Motoring ahead in scooter range is the Honda CLIQ, the industry first special Block Pattern tyres give it an extra grip on patchy roads. Designed to conquer any sort of road under all weather conditions, these rugged tyres are also more durable and have a longer life.
The CLIQ is based on the Honda Navi Design Concept 1. What sets this particular CLIQ apart is the age-old mechanism of spring loaded hydraulic suspension at the front (just like the Activa), instead of the telescopic front fork found on the Navi, however, the rear suspension is spring loaded hydraulic shock absorber on both of these models.
Noteworthy components on the CLIQ include a wide flat floorboard, longer and wider seat, underseat storage with mobile charging socket, block pattern any terrain tyres, automatic headlamp on (35-watt) and a rear-mounted load carrier. Further gets optional parts which include front screen, floor cover, box centre, cap cover and a rear grip.
A total of 4 paint shades are on offer – Patriot Red, Moroccan Blue, Orcus Grey and Black. The CLIQ is equipped with Honda’s combi brake system (CBS) with equalizer technology. It is shod with 90/100-10 53J tubeless tyres over 10-inch rims with a block pattern at both ends, which Honda claims are a first in the industry. Braking duties are taken care of by 130 mm drum unit both at the front as well as the rear.
Powering the Honda CLIQ is the same engine that does duty on the Activa, Dio and Navi. This 109.19cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine develops 8 BHP @ 7,000 rpm and 8.94 Nm of torque @ 5,500 rpm mated to a V-matic continuously variable transmission (CVT). Weighing 1 kg more than the Navi, the CLIQ has a tiny 3.5-litre fuel tank while Navi gets a 3.8-litre unit.
The scooter further comes with a self & kick starter, maintenance-free battery, and viscous air filter (lasts more than 16000 kms). The CLIQ will first be on-sale in Rajasthan, than then be rolled out in phased manner to the rest of the states in India with pan India availability said to happen by this festive season.
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