Honda Launches New Dio at the Auto Expo 2012

by Saad on January 6, 2012

The last scooter in the Honda’s arsenal to get the 110cc heart is the Dio, however, Honda has done it in some style. Dio has been completely refreshed and gets the deserving bigger engine along with more power and some segment first features.

  • Brand new design – The sexy motoscooter gets sexier with completely refreshed design which is more muscular (unisexual).
  • A premium 3D emblem
  • Engine – The new Dio is powered by a 110cc engine which produces 9 bhp of power output which is more than the Activa (by 1 Bhp) and even the 125cc Suzuki Access (by ~0.5 bhp). Comparing it with the earlier variant this is a 10% increase.
  • Promised 15% increase in fuel efficiency.
  • Becomes the first automatic scooter to come loaded with Tubeless tyres – very useful change.
  • Comes with the Honda’s Combi brake feature

  • Increased leg room
  • Maintenance Free battery
  • Viscos Air filter
  • 18 liter under seat luggage box.
  • Available on sale from January 2012
  • Five color options: Sports Red, Matt Axis Grey metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, Candy Palm Green and Leblon Violet metallic.
  • No mention about price.

I am itching to get my hands on this one. Till then feast on the pics and do leave your comments… - Saad Khan

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sreekanth January 6, 2012 at 12:34 am

Awesome \m/

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Kiran January 6, 2012 at 7:02 am

Looks too good. Nice design. Refreshed and fantastic, I expect the price to be around 58k. Lets wait and watch for the pricing

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Ysak January 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

killerr..

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sam January 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

should work on placing head light properly…..

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Shivaprasad January 6, 2012 at 9:24 am

Gorgeous!!!

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Alan January 6, 2012 at 9:51 am

If the price is not too high, looks like it is time to sell my old Dio and go for this. :) Loving it!!

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vivek January 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

its karisma muffler on dio!

the sad part is that they have not brought the laatest technology which they unvailed ( Engine) in Japan.

sad Japz think idians dont require the latest tech !!

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$haggy January 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

Actually, the Japs know that Indians want everything on their machines but won’t be ready to pay for it!! :)

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meckenzie January 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Absolutely correct..people here asks only two things..kitne ki hai n kitna deti hai

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true January 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Looks good, but that is all. This is missing a lot of important hardware upgrades.

Where is the new 125cc engine?

Still old-technology front shock absorbers. Why no telescopic front shock absorbers? Aviator, Access, Wego. and Rodeo have telescopic front shock absorbers.

Still old small 10-inch wheels. Why no bigger 12-inch wheels? 12-inch wheels give better handling? Aviator has 12-inch wheel only in front. Wego has 12-inch wheels at both front and rear.

Why no front disc brake?

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FASI January 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Its so cool

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Yila January 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Still no disc brake on Honda scooters? Shame on Honda! Still no telescopic fork on a powerful scooter like this? Again shame on Honda! Why is Honda treating its Indian customers at a lower grade than its customers of other countries?

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sarath January 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

looking damn sexyyy

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sarath January 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm

killing looks

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Rohit Karanth January 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm

When will it be on sale in bangalore, plz tell the price..
Plz , when will it come to bangalore…
Plz do this ASAP……
My humble request….

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Dinesh January 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm

The only thing I hate about dio is its head light been given on the body rather than to the handle which is a prob when turning in junctions .

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raj January 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

sexy…!!!!!!

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Mahesh January 11, 2012 at 10:10 am

Cool

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Dinesh shrestha January 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm

When it comes in nepal?

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AKASH January 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Not so changing from old to new dio.his head light are not at properly place. not so good.

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AKASH January 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

good

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Abraham Cherian January 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

Honda should have brought Vision 110 scooter instead of upgrading Dio. Now it will cost

Rs.3000/- more. Very sad to note that Honda products are getting very expensive.

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Prashantha.S January 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

hm… nice… ok…???
but still no disc break…. ???
i am not satisfied….
i am thinking to buy a new schooty…..
i am searching………
but me not satisfied without disc, 10-inch wheel…. no digital speedo meeter….
ho what big failure again…..??????????

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mohan January 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm

this vehical looks like tiller verry bad bike

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xyz January 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

it around 50k

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Palan January 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Its expected to released in end of Feb or march 2012

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harish January 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

2011 model dio is supper all college and public are like who supid geven new disign

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suresh January 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

dio 2011 is styliesh and good look.new dio is stuppid

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Krishh February 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

It’s not good looking (Worst looking), the earlier one was really awesome & sporty.

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vir February 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Its awesome.
i hd saw yesterday in d showroom n, i hd book it.

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shuli September 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

gr8 dude even i hve booked

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hashavardhan February 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

My old dio is damnn better than this , it doesn’t have a sportive look which the old one have ! N the main thing is it is some wat looking like aviator especially from front . . . . . . The old model was far better than this . . .

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Midhun Sekhar February 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

it is not good……previous versions is the best…i like that…..

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Lad Ashok T. February 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

The New Deo Model is so good than previous.

The red colour is highly impressive.

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krishna February 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

front super, back not dat much good, and important thing boot space s very less.
cost is 51k in blore……….

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Samsu February 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

kaaaaaatilllll

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gibin joy February 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm

amazing & looking damn yarr……

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Always true February 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

It’s good but..not much than previous

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aquib kazi March 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

what is a price of new dio on road…..

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aquib kazi March 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

what is the price of this dio in mumbai…on road..

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kurian March 15, 2012 at 11:48 am

nice for my sister

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kurian March 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

42000/- showroom price in kerala

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cibin March 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Very Nice Bro New Dio

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sujith March 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

a little confused what to buy, activa or dio 2012???suggest me something

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neha March 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm

its relly awsum
plannin to buy 1 soon!!!!!!

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Ajmalsha April 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Honda Dio green is very punk

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aju June 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm

it awesome.. n i had booked it white piece… RS 56000 on road…

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ROSHAN July 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

NEW DIO VIOLET IS SUPERB….
VIOLET IS LOOKING TRENTY…
VIOLET IS ONLY FOR GUYS….

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shuli September 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

no ur wrong dude violet is for girls n red for guys………..

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shri November 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

Yup ryt…..
Violet only 4 grls ……

sahil October 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

soo good for locking

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SANJU October 11, 2012 at 3:00 am

LOOKING SO GOOD REALLY

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