Honda has launched their updated Dio scooter for the year 2012. The same was displayed first at the Auto Expo 2012. The new Dio has a 110cc engine, with 15% more fuel efficient engine. a key new feature is the addition of tubeless tyres — a category first. The scooter also now comes with the Combi Brake System for rider Safety — an exclusive Honda feature.
Other new introductions are increased leg space and wider seat for comfortable ride experience. Under the refreshingly glorious body lies the soul of the machine. The new Dio has new heart of highly reliable 110cc Honda engine which generates 5.71 KW power (8 BHP@7,500rpm) and 8.66Nm@5,500 rpm maximum torque. Its engine is equipped with several cutting edge technologies like Roller rocker arm, reduced valve spring load, reduced cooling fan diameter size and better stability of weight roller & load of pulley spring leading to reduced friction and astonishing mileage of 55 kmpl (ARAI certified mileage of 66.7 kmpl) which is 15% greater than earlier Dio version.
Dio’s new frontal design expresses dynamic and youthful moto-scooter look through its sleek and aerodynamic wedge design. Also upping the style ante of the New Dio are the unique premium 3D Emblem and sporty shaped integrated rear with elegant tail lamp.
Promising the same hassle-free ride & convenience is the Maintenance-Free battery, Viscous Air Filter and spacious under-seat luggage box of new Dio.
The new Dio is available for sale starting end of February, 2012 across all Honda Exclusive Authorized Dealerships (HEADs) and is priced attractively at Rs. 42,362 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The New Dio comes in five exotic colours — Sports Red, Matt Axis Grey Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, Candy Palm Green and Leblon Violet Metallic.