Back in 2001, Honda started selling its gearless scooter in India and it began with Honda Activa and Honda Dio with the sale rating of these two scooters going through the roof.

Recently, Honda Motorcycle and scooter India (HMSI) decided to re-launch the Honda Dio with some new upgrades to make it the first choice in the Indian market.

The New Honda Dio is powered by a 102cc air cooled, 4 stroke, and single cylinder OHC engine. This powertrain is able to mill 7 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and churns out a top torque of 7.8 Nm (5.7 lb-ft) at 5500 rpm. It also uses a v-matic transmission that comes with electric and kick start options.

The Dio also comes equipped with a standard suspension and a braking system. It also has a newly-designed instrument panel, a flat floorboard, and a large luggage compartment that allows us to keep our small things together. The company used tuff-up tube at the rear tire in this Honda Dio to reduce chances of puncture.

The Honda Dio is assembled with great panels and graphics, and provides a two-tone wrapped seat. The scooter boasts of new style blinders at the front and integrated rear winkers. It is also loaded with a maintenance free battery as well.

Find out more about the Honda Dio after the jump.

  • 2012 Honda Dio
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4stroke, air cooled S1 engine
  • Transmission:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    8 @ 7500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    6 @ 5500
  • Displacement:
    109 L
  • Top Speed:
    48 mph
  • Price:

Honda Dio

2012 Honda Dio Exterior
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  • Zoom off where your heart takes you.
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  • Cross the limits of the ordinary.
  • Overtake all your worries.
  • Stay ahead of the game.
  • The all-New Dio. Live Free.


2012 Honda Dio Exterior
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Tubeless tire

The Honda tradition of leading with innovation comes alive in the new Dio. Its tubeless tires have a lower chance of punctures, and deflate slowly in case of one.


The new Dio has a powerful 110cc engine which incorporates several cutting –edge technologies that allow for 15% more mileage

Maintenance free battery

Equipped with a zero-maintenance battery and a viscous air filter that requires replacing only after 15000 time to do the things you really want.

3D emblem

2012 Honda Dio Exterior
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A dazzling 3d emblem on the Dio prominently distinguishes it from others, and marks it as a class apart.

Wider seat

Fitted with a wider, longer and a much more comfortable seat, the new Dio is perfect for short getaways from busy schedules or longer rides with loved ones.

Storage space

The new Dio has 18liters of storages conveniently located under the seat. This means enough room fro all your shopping or a full-size helmet.

Optional side stand

Parking hassles come to an end when you chose the optional side stand in the new Dio,

More leg space

A slimmer footboard with more legroom lets the rider touch the ground with greater ease. This makes the new Dio a comfort-filled ride for both guys and girls.


2012 Honda Dio Exterior
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An ergonomics designed, relaxed sitting position allows for smoother handling and better maneuvering. In busy traffic conditions or out on the open road, riding the new Dio is pure bliss.

Optional luggage box

Get more of the new Dio with an additional luggage box. That’s more space for shopping nad lots more room for fun.

Combi brake

As an advanced Honda safety feature, both front and rear brakes are applied when the rear brake
Lever is pressed. This means superior control when stopping.


A sleek, aerodynamic wedge-design and flowing body structure gives the Dio motorscooter irestisible appeal. Its eye-catching dual tone and double layered design makes it a definite style statement.


2012 Honda Dio Exterior
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Engine Type 4stroke, air cooled S1 engine
Displacement 109cc
Max power 5.71 Kw (8bhp@7500)
Max torque 8.66 Nm @5500 rpm
Transmission V matic
Starting self and kick
Battery MF 12V-3Ah
Headlamp 12V 35/35W
Suspension Front spring loaded hydraulic type
Suspension Rear spring loaded hydraulic type
Frame underbone type
Dimension (L x B x H) 1788 x 707 x 1130mm
Wheel base 1238mm
Ground clearance 160mm
Seat height 765mm
Tyre front tubeless tire; 90/100- 10 53J
Tyre Rear tubeless tire; 90/100 – 10 53J
Brake Front drum, 130mm dia with CBS
Brake Rear drum 130mm dia with CBS
Air filter viscous paper filter


2012 Honda Dio Exterior
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Zigwheels ---- "The college-goer’s heart throb, the Honda Dio has seen a complete revamp this year. We get our hands on the scooter every teenager wants and find out just what Honda has been up to"

Bikedekho ---- "Honda started selling gearless scooter in India in the year 2001 with Honda Activa and Honda Dio."

Autocarindia ---- "Honda has worked hard to raise the style quotient of its new, longer, slimmer and taller Dio by endowing its body panels with multiple smooth edges."

Myindianguide ---- "Honda Dio is one of the best looking machines in the segment. The sleek, sporty and stunning appearance leaves behind many brands."

Maxabout ---- "Honda India is on a roll, they have unveiled/launched seven new models at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi."The college-goer’s heart throb, the Honda Dio has seen a complete revamp this year. We get our hands on the scooter every teenager wants and find out just what Honda has been up to.

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