28th September, 2015: Registering its name as the country’s largest selling two-wheeler recently, Honda Activa has always cheered the company’s sales figures ever since its inception. The manufacturer sells its latest facelifted model under Activa-i name, which is powered by the same 110cc motor that serves its standard model and its fellows, Aviator and Dio. The refined mill churns out a maximum power of 8bhp with a peak torque of 8.74Nm and delivers superior throttle response and performance. The mechanicals remain unaltered with only modification in the body dynamics. Honda Activa-i can be availed countrywide through the Honda dealerships at a price of Rs. 45,881 (ex-showroom, Delhi). It comes in four attractive shades of Purple Metallic, Alpha Red Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White and Beige Metallic. The scooter stands tough against Yamaha Alpha and TVS Scooty Zest.
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The pros: Lightweight and compact, good 18-liter underseat storage, good ergonomics, refined engine, CBS effective braking and easy to maneuver. The cons: Mainly concern particular sex group, front suspension fails to absorbs potholes properly. The crux: The Activa-i might not impress the enthusiasts, but this scooter is not for them, it has been targeted towards the youngsters, especially girls and it fits the bill here.RatingThe market of automatic scooters in India is largely dominated by Honda and the manufacturer can also be credited to bringing back the culture of rid... [ Read More ]
The astonishing scooter of the country Honda Activa gets another upgrade christened as Honda Activa-i. Having completed more than a decade in the Indian automotive market, the scooter has shown some highly applaudable sales records to the company and scored well on every aspect. Powering it is a 109.2cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, SI engine that pumps out a peak power of 8bhp at 7,500rpm with a maximum torque of 8.74Nm at 5,500rpm. With an automatic V-matic transmission and Honda’s revolutionary HET (Honda Eco Technology), the scooter hits a top speed of 83kmph and delivers a decent fuel economy of 60kmpl.
Built on a high rigidity underbone type frame, the scooter moves on 90/100-10 tubeless tyres fitted at both ends. The suspension duties are handled impressively by spring loaded hydraulic shock absorbers at the front as well as rear. The stopping power is provided by a pair of 130mm drum brakes that are further equipped with Honda’s advanced Combined Braking System (CBS).
The body design of Honda Activa-i is dynamically boosted as compared to its base version. The refreshed model gets a restyled headlamp section with new clear lens turn indicators mounted at the apron. The rear ends receive an impressive upgrade with the addition of a restyled tail lamp section. Twin air vents are provided on either side of body panels that look stunning. A rear tyre hugger is equipped to prevent the pillion rider from mud and water splash.
Honda Activa i body dimensions are 1,795mm x 705mm x 1,115mm (LxWxH), which give it a respectable stance in the public. With a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,238mm and 165mm respectively, the scooter proves its worth in the areas of stability and ride quality as well. The instrument cluster comes in an impressive dual tone colour scheme consisting of an analogue speedometer, fuel gauge and telltale lights. The scooter has a genuine under-seat storage capacity of 18 liters that gives another benefit to the rider.
It seems that Honda engineers were kept locked in a room for sometime with an Activa and were told to come out with something better. They succeeded well and the result came up as Honda Activa-i. Giving one of the most majestic facelifts ever to its best-selling model, the company has crafted the Honda Activa-i beautifully which never fails to impress its audience. The front fascia gets a rectangular shaped headlamps that enhances the appeal along with the stylish clear lens turning blinkers fitted at the apron.
However, while going towards the rear, the overall body profile seems less masculine than its earlier model. Retaining the styling of the scooter, the manufacturer has made some impressive modifications like a refreshed rear tail lamp section and sharply designed side panels. The dimensions of Honda Activa-i are 1,795mm x 705mm x 1,115mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase of 1,238mm. It has a minimum ground clearance of 165mm that gives it a low centre of gravity ensuring good handling characteristics. The total weight of the scooter sums up to 103kg which is 5kg less than its standard model.
Honda Activa-i gets one of the most well-refined scooter mills in the country. The 109.2cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine is mated to a V-matic automatic transmission system and churns out a maximum power of 8bhp at 7,500rpm with a peak torque of 8.74Nm at 5,500rpm. Taking its breaths from a viscous paper filter, the engine has a bore x stroke ratio of 50mm x 55.6mm and a compression ratio of 9.5:1. With its hardware set-up, the scooter hits a top speed of 83kmph. The Honda Eco Technology (HET) ensures a decent fuel economy of 60kmpl as claimed by the company and with a 5.3 liter fuel tank in stock, the scooter covers a commendable range without refuelling.
Good tyres are one of the main aspects of a superior ride quality. Keeping this in mind, the Japanese manufacturer has fitted a set of grippy 90/100-10 tubeless tyres in the scooter that are mounted over stylish alloy wheels. The suspension set-up include spring loaded hydraulic shock absorbers at both ends that work well even on the roughest roads. Honda Activa-i comes to a standstill by the application of 130mm drum brakes at the front as well as rear. The braking power is further enhanced by the incorporation of Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS) that applies both brakes while pressing the rear brake lever only.
Honda Activa-i has a pair of grippy 90/100-10 tubeless tyres that offer a better on-road stability and do not deflate suddenly in case of a puncture. Moreover, the company has also integrated an advanced mode of braking in the vehicle, known as Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS) that applies both brakes automatically while pressing the rear brake lever only. These couple of features make the scooter even more desirable and trendy.
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