Honda Activa 6G
Key Specs of Activa 6G
Honda Activa 6G Latest Update
Honda has launched a new variant of the Activa 6G called H-Smart. Check out what it packs in our launch story.
We reviewed the Honda Activa 6G and here’s what we liked and what we didn’t about the scooter. If you want to check the scooter out through images, head to our story here.
Honda Activa 6G Prices:
The Honda Activa 6G is priced at Rs 74,536 (for the standard trim). The Deluxe variant is priced at Rs 77,036. The Premium Edition, on the other hand, retails at Rs 76,859 . The newly launched H-Smart variant is priced at Rs 80,537 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
Honda Activa 6G Features:
The Activa 6G is styled after the Activa 125. That said, the LED headlight is only available on the Deluxe variant. Unfortunately, the Japanese giant also chose to skip on the full-digital instrument console and the scooter makes do with a rather simple analogue unit with readouts such as the speedometer, odometer and a fuel gauge.
The Activa H-Smart variant gets a smart key that offers a whole range of functions like automatic lock/unlock, engine immobiliser and keyless start. This variant also gets alloy wheels.
Honda Activa 6G Engine:
The Activa’s 109.51cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine is tuned to produce 7.79PS and 8.84Nm. It also gets an ACG starter motor (silent starter) and an engine kill switch. The H-Smart variant is OBD-2 norms compliant.
Honda Activa 6G Suspension & Brakes:
One of the most significant changes to the Honda Activa 6G from the Activa 5G is the presence of the telescopic fork and a larger 12-inch front wheel. These updates lend the Honda Activa more stability in the straights and through the bends. The preload-adjustable monoshock and 10-inch rear wheel remain unchanged. The H-Smart variant gets alloy wheels. Unfortunately, Honda has skimped on a front disc brake. So, the Activa 6G makes do with 130mm drum brakes on both ends. CBS is offered as standard.
Honda Activa 6G Rivals:
The Honda Activa 6G is a trusty, no-frills scooter, making it a household name in India. The Honda Activa goes up against the TVS Jupiter and Hero Pleasure Plus. For the same price as the Activa 6G, you can also get the Hero Splendor Plus, Hero Passion Pro 110 and the Honda Dio.
Honda Activa 6G Price
The price of Honda Activa 6G in India starts at Rs. 73,359 and goes upto Rs. 80,537. Honda Activa 6G comes with 4 variants which includes Activa 6G STD, Activa 6G DLX. The top variant is Activa 6G H-Smart which comes at a price tag of Rs. 80,537.
Activa 6G Price List (Variants)
|Activa 6G STD109.51 cc||Rs.73,359|
|Activa 6G DLX109.51 cc||Rs.75,859|
|Activa 6G Premium Edition109.51 cc||Rs.76,859|
|Activa 6G H-Smart109.51 cc||Rs.80,537|
Honda Activa 6G Pros and Cons
Things We Like in Activa 6G
- Gets a telescopic front fork
- Very refined
- Comes equipped with an external fuel filler
Things We Don't Like in Activa 6G
- Not performance oriented
- Lack of disc brake even as an accessory
- No USB charging, boot light
Stand Out Features
The telescopic fork is a welcome change and goes a long way in improving the Activa’s ride quality.
The ACG starter provides supremely silent and smooth starts.
External fuel filler adds a much-needed dose of convenience.
Activa 6G Competitors
Online Booking Available
Honda Showrooms in Delhi
- Shuban Sai Honda Guru Nanak Nagar
WZ-64 Guru Nanak Nagar, New Delhi., Delhi, Delhi, 110018
- Praganya Honda
E-49/10, Okhla Ind.Area Phase-II, New Delhi., Delhi, Delhi, 110020
- Globus Honda
A-22, Gujranwala Town Part I, Main G.T. Road, New Delhi., Delhi, Delhi, 110009
- Smooth Honda Daryaganj
6-A Netaji Subhash Marg, Darya Ganj, Delhi., Delhi, Delhi, 110002
- Uday Honda
81, Adhchini, Sri Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi., Delhi, Delhi, 110017
Activa 6G Expert Review
Here’s everything you need to know about the Honda Activa 6G
For over two decades the Honda Activa has played an important role in the Indian household and has become an indispensable machine. It gave people a new and inclusive outlook towards daily commuting. The Activa’s simplicity made it easy for anyone and everyone to approach it and hence is also one of the highest selling two-wheelers in India.
Two years ago, Honda gave us the Activa 6G. This sixth-generation Activa is now cleaner, having made the transition to the BS6 era. But two decades is a long time and the competition in the segment has stepped up the game. The new version of India’s favourite scooter comes strapped with new hardware and features that make it a lot more convenient than before, but is it enough?
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This humble 110cc scooter has been a friend to users from all age groups. But, while making the BS6 transition, Honda made a few critical mechanical and design changes to the most popular scooter. Check it out here.
Likes And Dislikes
Frugality and simplicity were always the Activa’s best qualities, but the scooter market has dynamically changed over the last two decades. While the Activa now has a lot more to offer, the competition now offers so much more for the money. Know what we liked and disliked about the Activa 6G here.
Honda Activa Variants Explained
The Activa 6G can be had in two variants, see which one’s the best for you.
While the Activa 5G was available in 10 different shades, the Activa 6G is available in just six. Have a closer look at all six of them and know which one is the best for you.
Other Options For The Same Price
The commuter market is now ripe with options and the Activa 6G is facing some stiff competition. Here are some options you can look at within the same price point.
In its two decades of service, the Activa has appealed to all members of a family and it still manages to look fresh in this new 6G avatar. The engine still has the kick to put a smile on your face, while being hassle-free and frugal like before. It also scores well on comfort and convenience. No wonder then the Honda Activa still manages to outsell other scooters even today.
Design and Features
Customers in the mass-market two-wheeler segment in India are quite conservative about how they want their two-wheeler to look. Classic examples are the Honda Activa and the Hero Splendor. Both have remained more or less the same in terms of design, but have racked up incredibly consistent sales numbers over decades and are the undisputed sales leaders in their respective segments.
Any drastic change in design can be shocking and might hamper brand recall for these conservative customers. The idea is to not mess with a formula that has worked so well for so many years and continues to work even today. So usually, changes are limited to minor updates. In the Honda Activa 6G, there’s a more pronounced crease at the bottom portion of the apron that flows into the front fender. The side body panel gets a single slit for ventilation in place of split ones. Thanks to the new external fuel filler, the rear looks broader than before and the tail lamp is a lot more pronounced.
Engine and Performance
In a nutshell, the motor works exactly how it should. The Activa is a city runabout. That means it’s not happy being ridden too fast. Stick to under 60-65kmph, and the motor doesn’t complain one bit. There's a nice surge in acceleration up until 40kmph but the momentum thins down from then on. It is best used in tight urban spaces. While the fuel-injection smoothens out the throttle response, it feels a little too stifled in terms of progression. The rate of acceleration feels more or less the same no matter how much you open the throttle. Here are the numbers:
Honda Activa 6G
Honda Activa 5G
109.51cc, Single cylinder, air-cooled, BS6-compliant
109.19cc, Single cylinder, air-cooled, BS4-compliant
Bore x Stroke (mm)
47mm x 63.1mm
50mm x 55.6mm
7.79PS at 8000rpm
7.96PS at 7500rpm
8.79Nm at 5250rpm
9Nm at 5500rpm
But oh my, the refinement! The motor is so smooth that it feels like a hot knife slicing through a block of butter. Even when the engine was stretched to its absolute limit it kept its calm with just a tingle of quiver from the floor board. The Activa 6G truly deserves the Honda badge.
The Japanese auto giant claims the new fuel-injected BS6-compliant engine offers 10 per cent more mileage than the Honda Activa 5G. We got an impressive 58.1kmpl in the city and an equally commendable 55kmpl on the highway in our real-world test of the Activa 5G. Even if we take a realistic estimate of half of Honda’s claimed efficiency improvement, you’ll still be able to (theoretically) get 61kmpl in the city and a reassuring 57.75kmpl on the highway on the new Activa! But for a concrete answer, you’ll have to wait till we find out in our detailed review.
Braking and Handling
Honda has FINALLY equipped the twenty-one-year-old scooter with a telescopic fork! Acche din aa gaye! But not entirely though. While the ride quality is leaps and bounds better than the woefully obsolete, rudimentary trailing link suspension of the 5G, it is still a little on the harsh side. One workaround is that you can tweak the 3-stage preload-adjustable single shock absorber to the softer side, which should help the ride quality become a little more supple, at least at the rear.
The chassis feels very well balanced, as I was able to take tight ‘figure of eights’ gleefully. Even high-speed stability is commendable, thanks to the larger 12-inch front wheel (takes a really long time to get to high speeds, though).
Honda seems to have to have gone the ‘why-fix-something-that-ain’t-broke’ route for the brakes. They’re the same as the ones on the Activa 5G. Pair this with the increased rolling inertial of a larger front wheel and you’ll realise that this 6G is a wee bit harder to stop. There’s a trace of weakness in the bite from the front brake too. The rear drum works brilliantly though, thanks to the smaller 10-inch steel wheel. And Honda doesn’t offer a front disc even as an option. As disappointing it may be, it is understandable considering that would require alloys to fit in the disc brake assembly, since steel wheels don’t get disc mounting points. As usual, the CBS works quite well. You will just have to tighten the adjustment screws regularly, though.
The 90-section MRF tyres offer decent grip and fit the bill rather well. You also won’t have to worry about scraping the underbody either, as it comes with a 171mm ground clearance -- claimed to be the highest in segment.
Safety and Features
Honda has tweaked the design a bit to accommodate the external fuel filler (a first for a 110cc Activa). The lid feels flimsy though. That being said, the external fuel filler greatly reduces the effort to refuel compared to underseat fuel fillers, which force you to get off the scooter. The fuel filler cap can be opened via the apron-mounted switch, making it all the more convenient. Interestingly, despite relocating the fuel inlet, the underseat storage has remained unchanged at 18 litres. Unfortunately, there’s no boot light or even a USB port as an option. Also, Honda’s accessory apron-mounted basket looks very tacky. I am confident that people will pay a bit more and get a third-party lockable ABS plastic compartment.
Another grinch is, Honda has replaced the lockable hook with an open one below the seat. This can make some people really nervous about hooking up groceries if they’re going over bad roads. The apron section continues to use an open hook.
The instrument cluster is an all-analogue unit, with a speedometer and a fuel gauge. The brand has done away with a semi-digital layout (available in Activa 5G DLX variant). To be honest, the geek in me would've preferred a real-time mileage indicator on an analogue-digital console rather than an ACG starter. I don't mind cranking up a motor traditionally. But to each his own. That said, the ACG starter works magically well. Press the starter button and the motor comes to life silently and in an instant! The switchgear and the overall build quality feel pretty solid, plus you get an all-metal bodywork for extra toughness. Honda has also finally equipped the scooter with a pass beam switch -- a first for the 110cc Activa. It is integrated into the high-low beam switch.
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Honda Activa 6G Specifications
|Engine Type||Fan Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Max Power||7.84 PS @ 8000 rpm|
|Max Torque||8.90 Nm @ 5500 rpm|
|Fuel Capacity||5.3 L|
Honda Activa 6G Features
|Braking Type||Combi Brake System|
|Seat Opening Switch||Yes|
|External Fuel Filling||Yes|
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Activa 6G Price In India
|Kolkata||Rs. 73,467 - 82,572|
|Bangalore||Rs. 73,372 - 82,477|
|Mumbai||Rs. 74,478 - 81,656|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 74,960 - 82,138|
|Chennai||Rs. 76,620 - 83,798|
|Delhi||Rs. 73,359 - 80,537|
|Pune||Rs. 74,478 - 81,656|