We compare Livo vs Shine in price, and pitch in the Pulsar 125 and sibling SP125 as well to give you an understanding of the placement…
It is difficult to comprehend Honda’s strategy at this moment. Its products have received the biggest price hikes in this BS4 to BS6 transition. But that is not where the confusion ends. The placement of its 110cc Livo is well over Shine – which is one of the largest selling 125cc motorcycle in India.
After almost 2 months of the launch of the 2020 Livo, Honda has updated its website with the price of its disc variant and it costs whopping Rs 74,256 ex-showroom Delhi. Its drum variant is priced at Rs 70,056 – both of these are costlier than the respective Shine trims.
More confusion – in fact the Livo disc is almost as costly as the company’s premium 125cc SP125! If that is not all the 110cc Livo is also priced higher than Pulsar 125. Here is how it stacks up against a segment bigger motorcycles…
Livo vs Shine vs Pulsar 125 – Price
|2020 Livo||Rs 70,056 – Rs 74,256|
|New Shine||Rs 68,812 – Rs 73,512|
|SP125 Entry Variant||Rs 74,407|
|Pulsar 125||Rs 70,995 – Rs 75,795|
For reference, the new Livo is powered by a 109.51 cc 8.8 PS/9.30 Nm engine. This is significantly lower than Shine’s 10.74 PS/11 Nm 124cc and Pulsar 125’s 11.8 PS/10.8 Nm 124.4 cc engines.
Needless to say Livo is the costliest 100-110cc motorcycle in the country today. It is priced over Hero’s Splendor duo, Passion, Radeon and all others.
Honda is still left to upgrade its Dream Yuga and Dream Neo, both of which will have to be placed between the CD110 Dream BS6 and Livo. Since there is not a lot of space available and logically also, Honda may ditch at least one of these models to simplify the lineup.