The Honda Activa-i is quite a popular two wheeler in the Indian market, and it’s produced in the home grounds. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter produces the Activa series in India, the factory is located at Haryana, India. This division of Honda motors is a direct subsidiary of the original Japanese Honda Motor Company. However, the Indian headquarters were established in 1999 and the production facilities have been up and running ever since. The first production of Honda Motors and Scooters India (HMSI) was the Honda Wings. Now the production facility manufactures plenty of scooters and motorbikes including the very famous everyday rider and sports bike models.
The factory is located at Haryana, Karnataka and Gujrat. The Karnataka facility is the largest and is capable of producing up to 6,600 two-wheelers and other vehicles every day. Not only the home demand but also the nearby countries’ demands for Japanese two wheelers are met through these facilities in India; certainly an important economic factor for Honda to consider.
Honda Activa-i is inexpensive yet powerful, lightweight yet it can travel a great number of distance. Almost no feature is absent from the Honda Activa-i that a scooter rider might want. From the aesthetics to riding comfort and additional convenience features like inclusion of digital meters, improved head and tail lamps, DC outlet for mobile charging etc. made the Honda Activa-i desirable for people that need to spend a good amount of time on the wheels.
Speaking of the design language, the Honda Activa-i is almost unisex. Male and female both can ride with comfort and confidence, and the transmission system makes it easier for even the inexperience riders to get a grip on the roads sooner enough.
Features, Specifications and Accessories
The Honda Activa-i is powered by a 109.19 cc displacement engine. The size of this engine falls within the average category for scooter engine displacement in the Indian market. The maximum power output through this 109 cc engine is 8 bhp at 7,500 rpm, and the maximum torque output is 8.74 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine is single cylindered and air cooled, thus it doesn’t require constant care and maintenance – perfect for people who focus more on the commutation, not the vehicle itself. An automatic gearbox has been attached as the transmission system, no struggling with the clutch and gear-change sweet spot is needed.
Honda Activa-i is pretty lightweight, the curb weight is only 103 kilograms. Maneuvering through busy roads and evading uneven surfaces will be easy, like a walk in the park.
Both the wheels are equipped with drum brakes.
|Best Rated Features|
|Maximum Power||8bhp @ 7,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||8.74Nm @ 5,000rpm|
|Top Speed||83 kmph|
|Wheel Size||10 inches|
Colors and Variants
The Honda Activa-i comes in two different variants – Standard and Deluxe. There are plenty of colors for the Honda Activa-i though – Alpha red Metallic, Orchid Purple Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Autumn Beige Metallic and Black.
- Great handling due to lightweight structure.
- Offers great mileage in single refueling.
- Affordable price tag for most people in the Indian market.
- Lacks modern scooter features.
- The styling is quite outdated. Nice, but old.
- The ride quality isn’t very comfortable.
|New Delhi||INR 51,663|