When two competitive and leading brands in India offers you their feature-packed scooters, it puzzles you to pick the right scooter equipped with unique features and a modern design. Hero and Honda, once a merged company, has launched Maestro and Dio respectively. Both the scooter offers you unique features that make them a tough competitor. To learn which scooter has a better advantage over the other, we have compared their specifications and prices that will help you choose the best scooter. Below are the factors of comparison which shall make the process of buying easier for you.
Looks and Feel
Hero Maestro: Hero Maestro is designed in such a way that it reflects its macho look. Its sporty design and stylish looks makes it a scooter worth riding on. Hero Maestro comes in six spectacular shades – Panther Black Met, Pearl Fadeless White, Force Silver Met, Pearl Harvest Green, Candy Blazing Red and Maestro Blue Metallic.
Honda Dio: Honda Dio comes in a flamboyant new design. The scooter comes in dual shades as well. Unlike Activa, Honda failed to give its iconic look to Dio. This dual shade scooter comes in 4 colors – Black, Sports Red, Candy Jazzy Blue, Candy Palm Green and a special edition shade – Matte Axis Grey. Honda Dio black is the most preferred choice of color for people.
If you compare looks of both the scooters, you will find it easy to figure out the best looking scooter, and it will surely be Hero Maestro as the Dio doesn’t has much to offer in terms of looks.
Brakes and Suspension
Hero Maestro: Hero Maestro is equipped with combined braking system with 150mm drum brake on its both wheels. The scooter has bottom link with spring loaded hydraulic shockers at its front with mono shock absorber at its back. The accurate braking system and strong suspension will give you a comfortable ride and it is easy to stop at any speed without much efforts.
Honda Dio: Honda Dio features combined braking system, the same system that Honda Activa has. It has a 130mm drum brake at the front as well at the back wheel. The scooter has same spring loaded hydraulic suspension at the front and rear.
Hero Maestro has a better braking system and suspension than Honda Dio on both, rear and front.
Engine, Performance, and Mileage
Hero Maestro: The 109cc air cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC engine is capable of generating a maximum power output of 8.5 Bhp @ 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 9.10Nm @ 5500 rpm. Maestro can deliver an average of 50 kmpl in city traffic conditions that can go up to 60 kmpl on highways. It can store up to 5.30 liters of fuel. It has a powerful engine that delivers an impressive mileage.
Honda Dio: Honda Dio comes with 109.2cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, and SI engine. The single cylinder engine can churn out maximum power output of 8 bhp @ 7000 rpm and maximum torque of 8.77 Nm @ 5500 rpm. Honda Dio can last up to 40 kmpl in city conditions and 50 kmpl on highways. You can store up to 5.3 liters of fuel in the scooter.
In the engine and mileage department, Hero maestro easily beats the Honda Dio.
Hero Maestro: The on-road price of Hero Maestro is around INR 52,800, whereas, it is priced at INR 48,250 when it comes to the ex-showroom price.
Honda Dio: Honda Dio black comes with a price tag of INR 52,250 in an ex-showroom. However, when the on-road pricing is considered, it is priced at INR 48,261.
Hero Maestro though slightly priced higher than Dio, it’s a better choice for scooter lovers who look for the best features and modern design at a reasonable price.