Honda launches the Dio limited edition Sports model in India

Honda two-wheelers has launched the Dio’s new model–the Sports–in India. The limited edition scooter gets a new body design while the specifications remain the same as its predecessors’. The new model is offered in two variants: the Standard and the Deluxe–at a starting price of INR 68,317.

What’s new?

Design and features

The overall design of the new Dio Sports remains the same as on its outgoing models. However, the new scooter gets two new dual-tone paint schemes: Strontium Silver Metallic with black and Sports Red with black. 

Among the scooter’s notable features are its LED headlamp and position lamp, fully digital meter with eco speed indicator, 4-in-1 lock with seat opening, and CBS equaliser.

Engine and specifications

Powering the new Dio Sports will be the same 110cc, single-cylinder, PGM-FI, engine–as its predecessor’s–that generates 7.6 bhp of power and a torque of 9 Nm. The scooter features 130mm drum brakes on both ends, and the suspension duties are handled by a telescopic suspension at the front and a 3-step adjustable hydraulic suspension at the rear.

Engine typeAir-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, SI 
Displacement (cc)109.19
Max. power (hp) 7.8 at 7000 rpm
Max. torque (Nm)8.77 at 5500 rpm
Starting systemSelf/kick
Storage space(L)18
Fuel tank (L)5.3
Mileage (kmph)55
Ground clearance (mm)158
Wheelbase (mm)1238
Kerb weight (kg)105
Seat height (mm)765

Honda Dio Sports price in Nepal

Honda Dio is one of the best-selling scooter models in Nepal; however, it seems the limited edition Sports model might make it here much later. The scooter’s price in India starts at INR 68,317–which is slightly more expensive than that of the outgoing models. Therefore, fans can expect it to cost around Rs 2.50 lakh in Nepal.

Honda modelsPrice in India Price in Nepal (expected)
Dio Sports (limited edition)INR 68,317Rs 2.50 lakh

Currently, Honda offers two BS4-compliant Dio models in Nepal–at a starting price of Rs 2.16 lakh.

Honda modelsPrice in India 
Dio STDRs 2,15,900
Dio DLXRs 2,27,900

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