Priced at just Rs 43,150, Dream Neo will compete with India’s largest selling motorcycle Hero Splendor, price of which starts from Rs 42,950. In all, three variants of Dream Neo will be on offer, Kick Start-Drum Brake-Spoke- Rs 43,150; Kick Start-Drum Brake-Alloy- Rs 44,150; and Self Start-Drum Brake-Alloy- Rs 47,240.
At the launch event in New Delhi today, Honda said, “DREAM NEO is- Most Affordable and Most Fuel Efficient 2Wheeler to be launched by Honda ever in India.” Powered by 110cc air-cooled 4 Stroke SI Honda engine, which generates 8.25 bhp and 8.63 Nm torque, Dream Neo delivers 74 kmpl mileage.
Highlights of the new Dream Neo include, revolutionary Honda Eco Technology (HET), best in class torque, utility oriented mature design, long comfortable seat, best choice for fatigue free daily commuting, dream to ride in congested traffic & narrow lanes, top speed stability, maximum comfort, and stress free natural riding even in the worst of road conditions. DREAM NEO will come in 6 stunning dual tone colors- Black and Red stripe, Black with Violet Stripes, Force Silver Metallic, Monsoon Grey Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic and Alpha Red Metallic.
Talking about Honda’s strategic direction, Mr. Keita Muramatsu – President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said “DREAM NEO is Honda’s next big leap towards creating deep inroads into the Indian commuter segment. Our newly opened Technical centre comprising of R&D, Engineering, Purchase & Quality team, overcame the challenge of improving Mileage and meeting the competitive price point. Backed by our new product launches & network expansion, Honda aims to grow over 150% in 100-110cc motorcycle segment YoY. Overall, we are confident of customer demand for Honda 2Wheelers and eye 43% growth with 39.3 lac unit sales in FY’14.”
Elaborating on Dream Neo, Mr. Y. S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said “Creating a new paradigm in mass mobility, DREAM NEO is Honda’s Most Affordable and Most Fuel Efficient 2Wheeler ever in India. While DREAM NEO is loaded with attractive & best in class features like Top Mileage of 74 kmpl*, it is being delivered at a truly aggressive pricing to delight Indian customers. Finally DREAM NEO is a package which is hard to resist by 100-110cc mass segment motorcycle customers”.