June 18, 2004-Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the release of the Dio Cesta, an allnew 50cc scooter. Designed as a fun and convenient way to commute and get around town, the Dio Cesta features a large, fully-integrated front basket for a smart, stylish appearance and superior carrying capacity. The Dio Cesta will be manufactured by Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co., Ltd. in China and released for sale in Japan on July 2.
The 4-stroke, air-cooled engine, featured in the recent Dio model, offers low noise and excellent fuel economy. Fully integrated with the scooter body, the large front basket provides greatly increased carrying capacity and has a rolling shutter to deter theft and hold items securely. The headlight is positioned below the basket so as to remain clear of items at all times, while the handle cover position lamp improves rider visibility and serve as a convenient light source at night. The seat is just 690 millimeters high-ideal for female riders, and the steering column is also designed for lightness and ease of handling.
The Dio Cesta comes in three exciting colors: Pearl Procyon Black, Pearl Quench Yellow, and Sirius Blue Metallic. The seat is a stylish two-tone Black with Brown, and the accents, such as the floor, are a delicate and appealing Brown.
|●Annual sales target (Japan):||12,000 units|
|●Manufacturer's suggested retail price:||135,450 yen|
|(Price excluding consumption tax:)||129,000 yen|
Note: Prices are for reference only and do not include insurance, taxes other than consumption tax, registration fees, etc.
Superior storage and carrying capacity
Made of a light, sturdy plastic resistant to denting or deformation, the front basket is fully integrated with the scooter body for a smart, stylish look. A generous 24 liters in volume, the basket is ideal for shopping and other daily uses, while the rolling shutter holds items securely and deters theft. The 22-liter under-seat storage compartment accommodates a standard full-face helmet,1 and the front inner box can hold a 1.5-liter drink bottle or a similarly large item.
Lower seat and lighter steering column
The shape, thickness, and low 690 millimeter height of the seat are designed to provide maximum comfort and an optimum position for the feet during driving. Also, the special position and shape of the steering column reduce by half 2 the force required for operation, making for exceptionally light and easy handling.
Reliable front and rear-linked braking system
The Dio Cesta is equipped with Honda's Hydraulic Combined Braking System, which delivers optimal braking force to the front and rear wheels when the rider simply operates the more frequently used left (rear) brake lever. This proprietary Honda system provides superior bike stability and braking efficiency.
Theft and tamper prevention
The anti-theft system features a key cylinder that provides centralized control of the main switch and handle lock. The key cylinder is also equipped with a tamper-resistant protective shutter. Extra security is achieved through prewiring for the optional motion-activated alarm kit, manufactured by Honda Access Co., Ltd. (sold separately), or the Honda Access-made immobilizer alarm kit that sounds an alarm and cuts off the ignition system (sold separately). A U-lock holder on the rear carrier stores the lock when it is not in use.
1 May not accommodate non-standard helmets.
2 Honda in-house measurement.
|Model Name||Dio Cesta|
|Model Type||Honda BA - AF62|
|L x W x H (m)||1.720 x 0.630 x 1.020|
|Ground Clearance (m)||0.110|
|Seat Height (m)||0.690|
|Vehicle Weight (Kg)||81|
|Dry Weight (Kg)||77|
|Number of Riders||1|
|Turning Radius (m)||1.8|
|Engine Type||AF61E air-cooled, 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||37.8 x 44.0|
|3.0 [4.1] / 8,000|
|3.7 [0.38] / 6,500|
|Fuel Consumption(km/L)||65.0 (30km/h constant speed, low altitude)|
|Starter||Self-starting (also kick-start)|
|Ignition||CDI battery ignition|
|Lubrication||Combination pressure / splash|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||5.0|
|Clutch||Dry, multi-plate shoe|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh (V-Matic)|
|Gear Ratio||1 gear||2.850 - 0.860|
|Caster Angle (degrees) / Trail (mm)||26°30´ / 71|
|Tire Size||Front||80/100 - 10 46J|
|Rear||80 / 100-10 46J|
|Braking System||Front||Mechanical leading/trailing|