Should I wait for Hero Dash/Dare or buy Honda Dio?
For advising you on this matter we will need to compare Honda Dio with upcoming scooters Hero Dash and Hero Dare.
Hero Dash will be a 110cc segment scooter, it will be powered by 111cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that churns out 8.5bhp and 9.4Nm. It will have Telescopic, Hydraulic Shock Absorber at front and Spring Loaded Hydraulic type suspension at rear. For stopping it will feature with internal expanding shoe type brakes on both wheels. The Dash is expected to be launched with many exciting features such as a USB mobile charger, boot light, LED tail-lamps, key with e-code boot lid, analogue digital meter and dual tone mirrors among others. The 110cc scooter will also get al all new metal body and alloys with tubeless tyres.
Dare, will be a 125cc segment scooter, will be powered by a 124.6cc force air-cooled engine (9.38bhp, 9.8Nm), it is expected to be launched with features like LED tail-lamps, boot lamps, body-coloured brake calipers, texture seats, etc. Other features are digital console, dual-tone body and tubeless tyres.
Honda Dio is powered by 109.20cc Air cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine, which produces maximum power of 5.89 KW (8bhp) @7000 rpm and maximum torque of 8.77 Nm @ 5500 rpm. Company claimed fuel efficiency is 66 kmpl, It has spring loaded hydraulic type suspension at front & rear. For stopping it has drum brakes on front & rear wheels. So, the final verdict is that you should wait for the launch of Hero Dare/Dash launch as both the scooters will be better in power than present Dio and will have many new features which Dio doesn’t have.