Honda has just given India’s first moto-scooter – the Dio – a new variant called the Deluxe. The Honda Activa-based automatic scooter’s Deluxe trim is priced 53,292, ex-showroom Delhi. This price represents a Rs. 3,000 premium over that of the regular variant of the Honda Dio. There are a slew of features that have been added to the Honda Dio Deluxe in order to justify the higher price. The automatic scooter now gets an LED headlamp, an all-digital instrument cluster, a 4-in-1 key with a separate switch to release the seat, gold finish for the wheel rims, two new colour schemes – Marshal Green Metallic and Axis Grey Metallic, and an optional underseat mobile phone charging point. Mechanically, the Honda Activa-based Dio Deluxe remains similar to the base version. What this means is, it is powered by a 110cc four stroke engine with 7.8 Bhp of peak power and 8.9 Nm of peak torque. Drum brakes are standard on both wheels but the combi-braking system is … [Read more...] about Honda Activa based Dio Deluxe automatic scooter launched in India
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Less than two years have passed since Honda launched the very unique NAVi, a pocket-sized two wheeler that’s based on the Activa platform. Now, we’re hearing that Honda may have discontinued the NAVi from the Indian market on account of poor sales. The NAVi, cute as it may seem, wasn’t bringing the big numbers for Honda – an out and out mass-market focused two wheeler giant. Monthly sales never really went past the 1,000 units mark, and the NAVi finds itself in a sticky position. In fact, Honda didn’t dispatch a single unit of the NAVi to dealerships across India in the whole of March 2018, which means that the two wheeler giant could have pulled the plug on the colourful, fun two wheeler. A cross between a scooter and a motorcycle, the NAVi was to India what the Honda Grom 125/MSX 125 is to the company’s many international markets. The last time that India saw such a ‘monkey/mini bike’ so to speak was in in the 1980s when Rajdoot … [Read more...] about Honda Activa-based NAVi: Time to say goodbye already?
The Wego was TVS Motors’ first-ever automatic scooter, and was introduced way back in 2009. The 110cc scooter takes on the likes of the Honda Activa 5G and the Hero MotoCorp Maestro. However, TVS’ real success in the scooter segment came with the Jupiter and not the Wego. To make the Wego more attractive and push sales, the Hosur-based two wheeler giant has given the scooter a full 2,000 rupee price cut. The Wego is now priced at Rs. 50,165, ex-showroom Delhi, for the drum brake equipped version while the disc brake equipped version is priced at Rs. 53,083. While the price drop may not seem much, it’s quite significant in the highly price sensitive commuter scooter segment. Even a Rs. 2,000 price drop can result in sales picking up dramatically, especially on a well engineered product from an established two wheeler brand. The TVS Wego is now significantly cheaper than the Activa 5G, it’s prime rival, which is priced at Rs. 52,460. The Wego has been around for … [Read more...] about TVS Wego gets a price drop to compete better with the Honda Activa automatic scooter
India Yamaha Motors has launched the 2018 Yamaha Fascino in India with minor changes. The scooter is priced at Rs. 54,593, ex-showroom Delhi. The new Fascino comes with many new changes like a new Fascino emblem and updated chrome garnishes. The new Fascino only gets visual changes to keep it fresh in the market. The retro-inspired scooter design of the Fascino makes it quite unique and with the update, Yamaha has added new graphics to the body. It now gets new modern graphics on either side while the seat cover now gets a premium dual tone finish to make two-wheeler much more attractive than the previous model. The scooter will be available in seven colour choices: Glamourous Gold, Dapper Blue, Beaming Blue, Dazzling Grey, Sizzling Cyan, Spotlight White and Sassy Cyan. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, Yamaha is committed to offer exciting upgrades on its product line from time to time. Fascino has always been … [Read more...] about 2018 Yamaha Fascino arrives to challenge the Honda Activa automatic scooter
HMSI launched the Honda Activa 5G last month, having first debuted the fifth generation of the Honda Activa, the most popular scooter in the country, at the recent Auto Expo 2018. The Honda Activa 5G is a minor facelift and has no significant upgrades to the already successful design and mechanicals of its predecessor. It is being sold in two variants-Standard and DLX. The Activa has been a very popular bike in a very competitive segment and we decided to see how it compares with its rivals - TVS Jupiter, Hero Maestro Edge and Suzuki Access 125. See what we found below. The Honda Activa 5G comes with refreshed design which includes an all-LED headlights Design Like we mentioned earlier, the Honda Activa 5G is a minor facelift and has no significant upgrades to the already successful design of its predecessor. It does get additions like a segment-first full LED headlamp unit, with a position lamp. It also has some chrome garnish on the front apron. The Hero Maestro Edge is positioned … [Read more...] about Spec Comparision: Honda Activa 5G vs Hero Maestro Edge vs TVS Jupiter vs Suzuki Access 125