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Honda Dio 125 scooter launched, price starts at Rs 83,400

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Introduction

To compete immediately with the TVS Ntorq 125, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) recently launched the brand-new Dio 125 scooter to the Indian market. For Rs 83,400 for the Basic model and Rs 91,300 for the more innovative variant, the Honda Dio 125 can be sold. These constitute the ex-showroom cost in Delhi.

 The new scooter features H-Smart keyless functionality in addition to solid design aspects. After the best-selling Activa 125 and the Grazia 125, the third 125cc scooter from the business can be bought. 

With a special ten-warranty package (3-year basic and 7-year optional extended warranty), both variations of the new item are available. Reservations for the 125cc Honda Dio have begun earnestly, and nationwide shipping should start shortly. 

The company stated the following

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India’s MD, President & CEO, Tsutsumu Otani, said at the unveiling: “With the introduction of the Honda Dio in 2002, HMSI presented India with the idea of a moto-scooter. 

The Honda Dio 125 has been specially created and developed in its entirely novel 125cc form to satisfy the needs of young Indian buyers. In addition to a strong engine, the Dio 125 has an updated athletic appearance and modern technology, like the highly regarded Honda Smart Key.

Honda Motorbike & Scooter India’s Director of Sales and Marketing Yogesh Mathur said, “At HMSI, we believe in breaking limits and growing the riding experience for our clients. Dio 125 is a mix of sporty design, cutting-edge technology, and appealing convenience that’s ready to set new benchmarks. 

With the Dio 125, we invite riders to increase their love of motorcycling and set off on a thrilling experience unlike anything else.

Design of Honda Dio 125

The Honda Dio 125 has an identical look to the 110cc Honda Dio when it comes to styling. It had an apron-mounted headlight, chrome-covered dual exit exhaust, sleek body panels, front turn metrics, with a split-style pillion grabrail. 

Fresh new logos and images further enrich the overall look. The Dio 125 comes in a wide range of colors, featuring Sports Red, Matte Avengers Blue Metallic, Matte Deep Ground Grey Metallic, Finish Sangria Red Metallic, as well as Pearl Siren Blue.

Engine: Honda Dio 125

A 125cc, single-cylinder, cooled-by-air engine with eSP (Enhanced Smart Power) technology drives the Honda Dio 125. 

While the present-day 125cc engines found on the Honda Grazia 125 and the Activa 125 provide a maximum horsepower of 8.14bhp and a maximum torque of 10.3Nm, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter of India are yet to disclose exact power and torque figures concerning the Dio 125. 

The 125cc engine complies with OBD2 standards and features improvements, including a Honda ACG starter, greater tumble flow, reduced friction, improved combustion process, and the use of solenoid valves.

Dio 125 Honda chassis

For the suspension, the Honda Dio 125 has telescoping front forks and a single rear spring that may be loaded in three steps. 

The Smart variant comes from a petal-style front disc brake, whereas the standard variant features drum-type brakes at both ends. With an 18-liter under-seat storage box and a front pocket for improved convenience, both versions offer plenty of space for storage.

Features of the Honda Dio 125

The Standard and Smart versions are the two choices for the Honda Dio 125 versions. The Standard variant includes amenities like an integrated headlamp beam & passing switch, a digital meter dashboard, an LED headlight, an idle-stop system, a side-stand indicator with motor cut-off, and a combined braking system.

 In addition, the intelligent version has extra features such as H-Smart technology and is equipped with abilities like brilliant find, keyless begin, and safety technologies.

Dio has an enormous number of clever features that enhance the riding experience. A fully digital meter maintains users up-to-date and connected by offering current data at a glance. The Side Stand with Engine Inhibition offers safe operation by avoiding unintentional starts, and its Idling Stop System assists in preserving fuel by mechanically turning the engine off when it is idle.

Dio has plenty of space for storage with an 18L compartment and a front pocket for improved convenience. While the Two Lid Fuel Opening System makes refueling simple, the dual-function switch makes it simple to access the seat from the external appearance fuel lid.

Dio’s Combi-Brake System (CBS) featuring Equalizer, which evenly distributes braking force for safe and controlled stops, further enhances safety and control. Even on rough surfaces, a comfortable and smooth ride is offered by the telescopic suspension’s 12-inch front wheels and 3-step variable rear suspension. The Dio offers a safe and secure riding environment thanks to its high ground clearance levels, set SMART ECU, and immobilizer system.

Honda Dio 125 pricing for 2023, by variant

A Honda Dio 125 model Price
Standard model 93,400
Smart Model 91,300

The new Honda Dio 125 can be purchased in two versions: Standard and Smart, with ex-showroom Delhi expenses ranging from Rs 83,400 to Rs 91,300. The same is currently accessible for reservations, and shipments across India are presumably about to start. The Hero Maestro Blade 125, TVS Ntorq 125, Yz RayZR, Suzuki Avenis, etc., will all be rivals for the Dio 125. 

Conclusion

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India are now officially unveiling the Honda Dio in 125cc form with a price tag of Rs 83,400 after anticipating the arrival of a new two-wheeler in just a few days. The Honda Dio, available in two modifications, aims to fill the gap left in the automaker’s lineup by the 125cc Grazia brand’s underwhelming sales.

The Dio 125 is said to come with features such as an idle-stop system, side standing indicator with the engine the inhibitor, a multi-function button for unlocking the seat and opening the external fuel box, and telescopic suspension having high ground clearance of 171 mm, according to a company being released. One should definitely invest in this motorcycle.

Information By – Aayushi Bhanu

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