After launching the Activa 125 and the H-Smart variant of the Activa, Honda Motorcycles and Indian Scooters are working hard to give the Dio the same treatment. The price of the Dio H-Smart is officially listed on the manufacturer’s website.Its price will be at ¥77,712 The former showroom, Delhi, will be home to the new high-end variant of the Dio. Apart from this, Honda has also increased the prices of the existing Dio variants.Now, the scooter starts with ¥STD OBD2 trim is 70,211 while DLX OBD2 variant costs ¥74,212. Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi. Honda has already started taking pre-orders for the new Dio.
The site does not reveal the features of the new Dio H-Smart. However, it is expected to come with the same equipment level as the Activa H-Smart. As such, the new model may come with alloy wheels, fuel-efficient tires and a smart key. As of now, all variants of the Dio come with steel wheels with tubeless tyres.
The smart key brings many new functions. There is an anti-theft system that can be enabled when the smart key is out of the range of 2 meters of the scooter, and if the key is within range, it can unlock the handle, fuel tank cap and seat. To turn the ignition on, the rider simply presses in the range and turns the knob. Press the start/stop switch to start the engine.
Other features fitted to the Dio include LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, front pockets, under-seat storage, exterior fuel filler cap, overtaking switch and more.
Powering the Dio H-Smart will be the same 109.51 cc air-cooled engine shared with the Activa and fuel injected. It puts out 7.65 bhp at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 9 Nm at 4,750 rpm.
Also read: Honda Activa 125 H-Smart launched: 5 things to know
No changes are expected to the suspension and braking hardware. The lower bone frame will be suspended by telescopic forks at the front and 3-stage adjustable spring-loaded hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are performed by 130 mm drum brakes at the front and rear.
First published date: June 9, 2023 at 10:11 AM CST