Honda Activa Overview
Honda’s Activa is the world’s largest selling two-wheeler and the same is the case in India. The Japanese manufacturer has managed to sell over 15 million Activas since its launch in 2001. The practicality, reliability, affordability and convenience offered by Activa has made it the most popular scooter in India. Now with an all-new generation which comes with advanced features over its predecessor, Activa is ready to take on the market once again and take a stand against its arch-rival the TYS Jupiter. Read continue Honda Activa Review
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Unlike TVS Jupiter, Honda Activa 4G is only available in one variant viz. STD and has been priced at Rs. 51, 324 (Ex-showroom, New Delhi).
|Model||Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
The new Activa 4G is now offered with a full metal body, a BS-IV compliant engine, tubeless tyres and Automatic Headlamp On feature as standard. Also making its way in from its predecessor is Honda’s HET (Honda Echo-Tech) technology which reduces friction, improving both combustion and transmission efficiency to deliver an improved fuel economy without compromising on the acceleration on power delivery of the two-wheeler. The new Activa 4G also features a longer and wider seat to provide rider and pillion with support and a much more comfortable ride.
Honda is also offering a mobile charging port as an optional extra with the new Activa 4G.
Engine and Specifications
The scooter continues to incorporate the same 109.2 cc engine as its predecessor but the mill powering the fourth generation Honda Activa is now BS-IV norms compliant. The peak power output of the two-wheeler stands at 8 bhp and peak torque tops out at 9 Nm.
|Engine Displacement||109.2 cc|
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, Four-stroke|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.3-litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity|
|Top Speed||83 kmph|
Honda Claims that the new Activa 4G will deliver a fuel economy stat of 60 kmpl, thanks to Honda’s patented HET technology.
Braking and Handling
Honda Activa 4G is offered with Combi-braking system which also makes its way from the previous model. Breaking duties are bestowed upon drum brakes features by both front and rear wheels, which work in tandem with CBS.
Honda Activa 4G also comes with Spring Loaded Hydraulic type suspension setup which is incorporated at both the front and the rear wheels of the two-wheeler. This suspension setup does compromise on the overall ride quality and Activa even with its more refined engine with its eager power delivery and impressive performance stats does not feel well planted.
Tyres and Wheels
Honda Activa 4G is offered with 10- inch steel rims, which in comparison to the alloys offered in TVS Jupiter seem like a step-down. The front and rear wheel both feature 90/ 100 tubeless tyres.
Activa 4G is offered with two new colour schemes which were not on offer in its previous iterations. These include a matte black and a matte silver paint scheme named Matte Axis Grey Metallic and Matte Selene Silver Metallic, respectively. In addition to these new colour schemes, Activa 4G is also available in Imperial Red Metallic, Black, Trance Blue Metallic, Pearl Amazing White and Majestic Brown Metallic colour schemes.
Honda Activa 4G competes with the like of TVs Jupiter, Hero Maestro Edge, Hero Pleasure and Yamaha Fascino.
- Refined engine
- Combi-Brake system works effectively
- Impressive pick-up
- Suspension is on the harder side.