Honda has passed on the GST benefits to its customers and prices for its two-wheelers have dropped between Rs 300 and Rs 700 depending on the state of purchase. The Dio has been a successful product for Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI). The company has sold 10 lakh Dio’s and to commensurate the same, the 2016 model has been launched. The new model comes with a new Matt Axis Grey colour and a premium 3D emblem. The new colour and premium emblem are offered at no extra cost to the customer and will continue to be sold at Rs 48,264 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
Honda Dio Price
Honda Dio prices start at Rs. 49,849 (Ex-Showroom). Honda Dio is avialable in 1 variants and 5 colours.
Yamaha had recently unveiled a sportier variant of the Ray-Z scooter called the Cygnus Ray-ZR at the 2016 Auto Expo. We have done a spec comparo of the new Yamaha offering with the Honda Dio and the Suzuki Lets
Yamaha has showcased the new Cygnus Ray-ZR at the 2016 Auto Expo, aimed at the youth of the country. The Cygnus Ray-ZR is basically a sportier-looking version of the Cygnus Ray-Z which has been in the market for quite some time now. With the kind of popularity scooters have gained, manufacturers are now bringing scooters that are targeted towards teenagers thanks to its attractive design. Competing against the Yamaha, we have got the Honda Dio and the Suzuki Lets.
Dimensions and cycle parts:
All three scooters exterior bodies are made out of fibre panels which provides the freedom for designers to give the scooters edgy and complex shapes while keeping the weight in check. The Suzuki Lets tips the scales at 98kg which is comparatively lighter than the Ray-ZR and Dio at 103kg and 105kg respectively. Yamaha has taken the competition a step ahead with the provision of optional disc brake at the front, something which is not available in the other two scooters. Also the disc brake variant of the Ray-ZR will feature cast aluminium alloy wheels. All three scooters sport 10-inch rims. The Dio has 10mm larger drum brakes at both ends as compared to the Lets which has...read more »
Are they two of a kind or is Yamaha's new Ray so different in its underpinnings that it took the country's most youthful scooter to prove us wrong? We take the revamped Honda Dio and the female focused Yamaha Ray on a quick spin around town to figure out where their 'scooter similarities' really do end
October 29, 2012 By Rahul Basu Photography : Kunal Khadse
The college-goer's heart throb, the Honda Dio has seen a complete revamp this year. We get our hands on the scooter every teenager wants and find out just what Honda has been up to
March 22, 2012 By Priyadarshan Bawikar Photography: Kunal Khadse
Honda Dio Highlights
Aimed at youngsters, the Honda Dio is funky and sporty scooter offering from Honda. In its latest avatar, the Dio has become a whole lot more fuel efficient thanks to the company’s Honda Eco Technology (HET). To add to the youth quotient further, the Dio now comes in a new shade of ‘Pearl Trance Yellow’.
Honda Dio Design and Features
The Dio features a moto-scooter design with a large headlamp and turn indicators integrated into the front apron. In place of where the headlamp is mounted on conventional scooters, it has LED DRLs. The tail lamp is a large one with integrated clear lens indicator. The Dio gets a two-tone paint scheme with graphics and is available in five colours.
Features include Automatic Headlamp On (AHO), tubeless tyres and combi brake system. There is a mobile charging outlet in the underseat storage bay.
Honda Dio Specifications
The Dio is powered by a 109.19cc air-cooled motor that makes 7.9PS @ 7000rpm and 8.91Nm of torque at 5500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a variomatic transmission. Top speed is a claimed 83kmph.
The frame is a tube-type underbone unit. Seat height is 765mm. Ground clearance is 158mm. The front suspension is a multi-link unit while the rear utilizes a single hydraulic damper. The scooter has 10-inch wheels wrapped in tubeless tyres. It employs 130mm drum brakes on both wheels with combi brake system (CBS) as standard. Kerb weight is 103kg while fuel tank capacity is 5.3 litres.
Honda Dio Competitors
TVS Jupiter: Segment-first features have made the Jupiter a popular alternative to the Activa. The frugal engine, comfortable ride quality and the fact that it is cheaper than the Honda Activa despite offering much more make it our pick as the best 110cc scooter on sale.
Hero Maestro Edge: The Hero Maestro Edge is the first scooter to be indigenously designed and developed by Hero. The Maestro Edge does make a statement with its sharp styling and striking graphics. The Hero scooter also gets a plethora of features and benefits from Hero’s humongous dealership network.
Yamaha Alpha: The Yamaha Alpha is the second scooter offering from the Japanese brand after the Ray range of scooters. It offers a great mix of style and reliability and is among the lightest scooters in its segment. Although priced at a premium, the Alpha does manage to stand apart from its rivals.
The Honda Dio has been around for a while but still looks sporty. It does miss out on quite a few features and the ride and handling characteristics of its rivals.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Honda Dio
User Questions and Answers
Justin_Maliakkal asked a question on 10 March 2018
Q.What is the mileage of Honda Dio?What is the mileage of Honda Dio?
37 kilometers per litre37 kilometers per litre
answered by Abhi_Bj on 15 April 2018
hanuma_rocks asked a question on 17 February 2018
Q.Dio weight 103 kgs. Can Dio bike carry 3 persons?Dio weight 103 kgs. Can Dio bike carry 3 persons?
Y not? I had carried 5 at a time 🙄😂Y not? I had carried 5 at a time 🙄😂
answered by Devendra_Patil on 20 February 2018
Venkatesh_D_1 asked a question on 10 February 2018
Q.I want to know that drive will be v belted type or chain typeI want to know that drive will be v belted type or chain type
It comes with V-belt drive type.It comes with V-belt drive type.
answered by Tushar_Vijay on 15 February 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the price of Honda Dio?
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