Expert Review of Honda Dream Neo Kick Drum Spoke
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter is growing at a rapid pace and has launched another entry-level commuter in India namely, the Honda Dream Neo. The same engine that was spotted in the Honda Dream Yuga powers this bike. The difference between these two machines is that Honda Dream Neo is designed for an older generation who needs a strong and durable bike to fulfill their purposes and never lets down, while Yuga is for the younger generation who wants a stylish bike with a fuel efficient engine while being long lasting as well. Neo is a low weight, well powered and fuel efficient bike, which also sports a feasible and affordable price. Honda Dream Neo is equipped with a 109 mono cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled, SI engine which makes it return a splendid mileage of 74kmpl. The power produced by the engine is 8.25BHP and the top torque value is 8.63Nm. The dimensions of this motorcycle are extremely friendly and its kerb weight is just 105kg. Built on diamond type chassis, it comes fitted with drum brakes at both wheels and front telescopic suspension and rear 5 step spring loaded suspension. The tyres of this bike are 80/100-18 inches tubeless ones with spoke wheels. The bike is extremely durable as it is built with quality material.
The company has rolled three variants of this machine so that people can choose the best form that can fit their pockets. The base variant of this bike is Honda Dream Neo Kick Drum Spoke which lacks self start and alloy wheels.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Honda Dream Neo provides a splendid mileage of 74kmpl. The power produced by the engine is 8.25BHP and the top torque value is 8.63Nm.
This bike comes in attractive colors and graphics that are of dual tone. There are several color options for this bike such as Black with Red stripes, Black with Violet Stripes, Alfa Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Force Silver Metallic, and Monsoon Grey Metallic. All the colors look amazing on this bike as it comes mostly with Black painted all over its remaining parts such as engine, grab bars, chain case, muffler and rear view mirrors. Also, the tank, side panels, cowl, rear panel, and front fender come in body color. The color of graphics changes with color and makes the bike look more attractive.
Acceleration and Pick up
Honda Dream Neo Kick Drum Spoke is loaded with an intelligent 109cc, 4-stroke engine that gets Honda Eco Technology. This makes the engine work with full efficiency and makes it working more effective. While improving the mileage, this also increases the output of the engine while generating power and torque. The maximum power product of the engine is 8.25BHP brought at an acceleration rate of 7500RPM with the maximum torque product of 8.63Nm brought at an acceleration rate of 5500RPM. The pickup of this bike is also quite impressive as it can go from scratch to 60kmph in just 8 seconds. The bike can attain a maximum speed of around 100kmph where high amount of vibrations are encountered.
It is a low-end commuter bike crafted with decent features. The bike does not sport any fixture or attachment that can make it look extraordinary but its high-class technology surely makes it extraordinary in its class. At the front, a cowl with headlight that matches one on the Honda Shine bikes can be found on this bike. This makes this bike look as simple and attractive as Shine looks. The company has kept the orange colored indicators alive with this bike, though clear lens indicators could have enhanced its value. The front fender with body paint is present on the spoke wheel. The handlebars carrying the rear view mirror are built in a way that they provide a healthy riding position and comforting run due to their attachment with the telescopic suspension.
The slim and smart tank of this bike gets the dual tone graphics and company's emblem with the name embossed on it. The side panel with body color and graphics get '110' mentioned and below it, gets 'HET' mentioned. It remains the same with rear panel for it gets the name of the bike inscribed there. The seat of the bike is long and soft with a slight upward slope for indicating partition for the pillion rider. The engine of the bike is petite which gives this bike some free space. The muffler is looking elegant on the bike with black paint. There is a full black chain case for this bike with the silver spoke wheels. The tail light of this bike looks good and comes in trapezoidal shape. The analog instrumentation of this motorcycle is an old one, which only shows the speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.
Honda Dream Neo Kick Drum Spoke is a comfortable vehicle for it is designed to provide high levels of satisfaction and relaxation for better commuting experience. Providing a healthy mileage of around 70kmpl is already very nice about this bike. The front Telescopic fork suspension enhances the smoothness of the ride while the rear suspension makes the ride stabilized and controllable, and enhances the pleasure of the ride. The lightweight bike itself is a comforting feature. The seats of this bike are so long that adjusting three riders will be an easy task on it. Also, the easy to shift, see-saw gear shifter is present here. The tubeless tyres are advantageous on this bike for it keeps the rider tension free on long drives. There is a maintenance free battery and viscous air filter, which keeps the maintenance cost of the engine quite low.
The easy dimensions of this bike make it highly positive and likeable by the people. All types of people can easily ride this bike, as its measurements are length of 2009mm, width of 737mm and height of 1074mm. The minimum ground clearance of this bike is 179mm that can help this bike move off the road as well. Its wheelbase measure is 1258mm while the kerb weight is 105kg.
Honda Dream Neo Kick Drum Spoke is equipped with an Air Cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine that has 109cc of displacement. Performing an all four gear up, this engine is connected to a 4-speed manual transmission gearbox that works with a wet multi plate type clutch. This engine is an innovative one that celebrates Honda Eco Technology making the overall performance of the mill enhanced. The bore x stroke of the engine is 50.0mm x 55.6mm, with a compression ratio of 9.9:1. The engine also consists of viscous air filter and carburetor, and gets a maintenance free battery that keeps its horn working for long.
The manufacturer of this bike has given it narrow tyres at both ends. These are 80/100 – 18 tubeless tyres, which are fitted with spoke wheels. No disc brakes are there in this machine, both the front and back wheels are loaded with 130mm drum brakes. Though it is good to see the tubeless tyres.
The suspensions of this motorcycle are very much soothing, for they make the rider neglect almost all the bumpers and other blockers on the roads. At the front of this bike, there is a Telescopic suspension coupled with the front wheel and at the rear, there is a 5-step spring loaded suspension supporting the other half of it.
Handling and Control
With a lightweight design and upright handlebars, the handling of the bike is simply enjoyable. Steering the bike while travelling fast and in heavy traffic, is quite easy. The rear suspension keeps the machine stable and enhances control over it while the front keeps the pressure of the bike quite low in the hands of the rider. It will be dangerous to perform sharp turns on this motorcycle as it has narrow tyres that will not give the rider the type of grip that is needed for a sharp turn.
Strong built, fine mileage, low price
No futuristic approach, tyres are narrow, no disc brakes