Honda Dio 110 DLX

Honda Dio 110 DLX

User Opinion

Popularity

  • This week: 323 views
  • All time: 4,86,436 views

Ex-Showroom Price

Rs. 44,600
* Delhi. May vary.

Also Consider

Vehicles with similar features
  Hero Maestro 110           Review and Images
Hero Maestro 110
Price: Rs. 46,700
Views: 971287
  Yamaha Ray 110               Review and Images
Yamaha Ray 110
Price: Rs. 45,800
Views: 802970
  TVS Jupiter 110           Review and Images
TVS Jupiter 110
Price: Rs. 44,250
Views: 124749
  TVS Wego 110              Review and Images
TVS Wego 110
Price: Rs. 46,400
Views: 763656
  Yamaha Cygnus Alpha          Review and Images
Yamaha Cygnus Alpha
Price: Rs. 47,700
Views: 33073
  Suzuki Let’s 110             Review and Images
Suzuki Let’s 110
Price: Rs. 47,600
Views: 20340

VEHICLE SUMMARY

Name:Dio 110 DLX
Shades:Pearl Yellow, Red, White, Grey
Warranty:NA
Kerb Weight:110.00 kg
Type:Scooterette

PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE

Top Speed:93 kmph
Mileage in City:45.00 kmpl
Mileage on Highway:60.00 kmpl
0 to 60:10.80 secs

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Displacement:109 cc
Engine:109cc, 4-stroke, OHC
Maximum Power:8 Bhp @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque:8.77 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Gears:Automatic
Chassis Type:High rigidity Under Bone type
Cooling Type:Air Cooling

DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES

Length:1781.00 mm
Width:710.00 mm
Height:1133.00 mm
Ground Clearance:158.00 mm
Wheelbase:1238.00 mm
Fuel Tank:6.00 litres

Instrument Cluster

Fuel Gauge:Analogue
Tachometer:None
Speedometer:Analogue
Trip Meter:None
Low Fuel Indicator:
Low Oil Indicator:
Low Battery Indicator:
High Oil Temp. Indicator:
Choked Air Filter Indicator:

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Headlamp:12V 35/35W
Alloys:
Battery Type:Maintenance Free
Battery Voltage:12V
Capacity:3Ah
Tyre Size:90/100-10
Tubeless Tyres:

Brakes & Suspension

Suspension (Front):Spring loaded hydraulic
Suspension (Rear):Spring loaded hydraulic
Brakes (Front):Drum, 130 mm dia
Brakes (Rear):Drum, 130 mm dia

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

Stand Alarm:
Self Start:
Passenger Footrest:
Passenger Backrest:
Step-up Seat:
Pass-light:

Honda Dio 110 DLX Review

Much Needed Makeover

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Closeups Shots

Closeups Shots Images  Closeups Shots Images

Design and Style

Design and Style Images  Design and Style Images

Instrument Cluster

Instrument Cluster Images  Instrument Cluster Images

Other

Other Images  Other Images

Shades Available

Shades Available Images  Shades Available Images

Overview

With plenty of noteworthy launches into the two-wheeler market, it’s a difficult time for manufacturers who want to produce a stand-out model. Honda Dio 110 is powered by all-new Dream Mileage engine which also powers the Activa and Aviator. It has displacement of 109cc and generates maximum power of 8 bhp with maximum torque of 8.74 Nm. New Dio 110 is available in five shades: Sports Red, Matt Axis Grey metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, Candy Palm Green and Leblon Violet metallic. The Dio 110 is a new offering from respected manufacturer Honda, but is it special enough to keep our attention?

Design and Style

Derived from ‘Dionysus’, the name of the son of Venus in ancient mythology, the Dio is a vehicle designed for riding pleasure. It is the perfect scooter for riders who want something a bit more flamboyant than the standard design of other scooters, without completely sacrificing practicality and utility. The Dio replaces the heavy steel form of the Activa with a sleeker plastic body that looks more youthful, sophisticated and cosmopolitan – and it’s this that makes it a hit with younger drivers. The newly redesigned Dio for 2012 has a completely revamped front: it features a brand new unit that incorporates the indicators and headlight that sprawls across the bike’s front panel, also the front fender has been reshaped to look sleeker. The rear has undergone a similarly radical overhaul: the grab rail, large tail-light cluster have been updated to incorporate a more edgy design. At 110kg it’s a solid and heavy two-wheeler with a highly rigid under-bone type chassis, and the build quality is excellent, suggesting that it’s a bike with a long life.

Instrument Console

The updated instrument console of the Dio is smart and in keeping with the bold revamped design of the bike’s body. However, digital dials are still absent, with both the speedometer and fuel gauge still analogue. Nevertheless, all of the dials and meters are clear and well-formed, with strongly visible indicators.

Engine and Gearbox

Honda Dio's engine capacity has been increased to 109cc from 102cc, while retaining the air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke OHC Dream Mileage engine type of the previous models, plus V-matic transmission. It brings a maximum power of 8 bhp at 7500 rpm, and a maximum torque of 8.74 nm 5500 rpm. While this is really only a token increase that most drivers won’t notice, it does positively impact performance.

Acceleration and Top Speed

Honda Dio 110’s improved power does slightly increase its acceleration. It offers a top speed of 78 kmph, which is by no means mediocre but fails to set it apart from other vehicles in this class.

Mileage

Honda claims improved mileage for Dio 110, roughly 48 kilometres per litre; however, testing did not bear this estimate out. For riding in the city, the bike’s mileage is roughly between 45 and 60 kilometres per litre, which places it at the middle to high end of the market. Honda Dio's fuel tank is capable of holding 6 litres. It is now powered by Dream Mileage Engine.

Comfort While Driving

One point of contention that tall drivers may have is with the Dio's forward sloping floorboard, which negatively impacts the ergonomics of the seat for drivers over a certain height, particularly when travelling distances greater than about 20 or 30 kilometres.

Honda Dio 110: Live Free

Safety features

The bike features foot-pegs for driver and pillion to enhance comfort and safety. The CBS system is an advanced safety feature, ensuring even-handed and responsive braking even at high speeds.

Storage Space

Storage space is disappointing in the Dio. Despite the 20-liter capacity on other Honda models, the Dio only manages 18 litres in the boot, meaning that you won’t be able to stow a helmet conveniently away.

Suspension

Disappointingly, the Dio does not feature telescopic front forks, even though these have become practically the norm for bikes in this market segment, and would have dramatically improved the bike’s handling. The bike features spring-loaded hydraulic dampers on the front and rear wheels.

Brakes

Like the previous Honda models, the Dio features 130mm drum type brakes for the front and the rear. As with other Honda models, the incorporation of the Combi Brake System (CBS) is a welcome addition, and should improve stability for drivers who have a tendency to brake imprecisely when they need to slow down quickly. However, it’s strange that the Dio doesn’t make use of the Aviator’s front disc brakes – this seems like a step backward for this model.

Ride and Handling

The small increase in the bike’s engine power adds up to an improved ride. The bike’s pulling power has improved and it is able to cope with weight loads such as an additional passenger. The handling, particularly through city traffic and in tight spaces, is quick and clean, although a lighter frame would have made a considerable difference to its performance. Overall, it’s a smooth, quiet and refined ride that feels effortless yet handles leans and curves competently. The body is stable and balanced. It’s a pleasure to drive in urban environments.

Tyre Size

It’s unfortunate that here, again, Honda haven’t made much progress: the Dio features the same 90/100-10mm wheels seen on the Activa, and doesn’t jump up to the 12mm front wheel found on the Deluxe model of the Aviator.

Shades

The Honda Dio comes in a selection of punchy shades to suit any driver: Pearl Yellow, Red, White and Grey.

Accessories of Offer

With relatively few accessories included as standard, you’ll have to purchase separately to customize the bike.

Variants

The Dio is available in a single variant only; unlike other Honda models, it does not come in a Premium or Deluxe version.

Reasons to Buy and Value for Money

The Dio is undoubtedly one of the best looking and most practical scooters currently available on the market, recommended by its comfort and safety features. The Dio's price tag is more difficult to justify than that of the Aviator because it doesn’t make great gains in terms of power or storage space; but its snappy design must count for something.

Verdict

Despite a dramatic visual overhaul, the Dio 110 is disappointingly similar to what we’ve seen before from Honda. Nevertheless, it’s a capable and comfortable ride that will please many drivers.