Honda has launched the new Dio in India with a host of new features. Honda has also introduced a new Deluxe (DLX) variant of the 2018 Dio which now comes with new colours and golden rims. Apart from that the overall design of the new Honda Dio remains the same.
One of the fierce competitors for the new Honda Dio is the Yamaha Ray ZR. Both the scooters feature a similar sporty design. So, how does the Yamaha Ray ZR fare against the new Honda Dio? Let's find out in this detailed comparison between the new Honda Dio and Yamaha Ray ZR on design, specifications, features, mileage and price.
The overall design of the new Honda Dio is aggressive and muscular. The front end of the scooter features a sporty apron with integrated LED headlight and turn signal indicators. The scooter also gets a stylish LED DRL on the front cowl.
The side profile of the new Honda Dio features exciting body graphics and the new golden colour rims. The tail section of the sporty scooter features body-coloured grab rails and stylish tail light. The scooter also gets blacked out exhaust muffler.
The Yamaha Ray ZR also gets a sporty design with an apron-mounted headlamp. The front end also sports sharp flaps with integrated turn signal indicators and sporty ZR graphics. The scooter also gets cuts and creases on the front apron which gives it a distinct look.
The tail section of the Yamaha Ray ZR gets a sharp tail light with motorcycle-like turn signal indicators. The body-coloured grab rails and blacked out exhaust muffler adds to the aggressive looks of the Yamaha Ray ZR. Overall, the Ray ZR looks more dramatic and sporty as compared to the new Honda Dio.
Overall Design Rating
New Honda Dio 8/10
Yamaha Ray ZR 8.5/10
The new Honda Dio comes loaded with features such as LED headlamp, 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch, CBS with equaliser, a new front hook and retractable rear hook and tubeless tyres.
The top-spec Deluxe (DLX) variant of the new Honda Dio features a fully digital instrument cluster and golden rims. The Dio misses out on front disc brake at least as an option.
The Yamaha Ray ZR is equipped with features such as funky analogue instrument cluster, storage pockets behind the front apron, key shutter locking system, large under seat storage, step-up seat, alloy wheels and front disc brake.
On the features front, the Yamaha Ray ZR lags behind the new Honda Dio, but with the addition of disc brake, both the scooters are evenly matched.
Overall Features Rating
New Honda Dio 8/10
Yamaha Ray ZR 8/10
Engine Specifications, Gearbox & Mileage
The new Honda Dio draws power from the existing 109.19cc single-cylinder, air-cooled BS-IV compliant engine producing 8bhp and 8.91Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a V-Matic transmission. The Honda Dio returns an average mileage of 60kpl.
Powering the Yamaha Ray ZR is a 113cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 7.1bhp and 8.1Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an automatic gearbox. The Yamaha Ray ZR returns a claimed mileage of 66kpl.
Overall Engine Rating
New Honda Dio 8/10
Yamaha Ray ZR 7.5/10
The new Honda Dio is launched in India with a starting price of Rs 50,296 for the base variant and the top-spec DLX model costs Rs 53,292. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).
The Yamaha Ray ZR is priced at Rs 53,451 for the drum brake variant and Rs 56,898 for the disc brake variant. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi). The Yamaha Ray ZR is slightly expensive than the new Dio, but with the front disc brake, it is definitely worth it.
Both the new Honda Dio and the Yamaha Ray ZR are sporty scooters with aggressive design. But the Honda Dio is a value for money scooter with a host of features and affordable price tag.
On the other hand, the Yamaha Ray ZR might be slightly expensive, but it gets an optional disc brake which improves the braking. The Honda Dio is a more matured scooter and the Ray ZR will appeal to young buyers with its funky design.