Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has updated its official Indian website with an upcoming scooter “Frontastic”. This all-new scooter is expected to be launched soon within a span of few weeks. The company has not revealed any details about the scooter but going by the image, the Frontastic will split the headlamps cluster with LED DRLs, a first for the segment. Similar to the Dio, this new scooter is expected to have the headlamp in the front apron instead of the handlebar.
The headlamp is expected to feature AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) as the Government of India has already announced that all the two-wheelers in the country to equip their two-wheelers with the AHO feature from 2017 in order to make the road safer for two-wheelers.
Watch the Honda's upcoming scooter teaser video:
We also expected that the scooter will be offered with alloy wheels and disc brakes on the front wheel, as well as new digital instrument cluster with driving modes like ECO mode, keep a check on the fuel economy. The rear view mirrors will get the same design and styling and will be finished in black plastic. It's clear from the image that the new scooter will also feature Honda's Combi-brake technology, which automatically applies both brakes even if the rider pulls just one lever, thereby adding to safety.
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Mechanically, the Honda will offer the upcoming scooter with a BS-IV (Bharat Stage IV emission norms) compliant 125 cc or a 150 cc air-cooled, four-stroke petrol engine that might produce more power figures than the current 125 cc Activa, around 10 hp of maximum power and between 10 and 12 Nm of torque. The engine is likely to be paired with a CVT automatic transmission. As all the Honda scooters are equipped with HET (Honda Eco Technology), the upcoming scooter is also expected to get the same technology that will further improve the fuel efficiency due to optimised combustion inside the cylinders.The company will disclose further details closer to the launch of the upcoming scooter in March, 2017.