Honda Motorcycle & Scooter today celebrated 18 years of India’s 1st moto-scooter with the launch of BS6 Honda Dio priced starting at – Rs. 59,990 (ex-showroom Delhi). The BS6 Honda Dio comes with new design and a host of features offering latest technology with additional value to fun seeking young customers. The all new BS6 Honda Dio is developed with as many as 20 patent applications.
At the heart of BS6 Honda Dio ticks Bharat Stage VI compliant Honda’s trusted 110cc PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine, boosted by Enhanced Smart Power (eSP). BS6 Honda Dio brings future technology to the present, bringing India at par with the global standards – the Sophisticated, Precise & Sensitive Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) NEW. A performance accelerator to the HET engine, Honda Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology optimizes energy output by maximizing efficient combustion and minimizing friction with a silent start & a smooth eco-friendly engine.
Unique Honda ACG Starter NEW: It starts the engine jolt free via the same AC generator used to generate current and charge the battery while riding. This eliminates the need for a conventional starter motor, thus, there are no gear meshing noises.
Two mechanical features lead to engine start with less effort – the first being efficient utilization of decompression with slightly opened exhaust valves (at the beginning of compression stroke) and Swing Back feature which rotates the engine in a slightly opposite direction, which allows the piston to take a ‘running start’, making it easier to start the engine with a small amount of power.
Friction Reduction: Offset Cylinder, compact weight crankshaft & optimized piston reduces overall engine friction. Optimized weight results in improved fuel efficiency. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) NEW: It injects the right amount of fuel in cylinder based on specific engine data and constant feedback from the 6 intelligent sensors. It results in smooth and linear power output throughout.
Tumble Flow NEW: Honda developed the world’s first tumble flow technology through integrated die-casting process. The enhanced Smart Tumble TechnologyTM (eSTT) produces tumble flow by optimizing inlet port shape and using reverse flow phenomenon, without adding additional components leading to combustion improvisation.
New Fully Digital meter with Advanced Information NEW: It gets advanced with 3 real time informatics like Range (displays distance one can travel with existing fuel in tank), Average fuel efficiency (for overall fuel efficiency display) & Real-time Fuel Efficiency for a rich riding experience. The meter displays details like Total Trip, Clock and Service Due Indicator. Side Stand Indicator with Engine Cut-off* prevents engine start while the side stand is engaged enabling a convenient and carefree ride.
. Engine Start/Stop Switch NEW: The two-way functioning switch can be used to start the engine when pressed downwards and acts as an engine kill switch when pressed upward. It comes equipped with a unique Integrated Dual Function Switch Nwhich provides single switch access to under seat storage space as well as External Fuel Lid offering maximum convenience to the rider. Passing Switch provides the convenience of controlling high beam/low beam & passing signal from one single switch.
NEW Front Pocket: Premium quality front storage open pocket provides a convenient reachable storage option for a hassle free riding experience. Constant illumination of DC LED headlamp** makes riding over rough roads & low speeds during night more convenient.
Telescopic Suspension gives better maneuverability gets Combi-Brake System (CBS) with equalizer and 3-step adjustable rear suspension. Increased Wheelbase (+22mm) inspires rider confidence and leads to better stability.
New meter design comes with 3-Step Eco Indicator to help achieve the best fuel efficiency and On-Board Diagnostic feature of Malfunction light which automatically detects any malfunction in the engine with the help of sensors. As another industry first, Honda will also be offering a special 6-year warranty package (3 years standard + 3 years optional extended warranty) on BS-VI Dio.
BS6 Honda Dio will be available in two variants – Standard & Deluxe. The Standard variant will be offered in 4 color options – Mat Axis Grey Metallic, Candy Jazzy Blue, Sports Red & Vibrant Orange. The Deluxe variant will be offered in 3 color options – Mat Sangria Red Metallic, Dazzle Yellow Metallic & Mat Axis Grey Metallic. BS6 Honda Dio is priced attractively starting from Rs. 59,990 (Standard). The Deluxe variant is priced at Rs. 63,340 (prices ex-showroom, Delhi).