Honda Dio Price

Rs 44,767* - Rs 44,767* Get On Road Price
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Honda Dio OverView

There is no doubt to the fact that a young guy always aspires to have a scintillating motorbike as his first ride. But, it is also true that parents, usually, do not share that view with their children. They are more supportive of a more rational ride instead of a rash one. And gear-less scooters being the lighter, safer and easier rides, get the first preferences from the elders. Besides that, the Indian roads are not just full of teenage boys. Girls, women, older men also are a part of the traffic that runs around the country. And so, bikes are not the only kinds of two-wheelers that are required on the road. Honda Dio came to India as one half of the Honda twosome that set a new trend into motion the moment it stepped into the scooter market. While Activa, with its mature styling and stability, caught the attention of the elderly generation, the other half, that was the Dio, instantly became the heart throb of the Indian youth. Blessed with a more dynamic design and a much lighter build than its sibling, Dio was the obvious choice for the college-going crowd. Over the years, Honda Dio hasn't received anything more than a few cosmetic changes in the name of upgrades. But the latest model, that was brought forward at the 2012 Auto Expo, was a totally overhauled version of the older models. A new body, a new engine and a pack of new features brought an altogether new Dio to life.

Honda Dio Designing

The designing of the latest version of Honda Dio is the one area that has gone through the most rigorous overhauling processes. Built on an Underbone type frame, this scooter has overall dimensions of 1788mm x 707mm x 1130mm offering a large 1238mm wheelbase. While the increased length of wheelbase accounts for more room for the riders, the wide ground clearance of 160mm ensures that the bumps in the roads do not affect an otherwise smooth and comfortable ride. Talking of comforts, a lot of attention has been paid by the designers of Dio to make it as comfortable for the riders as possible. A wider and well-cushioned seat with proper body-support, a roomier foot-board to accommodate even tall drivers conveniently, practically-designed grab-rails running around the rear-end of the seat and a set of longer and wider foot-pegs for better foot-support – every tiny detail that plays a part in comfort, has been modified and carefully worked-upon in the latest Dio.

Besides comfort, convenience is the field in which Honda Dio performs very well. An 18 litre worth of storage area placed under the floorboard and an optional luggage box that can be installed under the handlebars, in the front, supply ample room for storing your regular shopping, bags and helmet, thereby leaving you free from carrying any of that luggage. The keyhole to the under-seat storage has also been shifted to the side panel, which happens to be a more practical position. Up front, the instrument console mounted on the handlebars gets a very simple, neat and uncluttered design. A round speedometer-cum-odometer colored in black is complemented with a rounded fuel-gauge in white, which gives a very clear display but does not add to the style statement.
Honda Dio Appearance
Honda Dio is symbolic of the lively youth. Its dynamic multi-toned physique, coupled with the sharp endings of every feature clearly states that it is meant for youngsters. And the recent revamp that has been worked upon this scooter, only tends to intensify that notion. The front apron, shaped in an aerodynamic wedge-like form, now comes mounted with an expansive unit of blinkers and headlamp whose sharp design serves to accentuate the overall vibrant feel of the front fascia. Plus, the blank front of the handlebar also gets some bold lines cut across it, clearly making it a part of the overall dynamic theme. The rear view mirrors, now have a polygonal shape which also complies with the theme.
Moving towards the side of Honda Dio, we see some very distinctly noticeable changes here. A layered frame is the first detail that pops in front of the eyes. Apart one of the colors that belongs to the range of shades that are available in this ride, silver outlines the foot-board, and black joins in on the side panels and also peeps out from under the side body. Although, this incorporation of black adds a sporty feel to Dio and breaks the monotony of a single tone, it might have been overdone a bit. Besides the color-scheme, the very cut of the side body gives the scooter a slimmer and longer look which makes it look very sprint-y. And to reflect that sprint and lightness of vision in the feel as well, the structure of Honda Dio has been cast out of plastic rather than metal. But, that cuts down on the durability of the body, at the same that it makes the scooter light. Finally, the rear end gets a trendy taillight which is pretty much all about the rear.    

Honda Dio Engine And Performance

The latest version of Honda Dio carries the same 109cc engine of Honda that drives the Honda Activa. But although, a major leap in performance is missing even after this upgrade in engine, it definitely reduces the efforts required for a swift drive from the driver's side. The mill fitted inside Dio is an air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine, mated to an extremely smooth V-Matic transmission system, and capable of producing a maximum of 8bhp at 7500rpm for a peak 8.66Nm of torque generated at 5500rpm. Blessed with a light and peppy nature, this engine provides a very good pickup and acceleration, and can take the scooter to a top speed of 97kmph.  Coming to the suspension system. Honda Dio still houses the same Spring-loaded Hydraulic suspension mechanism for both its front and rear ends, and the absence of telescopic forks at the front wheel come as a huge disappointment for the buyers. On the up side, Honda have introduced two new features in the machinery under the hood that takes the performance levels one notch higher. One is the zero-maintenance battery and the other is the viscous paper air filter that needs replacement only after the scooter has covered a run of 15,000km.


Honda Dio Mileage

The new and improved set of mechanicals put to work in the latest version of Dio have been claimed to enhance the fuel-economy of the ride straight away by 15%. And that brings the mileage of Dio, as per the ARAI ratings, to an excellent 66.7kmpl, while in practice the average is nowhere below 50-55kmpl.

Honda Dio Braking And Handling

In braking, Honda Dio receives one of the best and the most innovative braking mechanisms of the day – the Combined Braking System (CBS), which is also known as Combi-brakes. With this system, the 130mm diameter Drum brakes working at the front and rear wheels get applied together whenever the left brake lever is pressed. This increases the braking strength, thereby decreasing the braking distance. To assist in braking, the company has provided a set of 90/100 x 10 inch tyres for the front and rear ends, which facilitate a much stronger road-grip and hence, also reduce the risk of bike skids. Where handling is concerned, Honda Dio is a very light and easy ride. Ergonomically-designed to provide the driver with complete comfort and full command over the ride, Dio does not cause any major problems even while cornering. The position is quite upright and the rider does not have to be in an uncomfortable leaning position while driving. The suspension system also plays its part well, and makes the scooter easy to turn even on the sharpest of turns.

Honda Dio Safety Features

In terms of safety, Honda Dio gets a fair number of features to keep its rider safe and as far from difficulties as possible. That's the reason why, instead of simple tyres, Dio gets a pair of tubeless tyres, that cut-down the probability of flat tyres by a large extent. Plus, the 10 inch width of these tyres ensures a good road-grip which reduces the chances of the bike facing a skid on wet roads. In addition to that, the Combi-brakes work seamlessly to facilitate efficient braking at all times. And for proper illumination during night-time rides, the large 35W headlamp gets a uniform supply of power from the 12V battery continuously. 

Honda Dio Pros

Peppy engine, good mileage, amazing looks and better comfort.


Honda Dio Cons

Durability is low due to the use of plastic instead of metal and telescopic suspension is missing.

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