Honda Dio Deluxe launched at INR 53,292
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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the Honda Dio Deluxe in the country at an ex-showroom, Delhi price of INR 53,292.
Compared to the Standard variant, the Deluxe version is INR 2,000 more expensive. The Deluxe variant features a full-LED headlamp and position lamp. The instrument cluster is fully digital, and comes with the Three-Step Eco Indicator, just like the Grazia. The cluster gets a service due indicator as well, apart from the regular trove of information. The steel wheels are finished in Gold, and the bodywork features sporty graphics with dual-tone colours. There is a 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch up front as well. Other practical touches include a new front hook and a retractable hook; an optional USB charging port under the seat.
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The Honda Dio Deluxe variant continues with the tried-and-tested 109.19 cc HET engine. The powerplant is good for 7.92 PS of power at 7,000 rpm, and 8.91 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Pairing with the engine is a CVT unit. Interestingly, the Dio is marginally underpowered (0.04 PS & 0.09 Nm) than the Activa 5G. Suspension include the bottom-link front, and a single rear shock absorber. The 130 mm drum brakes at front and rear feature CBS. The scooter’s main rival is the Yamaha Ray ZR. The Honda Dio Deluxe variant is available in four colours- Dazzle Yellow Metallic; Matte Marshal Green Metallic; Pearl Igneous Black; Matte Axis Grey Metallic.