05 August 2013 ~ 21 Comments

Yamaha Ray Z Vs. Honda Dio

Both the scooters compared in this article are newer variants of scooter models that have been sold in the Indian market for a while now. While Ray Z is an improvement upon the 110cc Yamaha Ray, the new Honda Dio comes with a slightly larger engine and improved fuel efficiency compared to the older 102cc Dio that has been available for years. Let us take a look at the tech specs of these two scooters first.

Yamaha Ray Z vs. Honda Dio 110

First the engine. The Ray Z comes with a 113cc single cylinder 4-stroke engine that delivers a power of 7.1 PS at 7500 RPM. In terms of torque, this engine offers 8.1 Nm at 5000 RPM. In comparison, the Dio is a 109cc engine that cranks up 8.1 PS at 7500 RPM and 8.74 Nm torque at 5500 RPM. Clearly, the Dio is the more powerful of the two scooters. In terms of dimensions, the Ray Z is slightly longer (1835mm vs. 1788mm) whereas the Dio is a little wider (707mm vs 675mm) which I think will give Dio riders a much better balance and control over their scooters compared to the Ray Z. The Dio, at 110 kg, is also heavier than Ray Z by 6 kgs. The bikes are priced in the same bracket. While the Delhi ex-showroom price of Ray Z is Rs. 49105, the Dio is available at Rs. 47928.

Mileage Comparison

The new Ray Z is a model that is targeted at the male audience and given that Dio is a heavier bike, this is popular among men as well. According to Honda, the new Dio not only comes with a larger engine compared to the earlier model, but also offers 15% better FE. They claim that under standard conditions, one should be able to see 55 kmpl. The Ray Z on the other hand has a slightly lower manufacturer claim. Unlike the 62.1 kmpl claimed on the original Yamaha Ray, the male-targeted variant is expected to deliver 53 kmpl under standard road conditions.

As any one following this blog will know, the standard condition mileage reports are mostly for bragging rights and the fuel consumption on actual roads are starkly different in many cases. So let us take a look at what various test rides and customer feedback reports have got to say. We do not have too many common points of reference but MaxAbout has reviewed both these scooters and notes that the Dio 110cc can provide its customers an FE of between 40-43 kmpl on city roads. In comparison, the Ray Z will give 40 kmpl. There doesn’t seem much to choose from here.

Next up, the user reviews site, MouthShut. The customer who reviewed Ray Z on this website rated the bike 3/5 in terms of FE. He reports 41-42 kmpl pre-servicing. There are not too many reviews of mileage for the new Dio either but the user who did report this on MouthShut says he was able to see just around 30-35 kmpl. That is very likely an outlier and do not base your purchasing decision based on this number.

The Yamaha Ray Z has also been reviewed by a couple of other websites like BikeWale and IamaBiker. Both these bikes unanimously report a figure of around 43 kmpl on city roads for this scooter from Yamaha. The Dio on the other hand has received fuel reports from websites like ZigWheels, Top Gear and BikeDekho. ZigWheels reports a number close to what MaxAbout had quoted: around 40-43 kmpl. BikeDekho on the other hand reports the highest figure of over 50 kmpl under city conditions which I think is extremely optimistic. Top Gear reports a lower, still positive rating of 48.5 kmpl on city roads. It is not a good idea to trust customer reports on websites like Olx and Quikr since the sellers here have an incentive to crank up the actual mileage offered. Surprisingly, Dio owners here quote a number between 40-45 kmpl on city roads.

The bottomline is that except for a couple of websites like ZigWheels, most reports of mileage hover between 40-45 kmpl for both the scooters. I have tabulated all the reported figures below.

Source, Honda Dio 110 (kmpl), Yamaha Ray Z (kmpl)
Official, 55, 53
BikeDekho, 50+, —
BikeWale, –, 43
IamaBiker, –, 43
MaxAbout, 40-43, 40
MouthShut, 30-35, 41-42
Olx/Quikr, 40-45, —
Top Gear, 48.5, —
ZigWheels, 40-43, —

Overall, all other factors like after-sales and personal preferences being the same, I think Dio is a slightly better scooter than Ray Z. It is priced a little lower, has a much more balanced framework and offers a mileage that seems slightly better than the Ray Z. What do you think?

21 Responses to “Yamaha Ray Z Vs. Honda Dio”

  1. hero 17 October 2013 at 6:48 pm Permalink

    2 months delay for getting Honda dio

  2. Rupinder 27 October 2013 at 9:24 am Permalink

    This is the first article I came through which as per my experience is genuine and correct in terms of understanding and explaining the product & its specification. Keep it up and be geniune.

  3. Sinsha Ravi 20 November 2013 at 7:07 pm Permalink

    Good job. Hearty congratulations!!

  4. Manzoor 17 December 2013 at 9:30 am Permalink

    Honda Dio my best. i got 58km mileage. petrol price in my city is Rs.75 and i always fill my tank for Rs.100 and it gives a steady mileage around 72-78km.

  5. Arun 6 January 2014 at 9:41 am Permalink

    Very well analyzed and the stats looks convincing. This helped me a lot after going through at least 15 websites. I’m going to go for a Dio. Thanks a lot.

  6. Vathsu 1 March 2014 at 7:01 am Permalink

    My family is a owner of Yamaha product since 1983. My grandfather a Automobile Engineer purchased a RX100 in 1983. Basically any vehicle will give mileage based on how you accelerate and decelerate. My 1983 model Rx100 still gives 30 to 35km per liter. I have purchased Yamaha Ray Z its giving me 55km per liter. If your petrol tank capacity is 5L, you must fill 4L and it should be done at 7am in the morning.

  7. Shreyash Ishaan 2 April 2014 at 10:44 pm Permalink

    perfect comparion! 😉

  8. Crystal 15 May 2014 at 8:48 am Permalink

    very well explained i was in a dilemma,i preferred ray but after researching all sites i found this page with the actual info i needed to know n not confusing me anymore.
    Thank you! :)

  9. Saurabh 26 June 2014 at 5:30 am Permalink

    A cool article. It helps a lot because nowhere else I could find such concentrated specific data which would distinguish both the vehicles. Keep up the good work!

  10. vamshi 1 October 2014 at 4:38 am Permalink

    Thanks for the information..
    I’m going for Dio…

  11. ATUL 13 December 2014 at 4:51 pm Permalink

    Wonderfull bike it was my dream to have a Honda Dio which will be true very soon as i have booked 1 for me.

  12. sarbajit das 19 December 2014 at 10:29 am Permalink

    very good article its helps me a lot … i am in a great confusion about honda dio and yamaha ray z. initial pickup of honda dio is quite good in scooter category

  13. sunil 23 February 2015 at 2:46 pm Permalink

    honda Dio 2014 around 35-40 km millage in city, done 2000km in 5 months.

  14. gayathri 28 February 2015 at 5:12 am Permalink

    really helpful comments thanks.

  15. mallya 3 July 2015 at 6:27 pm Permalink

    After a long research i would like to get a DIO.

  16. saikat 19 July 2015 at 9:49 pm Permalink

    dio is a great scoty for normal use not for ruff use

  17. Didwm daimary 28 July 2015 at 7:14 pm Permalink

    I like dio ..in style in price in mileage all around its better than ray..

  18. Mahesh 31 July 2015 at 6:13 pm Permalink

    which is best for women.

  19. siddy 13 August 2015 at 8:17 pm Permalink

    i buyed yamaha ray z newly the astral blue.. i thnk the sporty look it has is jst prfct fr boys of our generation… nd in case of mileage it is also.perfct one.. and gives a sporty image to the rider..

  20. Riana 29 August 2015 at 12:39 pm Permalink

    Purchased New blue core Ray Z at Kurnool recently.very good vehicle,good control,great look.

  21. Vineet 26 September 2015 at 5:00 pm Permalink

    I Must Choose Dio 2015, It Has Good Enough Space, But Also Provided Tubless Tyres,
    It Has Enchanting Primary White Color At The Abdominal Column Of The Moto Scooter.And My Favorite Variant Colors Are Black-White, Blue-White, Red-White….

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