The Honda Dio received a facelift for 2017. Apart from a BS IV-compliant engine, the new Dio gets a slew of cosmetic updates and new paint schemes to boost its visual appeal. Powering the Honda Dio is the same 109cc single-cylinder engine that delivers 8bhp and 9Nm of torque through a CVT transmission. The Dio rides on a bottom-linked front suspension and a rear monoshock. The new Honda Dio is available in nine paint schemes. It competes with other scooters like the Yamaha Ray ZR, TVS Scooty Zest and the Suzuki Let’s. The Honda Dio is priced at Rs 50,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) with the DLX variant costing Rs 3000 more.
The Honda Dio is a motor scooter made by Honda from 1988–1996 and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India since 1996. It was introduced in Japan in January 1988. It is now manufactured and assembled in India by Honda’s HMSI subsidiary, from where it is exported to UK as the Honda Lead.
|Engine||SOHC, four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder|
|Engine Capacity||110 cc (6.7 cu in)|
|Max Power||8 bhp @ 7,000 rpm|
|Torque||8.91 Nm @ 5,500 rpm|
|TYRES AND WHEELS|
|Front Suspension||Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type|
|Rear Suspension||Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type|
|Fuel Delivery System||Carburetor|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.3 litres|
|Wheel base||1,238 mm|
|Kerb weight (drum / disc) kg||105 kg|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||12V 3Ah (MF)|
|Turn Signal Lamp||yes|