May 9, 2002-Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the Dio and Dio Deluxe*1scooters, both equipped with Honda's environment-friendly water-cooled, 4-stroke 50cc engine, will be available in two new colors starting Friday, May 10th.
The 4-stroke Dio and Dio Deluxe, released in March 2001, were developed around the keywords "Clean", "Economical", "Silent", and "Tough". These scooters have won a broad following not only for their environmental performance, but also for their comfortable ride and fuel economy.
This latest release adds two new colors-Shasta White and Nature Blue Metallic-to the two colors presently available, for a total of four color variations in all. The broader selection is being offered to respond more fully to customers' needs.
Further improvements to detail include a combined main key and shutter key, making the Dio and Dio Deluxe even more convenient for everyday use. And, in addition to the anti-theft systems already in place, the new scooters will come pre-wired to accommodate the Alarm Kit and Immobilizer, manufactured by Honda Access (sold separately-available as of the end of May).
*1Dio Deluxe equipped with front disc brake and an idle stop system that automatically shuts off the engine when idle.
Body colors (both Dio and Dio Deluxe): Shasta White (new color); Nature Blue Metallic (new color); Vega Black Metallic (currently available); Clear Silver Metallic (currently available)
|●Annual projected sales nationwide(Dio, Dio Deluxe):||40,000 units|
|●Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (consumption tax not included):|
(Example of regionally adjusted manufacturer's suggested retail price: Okinawa +5,000 yen. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is for reference only. Similar adjustments may be made in other regions.)
|Vehicle Name||Dio <Dio Deluxe>|
|Vehicle Type||Honda BA-AF56<BA-AF57>|
|Length x Width x Height (m)||1.710 x 0.620 x 1.010|
|Ground Clearance (m)||0.115|
|Seat Height (m)||0.710|
|Curb Weight (kg)||76<77>|
|Dry Weight (kg)||71<72>|
|No. of Riders||1|
|Turning Radius (m)||1.8|
(water-cooled, 4-stroke OHC mono-cylinder)
|Engine Displacement (cm3)||49|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||38.0 x 44.0|
|Max· Power (kW[PS]/rpm)||3.7[5.0]/8,000|
|Max· Torque (N·m[kg·m]/rpm)||4.6[0.47]/7,000|
|Fuel Consumption (km/L)||75.0 (30km/h constant speed, low altitude)|
|Starter||Self-type (with back-up kick start)|
|Lubrication||Force-fed and splash|
|Fuel Capacity (L)||5.0|
|Clutch||Dry, multi-plate shoe-type|
|Transmission||Continuously variable (V-matic)|
|Gear Ratio||1st Gear||2.800 ~ 0.860|
|Tire Size||Front||90/90-10 50J|
|Braking System||Front||Mechanical, leading/trailing
|Frame Construction||Underbone (aluminum frame)|