Honda Motorcycles is celebrating 800 MotoGP victories. To that effect, HMSI has brought in Repsol editions of two motorcycles in India. One is its sporty scooter, the Dio and the other is the newly launched Honda Hornet 2.0. The Honda Dio Repsol Edition is priced at Rs 69,757 whereas the Hornet 2.0 is for Rs 1.28 lakh, ex-showroom. The Dio Repsol Edition is priced Rs 2,500 more than the DLX on which it is based and same is the case with the Hornet 2.0. HMSI claims this is a limited edition and we believe these bikes will be on sale for only three months from now. Both the models are slow-selling at the moment and these new colours will infuse excitement amongst customers. Both are available in showrooms from the first week of December, with deliveries scheduled for the mid.
New features of Honda Dio Repsol Edition, Hornet 2.0
The vehicles get the same orange colour livery that the race machines wear. There are also orange rims added to the equation. HMSI earlier had the Unicorn Repsol edition, then the CBR250R and others. So, the livery of these machines can definitely be replicated. There are also Repsol badges as well as red grab rails on both the vehicles. No other mechanical changes can be observed on the vehicles. The Dio runs a 110cc engine that makes 7.79PS of power and 9Nm whereas the Hornet’s 185cc motor produces 17.2PS/16.01Nm.
The Dio is a non-geared scooter while the Hornet boasts a 5-speed gearbox. Honda offers the Dio with CBS while the Hornet has single-channel ABS. In the coming days, Honda is expected to bring in another 110cc commuter. It has the CD 110 Dream as well as the Livo in its 110cc portfolio. As for scooters, there might be no new entrants there. Next year, the Forza 400 is likely to come in and will cost around Rs 4 lakh.
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