Honda’s sporty scooter finally gets a more powerful 125cc engine
- Gets Honda H-Smart tech
- Two variants
- Telescopic suspension
Honda has launched the Dio 125 in India at a price of Rs. 83,400. The Dio 125 gets a more powerful 125cc engine which is shared with other siblings such as the Activa 125 and Grazia. While remaining cosmetically unchanged, it gets new H-Smart technology with connected features and more.
Honda Dio 125 Powertrain
Driving the Dio 125 is a 125cc OBD2-compliant engine mated to a CVT transmission. While Honda has not disclosed the power figures, they should be identical to the Activa 125 which makes 8.3HP and 10.4NM. Suspension consists of telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Honda claims a generous ground clearance of 171mm. The Dio 125 rides on 12/10(F/R) inch alloys as standard even on the base variant. Braking is handled by a standard disc at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
Additionally, Honda has given an idle stop-start system which shuts off the engine automatically while idling to save fuel. A silent start system is also offered which eliminates the noise while starting. In terms of safety, CBS is provided along with a side stand engine cutoff to prevent the rider from forgetting to retract the side stand.
Honda Dio 125 Features
The equipment list of the Dio 125 includes an H-Smart system which integrates a digital instrument cluster with functions such as Keyless Go, Smart Find, Keyless boot unlock and an anti-theft engine immobilizer.
The scooter also features an LED headlight, 18L of boot space, an external fuel filler cap and a dual function switch. Honda is offering a standard warranty of 3 years which can be extended to a massive 10 years which is the largest in the segment.
The Dio 125 comes in two variants- Standard and Smart priced at Rs. 83,400 and Rs. 91,300 (Ex-showroom) respectively. It is available in 7 colours- Pearl Siren Blue, Pearl Deep Ground Gray, Pearl Night Star Black, Mat Marvel Blue Metallic, Mat Axis Gray Metallic, Mat Sangria Red Metallic and Sports Red. It competes with other 125cc sporty scooters such as the TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Avenis 125 and Yamaha Ray-ZR 125.
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