New additions on the Dio Deluxe are mostly inspired by the more powerful Honda Grazia.
Honda has launched a new top-end variant of the popular Dio scooter called Dio Deluxe. The new variant costs ₹3,000 more than the standard Dio.
The new Deluxe variant brings with it new features like LED headlight, all-digital instrument console, four-in-one ignition key with a separate switch to open the seat, optional underseat mobile charging point, gold-finished rims and two new colour options – Marshal Green Metallic and Axis Grey Metallic.
Mechanically, there has been no change made to the scooter. So, the tried and tested 109cc, single-cylinder engine, which makes 8bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 8.91Nm of torque at 5,500rpm, continues to power the Dio Deluxe. This motor is mated to a V-Matic (CVT) gearbox.
The Dio’s claimed top speed is 83km/h. Disc brake is still not offered, even as an option, so 130mm drums on both ends handle breaking duties on the Dio Deluxe. Thankfully, Honda's Combi Braking System (CBS) is standard.
The Honda Dio is basically a snazzier version of the best-selling Activa, and it targets style conscious customers. The scooter competes with other youth-focused offerings in the market, such as the Yamaha Ray ZR, Hero Maestro Edge and Suzuki Lets. The Dio Deluxe will set you back by ₹53,292 (ex-showroom, Delhi).