Overview

Honda Activa is a 2-wheeler automatic scooter, launched by Honda2wheelers India in 1999. It took a fair time for Indians to accept this scooter and now it is one of our favorites. We currently get the sixth generation of the Activa as the name suffix 6g. In 2018 it was the most selling 2 wheeler in India and it is the most selling scooter in India. Honda claims that very second scooter sold in India is an Activa. We are her to look upon the sixth gen Honda Activa.

  Engine & Performance
BS6 110cc engine

As the BSVI norms were kicking in, Honda gave a generation update to the legendary Activa. It now receives a new BS6 compliant engine. This is powered by a new 109.5 cc fan-cooled SOHC petrol engine producing 7.6 bhp at 8000rpm and 8.79 Nm at 5250 rpm. The power figures are a lower than previous model as they have to make this engine less vulnerable to the environment. The fueling is done with the help of PGMFi. This motor is now fuel injected which makes it smoother than ever and the throttle is also responsive. The engine is mated to V-matic CVT like the before with a centrifugal clutch. 

  Styling

The design of the Activa has been retained and it just tweaked to make it sleek and refreshing. Starting with the front, on the top we get a DC LED headlamp which is bright enough to lit the roads. The design is different from the older generation. On the side we get halogen turn indicators mounted like ever before. Down the apron, we see some sharp lines, it has been given a refreshing sleek look. The black rubber apron nuts cover which looks like vents now get chrome highlights and are bigger in size. The chrome gives a premium feel. Coming down, we notice that the front mudguard has also been redesigned. There is a sharp groove which starts with the mudguard and continue till the apron.


Coming to the side of Activa, the sharp design continues.The fairing below foot board gets a sharp flowing line which continues to the side panel. It get best in class ground-clearance of 171mm and the low seat height of 692 mm. It enables even shorter one to ride this scooter confidently. Earlier the side panels were round and it felt boring but now sharper lines adds to the beauty.


On the rear we get a new LED tail-lamp similar looking like an Activa 125. The fuel-filler lid has been moved out of the boot and is rear mounted. In my view it looks incomplete, may be some Honda logo could fill that void. The grab handle is a big aluminum unit.
The overall design looks good and since Honda only focus on the scooter market, it will help them hold the best selling scooter tag for a longer period.

  Wheels, Brakes & Suspension

The biggest update in this BS6 variant is that Activa now receives telescopic front suspension. These are the shared with the elder 125. The rear suspension is a 3-step adjustable hydraulic mono-shock. This one is same like the older variants. For the wheels, it gets a front 12 inch wheel and a 10 inch rear wheel. The same setup is available with the 125. The wheels are steel rims and the front gets a 90/90-12 tires and a 90/90-10 tires for rear. Braking is done with the help of drum brakes. There are 130 mm drums for rear as well as front. There is a combi brake for more reducing stopping distance.

  Features

  1. ACG Silent Start:- Activa 125 is equipped with an alternating current generator which is an advanced technology. When starting the scooter, we do not hear any motor noises and engine starts silently.
  2. Double lid external fuel filler cap
  3. Front Telescopic Suspension
  4. Tubeless Tires
  5. Enhanced Smart Tumble Technology for better combustion.
  6. PGM-Fi
  7. 10% increased fuel efficiency
  8. Engine Start-Stop Switch
  9. LED Headlamp
  10. Dual Function Unit: Open boot, fuel filler and ignition just from one keyhole.

  Price & Colours

Honda Activa 6g is offered in six colours:
Glitter Blue Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, Dazzle Yellow Metallic, Black, Pearl Precious White, Matte Axis Grey Metallic

There are two variants for this one and they are priced at:
Standard:65,569/-
Deluxe:67,470/-
ex-showroom New-Delhi
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