Honda Two-Wheeler Teases New Scooter Launch for India, Could it be the 125cc Dio?

In terms of powertrain, the upcoming two-wheeler is expected to draw power from the same 125cc engine as offered with the Activa 125 and the Grazia 125, albeit with a slightly different state of tune to make it sportier.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on July 7, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, the Indian subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, has released a new teaser video of its upcoming two-wheeler on social media, hinting that its launch is around the corner. And it is widely believed that it could be a scooter, probably the 125cc version of the Honda Dio, although the video revealed a little about the upcoming two-wheeler, which includes the exhaust note and exhaust heat shield.

A couple of days ago, the first teaser video was doing the rounds on the internet, giving away the floorboard of the two-wheeler, along with its side panels. Other similar design elements included its striking sporty graphics to appeal to young customers, a headlamp, and front mudguards. Besides, the teaser said, 'level up your style quotient', which again supported the theory that the new two-wheeler could be the Honda Dio as the word 'style' has been associated with the Dio. Or perhaps the new product could come as a special edition model of the Dio since the teased vehicle was seen featuring a sharp design with lots of colours. 

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The Japanese brand currently offers the Grazia and the Activa in its 125cc scooter range and lacks a sporty 125cc scooter to take on the TVS NTorq 125 motor scooter. 

Upcoming Honda Two-Wheeler: Mechanical Bits

In terms of powertrain, the new product is expected to draw power from the same 125cc engine as offered with the Activa 125 and the Grazia 125, albeit with a slightly different state of tune to make it sportier. For reference, the Activa 125 comes powered by a 123.97cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that has a maximum output of 8.18bhp at 6,500rpm and a peak torque of 10.3Nm at 5,000rpm. The engine is coupled with a CVT transmission.

Upcoming Honda Two-Wheeler: Features, Pricing

The new two-wheeler could get an engine auto start/stop functionality, an ACG silent starter system, Honda's new H-Smart system with a smart key, a side-stand cut-off, LED lighting, a pass switch, etc.

Speaking of its pricing, expect the upcoming two-wheeler to be priced slightly higher than the Grazia 125, which currently retails between Rs 82,520 and Rs 89,845 (ex-showroom). 

Upcoming Honda 350cc Bike

Meanwhile, Honda is expected to launch the new Honda 350cc motorcycle by the end of 2023 (during Diwali) in India. Honda's new bike will be based on the same platform as the recently launched H'ness CB350 and CB350RS. However, we currently have no clear details regarding what this new motorcycle will turn out to be. It could be a scrambler or a cruiser, or perhaps it could have a cafe-racer styling since Honda provides a wide range of customisation options.

Honda CB350 Comfort Custom

Also Read: 2023 Honda Shine 125 Launched in India; Features, Specifications and More Explained

Honda 2Wheelers Sales Performance in June 2023

For the month of June 2023, the company sold 3,24,093 units in total. The manufacturer's domestic sales in June 2023 stood at 3,02,756 units, while its export numbers were closed at 21,337 units. Notably, the Honda Shine and the Activa were the major contributors to the company's sales growth. According to the two-wheeler manufacturer, the Active is the only scooter in the Indian market to cross the historic 3 crore sales mark in only 22 years. The scooter's journey spans over two decades, and in these years, the Activa has hit several milestones. Honda's best-selling scooter was first introduced in 2001 with a 100cc engine, and since then, the Activa has seen strong demand in India. 

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