Honda CD 110 Dream DX launched in India: Hero Splendor challenger

by Shantonil Nag

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the 2018 CD Dream 110 DX in India. The commuter segment bike is priced at Rs. 48,461, ex-showroom, Delhi. It will take on the best-selling commuter bike in India – Hero Splendor. With the update, Honda now offers the bike with new golden graphics and a new chrome muffler protector. There is also a new heavy-duty carrier at the rear.

The CD Dream is Honda’s one of the first commuter bikes in India. It was first launched in 1949 in the Japanese market and is specifically targetted at the buyers from Tier II and Tier III cities. It gets a single-piece comfortable seat and a very high ground clearance of 179mm. The bike gets a key lock utility box too that can be used to store small things.

Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, HMSI, said,

“The iconic CD brand has been winning the trust of millions of customers globally since 1966. Taking forward its legacy, 2018 CD 110 Dream DX offers the same level of trust and reliability. We are confident that the new edition too will garner good response from our customers especially when there are sentiments in rural demand.”

The 2018 CD 110 Dream is powered by the tried and tested 110cc Honda Eco Technology (HET) engine. It produces a maximum of 8.31 Bhp and a peak torque of 9.09 Nm. The engine gets mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. The bike has a claimed top speed of 86 km but it gets a high fuel efficiency of 74 km/l as per ARAI certification. In the real world, the bike returns around 68 km/l, which still is pretty high. The much more popular Hero Splendor iSmart 110cc version returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 85 km/l.  However, the Splendor 110cc iSmart comes with the start/stop system and is priced higher at Rs. 53,000, ex-showroom, Delhi.

The Dream 110 DX gets a front telescopic fork and twin suspension set-up at the rear. It gets alloy wheels and drum brakes on both the wheels. There is no disc brake even as an optional feature. Honda has also added the new Black with Cabin Gold colour to the bike. There are three other colours available in the form of Black with Green Metallic, Black with Grey Silver Metallic, Black with Red and Black with Blue Metallic.

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