Honda Dio Deluxe vs Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR - Spec comparison

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

The top-of-the-line Honda Dio Deluxe comes with a number of upgrades over the standard Dio. It goes head-to-head with the Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR in the trendy 110cc scooter segment.

2018 Honda Dio Deluxe press yellow
The fluid design of the Dio appeals younger buyers.

The Honda Dio Deluxe edition comes with an all-LED headlight with LED DRL. It also comes with fully-digital instrumentation that features the Three-Step Eco Speed Indicator and a service reminder. The steel wheels have a gold finish, and the apron gets a 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch for added convenience. The Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR has a masculine design with lots of angular elements on the bodywork. The scooter gets a large 21-litre underseat storage space and two front pockets to store knick-knacks. Let’s see how they perform on paper.

SpecificationsHonda Dio Deluxe editionYamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR
Engine109.19 cc HET engine113 cc SOHC 2-valve engine
Peak Power7.92 PS at 7,000 rpm7.2 PS at 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque8.91 Nm at 5,500 rpm8.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm
TransmissionV-maticV-belt automatic
Front SuspensionBottom link-type suspensionTelescopic fork
Rear SuspensionSingle shock absorberUnit Swing shock absorber
Front Brake130 mm drum with CBSDrum / 170 mm disc
Rear Brake130 mm drum with CBSDrum
Front TyreSteel wheel 90/100-10 53J (Tubeless tyre)Tubeless tyre, alloy wheel 90/100-10 53J
Rear TyreSteel wheel 90/100-10 53J (Tubeless tyre)Tubeless tyre, alloy wheel 90/100-10 53J
Fuel Tank Capacity5.3 litres5.2 litres
Kerb Weight104 kg105 kg
Seat Height765 mm775 mm
PriceINR 53,292, ex-showroom, DelhiINR 53,451 for drum and INR 55,898 for front disc variant. Both ex-showroom, Delhi

Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR press Maverick Blue
The Ray-ZR's seat is 10 mm higher than the Dio.

Despite having a slightly bigger engine, the Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR is marginally less powerful than the Dio. It also gets a rather simple analogue instrumentation. However, the scooter comes with an uprated front telescopic fork which can handle road undulations more effectively than the bottom-link unit in the Honda Dio Deluxe. The Dio has the advantage of having CBS for better safety, while the Ray-ZR gets a 170 mm front disc as an option. The LED light in the Dio will offer better illumination and energy efficiency than the Ray-ZR’s halogen headlight. The Ray-ZR received colour updates in March, this year.

Honda Dio Deluxe edition - Image Gallery

Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR - Image Gallery

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