Many things do not require any introduction; Honda Activa is one of them. This hottest selling scooter in India has already won the hearts of people with its fuel efficiency, durability, comfort and performance. Now, the company has come up with a sleeker and low cost version of Activa named Activa-I. The company launched Activa-I in India on 12th June. It is the first scooter of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) in the personal compact scooter segment. It is a unisex scooter aimed at youth (25 to 30 years old) and first-time buyers.
Activa-I is completely different from the Activa, in terms of styling. It is slimmer and 7 kg. lighter than Activa, so users can easily handle it in traffic. The weight and dimensions of the vehicle are 103 kg. and 1795mmX705mmX1115mm. The front apron incorporates design elements from Honda Aviator. It features twin turn indicator in the same location as you find in the Aviator.
The side profile of new variant of Activa look like Honda Hero Pleasure while the rear end gets a new design. The rear end includes a wheel hugger to prevent water & mud splash as well as a sharp & catchy tail light with a multi-reflector element. The tail light adds a touch of sportiness and provides a stunning look to the rear end. The stylish muffler or silencer with curved lines and a heat guard presents the elegant image of the new activa.
This new scooter comes with the same 110cc four stroke engine that delivers 8 Bhp of power and 8.74 Nm of torque. It even gets the HET technology similar to its predecessor, which means 60kmpl fuel efficiency. It has longer seat but same 18 liters of under seat storage. 18 Ltrs capacity is enough to hold things like a full face helmet, bags, lunch boxes, etc.
The vehicle sports the Combi Brake system (CBS) which decreases 24% of braking distance. There are tubeless tyres in front and rear for lower break-downs. Ground clearance of Activa-I is improved from 153mm to 165mm. It has an ergonomic grab rail that helps to put the scooter on main stand with about 15% less effort. Other features are Viscous Air Filter, two tone instrument cluster a speedometer, as well as fuel-level indicator.
Activa-I will hit the Indian market by the end of the June with a price tag of Rs 44,200 (ex-showroom Delhi) which makes it the cheapest model of the company. It is Rs 3000 cheaper than the original model. Users will get four cool colors options such as alpha red metallic, pearl sunbeam white, beige metallic and purple metallic. At present, there are three gearless scooter models of Honda are available in the market Activa, Aviator and Dio.
Honda Activa i Features And Specifications:
Engine & Transmission:
- Engine type: 4 stroke, Air cooled, SI engine
- Displacement: 109.2 cc
- Transmission: V-Matic
- Max power: 6 Kw (8 bhp) @ 7500 rpm
- Max Torque: 8.74 Nm @ 5500 rpm
- Starting: Self & Kick
- Frame: Underbone type
- Dimension: 1795mmX705mmX1115mm
- Weight: 103 Kg
- Wheel Base: 1238mm
- Ground Clearance: 165mm
- Seat height: 765mm
- Front: Drum Brake 130mm Dia
- Rear: Combi DRum Brake 130mm Dia
- Front: 90/100-10 53J
- Rear: 90/100-10 53J
- Front: Tubeless tyres
- Rear: Tubeless tyres
Electricals & others:
- Battery: MF 12V-3Ah
- HeadLamp: 12V 35/35W
- Storage: 18 Litre space below the seat
- Air Filter: Viscous paper filter
- Alpha Red Metallic
- Purple Metallic
- Biegge Metallic
- Pearl Sunbeam White
Video of Honda Activa-i from youtube: