Honda has the highest selling scooter, Activa in its lineup. However, it comes with a plain design. The Honda Dio breaks the plain design rule by Honda and gets a modern design with heavy decals over the body. It is a 110cc scooter and gets basic features like a fully digital speedometer and a charging socket.
Gone are the days, when Honda use to make only simple design scooters. The Dio was the only one in its lineup which had something different to look. Now, Dio and Grazia, both offer modern street looks. While Grazia still looks plain when compared to its competitors, Dio is one of the most stylish ones in its range. It features a 110cc engine that is paired with a V-Matic transmission. It features an Always-on headlamp, a charging socket, fully digital speedometer, four-in-one ignition key and a separate switch for opening the seat, an indicator for service due and new front and rear hooks. While it has certainly taken major feature updates from the last generation, the colour combination and the decals are new too. The scooter is available in 3 variants – Dio, STD and DLX. It is priced between Rs 50,296 to Rs 53,292 (ex-showroom). Read on to know more.
2018 Honda Dio Price
|Price (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)||Rs 50,926 to Rs 53,292|
The Dio comes in 3 variants – Dio, STD and DLX. The scooter is priced starting from Rs 50,926 to Rs 53,292 (ex-showroom Delhi). At this price, it is placed aggresively in the ever demanding 110cc scooter segment.
2018 Honda Dio Design & Styling Review
While the design of the new Honda Dio remains true to that of the outgoing model, it does carry a handful of styling updates to look fresher and more appealing. First up, the front apron is new and the front fairing now carries a LED positioning lamp. Apart from this, the Dio gets a set of new decals, a new speedo console and two new dual paint options – Pearl Sports Yellow and Vibrant Orange. The DLX variant, which was launched recently, gets a different 4 colour scheme.
2018 Honda Dio Engine
|Engine Type||109cc, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled|
|Maximum Power||8 BHP @ 7000 RPM|
|Peak Torque||8.91 Nm @ 5500 RPM|
|Mileage (estimated)||62 KMPL|
|Top Speed||83 km/hr|
Powering the new Honda Dio is the same 109.2cc engine that powers the other 110cc models. This engine produces a max. power of 8 BHP @ 7,000 RPM and a peak torque of 8.91 Nm @ 5500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a CVT. This is the same engine that also powers the new Activa 5G. The 2017 Dio is likely to have a top speed of 83 KMPH.
2018 Honda Dio Mileage
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.3 Litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||1 Litres|
|Riding Range||350 Kms|
The scooter delivers a claimed mileage of 60 KMPL with a riding range of around 350 Kms. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 5.3 Litres and reserve fuel capacity of 1 Litre. The top-speed recorded on this scooter is 83 Km/hr.
2018 Honda Dio Chassis, Braking And Suspension
Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type
Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type
|Brakes (F) (CBS)||Drum 130 mm|
|Brakes (R)||Drum 130 mm|
Dio uses an underbone chassis. In the front and rear, it uses the tried and tested Spring Loaded Hydraulic type suspension. It comes with CBS with front and rear 130 mm drum brakes.
2018 Honda Dio Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||104 Kgs|
|Ground Clearance||158 mm|
|Seat Height||765 mm|
The scooter measures 1781 mm in length, 710 mm in width and 1133 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 1238 mm with a ground clearance of 158 mm. The height of the seat is the same as Activa at 765 mm. It weighs around 104 Kgs. The light weight is because of the plastic fibre body it comes with.
2018 Honda Dio Features
- Always On Headlamp
- LED DRL
- New Decals
- Clear Lens Headlamp
- Electric Start
- Combi Brake System
- Underseat Storage Space
- New front apron design
- 10-inch Wheels
- Tubeless Tires
- Mobile Charging Socket
- 4-in-1 seat opening switch
- Retractable hooks below the seat
2018 Honda Dio Images
2018 Honda Dio Colours
The 2017 model Honda Dio is available in the following five colours:
- Pearl Sports Yellow
- Vibrant Orange
- Matte Axis Grey
- Candy Jazz Blue
- Sports Red
The Dio DLX version gets a different 4 colour scheme. Following are the colours:
- Dazzle Yellow Metallic
- Matte Marshal Green Metallic
- Pearl Igneous Black
- Mattle Axis Grey Metallic
2018 Honda Dio Competition
As it is a 110cc scooter, it competes with Suzuki Lets, Mahindra Gusto, Yamaha Cygnus and TVS Jupiter. If considered broadly, all the 110cc scooters compete with Dio, but everyone does not offer the same sporty looks. It is priced aggressively at that price. However, Dio has its own set of followers, who happen to be mostly college goers.
2018 Honda Dio Overview
Rs 50,296 to Rs 53,292
|Average Mileage||60 KMPL|
Always-on headlamp, a charging socket, fully digital speedometer, four-in-one ignition key and a separate switch for opening the seat, an indicator for service due and new front and rear hooks
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