Honda has now introduced Repsol Edition variants of the new Hornet 2.0 and the 2020 Dio. While the Hornet 2.0 demands a premium of Rs 2,000, the Dio is priced Rs 2,500 higher than the ‘regular’ version.
Honda has just introduced special edition versions of the 2020 Dio and the Hornet 2.0 with Repsol Honda livery. The 2020 Dio Repsol Honda Edition is priced at Rs 69,757, and the Hornet 2.0 Repsol Honda Edition demands Rs 1,28.351. In comparison, the standard versions of both these two-wheelers are priced at Rs 67,257 and Rs 1,26,351 – a difference of Rs 2,500 and Rs 2,000, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, Gurugram.
The special edition versions of 2020 Dio and the Hornet 2.0 are draped in the orange, red, and white racing livery. The Hornet 2.0 gets Repsol lettering across the tank and has alloy wheels washed in orange. Some elements of red can be seen on the fuel tank extensions and the headlight cowl. In comparison, the Dio’s body is dominated by white. The headlight unit, rims, and some details along the side get orange highlights, while the grab rail and parts of the front fascia are red.
Speaking about the launch, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. – said, 'With the launch of Limited Edition Repsol Honda Hornet 2.0 and Dio, we are happy to transform Honda’s racing thrill on Indian roads for the MotoGP fans in India. Repsol Honda editions reflect the iconic racing feel of Honda Repsol team's MotoGP bike RC 213V and guarantee a distinct presence to their riders on the road.'
Aside from the new special edition paint scheme everything else remains largely unchanged. The Dio continues with the same 110cc heart that is good for 7.65bhp and 9Nm. It comes loaded with LED headlamp, a fully-digital instrument cluster, silent engine start and an engine kill switch.
The Hornet 2.0, on the other hand, gets a 184.4cc single-cylinder heart that develops 17.03bhp and 16.1Nm. This engine comes paired with a 5-speed transmission. Stand out features on the Hornet 2.0 include an LED headlight and taillight, USD forks and a hazard switch. The Hornet 2.0 only get a single-channel ABS on the front wheel.
This isn’t the first time Honda has launched one of their products with special Repsol Honda colours. Previously, the Japanese marquee has had the Unicorn, CBR150R and the CBR250R on sale with their official racing colour options.