Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd today launched the Honda Cliq. The product is a specially developed automatic scooter to maximise utility, targeted at rural India and was previewed by the Design Concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Powering the Honda Cliq is the tried and tested 109.19 cc air-cooled mill seen in the Honda Activa and Honda Navi. Coupled to a V-Matic transmission the engine is capable of producing 8 bhp of maximum power at 7,000 rpm and 8.94 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The scooter has a kerb weight of 102 kg and has a claimed top speed of 83 km/h.
The Honda Cliq has a ground clearance of 154 mm and has a seat height of 743 mm. The scooter has a tiny 3.5-litre fuel tank (Navi gets a 3.8-litre unit). Unlike the Navi, which features a telescopic front fork, the Honda Cliq gets a spring loaded hydraulic suspension at both ends. It is shod with 90/100 tubeless tyres over 10-inch rims at both ends.
Features in the Honda Cliq include underseat mobile charging socket, wide floor board, luggage carrier, self-start, Combi Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer, maintenance free battery and Auto Headlamp On (35-watt). The Honda Cliq also gets optional parts which include front screen, floor cover, box centre, cap cover and a rear grip.
Colour options for the Honda Cliq include Patriotic Red with White, Black, Moroccan Blue with White, and Orcus Grey.
The Honda Cliq has been priced at INR 42,990 for the standard variant and at INR 43,490 for the Delux version (prices ex-showroom, Jaipur). The scooter will be available only in Rajasthan initially. It will be made available for sale across India in a stage-wise manner.