India is one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world. Most of the Indians prefer an affordable, durable and feature-loaded motorcycle. The motorcycle segment which fulfils the needs of the most common people is the commuter segment. The commuter bike segment is booming rapidly in the country and in the affordable category, we have a lot of strong players. Honda has recently launched the BS6-compliant Honda CD 110 Dream in India. And, today we are gonna compare the new 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Radeon.
Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Radeon: Looks and Colour options
The 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 looks much better than before. For 2020, Honda has given it a significant update. It now features re-designed body panels, body-coloured mirrors, steel carrier and new attractive body graphics. It is offered in two variants: Standard and Deluxe. The Standard variant gets blacked-out elements whereas the Deluxe variant gets chrome accents. The Deluxe model is available in four different colour shades: Black, Athletic Blue Metallic, Geny Grey Metallic and Imperial Red Metallic.
Hero HF Deluxe is a no-nonsense commuter and it does look good. It blends a unique mixture of old-school design and youthful graphics. It gets an attractive headlight cowl, sporty body graphics, five-spoke alloy wheels, long comfortable seat and more. The HF Deluxe is available in five colour variants ? Techno Blue, Heavy Grey with Green, Heavy Grey with Black, Black with Purple, and Black with Red.
TVS Radeon is very popular in rural markets, all thanks to its rough & tough build quality and high ground clearance. It gets a lot of angular design elements and the chrome strip around the headlamp looks very premium. TVS Radeon gets a gold-coloured engine bay, chrome exhaust, premium brown colour seats and more. It is available in eight colour options: Chrome Brown, Chrome Black, Volcano Red, Titanium Grey, Royal Purple, Pearl White, Metal Black and Golden Beige.
Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Radeon: Engine, Transmission and Mileage
|Specification||CD 110 Dream BS6||HF Deluxe BS6||Radeon BS6|
|Engine||109.51cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected||97.2cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected||109.7cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected|
|Max. Power||9.79 PS at 7500 RPM||8.02 PS at 8000 RPM||8.19 PS at 7350 RPM|
|Max. Torque||9.3 Nm at 5500 RPM||8.05 Nm at 6000 RPM||8.7 Nm at 4500 RPM|
|Mileage||60-65 kmpl||65-70 kmpl||60-65 kmpl|
The 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream gets a 109.51cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that churns out 9.79 PS at 7500 RPM and 9.3 Nm of torque at 5500 RPM. Hero HF Deluxe gets a 97.2cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine and develops 8.02 PS at 8000 RPM and 8.05 Nm at 6000 RPM. TVS Radeon has better low-end torque and gets a 109.7cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that pumps out 8.19 PS of power at 7350 RPM and 8.7 Nm of torque at 4500 RPM.
Some worth mentioning points are that all three bikes are BS6 compliant and come mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The HF Deluxe BS6 gets i3S (idle stop/start) system to boost the fuel economy and all three bikes deliver very good mileage in real-life conditions. Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 also employs Honda's Smart Power Technology and gets a silent ACG starter motor which helps to start the bike silently. The CD 110 Dream is also the most powerful motorcycle among the trio.
Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Radeon: Dimensions
|Specification||CD 110 Dream BS6||HF Deluxe BS6||Radeon BS6|
|Length||2044 mm||1965 mm||2025 mm|
|Width||736 mm||720 mm||705 mm|
|Height||1076 mm||1045 mm||1080 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm||805 mm||800 mm|
|Wheelbase||1285 mm||1235 mm||1265 mm|
|Ground Clearance||162 mm||165 mm||180 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||9.1 L||9.6 L||10 L|
|Weight||112 kgs||112 kgs||116 kgs|
Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Radeon: Features and Hardware
Honda's latest offering, the 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. The HF Deluxe and Radeon also come loaded with a bunch of features. For starters, all three bikes get an analogue instrument cluster and Radeon also houses a USB charging port.
The braking duties of the motorcycles are handled by drum brakes at both the ends while the Radeon also gets an optional disc brake at the front. All three bikes get telescopic front forks and dual spring shock-absorbers at the rear. So, in terms of hardware department, all are evenly matched but when it comes to the number of features on offer, the CD 110 Dream completely overshadows its rivals.
Honda CD 110 Dream BS6 vs Hero HF Deluxe vs TVS Radeon: Price and Verdict
The new 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, Ex-showroom Delhi. Hero HF Deluxe BS6 is sold in multiple variants with prices starting at Rs. 46,800 and goes all the way up to Rs. 58,000, Ex-showroom. TVS Radeon is available in three variants with prices ranging between Rs. 58,992 - Rs. 64,992, Ex-showroom.
|Model||CD 110 Dream BS6||HF Deluxe BS6||Radeon BS6|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)||Standard: Rs. 64,505|
Deluxe: Rs. 65,505
|Kick start drum brake spoke wheel: Rs. 46,800|
Kick start drum brake alloy wheel: Rs. 47,800
Self start drum brake alloy wheel: Rs. 56,675
All Black Edition: Rs. 56,800
Self start drum brake alloy wheel i3S: Rs. 58,000
|Drum Brake: Rs. 58,992|
Special Edition Drum Brake: Rs. 61,992
Special Edition Disc Brake: Rs. 64,992
So, if you are a middle-aged person and want a good looking affordable commuter motorcycle with decent performance, low maintenance and great mileage, then you should choose the Hero HF Deluxe BS6. If you want a rough & tough practical motorcycle which can easily run on any surfaces, then you should consider buying the TVS Radeon. Lastly, if you are a youngster and want a youthful commuter loaded with good features, offers good performance, mileage and is affordable too, then you should pick the 2020 Honda CD 110 Dream BS6.
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