Excellent commuter and so much fun>
It's so original and practical in so many ways. It has no real starter motor, it electronically starts using magnets, which makes for silent starting. The Idel stop feature is kind of interesting when you do and will when engaged, the engine will stop when you do and will restart when you twist the gas.
Very peppy up to about 80ks then maxis out at 100k.
The lights seem to be on all the time with no option to turn them off, just high and low beam, it is ok I guess.
Engine stops when the stand is put down, handy.
quiet and responsive motor, good fuel economy and looks good.
Get the one with disk brakes...Digital dash apparently not to be had in Aussy
CVT trans is great
It also has combi braking... right-hand brake level selects braking for rear wheel as well..
A little more expensive as a scooter but great build quality.
Great scooter for run around and delivery
We had a 2016 dio 110 for our delivery and runaround bike for 1 year until it crashed on the tram roads.
it was able to actually do 110km on the freeway during the first month of ownership
but for some reason could not go faster then 85km after that and since never tried.
very quick off the mark for a 110, and light.
fuel consumption is around 300km on a 5lt tank/ as well as the idle stop engine feature.
If you wanted a great value get around scooter, definately should get this one.
1. Excellent fuel consumption
2. very quick
3. room for 1 helmet under seat.
4. Holds its value
1. Parts are hard to find and expensive
Great little town bike
Having owned this scooter for nearly 4 years, finding it a faultless little town run around machine. Sure it isnt the fastest machine on the road but it is It is quick enough to beat most cars at the lights. It will zoom along at 80kph, and even a little more downhill. It is very inexpensive to run and service, as well as cheap rego and insurance because of its low capacity. It is extremely reliable with no issues at all after over 8000km. The space under the seat is big enough for your helmet, and big enough for a few groceries on the way home from the shops.
Overall it is a great little scooter that does everything it is designed for faultlessly.
The [almost] perfect urban scooter.
Recently purchased a new Dio 110 from Honda in Sydney. Absolutely love riding the little scooter, its so very easy to live with.
Changed the tires to wider Pirelli Diablo's almost immediately after riding on the stock garbage.
My only complaint so far is the suspension, which is a bit harsh for some of Sydney's terrible roads, [ eg: Pittwater Road,] but if I can source a better one from somewhere I plan to change the rear shock asap.
The Dio handles very well on smoother surfaces and can corner like a demon with the Pirelli's on it.
The scooter has enough grunt to beat most cars off at the lights, and carves through traffic easily now that lane splitting is legal in NSW.
It runs out of grunt up long steep hills but you can't expect too much from a small 110cc motor. Overall, it does a great job.
The question is: Would I buy the Dio if I had to do it all over?
The answer is: Yes! definitely.
The little scooter is the ideal commuter and runabout for urban work, it's light weight, size and ease of riding/parking is fantastic.
No gear shifting, good brakes, quiet motor, good luggage carrying capacity and Honda reliability make it a winner for me.
Good scoot, some caveat
I bought the Honda Dio 110 new a few months ago, after selling my final(sob!) motor cycle. In spite of having no particular expectations of the scoot, I've been enjoying riding it very much. Of course it's economical & it has that cute 'idle off' switch, but it's so manoeuverable & quick that I use it instead of the car at every opportunity. What enormous fun! Also, it amazes me that it can accelerate so quickly while dragging my 90kgs around. The only negatives are that the ride is quite harsh on some rough suburban tarmac & the seat is not particularly comfortable. I recently tried a Yamaha Tricity 125, but wouldn't swap it for the Honda.
best scooter ever
ive had several scooters in my time but the nsc110 is the best of them all. Great power for its size and fantastic fuel consumption ,handling is superb and its a beautiful all round scooter and has looks to match . I would highly recommend this machine at anyone for fun or daily commuting
Best Scoot EVER !!
I love my Honda Dio ! I ride 100 kms a week for work commute into the city and my tank of fuel lasts a fortnight. Under $5 a fortnight and so much fun ! Do peak hour traffic with out stopping. Takes off faster than the cars so you can go right to the front at the lights. So much storage. Can stop for a big grocery shop on the way home and with the hook on the front, the top box on the back and the big storage under the seat it all transports easily. Best vehicle I've ever purchased!
I've had this Little scooter since brand new 2013! Use as a daily commuter to work and now just clicked over 8500km. I have not had one ounce of problem with her (apart from starter motor was faulty in the first 100km which was replaced under warranty) Put a new rear tyre on at 8k km and apart from servicing every 4000 km and running it on 95 fuel, that's all that has been done. They are a great little scooter for around town, i've had mine up to 105km/hr but with a head wind she'll max out around 80 - 90 km/hr. I also must say sorry to Chris that I do not agree with his comments at all. Mine has never overheated, has plenty enough torque for around town, is a sweet sounding little engine, and suspension is fine, fits the wife on the back no worries at all (mind you she is only 48kg)!
I've calculated fuel economy to be around the 2.2 litres/100km and I believe will achieve around the 220-250km mark on a fuel tank of fuel. Bought mine brand new for $2790 on road but I believe the new ones are slightly more then that now. Love the room under the seat for storing the helmet or throwing a shopping bag or 2. She's my fav little commuter, the poor Prado stays in the garage all week! Very happy
Best purchase I have made!
I have no idea why Chris is writing a review for his uncle but I disagree with everything he says. I have had mine up to 120ks/hr, get great fuel economy and it has great grunt. If I wanted to carry passengers I would have bought a bus. I love it and sing its praises daily!
This is the first scooter I've ever owned and have ridden around 3000km in the year I've had it. It is a fun little scooter that will easily do over 80km/hour unless going up a steep hill in which case top speed can drop to around 60km. It will accelerate to 60km/hour about as quick as a small car can which is sufficient for keeping up with traffic. Fuel consumption wise, I'm getting just over 150km/ 4.5 litres petrol. I have a full size helmet which sits nicely under the seating compartment too. Very happy with my purchase.