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Cutting-edge technology and the spirit of Honda
Our fundamental design philosophy seeks to maximise space and comfort for people, while minimising the space required for mechanical components. With this aim in mind, Honda's R&D activities include product-specific development and fundamental research.
Let's talk about few of the advanced technologies that we have:
Honda eSP Technology
At the heart of #AQuietRevolution that drives every BS-VI Honda two-wheeler is the technological revolution - Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) NEW.
The Sophisticated, Precise & Sensitive Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) NEW brings future technology to the present, bringing India at par with the global standards . A performance accelerator to the Honda Eco Technology (HET) engine, Honda Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology optimizes energy output by maximizing efficient combustion and minimizing friction with a silent start & a smooth eco-friendly engine.
Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) is an integration of the following:
Unique Honda ACG Starter NEW: It sparks the #AQuietRevolution on Indian roads. It starts the engine jolt free via the same AC generator used to generate current and charge the battery while riding. This eliminates the need for a conventional starter motor, thus, there are no gear meshing noises.
Two new mechanical features lead to engine start without applying much force - the first being efficient utilisation of decompression with slightly opened exhaust valves (at the beginning of compression stroke) followed by the Swing Back feature which rotates the engine in a slightly opposite direction, which allows the piston to take a ‘running start’, making it easier to start the engine with a small amount of power.
The Honda ACG starter also ensures comfortable frequent operation of Idling Stop System NEW – another first for Honda models in India. The Idling Stop System automatically switches the engine off at the traffic light and other brief stops, eliminating unnecessary fuel consumption and resulting in lesser emission. Engine can easily be re-started with a simple twist of the throttle.
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) NEW: It injects the right amount of fuel in cylinder based on specific engine data and constant feedback from the sensors. It results in smooth and linear power output throughout.
- Improvised tumble flow NEW: Honda developed the world’s first tumble flow technology through integrated die-casting process. It produces tumble flow by optimizing inlet port shape and using reverse flow phenomenon, without adding additional components leading to combustion improvisation.
- Friction Reduction NEW: Offset Cylinder, compact weight crankshaft & piston reduce overall engine friction. Optimized weight results in improved fuel efficiency.
- Mileage UP NEW: The benefits continue as a BS-VI Honda two-wheeler is not only silent, environment friendly, but also much more fuel efficient due to the completely new engine powered by Honda’s globally acclaimed eSP technology.
Honda Eco Technology
In keeping with its strategic approach of Mileage Up for maximizing customer satisfaction, Honda launched the all new Honda Eco technology in 2013, making the Most Fuel Efficient two wheelers in India!
The new Honda Eco Technology boosts fuel efficiency of Honda's products resulting in a Dream Mileage (Mileage based on internal Honda test ride mode that is close to actual city riding conditions). This revolutionary mileage benchmark is yet another milestone from Honda.
Forming the crux of the revolutionary Honda Eco Technology is the trio of improved combustion, significantly reduced friction and optimized transmission in Honda engine:
- Reduced friction by offset crank, significant weight reduction of reciprocating parts, low tension piston ring and improved bearing oil seal.
- Improved combustion with highly ignitable nickel spark plug and optimized inlet port.
- By optimizing Pulley converter ratio & driving force, the power has been maintained & mileage has been increased.
Combi Brake System
Generally, it is not easy to control a 2-wheeler while braking during emergencies and bad road conditions. This system not only allows easy & simultaneous operation of the front & rear brake but also provides optimal braking performance. Once the left side brake lever is pressed, the system distributes the appropriate braking power between the front and rear wheels, which assures complete safety for the rider.
Honda Matic Transmission
The compact, efficient & oil pressure controlled Honda Matic Transmission is the world's first fully automatic transmission system, which delivers a dynamic combination of torque & excellent accelerator response for a constant and superior driving experience. The transmission is being used in Honda's all terrain vehicles. Honda is working hard to introduce this Honda matic in two-wheelers.
Fuel Injection System
Honda's fuel injection technology is designed to realise ideal combustion, which results in delivering maximum power output, greatly improved fuel efficiency and yet be environment-friendly.
Idle Stop System
Honda has created an advanced Idle Stop System (Image is on the left side) that reduces fuel consumption while totally blocking out toxic exhaust gas and unwanted noise. It enables the engine to stop automatically for 3 seconds after the vehicle stops moving. And when the throttle is opened, the vehicle engine restarts and takes off smoothly.
Introduction to the Future
ASIMO is a symbol of Honda's advanced technology, and a member of Honda's fourth line of mobility creations, after motorcycles, automobiles and general power products. ASIMO is an achievement in the evolution of 'Human Walk' technology. This technology, called I-Walk, enables ASIMO to move back and forth, vary its pace, step right and left and walk along an '8' shape path. ASIMO can also move in more complex ways, such as waving its hands while walking.This humanoid robot has put Honda at the front of cutting edge technology that promises to improve the quality of our lives. To know more about ASIMO
Honda Airbag Technology
The Honda Airbag System is designed to function in a frontal collision in which the rider is likely to be thrown forward, helping to lessen the severity of the rider’s injuries. Honda developed an oversized, V-shaped airbag that offers increased stability as the rider comes into contact with it. Honda unveiled its production motorcycle airbag technology in 2005, followed by the release in 2006 of the Gold Wing Airbag, a production bike equipped with the world’s first motorcycle airbag.