Honda Dio BS6 vs TVS Wego vs Hero Maestro Edge: Spec Comparison
We compare the new Honda Dio against its closest rivals
The Honda Dio BS6 has been launched and apart from a greener engine, it gets a host of cosmetic and feature updates. The Dio has been a favourite among college-goers mainly due to the way it looks and the new updates make it even more attractive. However, the 110cc scooter sees a price hike of Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000. So with the new price and updates, how does the Dio BS6 stack up against its closest rivals, the TVS Wego and Hero Maestro Edge 125? To find the answer, here’s an on-paper comparison between the three.
Engine and performance:
The Honda Dio is the only scooter available with a BS6-compliant motor which also features fuel injection. Like the larger Honda Activa 125 BS6 and Activa 6G, the Dio BS6 gets an ACG starter motor that offers silent starting operation. While it’s Activa 6G-derived motor has the lowest power output here, the Dio BS6 makes the most torque. The presence of fuel injection should give it better throttle response and fuel efficiency. The Maestro Edge makes the most power here while the TVS Wego follows closely behind. In terms of performance, the Hero Maestro Edge has the upper hand while the Honda Dio BS6 is the most technologically evolved one.
As part of the new BS6 motor, the Honda Dio BS6 also gets a telescopic fork now. However, it still misses out on alloy wheels and a front disc brake. The TVS Wego gets both a front disc brake and alloy wheels as standard. It is also the only scooter here to get 12-inch wheels on both ends. This should help make the Wego more stable and comfortable over bad roads. In terms of underpinnings, it is the TVS Wego that offers the most value.
Features and dimensions:
The Dio BS6 is the only scooter here to get an LED headlamp. However, it does not come with a standard underseat USB charger, which the other two scooters get. Also, its low seat height and kerb weight make the Dio BS6 more accessible to novice riders. The Hero Maestro Edge has the largest fuel tank here. It is also the heaviest scooter here and offers the tallest seat too. All three scooters get external fuel filler caps, but it is the Wego’s fuel cap that’s the easiest to access. In terms of features and ease of use, the Dio BS6 is the winner here.
The Honda Dio is the most expensive scooter here owing to the BS6 update. We expect the price difference between the Dio BS6, Wego and Maestro Edge to reduce once TVS and Hero update these scooters with BS6 fuel-injected motors. That said, the Dio makes a solid case for itself with its fuel injected motor with ACG starter, LED headlamp and digital instrument console. However, it misses out on alloy wheels and a front disc brake, both of which aren’t even available as an option. With both the TVS Wego and Hero Maestro Edge due for an update, the BS4 Wego appears to offer better value, that is until prices shoot up when the BS6 version is launched.