The new Honda Dio is a very stylish looking gearless scooter. It has undergone a complete redesigning and looks very different from any previous Dio model from Honda.
Honda Activa and Honda Aviator.
Pearl Yellow, Red, White and Grey.
Unlike the previous models, the new Honda Dio has a complete new engineering. It has a bike like headlamp in the front panel along with turn indicating lights, stylishly shaped mudguards and grey scale rear view mirrors. At the back there is a colored grab rail and just below it is the warning lamp and indicating lights. It has a slim chassis and a uniquely designed cylinder with a black cover. The ample footrest space, fashionable double stand, tubeless tyres and ergonomically designed seats adds more charisma to the scooter.
It has an air cooled, 4 Stroke, single cylinder OHC engine with automatic gearless transmission and 109cc displacement. The engine generates a maximum power of 8 Bhp at 7500 rpm for a maximum torque of 8.74 Nm at 5500 rpm which is much better than the most of the 125cc scooters in the market. The engine runs on petrol and provides quite a healthy mileage.
The scooter comes with automatic gearless transmission in it.
On Road Performance
Honda Dio has tremendous power and pick up speed with a slim body chassis which makes it quite swift in tackling traffic in cities. Since it has tubeless tyres you can even ride the scooter in a zigzag manner. It has a good fuel efficiency of approximately 50 to 55kmpl in cities which might increase on highways.
Fuel Tank Capacity
The gearless scooter has fuel tank capacity of 6.0 liters which is enough to make it run up to a distance of 300 kms once the fuel tank is completely filled. It has a 1 liter reserve petrol feature which almost no other scooter in the market provides.
Honda Dio comes along with tubeless alloy wheels that have a wheel size of 90/100-10 mm.
It has a self-start ignition option. The tubeless tyres, suspensions and the seat work hand in hand to provide an excellent comfort to the rider. Moreover, the ample footrest space is another big plus of the scooter.
For safety Honda has equipped the two wheeler with front & rear 130 mm drum brakes along with front & rear spring loaded hydraulic suspensions. Fuel Gauge, speedometer, pass light, low fuel indicator and low battery indicator are also present in the scooter for various safety reasons.
Zip and Vroom
The top speed of the scooter is 78 kmph (as tested on standard conditions)and it vrooms from 0 to 60 kmph in just 11 seconds which is quite impressive but still not the best.
Honda Dio was launched at Delhi Auto Expo in April 2012. It has been a favorite of college going crowd ever since it made its debut. The scooter has undergone changes in order to cater to the needs of today’s youth. It is available in following colors: Pearl Sunbeam White, Leblon Violet Metallic, Candy Palm Green, Sports Red, and Matt Axis Grey Metallic.
The engine is 109cc 4 stroke air-cooled which is an improvement upon the 102cc of the earlier model. It is same as the one which powers its Aviator and Activa. Dio has 8bhp power which is 1bhp more than the previous model. One of the areas where one can definitely feel a change is the ground clearance. Paying heed to customer grievances the company has added 15mm to the already existing ground clearance. The front brakes of Honda Dio comes with spring-loaded hydraulic suspension while single shock absorber system makes up for the rear brakes. The seating is single-tone and wider. The legroom is more as compared to previous model. Another noticeable change is the upgrade in braking department. The new model how has Combined Brakes System. At the front are clear-lens indicators and wide headlights which have given trendier look to the scooter. The Honda Dio comes with analogue speedometer, fuel gauge, low fuel, low battery, and low oil indicators as well. The tank capacity is 5.3 ltrs. A mileage expectancy in the range of 40-43 kmpl will not be a misplaced one. The tyres are tubeless.
Honda DIO Features:-
New Tyres Pattern
Movable Front Fender
Comfortable Secure Seat
Effective Shock Absorption
Elegantly Designed Indicators
The Body-Mounted Headlamp
Slim Seat Design Offers Ample Foot Room
Honda DIO Specifications:-
Engine Displacement: 102 cc
Engine Power: 7 Bhp @ 7000 rpm
Engine Torque: 0.8 Kg-m @ 5500 rpm
Fuel Tank: 6 Ltrs.
Colours Available: Black, Geny Grey Metallic, Misty Pink Metallic, Candy Tahitian Blue, Guarau Red, Moon Yellow.
Honda DIO Mileage:-
Mileage Overall (Kmpl): 51.5 Kmpl.