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.
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.
|Specifications||Honda Dio Deluxe edition||Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR|
|Engine||109.19 cc HET engine||113 cc SOHC 2-valve engine|
|Peak Power||7.92 PS at 7,000 rpm||7.2 PS at 7,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||8.91 Nm at 5,500 rpm||8.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm|
|Front Suspension||Bottom link-type suspension||Telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock absorber||Unit Swing shock absorber|
|Front Brake||130 mm drum with CBS||Drum / 170 mm disc|
|Rear Brake||130 mm drum with CBS||Drum|
|Front Tyre||Steel wheel 90/100-10 53J (Tubeless tyre)||Tubeless tyre, alloy wheel 90/100-10 53J|
|Rear Tyre||Steel wheel 90/100-10 53J (Tubeless tyre)||Tubeless tyre, alloy wheel 90/100-10 53J|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.3 litres||5.2 litres|
|Kerb Weight||104 kg||105 kg|
|Seat Height||765 mm||775 mm|
|Price||INR 53,292, ex-showroom, Delhi||INR 53,451 for drum and INR 55,898 for front disc variant. Both ex-showroom, Delhi|
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.