Honda is likely to bring the CG Dream entry-level motorcycle to the Indian market with extensive localisation and will be retailing it as its most affordable offering in the country.
We at MotorBeam recently shared the first image of Honda’s upcoming low-cost motorcycle that will be the company’s most affordable offering in the country targeted at rural markets. The leaked image showcased a simply build bike void of all the bells and whistles and it now turns out that this motorcycle is none other than the CG Dream entry-level commuter that is currently on sale in Pakistan. The CG Dream is a no frills offering from the Japanese bike maker and costs an Indian equivalent of Rs. 66,000/- in the neighbouring country.
For that kind of money, the Honda CG Dream is powered by a 125cc 4-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine paired to a 4-speed gearbox and comes with flat body panels, elongated single seat, slimmer tyres wrapped around spoke wheels. With the Dream moniker, the styling too takes inspiration from the Dream series. The bike is offered in red and black colour options and also comes with a warranty period of two years. With a dry weight of 99 kgs, the CG Dream apparently offers an impressive fuel efficiency in Pakistan.
Honda India is likely to use the CG Dream as a donor model and will probably employ a de-tuned 110cc engine under the belly for enhanced fuel efficiency. The automaker had made a statement earlier that its low-cost offering will be extensively localised to keep costs in check and the bike could be priced below the Rs. 40,000/- mark when launched. As the company’s most affordable offering in India, the CG Dream (Honda could retain the name) will be locking horns with the Hero HF Dawn, Bajaj CT100 as well as Yamaha’s upcoming low-cost bike codenamed Indra.