HMSI to launch Dream Yuga on 15th May [Upcoming Honda Bikes 2012]

It seems that May is the month which companies have selected for their new bike launches this year. After Suzuki Hayate launch and Bajaj Auto’s announcement of launch of all new motorcycle on 14th May. HMSI is going to launch it’s Dream Yuga on 15th May. Honda showcased Dream Yuga in the Delhi Auto Expo 2012. This is Honda’s first mass market motorcycle which will compete with erstwhile partner Hero Motocorp’s mass motorcycle Splendor and Passion. The price will be announced on the same day. It is also to be noted that Bajaj’s all new motorcycle will be launched just one day before Honda Dream Yuga launch which was similar story in May 2010 with launch of Discover 150cc and Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler.

Dream Yuga is powered by 110cc single cylinder engine which can generate maximum power of 9 bhp. Honda claims fuel efficiency of 72 KMPL which is 10% higher compared to Splendor and Passion. Further it offers more power compared to Splendor and Passion. It comes with latest and highly engineered engine which is specifically designed for Indian conditions.  It will have tube less tyres and tuff up tubes which is first time seen in commuter segment. Apart from this it will also have maintenance free battery and vicious air filter similar to Honda CB Twister.

Dream Yuga looks sober commuter motorcycle and it will definitely appeal masses. It will have five color options.  The Dream Yuga name is derived from the Honda’s flagship model Dream D which was invented by Honda’s founder Soichiro Honda in 1949. The motorcycle became instant hit and it was established as mass market motorcycle. Honda wants to repeat similar story with Dream Yuga. It is going to play an important role in Honda’s vision for becoming number 1 two wheeler manufacturer in India by 2020.

Honda Dream Yuga Price in India

Although the pricing of motorcycle is not announced it is expected to be in range of Rs. 40,000 to 45,000 Ex-showroom for kick start version. The Self start version will come as an option and will cost some extra thousand more on kick start version. We expect Honda to price this motorcycle at Ex-showroom price of just above Rs.  40,000 for kick start and Rs. 43,000 for self start version. Let’s see how it is priced. But one thing is sure that Splendor’s true competitor has now arrived. It’s interesting to see who will win here latest is best or old is gold?

-Mahavir Kothari