Honda Dio

The Honda Dio is a scooter manufactured by Honda and was introduced in 1988. It was originally built in Japan, as a 2-stroke model until 2001. It is now assembled by Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co., Ltd. in China.

Honda Dio
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4th generation Dio
AssemblyJapan (until 2001)
China (from 2001)
Engine50 cc (3.1 cu in) (Two-stroke (until 2001)), Four-stroke (AF)
110 cc (6.7 cu in) Four-stroke (JF)
Ignition typeElectric start

It is composed of four-stroke lines: the AF-series 50 cc (3.1 cu in) (SK50) and the JF-series 110 cc (6.7 cu in) (NSC110) are now assembled in China.

Model history and specificationsEdit

The original Dio was equipped with the two-stroke 50 cc (3.1 cu in) AF18E single-cylinder engine with electric start. It is superficially similar to the US-market Honda "Elite S”. The Honda Dio was sold in 17 different models, and used the model code “AF” with numbers from 18 to 35 e.g.: AF28, it also has huge aftermarket support therefore, has been widely known in the Asian scooter scene. The model has a 4-litre (0.88 imp gal; 1.1 US gal) fuel tank with no reserve.

In 2011, Honda introducing a 110 cc (NSC110) version of the long-awaited Dio in Japan. It is also manufactured in China. It is also available in Australia and New Zealand.

Indian modelEdit

Honda Dio (India)
2013 HET model
Also calledHonda Lead
Parent companyHonda Motor Co., Ltd.
AssemblyNarsapura, Karnataka, India
SuccessorHonda Dio STD/Deluxe (DLX)
Engine110 cc (6.7 cu in), SOHC, four-stroke, air-cooled, single
Bore / stroke50 mm × 55.6 mm (1.97 in × 2.19 in)
Compression ratio9.5:1
Top speed85 km/h (53 mph)[citation needed]
Ignition typeElectric start
Frame typeUnderbone
SuspensionSpring-loaded hydraulic type
BrakesDrum (130 mm (5.1 in)) with combined braking system (CBS)
Rake, trail27˚30', 92 mm
Wheelbase1,238 mm (48.7 in)
DimensionsL: 1,781 mm (70.1 in)
W: 710 mm (28 in)
H: 1,133 mm (44.6 in)
Seat height765 mm (30.1 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)[citation needed] (dry)
Fuel capacity5.3 litres (1.2 imp gal; 1.4 US gal)
Oil capacity1.0 litre (0.22 imp gal; 0.26 US gal)
Fuel consumption60 km/L (170 mpg‑imp; 140 mpg‑US)

The Honda Dio (SCV110) is an Indian 110 cc (6.7 cu in) scooter manufactured by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India. It is being built at the plant in Narsapura, Karnataka. It was introduced in 2001, which is India's best selling scooter, and has crossed 30 lakh sales milestone.[1] Aside from the domestic market, the Dio is exported to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Latin America. A rebadged version is sold as the Honda Lead in the European market.

The original model was equipped with a 102 cc (6.2 cu in) air-cooled, four-stroke, 8V (8 valve), OHC engine with both electric self-start and kick start.

This version has a 6-litre (1.3 imp gal; 1.6 US gal) fuel tank, of which one litre is reserve.

In 2012, HMSI launched a new Dio at Auto Expo in India. It has a new 110 cc (6.7 cu in) engine, which also runs Honda's Activa and Aviator. It also has a new look and new headlight.

The 2013 Dio had claimed improvements in fuel efficiency and combined brakes.[2]

In 2017, Honda launched the revamped version of the Dio, complying with Bharat Standard – IV (BS-IV) Emission regulations, featuring a redesigned speedometer design, along with the inclusion of an LED headlight. Later in 2018, Honda launched the Dio Deluxe, featuring digital speedometer and power seats, while retaining the look of the 2017 model.

In 2020, Honda launched an all-new revamped version of the Dio, complying with Bharat Standard – VI (BS-VI) Emission regulations and with the addition of programmed fuel-injection system. The top-of-the-line Dio Deluxe (introduced in 2018) has been retained with redesigned full digital speedometer and power seats. A Repsol Edition based on the Dio Deluxe was introduced in November 2020.



The Standard (STD) is a base model of the Dio. It features an analogue instrument panel with a speedometer. It features a halogen headlights, making a much look appearance. An LED (light-emitting diode) option is now standard in 2017 for the BS-IV Dio.


The Deluxe (DX or DLX) is a premium, top-of-the-line model of the Dio. It features a first-segment fully digital instrument panel, as well as projector headlights, and an optional power seats.

Repsol EditionEdit

The Repsol Edition is a special-themed, variant of the BS-VI Dio Deluxe, commemorating Repsol Honda's 800 victories of MotoGP. Unique features include a tri-color theme (consist of Red, White, and Orange), as well as a Repsol Honda specific alloy rims which replaced the steel rims found in both existing models.


  • Scooter of the year 2003 (BBC)[3]



  1. ^ Singh, Varun (2019-05-07). "Honda Dio crosses 30 lakh sales milestone since launch in 2002". India Today. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  2. ^, IMH : BS (2018-12-21). "Honda Activa HET is a fuel efficient scooter".
  3. ^ "Awards - | Honda". Retrieved 2018-12-21.

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