BS4 vs BS6 Honda LIVO – Here is a List of 15+ Changes

2020 Livo BS6 changes include a new engine, increments to power/torque, enhanced fuel capacity, bigger battery, etc…

Among other products, Honda has recently launched its new Livo in the country. It becomes the company’s ninth BS6 product in the portfolio. We have discussed its details in the launch story (here). In this article we are listing down the spec changes the motorcycle gets in this transition…

2020 Livo BS6 Changes

Engine – First up, the engine is an all new Bharat Stage 6 compliant unit which has been shared with the new CD110 Dream. The new motor has a displacement of 109.51 cc as compared to the older version (which was 109.19 cc). Honda may have switched over to a new engine for easy scalability.

Fuel Injection – Like most others, Livo also had to switch to fuel injection to help in adhering to the stricter BS6 emission norms. Honda’s PGM-FI consists of 8 sensors for optimum fueling.

Power & Torque – The older Livo produced 8.43 PS of peak power at 7500 rpm and 9.09 Nm of max torque at 5000 rpm. In comparison, the 2020 Livo churns 8.80 PS (0.37 PS higher) and 9.30 Nm (0.21 Nm higher) torque. Peak torque, however, is attained 500 rpm later in the range.

Compression Ratio – The compression ratio has also changed from 9.1:1 to 10.1:1.

Lower Ground Clearance – Against the 180 mm ground clearance of the older Livo, the new model has a 163 mm of ground clearance.

Livo BS6 changes
The new instrumentation

Weight – The 2020 Livo is listed at a kerb weight of 115 kg (assuming it to be of the disc variant) which is 1 kg higher than before.

Increased fuel capacity – The new Livo has a 0.5 liter additional fuel storage in its tank now (9 liter vs 8.5 liter).

Lower Wheelbase – For some reason, at 1278 mm the wheelbase of the new Livo is 7 mm lesser than before.

Longer Seat – To improve room for two, Honda has increased the length of the seat of the motorcycle to 690 mm from 673 mm.

Battery – The new Livo also comes with a bigger 5Ah battery (older model had a 3Ah battery).

Headlamp – The bulb-type unit continues but it is now DC ie it will be flicker free at all rpms.

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Styling – There are minor changes to the styling of the motorcycle. It gets a fresher headlamp and modified front fender, side panel and the tail section.

Livo BS6 changes
Here is the older Livo for reference. This brown color has been discontinued.

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Instrumentation – Honda has also equipped the new Livo with a refreshed analog-digital instrument cluster.

Colors – Honda has discontinued the Sunset Brown Metallic color from the palette and it is now available in four colors – Athletic Blue Metallic, Black, Imperial Red Metallic and Matte Axis Gray Metallic.

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Pricing – The new Livo drum is priced at Rs 70,056 ex-showroom Delhi which is a hike of about Rs 11,000-12,000 or over 16 percent. For some reason, the price of the disc variant is not revealed yet.

Apart from this, there are minor changes to the dimensions of the motorcycle.

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It also gets new features like engine start/stop switch, integrated headlamp beam & pass switch, silent start, etc.