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New Honda Activa review, test ride

We ride Honda’s new HET tech enabled Activa scooter

DETAILS
  • Make  Honda
  • Model  Activa
  • Edition  2013
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The Honda Activa has ruled the Indian automatic scooter segment for over a decade and rival manufacturers have strived hard to eat into the Activa’s market share with limited success. Honda has taken its successful automatic scooter back to the drawing board at regular intervals, having brought in a facelift, increased displacement, and the Combined Braking System (CBS) in the past. To further up this scooter’s appeal, now, Honda has incorporated new engine technology known as Honda Eco Technology (HET). 

 
 

Fact File

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price Rs 47,188 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Engine

Fuel Petrol
Type 109cc, Single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke
Power 8bhp at 7500rpm
Torque 0.9kgm at 5500rpm
Power to weight 72bhp per tonne

Transmission

Type Variomatic

Dimensions

Length 1761mm
Width 710mm
Height 1147mm
Wheel base 1238mm
Boot volume 153mm

Chassis & Body

Weight 111kg
Wheels Pressed Steel
Tyres 90/100 x 10 inches

Suspension

Front Linked, twin shocks
Rear Stressed engine, Single shock

Brakes

Front 130mm drum
Rear 130mm drum

Economy

Tank size 5.3 litres
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New Honda Activa review, test ride

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