Dream Yuga from Honda – is it really a ‘dream’ bike?

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When Honda launched Dream Yuga, first of its “Dream” range of bikes, I made a visit to the nearest Honda showroom to have a first look. It seems that the new bike has borrowed its looks from yet another Honda’s best seller, the CB shine.

The new bike  is positioned as the bike for all age groups. It comes with a conservative design and all standard features.  Along with  easily readable speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge dashboard components, there are other features like Smart rear-view mirrors, comfortable palm grips, good quality headlights, switches and levers.

The style factor of the bike is the fine black finishing of its lower part. The fork sliders on the front side, engine, wheels, exhaust system and chain cover have a black finish which certainly gives it an “X” factor. The other notable feature is that it has a pass flash switch unlike Honda’s expensive CBR 150 R.

Dream Yuga which comes at a price of Rs 44, 642 is powered by Honda’s fuel efficient 110cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. You can rely on Dream Yuga’s engine as it is shared by Honda’s another powerful model CB Twister. The bike can give you a maximum power of 8.5bhp at 7500rpm.

Now coming to riding experience, I feel the suspension is quite good and it would not break my back when driving on roads with those big humps and potholes. Engine was smooth and riding it was quite enjoyable. Also, the four-speed gear box shifts smoothly, you have very little effort there and can conserve your energy.

Dream Yuga also offers you a long seat which can easily accommodate two hefty adults (good news for those who ride whole family in bike). The bike is expected to a mileage of 58.3kpl in the city, which is quite decent for a 110cc bike.

What we need to see is that how Dream Yuga with all its decent features is going to make a difference in the bike market which is now threatened by the coming back of scooters.

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