Honda Dio H-Smart Launched in India at Rs 77,712

By introducing a new variant for the Dio scooter, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is extending its H-Smart lineup. The Dio H-Smart will replace the current top-spec model in the Dio lineup and has an official price tag of Rs 77,712 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

By Reetika Bhatt | on June 9, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is set to expand its H-Smart line-up by introducing a new variant for the Dio scooter. The Dio H-Smart will replace the existing top-spec model in the Dio lineup and comes with a price tag of Rs 77,712 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes it the third scooter from Honda to feature a smart key, following the Activa and Activa 125. While the official website doesn't provide detailed information about the specific features of the new Dio H-Smart, it is expected to offer comparable technology to the Activa H-Smart. Alongside the introduction of the Dio H-Smart, Honda has also increased the prices of the current Dio models. The Standard OBD2 trim is now priced at Rs 70,211, while the Deluxe OBD2 version costs Rs 74,212 (both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). For those unaware, the two-wheeler giant is now accepting bookings for the new H-smart variant. 

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Honda Dio H-Smart: What's New?

The automaker has not revealed any specifics regarding the Dio H-Smart; however, it is expected to possess the same features as the Activa. It will be equipped with a smart key system, which includes Smart Find, Smart Unlock, Smart Start, and Smart Safe features. The addition of a smart key brings a number of cutting-edge functions. The Anti-theft system is one such feature, which engages the immobiliser when the smart key leaves the scooter's 2-metre range. The handle, fuel cap, and seat can all be unlocked when the key is nearby. The rider only needs to press and move the rotary knob while staying within the required range to start the scooter. Simply pushing the start/stop switch will start the engine.

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Honda Dio H-Smart: Features

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There will be features on the recently released Honda Dio H-Smart scooter that are comparable to those on the Honda Dio Sport, including alloy wheels, an LCD instrument cluster, LED headlights, LED DRLs, an external fuel filling cap, a silent start system, a start/stop function, and a side stand engine cut-off, among others.

Honda Dio H-Smart: Hardware

The suspension and brake system components on the Dio H-Smart are expected to remain unchanged. Telescopic forks at the front and a 3-step-adjustable spring-loaded hydraulic shock absorber at the back will continue to support the underbone frame. Drum brakes measuring 130mm will make up the braking system for both the front and the rear end.

Honda Dio H-Smart: Design & Mechanical Specifications

Talking about the design, the Dio is equipped with a number of additional conveniences, such as an LED headlight and LED Daytime Running Lamp, a front pocket, under-seat storage, an external fuel filling cap, and a passing switch. The Activa's 109.51cc air-cooled engine, with fuel injection, will be used in the Dio H-Smart. The engine produces 7.65bhp of maximum power and 9Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm and 4,750rpm, respectively.

Honda Dio H Smart Side

The Japanese auto manufacturer is likely to attract more customers with the introduction of the new Honda Dio H-Smart scooter, thanks to its enhanced 'smart' capabilities. The total sales numbers for HMSI are also expected to grow. 

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Honda Dio H-Smart: Market Competitors

Once launched, the Honda Dio will compete with models such as the Honda Activa, Hero Xoom, and TVS Scooty Zest. 

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