2017 Honda Dio will meet the BSIV engine compliance alongside feature AHO; few cosmetic changes are made to bring a fresh appeal
Honda has launched the 2017 version of its youth-luring Dio scooter. It has received some significant visual modifications alongside the regular engine tuning to comply with government’s mandated new emission standards. As the outgoing model was priced around Rs. 48,000 (ex-showroom), the new Dio has seen a slight hike in its new avatar with a price tag of Rs. 49,132 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The new Dio comes equipped with a new lighting system that brings a guide light-like appearance over the front apron that has also been applied with styling changes. Even though the modifications are subtle, they comes at a considerably negligible price over the outgoing model.
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The V-shaped headlamp cluster is all sporty and unique pertaining to the likeness of young customers. There are two things surely making their way into the Dio facelift: 1. Compulsory Auto Headlamp-On (AHO) feature to improve rider’s visibility and there will be no switch to turn the headlight off 2. Engine sticking with the BSIV emission regulations mandated from April 2017.
The newly updated Dio is being sold in five different colour schemes such as Pearl Sports Yellow, Vibrant Orange, Sports Red, Matte Axis Grey (metallic) and Candy Jazzy Blue. The newly introduced yellow shade with grey touches alongside a orange dominated shade are looking pretty catchy indeed.
The 2017 Honda Dio continues to measure 1,781 mm long, 710 mm wide and 1,133 mm tall while having a wheelbase of 1,238 mm and the seat heights stands at 765 mm. The new scooter draws power from a 109 cc engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 8 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 8.77 Nm of peak torque delivered at 5,500 rpm.
Other than complying with BSIV norms, no performance and mileage revisions are made.