Mumbai, 14th July 2023: Taking forward its moto-scooter DNA, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), the undisputed leader in the scooter segment, today launched the all-new, sporty, advanced, and convenient Dio 125 in India.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Tsutsumu Otani, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “With the launch of, Honda Dio in 2002, HMSI introduced India with the concept of moto-scooter. Its dynamic and aggressive motorcycle-inspired appearance combined with the convenience of a scooter soon made it one of the most liked scooters in the country. In its all-new 125cc avatar, the Honda Dio 125 has been specially designed and developed to fulfill the aspirations of young Indian customers. Beyond powerful engine, Dio 125 features enhanced sporty design and cutting-edge technology including globally acclaimed Honda Smart Key*. Its best-in-class convenience sets it above the competition, ensuring that our customers enjoy an unparalleled ownership experience.”
Introducing the all-new Dio 125, Mr. Yogesh Mathur, Director, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “At HMSI, we believe in pushing boundaries and redefining the riding experience for our customers. All set to establish new benchmarks, Dio 125 is a combination of sporty design, advanced technology, and compelling convenience. We are proud to present a masterpiece that is not just a head-turner due to its unique styling but also offers cutting-edge features and seamless functionality. With Dio 125, we invite riders to elevate their passion for riding and embark on a thrilling journey like never before.”
The Dio 125 boasts a sporty front design with edgy headlamp & a sleek position lamp that uplifts the style statement. The dual outlet muffler with chrome cover adds to the sporty DNA and produces a unique sporty exhaust note.
Modern tail lamp with new split grab rail, wave disk brake* along with alloy wheels, fresh new graphics and bold new logo further accentuate the sporty character of the moto-scooter making it an irresistible choice.
Smart Key* with H-Smart technology: Further adding smartness to the sporty Dio 125 is the globally acclaimed Honda Smart Key that comes with following features:
- Smart Find: Answer back system that assists in easily locating the vehicle. When the answer back button is pressed on the Honda SMART Key, all 4 winkers blink twice to locate the scooter.
- Smart Unlock: It allows to lock and unlock the vehicle without using a physical key. In case the system detects no activity for 20 seconds after activation, the scooter automatically gets deactivated.
- Smart Start: If the smart key is within the range of 2 meters of the vehicle, then rider can unlock seat, fuel cap and handle or smoothly start the vehicle by rotating the knob on the Loc Mod (5-in-1 function switch) without even taking out the key.
- Smart Safe: Dio 125 is equipped with Mapped SMART ECU which acts as a security device by electronically matching (ID) between the ECU and SMART Key, therefore preventing vehicle theft. The smart key has an immobilizer system which prevents a non-registered key from starting the engine. Without secure connection with Smart Key, Immobilizer System is not activated.
The OBD2 compliant Dio 125 is packed with Honda’s trusted 125cc PGM-FI engine boosted by Honda Enhanced Smart Power (eSP). A performance accelerator to the engine, Honda Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology optimizes energy output by maximizing efficient combustion and minimizing friction with a silent start & a smooth eco-friendly engine.
Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) is an integration of the following:
- · Unique Honda ACG Starter: It starts engine jolt free via the same AC generator used to generate current and charge the battery while riding. This eliminates the need for a conventional starter motor, thus, there are no gear meshing noises.
- · Improvised tumble flow: Honda developed the world’s first tumble flow technology through integrated die-casting process. It produces tumble flow by optimizing inlet port shape and using reverse flow phenomenon, without adding additional components leading to combustion improvisation and low fuel consumption.
- · Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI): It injects the right amount of fuel in cylinder based on specific engine data and constant feedback from the 6 intelligent sensors (Engine oil temperature sensor, Engine Speed sensor, Oxygen sensor, Air pressure sensor, Air temperature sensor, Throttle Position Sensor) resulting in smooth and linear power output throughout.
- · Friction Reduction & Improved Combustion: Offset cylinder, compact weight crankshaft & piston reduce overall engine friction. Optimized weight results in improved fuel efficiency. The piston cooling jet improves cooling efficiency & maintains optimum engine temperature leading to improved fuel efficiency.
- · The Solenoid Valve: It acts as an automatic choke system which ensures rich air fuel mixture and provides the convenience of one time start at any point of time.
- Fully Digital Meter is intelligent and displays all the advanced information. It provides 3 real time informatics – Range (displays distance one can travel with existing fuel in tank), Average Fuel Efficiency (for overall fuel efficiency display) & Real-time Fuel Efficiency for a rich riding experience. The meter displays details like Trip, Clock, Side Stand indicator, Smart key & battery indicator*, ECO indicator and Service Due indicator with malfunction light which alerts the rider in case of serious malfunctions in the vehicle which need immediate attention.
The Dio 125 comes with Idling Stop System that automatically switches the engine off at the traffic light and other brief stops, eliminating unnecessary fuel consumption and resulting in lesser emission. Engine can easily be re-started with a simple twist of the throttle. Side Stand with Engine Inhibitor prevents engine start while the side stand is engaged enabling a convenient and carefree ride.
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
The moto-scooter gets Telescopic Suspension with a 12-inch front wheel with that gives a clean and stylish appearance along with better maneuverability resulting in a smoother ride over rough roads. Its high ground clearance (171 mm) helps in crossing challenging rough roads with ease and confidence.
Making every ride on new Dio 125 a comfortable and convenient experience is the Combi-Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer and 3-step adjustable rear suspension. It also comes equipped with a unique dual function switch for unlocking the seat & opening external fuel lid offering extra level of comfort to the rider. It also comes equipped with a unique Two Lid Fuel Opening System which ensures maximum convenience and reliability to the rider.
The 18L storage space has been designed to optimise the space and accommodate a little more stuff apart from helmet. The Dio 125 gets a front pocket which provides an easily accessible storage option for a hassle-free riding experience. Integrated headlamp beam & passing switch provides the convenience of controlling high beam/low beam & passing signal with a flick of a finger.
The H-Smart variant comes with a Lock Mod which facilitates 5 in 1 function (lock handle, ignition OFF, fuel lid open, seat open & ignition ON) without the need to insert physical key.
NEW VALUE PROPOSITION
HMSI is offering a special 10-year warranty package (3 years standard + 7 years optional extended warranty) on the all-new Dio 125.