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The Honda Dio gets you scootin’ for just P49,900

An affordable and stylish way to move around the metro

The Dio is affordable and mechanically uncomplicated. PHOTO FROM HONDA

Buyers looking for a budget scooter bearing the Honda badge will love that the all-new Dio has an SRP of just P49,900. Yes, you read that right. Of course, the entry-level scooter must do with some cost-cutting measures to meet the price point. For the Dio, that means a carburetor, smallish 10-inch tires, and drum brakes.

Still, the little two-wheeler promises a satisfying ride nonetheless with its 109cc SOHC engine rated at 8hp and 8.91Nm. Honda claims up to 58.3km/L of fuel efficiency, which means you’ll get a respectable range from its 5.3-liter tank.

If you don't like red, the Dio has other colors. PHOTOS FROM HONDA

An analog gauge is par for the price point, and the Dio has practical features like a secure key shutter with seat opener, front and rear hooks, and a 14.4L U-box under the seat. An LED headlight and position lamp add some pizzazz. The motorcycle comes in three colors: Candy Jazzy Blue, Sports Red and Vibrant Orange.

The Honda Dio is now available at all Honda motorcycle dealerships nationwide.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.