Honda launches Dio 125 scooter at Rs 83,400

The feature-laden Dio 125 also gets Honda’s H-Smart tech albeit that variant is priced at Rs 91,300.

By Dinshaw Magol, Autocar India calendar 14 Jul 2023 Views icon2763 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Honda launches Dio 125 scooter at Rs 83,400

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the Dio 125 in India, with prices ranging between Rs 83,400-Rs 91,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Powering the Dio 125 is the same engine as in the Honda Grazia and Activa 125. While HMSI’s press release doesn’t claim any output figures, the larger Dio’s displacement would not be too far from the 8.3hp/10.4Nm output figures of the other two scooters. Suspending the underbone frame is a familiar telescopic fork/monoshock setup and the Dio 125 has a generous 171mm of ground clearance on offer. 

The Dio 125, much like almost every other 125cc scooter in the country, comes with a front disc brake and a rear drum brake, but the former has a ‘wavy’ pattern and isn’t a conventionally shaped round unit. Like all other Honda scooters on sale today, the Dio 125 rides on a 12-inch/10-inch (Front/Rear) wheel setup and both are alloys. 

Feature-laden scooter

The Dio 125 is a feature-laden scooter with niceties such as a start/stop system, a silent starter, a digital dash and an LED headlight. Of course, scooters are used more as daily runabouts than anything else and, as such, the Dio 125 also gets convenience-enhancing features such as a dual-function switch to open the 18-litre underseat boot and the external fuel filler cap. 

One ace the Dio 125 has up its sleeve is that it can be had with a monumental 10-year warranty. The warranty for the first 3 years comes standard and can be extended by another 7 years, if the customer so desires. 

The Smart variant adds to that with the presence of a key fob. To read in detail about what this variant gets, click here.

The Honda Dio 125 is priced at Rs 83,400 for the standard variant, while for the Smart variant you’ll have to shell out Rs 91,300. Its rivals include other Japanese 125cc scooters such as the Suzuki Avenis (Rs 87,800 – Rs 92,300) and the Yamaha RayZR 125 Fi-Hybrid (Rs 84,230 – Rs 91,330). At this price, the Dio 125 undercuts its Japanese competitors, while coming standard with a disc brake. 

 

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