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Honda reveals 25% more fuel-efficient 125-cc engine for next-gen scooters

Honda reveals 25% more fuel-efficient 125-cc engine for next-gen scooters

Honda develops new 700cc and 125cc engines and dual clutch transmission for two-wheelers 26 September 2011 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has developed new 700cc and 125cc engines for two-wheelers, as well as an accompanying lightweight, compact second-generation Dual Clutch Transmission, featuring a smooth, direct feel and excellent transmission efficiency. 700cc. This new engine is a liquid-cooled, 700cc, 4-stroke, in-line, 2-cylinder engine that fits into the mid-class range (displacement between 500 and 750cc) popular in Europe. Fuel economy exceeds 27 km/L (3.7 L/100km, 63.5 mpg US) WMTC (World Motorcycle Test Cycle) mode by Honda's calculation and achieves an approximate 40% improvement over other sports models in its class. This new engine will be mounted on three models based on different concepts, which are slated for exhibition at EICMA2011 (69th International Motorcycle ...

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