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Honda Livo 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Feb 17 2020 Share this blog

Honda is a renowned brand for bringing entry level as well as premium commuter bikes in the Indian market. Honda brought Livo bike as a successor to the then premium commuter bike CB Twister. With the ageing CB Twister, Honda decided to upgrade the 110 cc lineup with new Honda Livo. The Honda Livo is sporty, reliable, and efficient. All this feature makes the Honda Livo a good pick under the premium commuter bike segment. While the pricing of Honda Livo is on the higher side, we believe that Rs. 59, 239, the price is justified compared to what competitors offer at less price point. 


Pros

  • Smooth and refined 110 cc engine

  • 5-step adjustable rear suspension

  • Good mileage as a commuter bike

Cons

  • Dated instrument cluster

  • Quite expensive in the segment

What is the power source in this Honda Livo?


Honda Livo can be seen wearing the same engine found on the Honda Dream series of bikes. The 109.2 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine churns out 8.3PS and 8.6 Nm of peak torque. Livo gets a strong mid-range acceleration that works fine in the city. The well spread out gear ratio allows the bike to swiftly get through city traffic or highways. Once you exceed the 65 kmph mark, you’ll start getting a feel of the strained engine. Well, this is a common story of every 110 cc bike. 

Motorcycle

Honda Livo

TVS Victor

Bajaj Discover 110

Hero Passion Xpro

Ex-showroom price (New Delhi)

Rs. 59,239 (Drum)/ Rs. 61,650 (Disc) 

Rs. 54,042 (Drum)/ Rs. 56,042 (Disc)

Rs. 53,811

Rs. 58,200

Engine

109.2 cc 4-stroke SI air-cooled HET engine 

109.7 cc air-cooled engine 

115.45 cc 4-stroke air-cooled engine

109.2 cc 4-stroke air-cooled engine

Power

8.31 bhp @ 7500 rpm

9.46 bhp @ 7500 rpm

8.46 bhp @ 7000 rpm

9.38 bhp @ 7500 rpm

Torque

9.09 Nm @ 5000 rpm

9.4 Nm @ 6000 rpm

9.81 Nm @ 5000 rpm

9 Nm @ 5500 rpm


Since the Honda engine is refined, the Livo encounters vibrations on footpegs and handlebar once the throttle moves up. The clutch is also light and easy to handle. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 4-speed gearbox that works seamlessly. Overall the Honda Livo powermill is impressive.

How quick is the Honda Livo for your daily commuting needs?

With a top speed of 86 kmph, Honda Livo has good acceleration in the city. The mid-range acceleration is smooth while traversing in the city or highway. The suspension offers a softer side of Livo. In the city, the clutch works smoothly and gear shifts are easy. It takes 8 seconds to go 60 kmph from a halt. 

Motorcycle

Honda Livo

TVS Victor

Bajaj Discover 110

Hero Passion Xpro

Engine Displacement

109.2 cc

109.7 cc

115.45 cc

109.2 cc

No. of Gears

4

4

4

4

0-60 kmph

8

7.2

11

7.45

Top Speed(kmph)

86

94

95

87

How sure-footed are the brakes?


Braking duties are carried out by front disc brakes and 130 mm drum setup at the rear. Braking performance is good with ample response through the levers that offer good bite from the disc. Since Honda Livo is placed under the premium commuter bike segment, CBS has been included with the braking system, further enhancing the brake power. 

Motorcycle

Honda Livo

TVS Victor

Bajaj Discover 110

Hero Passion Xpro

Front / Rear

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Front Size(mm)

130

130

110

130

Rear Size(mm)

130

110

110

130

Kerb Weight(kg.)

109

112

120

117

ABS (Single or Dual Channel)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

What is the mileage returned by Honda Livo?

Being a commuter bike, Honda Livo has lived up to customers expectations in terms of mileage. For any commuter bike buyers fuel economy is the most concerning buying factor. Taking this into consideration, Honda equipped Livo with Honda Eco Technology (HET) that ensures increased combustion efficiency. The company claims Honda Livo mileage of 78 kmpl but in real life conditions, the bike returns around 70 kmpl. 

Motorcycle

Honda Livo

TVS Victor

Bajaj Discover 110

Hero Passion Xpro

Overall(kmpl) (ARAI Certified)

74 kmpl

72 kmpl

76.30 kmpl

60.00 kmpl

Fuel Capacity (Litres)

8.5

8.0

8.0

9.2

How is the ride dynamics?


As seen on the Honda Dream Series, the Honda Livo adapts a similar diamond type frame. As the name suggests, Livo offers a lively ride quality with a turning angle of 45 degrees. Livo offers good handling dynamics when it comes to cornering and the MRF tyres deliver good feedback as well. Honda has maintained the best maneuverability of the Livo bike. Employing telescopic front forks and spring loaded 5-step adjustable rear suspension, Livo’s ride quality is impressive. 

Motorcycle

Honda Livo

TVS Victor

Bajaj Discover 110

Hero Passion Xpro

Tyre-Wheel Size (Front)

80/100-18 Tubeless

2.75-17

2.75-17

81/100-18

Tyre-Wheel Size (Rear)

80/100-18 Tubeless

3.00-17

3.00-17

90/90-18

Front Suspension

Telescopic Fork

Telescopic oil damped front suspension

140 mm Fork Travel, Telescopic

Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Rear Suspension

5-step adjustable suspension

5 step adjustable hydraulic series spring suspension

120 mm Rear wheel Travel, Nitrox (Gas Filled)

Swing Arm with 5 Step Adjustable Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

How comfortably are you seated on the Honda Livo while travelling on roads?


Honda Livo gets a good riding position that helps the rider to get seated comfortably. The footpegs have been placed closer to ensure a comfortable posture. Also, the handlebar is wide enough to provide a good grip while travelling. The flat saddle in the upright position ensures a relaxed riding position. The long seat offers generous space for both rider and the pillion. The raised grab rail and decent ride quality make Honda Livo a pillion friendly bike. 

Motorcycle

Honda Livo

TVS Victor

Bajaj Discover 110

Hero Passion Xpro

Seat height(mm)

800

785

805

790

Ground Clearance (mm)

180

175

165

165

Kerb Weight (Dry)(kg)

110

112

120

117

Starting System

kick/electric

kick/electric

kick/electric

kick/electric

How Subtle looking is the 2020 Honda Livo?

Honda has tried to give an all-new identity to Livo. drawing some of the key styling factors from the CB Twister, the Honda Livo design is soft and minimalistic. The clean design makes Livo a complete city commuter bike. The bike’s muscular looks get enhanced from the sculpted fuel tank, offering enough room for the rider. Everything including the alloy wheels, handlebar, grab handles, engine, and diamond frame have been blacked out, bringing in more contrast to the bikes available colours like white, brown metallic, and black. 

Aesthetic Features

  • Edgy front look

  • Digital analog meter

  • Dynamic graphics

  • Five colour options

  • Attractive rear taillight and grab rail

  • MF battery and Viscous filter

  • Low maintenance seal chain

Motorcycle

Honda Livo

TVS Victor

Bajaj Discover 110

Hero Passion Xpro

Length (mm)

2020

1980

2015

1966

Width (mm)

738

750

760

774

Height(mm)

1099

1090

1085

1087

Wheelbase(mm)

1285

1260

1305

1245

Kerb Weight

110

112

120

117

The handlebar has been placed close to the long seat while the footpegs are set forward for better ride posture. The long seat ensures a comfortable ride for both rider and pillion. The twin-pod instrument cluster looks basic when it comes to functionality. It comes with a speedometer, odometer and a fuel gauge, just like any other bike in this segment. 

What are the various safety and class-leading features?

Honda Livo is offered with a combined braking system that enhances the overall braking experience. The bike seat is long enough to provide the best comfort to rider and pillion. The low rolling resistance tyres offer the best grip with the roads. The bike is made to offer the best ride experience and requires less maintenance over time. 

Motorcycle

Honda Livo

TVS Victor

Bajaj Discover 110

Hero Passion Xpro

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 59,239

Rs. 54,042 (Drum)/ Rs. 56,042 (Disc)

Rs. 53,811

Rs. 58,200

Features

Digital Analogue meter

Digital Speedometer

Digital Speedometer

Analogue Speedometer


Dynamic graphics

Hazard lamps

Low battery indicator

AHO headlight


CBS with Equalizer

Pilot lamps

CBS with Equalizer

Stylish Fuel tank


Low Rolling Resistance Tubeless Tyre

Stylish stub silencer

Textured Tail-lamp Bezel

Stylish Digital Analogue Meter Console


Low maintenance seal chain

Roto-Petal disc brake

Dual Texture Seat Fabric with Stitchline

Engine kill switch

How does the Competition stack up against Honda Livo?

Honda Livo VS Bajaj Discover 110


Bajaj Discover 110 Drum CBS is more fuel-efficient than the Honda Livo with a claimed mileage of 82.4 kmpl while the Livo offers a mileage of 74 kmpl. The power and torque delivered by Discover 110 is better than Honda Livo. Hondas Livi is undoubtedly costlier than the Discover 110 but offers great value for money and comes with better reliability than the Bajaj Discover. 

Honda Livo VS TVS Victor


Honda Livo is more fuel-efficient than the TVS Victor.TVS Victor returns claimed mileage of 72 kmpl while the Livo returns 74 kmpl. Though the Livo is costlier than the Victor, the ride quality offered by Honda Livo is much better than the TVS Victor. 

Does the Honda Livo stand a chance against segment leaders?

Priced at Rs. 59,239 for standard drum and Rs. 61,650 for the disc brake variant, the Honda Livo is the most expensive bike in the segment. Even most of its prominent rivals are priced lesser comparatively. However, considering every aspect of this bike, the Livo is a complete value for money package. It is one of the comfortable, refined, sporty, and economical commuter bikes to buy in India. 

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