Honda Launches Dio BS6: Gets New Engine & Features | Update – Price Hiked

2020 Dio BS6 price is between 11 to 13 percent higher than the older BS4 variant. It packs in many new features and changes…

After teasing it multiple times, Honda officially launched its 2020 Dio in India in February which, apart from a Bharat Stage 6 compliant engine, gets many changes. The engine, itself, is new and comes with fuel injection. Honda says the new Dio has 20 patent applications.

The new 109.51 cc engine produces 5.71 kw (7.76 PS) of peak power at 8000 rpm and 9 Nm of max torque at 4750 rpm. In comparison, the older scoot churned 5.83 kw (7.92 PS) of power at 7000 rpm and 8.91 Nm of max torque at 5500 rpm. This means that the scoot sees a minor drop of 0.16 PS and a slight hike of 0.09 Nm in torque. Power now peaks 1000 rpm later and highest torque also comes in 750 rpm higher in the rev range.

The 2020 Dio is equipped with features like silent starter, full digital instrument cluster and side stand indicator with engine cut-off. On the cosmetic front, it gets redesigned LED position lamps, new look, split grab rail and altered styling.

However, the biggest change is the introduction of telescopic shock absorbers at the front which comes after 18 years after the scooter was first introduced. Among other prominent features, it also gains 12 inch front tyre and external fuel lid (which can be opened from a single switch). Honda has also added new DC headlamp for consistent illumination.

Dio BS6 price
One of the colours from the standard lineup

2020 Dio BS6 Price

The motoscooter continues to be sold in two variants – Deluxe and Standard.

Update 9 May 2020: Prices have been increased within three months. Here is the table..

VariantLaunch Prices (Feb 2020)Latest Price (May 2020)
Dio BS6 STDRs 59,900Rs 60,542
Dio BS6 DLXRs 63,340Rs 63,892

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As compared to the BS4 variants, the new Dio carries a premium of Rs 5659 6301 and Rs 7099 7651 respectively which means the effective price hike is roughly between 11 percent to 13 percent.

*all prices ex-showroom Delhi

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The new Dio is available in a total of 7 colors – four (Mat Axis Grey Metallic, Candy Jazzy Blue, Sports Red & Vibrant Orange) for the standard trim and three (Mat Sangria Red Metallic, Dazzle Yellow Metallic & Mat Axis Grey Metallic) for the deluxe variant.