Honda CLIQ Review: First Utility Scooter In India

Utility vehicles have always been a point of interest in many countries as it provides better transportation facilities. However, India lagged behind in this vehicle segment and in June 2017, ace manufacturer Honda has taken the self-initiative to introduce the first of its kind utility scooter in the country; the CLIQ. Recently, Honda engineers have been experimenting with various new designs rather than sleeping with the old conventional ones and the trace of this notion can be witnessed by the making of the Navi also; a scooter made with the design queue of a bike.

Honda Cliq Utility Scooter

Design
Honda has given a fresh look to the CLIQ, but hints of its design characteristics are also inspired from Navi. The Cliq comes with a robust look and showcases semi offroad characteristics. The big block tyres, muscular body design and luggage carrying options and other useful features hold true for the Cliq beings a good utility scooter.

Red Honda Cliq

Wider Floor Board
Honda has designed a wider floor board for having good usability with this scooter. The much wider floor board makes it easy and comfortable to ride along with the Cliq. Moreover, big wider floor board means more space to carry luggage and other essentials in the Cliq very easily.

Honda Cliq Wider floor board

Additional Load Carrier
Being a utility vehicle, luggage carrying is one of the perks that come with this scooter. An extra space for carrying luggage is provided in the rear of the vehicle. This also makes it easy to transport heavy things and other materials with much ease.

Honda Cliq Long And Wider Seat

Automatic Headlamp On
An automatic headlamp is provided for better visibility at night and day. This makes sure that the Cliq always provides better visibility and protection at any time of the day, be it dawn, dusk or daylight.

Honda Cliq Automatic Headlamp

Maintenance-free Battery
Honda has made available a maintenance-free battery for the Cliq. This makes sure that the battery will have no hassles of topping-up and leakages while on the go.

Honda Cliq Maintenance Free Battery

Viscous Air Filter
A completely maintenance-free Air Filter is provided that lasts for more than 16,000 km in the Cliq. A long lasting air filter will make sure that the fuel air mixture intake of the engine is free from any impurities and makes sure that a complete combustion takes place inside the cylinders. A Viscous air filter will provide more fuel efficiency and power to this utility scooter.

Honda Cliq Viscous Air Filter

Engine
The new Cliq is powered by a 109.19 CC Fan Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine. The engine provides a maximum power of 8 bhp @ 7000 rpm and a peak torque of 8.94 Nm @ 5500 rpm. Honda has shed the weight of the Cliq and its only weights 102kg and is one of the lightest scooters on the Indian roads with a maximum kerb weight of 102 kg. Because of the light weight, the Cliq provides a much lighter and agile ride than any offerings from Honda and provides better mileage and pickup.

Honda Cliq Engine

Braking and Suspension
A spring loaded hydraulic suspension is provided at the front and at the rear of this scooter. The widely used 130 mm drum brakes are also found on both sides of this utility scooter. For better ride and stable braking capability, Honda has provided Combi-Brake System which reduces braking distance and improves stability while braking. The CBS makes sure that the whole scooter can be controlled with the help of a single lever.

Honda Cliq CBS Equaliser Cliq

Block Tyres
Honda has provided Block tyre as stock for the Cliq. The Block tubeless tyres make sure that the scooter performs well in both on road and off-road with good stability and performance. The combination of a tubeless tyre with CBS makes sure that the scooter has a very responsive braking system and this could be very useful in terrains and other places with no roads.

Honda Cliq Block Tyres

Colour and Availability
Honda CLIQ is available in following colours – Patriot Red, Morrocan Blue, Orcus Grey and Black. As of now, Honda has only made the Cliq available to Rajasthan and Maharashtra. The company will soon expand the availability of this utility scooter in the coming months.

Full Technical Specifications of Honda CLIQ

Engine 109.19 CC Fan Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine
Engine Starting Electric Push Start and Kick Start
Bore x Stroke 50mm x 55.6mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System Carburettor
Cooling System Air Cooled
Maximum Power 8 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque 8.94 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Transmission Automatic (V-matic)
Top Speed 83 kmph
Battery 12V 3Ah (Maintenance-free)
Head Lamp 12V 35/35W
Front Brake 130 mm Drum
Rear Brake 130 mm Drum
Frame Under Bone Type
Front Suspension Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type
Rear Suspension Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type
Front Tyre 10 inch
Rear Tyre 10 inch
Length x Width x Height 1745 x 695 x 1039 mm
Wheelbase 1241 mm
Weight 102 kg
Ground Clearance 154 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity 3.5 litres

Price

Price ( Ex Showroom )
CLIQ Standard CLIQ With Graphics
Maharashtra 42954 43447
Rajasthan 42392 42886




5 Responses to Honda CLIQ Review: First Utility Scooter In India

  1. Shubham Malhotra

    Motorcycles are useless and ancient technology. Scooters are the future.

  2. Sandeep Mehta

    Shubham Malhotra, get a life bro. Motorcycles are mass than any other vehicles made in history. These plastics scooters are used by people who lack a strong back bone. To own a bike needs courage. Any lame dumbass fool can own a scooter and do a trick or two. But it takes a real man to own a bike.

  3. Shubham Malhotra

    “…..get a life bro.” —

    I am not your brother. I know my biological parents. They never procreated another son. Maybe someone lied to you that my parents are your parents too.

    “Motorcycles are mass than any other vehicles made in history.” —-

    Weight = mass x gravity, so if you mean motorcycles weigh more than other vehicles, I disagree. One word: Aeroplanes

    “These plastics scooters are used by people who lack a strong back bone.” ——

    Wrong. In fact, people with spinal cord problems are advised to refrain from riding a scooter. I have seen a lot of weird things in my life, but I have never seen a paralyzed person riding a scooter.

    “To own a bike needs courage” —–No. You just need money.

    “Any lame dumbass fool can own a scooter and do a trick or two.” —- No, mentally unstable people, and mentally challenged people are not allowed to drive.

    “But it takes a real man to own a bike.” – Women and transgenders too own bikes. I haven’t heard of any woman undergoing gender transformation surgery to ride a motorcycle.

  4. Aswin Asok

    “I am not your brother. I know my biological parents. They never procreated another son. Maybe someone lied to you that my parents are your parents too.”

    Then we should change our Plege itself “all Indians are are my brothers and sisters”.

    “Weight = mass x gravity, so if you mean motorcycles weigh more than other vehicles, I disagree. One word: Aeroplanes”

    Mass converts to energy when at higher speeds and I never said they weight more.

    “Wrong. In fact, people with spinal cord problems are advised to refrain from riding a scooter. I have seen a lot of weird things in my life, but I have never seen a paralysed person riding a scooter.”

    You must check what Stephen Hawking is riding these days

    “To own a bike needs courage” —–No. You just need money.”

    Wrong, Money can’t buy money itself.

    “Women and transgenders too own bikes. I haven’t heard of any woman undergoing gender transformation surgery to ride a motorcycle.”

    Don’t you head about the glory of women in Bangkok buddy?

  5. Shubham Malhotra

    yoyoyo

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