11 Jun 2020 Shakti Nath Jha
The commuter motorcycles are the best selling bikes in India. That's because these bikes fulfil the needs of the most common people and are affordable, durable as well as decently feature-loaded. The commuter bike segment of the country is booming rapidly and recently a new player entered the market. Honda recently launched the all-new 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 in India. The BS6 CD 110 Dream is now the most powerful BS6 110cc bike in India. And, today we will be pitting it against the second most powerful bike in its class. So, here we have a detailed spec-comparo of the 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear BS6.
Honda CD 110 Dream vs Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear: Looks and Colour Options
The new Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 is a no-nonsense commuter. It features re-designed body panels, body-coloured mirrors and new attractive body graphics. It is proffered in two variants: Standard and Deluxe. The Standard variant sports blacked-out elements while the Deluxe trim gets chrome accents. Both the variants are available in four different colour shades. The Deluxe variant gets Black, Athletic Blue, Geny Grey and Imperial Red colour shades. While the Standard variant gets Blue, Gold, Red and Grey colour accents on black colour body panels.
Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear is also a good-looking commuter. The new Platina H-Gear looks much better than the older iterations of the Platina. Upfront, it gets a LED DRL and its unique five-spoke alloy wheels also look good. The Platina 110 H-Gear gets dual-tone paint schemes which further enhance its appeal. It also gets a premium-looking brown seat and chrome accents on the exhaust muffler. The Platina 110 H-Gear also gets two colour variants: Blue with Black and Red with Black.
Honda CD 110 Dream vs Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear: Engine, Transmission and Mileage
|Specification||CD 110 Dream BS6||Platina H-Gear BS6|
|Engine||109.51cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, HET||115.45cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, DTS-i|
|Max. Power||8.80 PS at 7500 RPM||8.6 PS at 7000 RPM|
|Max. Torque||9.3 Nm at 5500 RPM||9.81 Nm at 5000 RPM|
|Mileage||60-65 kmpl (real-world)||60-65 kmpl (real-world)|
The new Honda CD 110 Dream gets a BS6-compliant 109.51cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. This motor churns out 8.80 PS of power at 7500 RPM and 9.3 Nm of torque at 5500 RPM. It comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox and is the most powerful bike in its segment. The bike gets Hondas Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology that maximizes performance and fuel efficiency. It also features Hondas Eco Technology (HET) and an ACG starter motor that starts the bike without a jolt and offers a smooth riding experience. It will deliver a good real-life mileage of around 60-65 kmpl.
Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear gets a BS6-compliant 115.45cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, DTS-i engine. This mill churns out 8.6 PS of maximum power at 7000 RPM and 9.81 Nm of peak torque at 5000 RPM. The engine comes coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is the only bike in its class to get a 5-speed gearbox which comes very handy in cruising on highways and also in extracting maximum fuel-efficiency from the bike. The Platina 110 H-Gear BS6 also gets an electronic fuel-injection technology and offers a good mileage of around 60-65 kmpl.
Honda CD 110 Dream vs Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear: Dimensions and Capacity
|Specification||CD 110 Dream BS6||Platina H-Gear BS6|
|Length||2044 mm||2006 mm|
|Width||736 mm||713 mm|
|Height||1076 mm||1100 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm||804 mm|
|Wheelbase||1285 mm||1255 mm|
|Ground Clearance||162 mm||200 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||9.1 L||11 L|
|Weight||112 kgs||122 kgs|
Honda CD 110 Dream vs Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear: Features and Hardware
The new Honda CD 110 Dream is a very feature-loaded motorcycle. It gets some segment-first features like a DC headlamp, new engine on/off switch, ACG starter motor and many more. Bajaj Platina also gets some good features like a semi-analogue semi-digital console with a gear-position indicator (first in segment), five-speed gearbox and many more.
The suspension duties in both the motorcycles are performed by telescopic front forks and at the rear, the CD 110 Dream gets a spring-loaded dual shock-absorber while the Platina 110 H-Gear gets nitrox gas-charged shock-absorbers. For braking duties, the Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 gets 130 mm drum brakes at both the ends while the Platina H-Gear gets a 240 mm disc at the front and a 110 mm drum unit at the rear. Both the motorcycles also get a combined braking system (CBS) for added safety.
2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear BS6: Price and Verdict
The 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 is available in two variants: Standard and Deluxe. The Standard variant is priced at Rs. 64,505 while the Deluxe is priced at Rs. 65,505. Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear, on the other hand, is sold in only one variant and is priced at Rs. 62,899. All prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi.
Lastly, the final question arises which motorcycle should you buy? So, if you want a youthful commuter loaded with features, that offers good engine refinement, performance, mileage and is affordable too, then you should pick the 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6. But, if you want a more affordable option that gets an additional gear, a digital instrument cluster with gear-position indicator, that offers slightly better mileage and is more comfortable, then you should choose the Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear BS6.
So, this was our detailed spec-comparison of the 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear BS6. Which among these will you buy for yourself? Do share with us in the comments below. You can also join our 91Wheels Two-wheelers Whatsapp group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners.
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