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New Honda Activa i review, test ride

We ride Honda’s sleek looking and lighter Activa-i scooter.

DETAILS
  • Make  Honda
  • Model  Activa i
  • Edition  2013
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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have cemented its presence in the Indian automatic scooter segment with its Activa, Aviator and Dio models. The Activa needs little introduction, being India’s most loved scooter, and the companies hottest seller. So, in a bid to build upon the Activa story, Honda has now rolled out what they call a personal compact automatic scooter, the Activa, now with an ‘i’. The Activa-i plays the role of a light, nimble and unisex automatic scooter that is easy to ride through traffic.

It’s a young and fresh looking daily commuter. Like most automatic scooters, the Activa-i houses its angular headlight in a bikini fairing, with clear lens turn indicators fitted to the scooters sleek front apron. As instruments, the i uses a boldly laid out analogue speedometer and fuel-gauge. Palm grips and switchgear are as expected from a Honda, comfortable and crisp working. Under the Activa-i seat is 18 litres of storage space, and the fuel tank filler, which can take in a maximum of 5.3 litres. The Activa-i’s flowing side panels taper towards the sharply styled taillight, giving it an attractive tail. The automatic scooter gets an ergonomically designed alloy grab bar that helps make hauling the scooter on its main stand less strenuous. The Activa-i rides on 10-inch pressed steel wheels and Honda has provided the rear wheel a tyre hugger. Overall fit-and-finish is good. Continued...

 

Fact File

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price Rs 44,200 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Engine

Fuel Petrol
Type Single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke, 109.2cc
Power 8bhp at 7500rpm
Torque 0.9kgm at 5500rpm

Transmission

Type Variomatic

Dimensions

Length 1795mm
Width 705mm
Height 1115mm
Wheel base 1238mm

Chassis & Body

Wheels Pressed steel
Tyres 90/100 x 10 inches

Suspension

Front Linked, twin shock
Rear Stressed engine, Single shock

Brakes

Front 130mm drum (CBS)
Rear 130mm drum (CBS)

Economy

Tank size 5.3Litres

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