Anyone who is on a budget for a two-wheel drive ought to take a look at Honda’s revived classic, the Honda Dio 2021.
It has been a long while since the Dio took part in the growing market of scooters since being introduced in 1988 until ending production in 2001. But the Honda scooter is now back and comes with a selection of color schemes, namely Vibrant Orange, Sports Red, and Candy Jazzy Blue.
While aesthetics play role in the ride’s overall appeal, its form is also accompanied by respective functionalities, too, such as its detailed meter panel, LED headlight and position light for nighttime trips, and safe key shutter which also works as a seat opener.
Under the hood, the 2021 Honda Dio is powered by the 109cc SOHC air-cooled, four-stroke engine, which is capable of pumping out 7.89hp at 7,500rpm and 8.91Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. When traveling at a consistent speed, the vehicle manufacturer claims that the scooter has a mileage of 58.3km/L. A full tank would, therefore, reach far, considering its 5.3-liter fuel storage.
Other noteworthy aspects to consider include an expanded dual seat at 765mm height and 158mm ground clearance, a wider step floor, 104 Kg curb weight, 14.4-liter capacity U-Box, hooks at the front and the back for additional luggage, steel rims, and 10-inch tubeless tires which both adhere to a mechanical-drum brake system.
To be made available in all Honda dealerships nationwide, the Honda Dio 2021 will come with a price tag of Php49,900.