India’s leading two-wheeler manufacturer, Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India (HMSI) has sold over 10,000 units of its new utility scooter, Honda Cliq in less than four months within its launch. Launched in August this year, Cliq is a utility scooter that is aimed at rural two-wheeler markets in India. The scooter was launched in a phased manner in several states; it was first introduced in Rajasthan followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. It is now available across India with the 109.19cc, fan-cooled engine tuned to make 8bhp of maximum power at 7,000rpm against peak torque of 8.94Nm at 5,500rpm. Transmission duties are carried over by a CVT. Interestingly; the single cylinder unit used in Cliq has been sourced from Activa. Also Read – Honda Cliq Vs Honda Activa 4G
The suspension mechanism comprises link type unit at front and a single shock absorber at rear. Meant for handling erratic roads, the model features 90-section Ceat block pattern tyres wrapped around 10-inch steel wheels at front and rear. Braking power on the Cliq comes from the 130mm drum units at front as well as rear. Additionally, it features Honda’s CBS technology. Also Read – Honda Grazia 125cc Scooter Launched In India
It gets a comfortable seat that is set at a height of 743mm and promises good rideability. As for features, there is a mobile charging socket in the under-seat storage area and the wider foot board up front has been built to take up extra load.
After Cliq, Honda added another model to its scooter line-up, Grazia. Primarily a premium offering, the 125cc model is aimed at the younger customer base in metropolitan cities. In its segment, Grazia competes with Suzuki Access 125, TVS Jupiter and Yamaha Fascino.