requires less maintenance, hence saving your maintenance costs Honda Livo for sure.
Moving on the looks and features of Honda Livo seems to be inspired by the CB Twister. The body panels of the Livo gets a completely new design in order to give it you all new fresh look. Despite being an entry-level commuter, the Livo looks quite sporty with features such as chrome heat shield, twister-inspired red suspension springs, alloy wheels and the small two piece modern design muffler, which will make you irresistible for the second look.
Honda Livo got an advanced front look with unique combination of sharp headlight and detailed air duct design. The sculpted energetic fuel curved tank gets an aggressive fibre extension with aggressive shroud and the 3D wing mark making you the centre of attraction. Whereas, the bikini fairing around the headlamp gets a stylish edgy shape. The strong rear appearance of the bike which includes a fresh new design for the tail light and grab rail will leave a strong and lasting impression on you. The entire bike, except for the fuel tank, panels, headlamp cowl, mirrors and the suspension springs gets a blacked-out theme and giving it dark look.
Honda Livo comes with upright handle bar, positioning of the foot pegs and the long seat which has been designed effectively to minimize the strain during small as well as long rides. Furthermore, the two-wheeler got an instrument cluster which is a simple two-pod analog unit with a speedometer and odometer sitting on the left and a fuel gauge on the right. On top of that the quality of the switchgear is also very good.
The Honda Livo gets an all-new design with a neat and simple body panels, giving it a premium appearance which will definitely appeal to buyers who look for a frugal, yet high quality premium motorcycle. The overall design is devoid of any body graphics but an accessory graphics package is available to further sport up the simplicity, yet elegant looks of the bike.
Coming to the control and safety matters of Honda Livo therefore let’s discuss on tires and braking system of the bike. This two-wheeler got tubeless tire with size 80/100-18 both in front and the rear along with the alloy rim size of 18 inches. The wheelbase of Honda Livo is 1285mm. It comes with a braking system of drum and disc on the front with size of 130mm and 240mm respectively.
On the rear it got a drum brake with the size of 130mm. Moreover, it got a diamond type chassis along with a telescopic fork suspension on the front and spring loaded hydraulic suspension on the rear. The tubeless tire makes you enjoy the ride as they reduce chances of sudden deflation in case of puncture. And the five steps adjustable suspension provides you with a comfortable ride on all type of roads.
Last but not the least, the dimensions of the Honda Livo needs some discussion. Honda Livo 110 comes with a dimension of length of 2020mm, width of 746mm and height of 1099mm. It got a kerb weight of 111kg and a ground clearance of 180mm. Here you can see the light weight of the bike makes it more convenient to handle. Moreover, the alloy wheels complement the bikes even further and the wheelbase of 1285mm simply just makes the cornering and maneuvering more effortless.
Well, as said earlier, the real handling test of a motorcycle is when you are pushing it through some corners and of-course in traffic. And Honda Livo being light weighted, got its own advantage. The bike fights back with its rider friendly ergonomics and comfortable ride. The wide handlebar coupled with the upright seating position offer great maneuvering capabilities in city traffic.
Which as we all know is very commonly needed feature for Bangladeshi roads. So in short the Honda Livo turns out to be more comfortable for both the rider and the pillion, so thanks to a more spacious saddle and a better ride quality.
The all new Honda Livo comes in four shades, they are- Athletic Blue Metallic, Black, Sunset Brown Metallic and Pearl Amazing Black.
Well, although the price of this Honda Livo, in terms of Bangladeshi taka is said to be still decided. But Livo already made an impression of it self and is said to be the most awaited bike in this segment. Now looking at the pros and cons of the bike the good parts are, it’s mileage of 86km/L along with its fuel tank capacity of 8.5 liters. Now fuel efficiency is a key factor any buyers look for in a good quality two-wheeler and Honda has been very much successful in meeting the consumers’ this need for mileage and that’s the reason that Livo is gaining so much popularity nowadays.
Honda Livo’s amazing features and ergonomics are another reason for the bike’s high demand and its new HET refined engine just simply takes the bike to another level. But after reading the reviews, the only thing that may disappoint the customers regarding its price in India.
According to them pricing has never been Honda’s forte as most of their products aren’t the most value for money offering. Now let’s see what price they offer in Bangladesh. But at the end we would just like to say that, all in all it is a robust offering which has been designed to offer an amazing combination of looks, features and performance to the riders, which has made a very strong proposition even in such a cut throat segment.
Honda Livo Specifications
|Engine||Air Cooled, Four Stroke, SI Engine|
|Bore x Stroke||50.0mm x 55.6|
|Maximum Power||6.10 KW (8.2BHP) @ 7500 RPM|
|Maximum Torque||8.63 NM @ 5500 RPM|
|Transmission||4 Speed Gear, N-1-2-3-4|
|Dimension (Length x Width x Height)||2020mm x 746mm x 1099mm|
|Fuel Capacity:||8.5 Liters|
|Suspension (Front/Rear)||Telescopic/ Spring loaded hydraulic|
|Brake system (Front/Rear)||Front Drum 130/Disc 240mm, Rear Drum 130mm|
|Rim (Front/Rear)||Al-allow 18’|
|Tire (Front/Rear)||Both 100/80-18, Both Tubeless|
|Maximum Speed||+/- 90kmph|
|Fuel Efficiency||+/- 65kmpl|
|Speedometer||Double Pit Analog|
The Honda Livo does have some added benefit of reliability as seen with the Dream series motors. Easy to maintain made the Honda motorcycles always command a good resale value. So if you’re in the hunt for a well rounded commuter motorcycle with a dash of premium styling and don’t mind paying the extra mullah, well then, Honda Livo is just the bike for you!
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