‘The Power of Dreams’ is the motto Honda is driven on. The company was founded by Soichiro Honda and takeo Fujisawa back in 1948 on September 24. It has been 68 years since Honda is creating what they dream, hence the motto is in fact coming true every now and then. Fields Honda excel in are – engines that are used in automotive industry, telematics, aviation and running a conglomerate business. Not just a business, it’s a legacy that’s been alive for more than 6 decades.
Honda first started their journey in the Indian market back in 1995 through Honda Siel Cars India Limited in 1995. The primary motivation of this subsidiary was to manufacture Honda cars in a domestic facility in India. Later on, Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India (HMSI) took the initiative to establish another facility for motorbike and scooter production. This facility became operation in 20th of August, 1999. The motorbike production facilities of Honda India is situated at Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana. Currently the CEO of the HMSI facility is Keita Muramatsu.
Shifting our focus into the Honda Dio model, it’s targeted for the average everyday rider category who needs a motorbike for their daily commuting. Having an excellent design is indeed very nice to have, but the first and foremost necessity for these people to have a scooter is to effectively and quickly commute to and from point 1 to point 2. The purpose is very well served by the Honda Dio scooter. It uses the same motors used in the Honda Activa and Aviator models – two other very popular Honda scooters for the Indian market. Riding pleasure, comfort and convenience is the key objective of manufacturing Honda Dio and after reviewing this unit for a while, we would certify that Honda has succeeded in their goals.
Features, Accessories and Specifications
Displacement on the Honda Dio engine is 109 cc. it’s a single cylinder air cooled engine. Honda Dio takes petrol and octane as the primary fuels. The ignition system is based on CDi technology. Electronic ignition is available to save the hassle of kicking the starter every time. This would save both energy and time; something very necessary in a city where everyone is in rush all the time.
The transmission system in the Honda Dio is automatic. Instead of CVT like some popular scooters in the same price range, the Honda Dio uses a V-Matic Chain Drive technology. Although it’s a different technology, yet there’s no particular effect on the overall mileage so far. The rated fuel efficiency for Honda Dio is 66 kmpl. Honda Dio has a fuel tank of 6 liters capacity.
Both the brakes in Honda Dio are drum. The wheels are 10 inches in size.
|Best Rated Features|
|Maximum Power||6bhp @ 7,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||8 Nm @ 5,500rpm|
|Wheel Size||10 inches|
Colors and Variants
Honda Dio comes in only one variant – Deluxe. There are five different color schemes available – black, candy palm green, candy jazz blue, matte grey and sports red.
- For the price, Honda Dio has excellent build quality.
- Modern technologies have been used.
- The engine is quite powerful.
- Honda’s service network is excellent.
- Factory equipped are cheap.
- No full-fairing over the engine and cowling.
- The design is tad bit old school – the edges and curves resemble the few year older models in India market.
|New Delhi||INR 53,456|