Although maintaining the Activaís underpinnings, the Dio loses the heavy steel body and substitutes it on a sleek plastic chassis which not merely creates it feel very euro-chic, but also creates it appear as itís doing 100km/h while standing however. Thus obviously this created the Dio a big strike on younger audiences.
The new Dio of course holds the headlight-less unbroken handlebar shroud from the older bike and though its design is pretty similar, it does sport a few additional lines and curves. The front fender is new as well as the centre panels which connect the front of the bike to the rear have also seen a massive revamp and even feature a jutting out portion on either side of the bike which doubles as the passenger footrest.
The side, the tail, the massive tail light cluster with integrated clear lens indicators, the grab rail everything is new. In fact, apart from the tyres and a few bits and bobs as the switchgear and levers, you would not detect a single external bit that has been carried above from the earlier bike.
Below, the updated engine, which has gone up in capacity from 102cc to 109 cc, does not actually plus any more function to the bike. In our city riding, this efficiency hovered about 40-43kmpl, which is not so shabby viewing the bike had to haul about a 100kg rider. Overall, Honda has done a much more of modifications to the Dio which should create it more appealing to its current spectrum of users. But we guess that will have to wait for the next upgrade. But right now, I can simply say that the new Dio is surely one of the most practical, and surely the best looking scooter on the Indian market today.