The Honda Activa is one of the largest selling scooters in India. Honda In order to maintain lead and regain the lost two wheeler market share, Company fully owned local subsidiary, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) have launched the new Activa-i, with a price of Rs. 44,200 (ex-showroom in Delhi). The company have also two other models, Dio & Aviator with the same 110 cc engine but sale at higher prices.
Technical specifications wise, Activa-i powered by a 110 cc, air-cooled engine that produces 8.15 PS at 7500 rpm (revolutions per minute) and a torque of about 8.74 Nm at 5500 rpm. The scooter brakes system is the same oldie Activa known as the Combi Brake System (CBS). The CBS technology makes it possible that total braking distance reduced by about 24% as compared to other traditional brakes system. The new Activa-i comes with tubeless tyres, a viscous air filter and a maintenance free battery.
The Honda promises a 60 Kmpl with their Honda Eco Technology ( HET). But you can expect the mileage to be about 50 kmpl on city roads. The petrol tank has capacity of approximately 18 liters.
The new Activa-i has greater ground clearance of about 165 mm, as compared to older Activa’s 153 mm. The weight of the scooter is about 103 Kg. For the women riders, there is new ergonomic grab rail feature which bring down the total effort of putting the scooter on main stand by about 15%.
The Activa-i will be available in four colors viz. Beige Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, Alpha Red Metallic and Purple Metallic.
According to HMSI’s CEO, Mr. Keita Muramatsu informed the press that Activa-i is a creation of a team of about 200 engineers working on a project for about a year. The Honda now plans to make a 100% ‘Made In India’ two-wheeler, but did not clarify on whether it will be a motorcycle or a scooter.
Honda Activa-i Key Specifications:
Available in market with 4 color options:
- Alpha Red-Metallic
- Purple Metallic
- Pearl Sunbeam White
- Beige Metallic
- 4 Stroke air cooled engine
- 109.2 CC Displacement
- Peak power of 8 BHP @ 7500 RPM
- Peak torque of 8.74 Nm @ 5500 RPM
- V-Matic automatic Transmission
- Both Self Start and Kick start option
- Spring loaded hydraulic suspension at front
- Spring loaded hydraulic suspension at rear
Other important Specifications & Features
- Battery MF-12V 3Ah (maintenance free)
- Headlamp- 12 V 55W
- Underbone type Frame
- Dimensions- 1795mm x 705mm x 1115 mm
- Wheelbase of 1238 mm
- Seat height of 765mm
- Front and rear tyre size of 90/100- 10 53J
- Both front and rear tubeless tyre
- Combi brake technology
- Front and rear drum brakes with diameter of 130mm
- Viscous paper air-filter