Honda Dio BS6: Same Price Other Options
What else can you get for the price of Honda’s BS6 moto-scooter?
Honda has launched the Dio BS6 scooter. In its BS6 avatar, the Dio gets an updated bodywork with new features as well as a fuel-injected motor (Know all about the Honda Dio here) It costs Rs 59,990 for the standard variant and Rs 63,340 for the DLX variant. At this price point, there are quite a few scooters, motorcycles and even electric scooters you can look at. Here’s the list.
Honda CB Shine (Rs 60,290 - Rs 64,950):
The Honda Shine is a rugged 125cc commuter which offers good quality components and reliability. Its 124.7cc motor makes 10.3PS and 10.3Nm of torque. It is a frugal motor and has good bottom end grunt which is great for the city. For a bit more money you could go for the Honda Shine SP (Rs 66,043 - Rs 69,960) which gets premium styling and features and a 5-speed gearbox which makes it comfortable to ride on the highway.
TVS NTorq 125 (Rs 59,462 - 69,975):
The NTorq 125 is a sporty 125cc scooter that offers fantastic performance and a host of features. It gets a 124.8cc motor that delivers 9.4PS and 10.5Nm. It gets a full-digital instrument console with smartphone connectivity and shows incoming call alerts and messages on the dashboard. If you are willing to pay the extra premium you can opt for the Race Edition which gets sporty graphics and an LED headlamp.
TVS Jupiter (Rs 55,349 - Rs 67,911):
If sportiness isn't your requirement but premiumness, fuel efficiency and convenience are then you could look at the TVS Jupiter. The 110cc family scooter loos good and in its top variants gets features like LED lighting and Bluetooth connectivity. Its 109.7cc motor makes 7.99PS and 8.4Nm of torque. This motor impresses with its refinement and frugal power delivery. The TVS Jupiter is a great option if you are looking for a premium family scooter.
Suzuki Access 125 (Rs 61,982 - 63,582):
The Suzuki Access 125 has always impressed by offering the 125cc performance for 110cc scooter money. Compared to other premium 110cc and 125cc scooters, the Access is low on features but it’s 124cc motor impresses with its performance and frugality. For more premium, you could opt for the Access 125 BS6 (Rs 64,800 - 69,500) which besides offering a fuel injected motor, gets better looking bodywork and features such as an LED headlamp and external fuel filler cap.
Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon (Rs 63,616 - Rs 66,618):
The Pulsar is also available with a smaller displacement motor. Despite the small size, the 124.4cc motor is the second most powerful 125cc powerplant after the KTM 125 Duke. It delivers 12PS and 11Nm. This is a refined motor with linear power delivery and does well for touring duties thanks to the Pulsar’s underpinnings. The Pulsar 125 Neon is a good option if you travel a lot.
BattRE Electric Mobility LoEV (Rs. 59,900):
There are quite a few electric vehicles available at this price and the LoEV is one of them. The recently launched electric scooter gets features such as a digital instrument console, remote key, anti-theft alarm and reverse mode. It gets a removable Lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged under two hours using a 10A fast charger.
Evolet Derby Classic (Rs 59,999):
The Evolet Derby is a sporty looking electric motoscooter with not much in terms of performance. It gets a 250 watt BLDC motor that offers a top speed of 25kmph. The Lithium-ion battery pack offers a range of 60km to 65km It gets alloy wheels as well as disc brakes at both ends.
Hero Electric Optima E5 (Rs. 61,866):
The Hero Optima E5 is a conventional looking electric scooter. It gets a Lithium-ion battery pack which offers a range of around 55km and takes 4 to 5 hours to fully charge. It gets large 16-inch alloy wheels and drum brakes on both ends.