It’s by far the most awarded internationally styled ‘moto scooter’ in the country and probably the only bike that could have continued selling in heaps even without its new and refreshed styling and the addition of its eye-catching 3D Emblems.
Perhaps the only objection with the Dio’s lightweight fiber body was its slightly underpowered engine, which was a tad short of the vigor its sporty demeanor presented. Honda has now fixed all of that and more with the launch of a refreshed new model, whose 110cc engine now replaces the earlier 102cc engine. With a 10cc boost of power on the 2012 model, the multi-award winning ‘moto scooter’ now generates 8.11 PS of power@7,500rpm and 8.66Nm of torque @5,500 rpm.
The New Dio is incidentally also the first automatic scooter in India to feature tubeless tyres, which along with its Combi-brake feature should ensure improved riding stability and braking efficiency. Speaking of better efficiency figures, the new Dio returns an impressive 55kmpl (ARAI certified mileage of 66.7 kmpl), a 15% level up over the older model. A maintenance-free battery, viscous air filter and a spacious under-seat luggage box will continue to be value addition features for interested buyers of the new Honda Dio.
Commenting on the launch of the newly styled Honda Dio, Mr. N.K. Rattan, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd said, “The New Dio has 110cc powerful engine and offers 15% more fuel economy. It has tubeless tyres - First in category and Combi-Brakes - Exclusively in Honda scooters.”
Now with the addition of five exotic new colours, Sports Red, Matt Axis Grey Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, Candy Palm Green and Leblon Violet Metallic, the radical styling on the new Dio’s has just gotten more youthful, sleek and aerodynamic. Also upping the style ante of the New Dio are the unique premium 3D Emblem and sporty shaped integrated rear with elegant tail lamp. The new Honda Dio will go on sale later this month across all Honda Exclusive Authorized Dealerships (HEADs) and is priced at Rs. 42,362 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
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