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since 1996 HMSI
|Successor||Honda Dio DLX|
|Engine||110 cc (6.7 cu in) SOHC 4-stroke|
|Suspension||Spring-loaded hydraulic type|
|Brakes||Drum (130 mm dia) with combined braking system (CBS) in 2013 model|
|Wheelbase||1,238 mm (48.7 in)|
|Seat height||765 mm|
|Fuel capacity||6 litres (1.3 imp gal; 1.6 US gal)|
The Honda Dio was introduced in Japan in January 1988. The name is derived from the clarify]. It is now manufactured and assembled in India by Honda's HMSI subsidiary, from where it is exported to UK as the Honda Lead. The Dio is equipped with cushioned seats and also a spacious under the seat storage box.[
The Indian version has a 6-litre (1.3 imp gal; 1.6 US gal) fuel tank, of which one litre is reserve, and the Japanese version has a 4-litre (0.88 imp gal; 1.1 US gal) fuel tank with no reserve.
In 2012, HMSI launched a new Dio at Auto Expo in India. It has a new 110 cc engine, which also runs Honda's Activa and Aviator. It also has a new look and new headlight.
The 2013 HMSI Dio had claimed improvements in fuel efficiency and combined brakes.
- Scooter of the year 2003 (BBC)
- Awards, HMSI
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