Disappointment for the majority scooter freaks. Sky-high was the expectation, speculation or whatever synonyms related to it, about the much anticipatedly teased scooter of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, Private Limited (HMSI), the Activa i. It's kind of fooling what was given in return for those who desired to see a stunning, powerful, betterly an all new scooter. It's the same engine, the same power, and the same performance. Moto-journalists who wanted to quote incredible about the upcoming scooter of Honda, finished penning in a great depression of seeing a humiliated scooter variant from Honda.
Before the launch of the Activa i, Honda had 3 scooters in the ramp- Dio, Activa, and Aviator. All three scooters are equipped with the same 109cc, Air cooled, 4-stroke, Single cylinder, OHC engine. What makes things vulgar for those who wanted a performing scooter from Honda is that the Activa i is also equipped with the same 109cc engine. So, for those who want a bigger, betterly a 125cc engined scooter can skip the Honda store within no time.
Although the things are just as mentioned above, Honda claims that the Activa i is a personal compact scooter. It is unisex, and for working executives and ladies, explains the company.
The Activa i is equipped with some good number of features as well. It has Combi Brake System, which makes both brakes to get activated simultaneously to improve stability and manoeuvrability, tubeless tyres, maintenance free battery with long life, viscous air filter, underseat storage of 18 liters, newly designed instrument panel, long seat, tail lamp, hugger fender, and muffler as well.
Being engineered applying the new technology of Honda HET (Honda Eco Technology), the 109cc engine certifies an incredible mileage of 60 kmpl under standard coditions. Delivering maximum power of 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 8.74 Nm @ 5500 rpm, the Activa i never disappoints who don't care power. Its engine is coupled with V-matic transmission.
Well, what is cool about the Activa i is that the scooter weighs only 103 kg and is priced lower than the best selling Honda scooter, Activa. This may cause someone to choose the Activa considering the price and weight. But, who is there who can't bear a two-wheeler that weighs 110kg. Almost all Indian commuter scooters weigh around 110kg. So running a scooter that weighs 110kg is not at all an issue for even the lady riders. Then the price fact. Making it Rs.3,000 cheaper than the Activa is not a great business move by Honda. So even pricing and weight don't become a criteria to select the Activa i.
The who can select it? Those who want to have a new model, which is unfamiliar to public, and those who wish to check out the all new mechanism of Honda can make a buy here.