Honda Activa i Review: An Activa With A Compact Design

The Activa i is a compact scooter from Honda. First launched back in 2013, this scooter was made with colourful graphics and modern cosmetic to catch the attention of the youth of the country. The Activa i is actually a modernised version of the popular scooter Activa, and this light weight compact scooter represents the attempt of the company to widen its popular two wheeler to the younger masses. Honda relaunched this scooter again in 2017, with much more features like a maintenance free battery, big storage, USB charging, and more.

Honda Activa i Scooter Taapsee Pannu

The Activa i retained the same engine as seen on Dio, Activa, and the Aviator but showcases a lighter weight design concept. The new version of the Activa i comes with exciting features and design to win the hearts of the many.

A compact body design is what makes the Activa i different from its sibling Activa. Honda engineers have made this scooter appeals more towards the youth by making it a light weight peppy scooter with attractive design queues.

Activa i Design

A beautiful sculpted front apron and the attached headlamps provide a modern look to this scooter. A redesigned seat and good seat height make this scooter an all round commuter for all the members of the family.

Dual Tone Body Colours
The Activa i showcase a colourful body along with trendy graphics combined with dazzling dual tone colours. The dual tone gives a spectacular look to this scooter and make this scooter appear different from any scooters in this segment and brings out a fresh look.

Honda Activa i Dual Tone Body

Honda has come with this design queue to give modern look to this light weight commuter and the dual tone matches simply with the look and feel of the entire stance showcased by this offering from Honda.

Compact Design
The lightweight and compact design of this scooter make it easy to use around cities and traffic with much ease. The ability to use this scooter around traffic and cities with ease adds to more comfort and provides confidence to the ride.

Honda Activa i Colours

Stylish Graphics
Contemporary and unisex graphics give Activa i a very stylish and energetic feel. Even though the style and graphics may look too feminine in some sides, Honda has made efforts to makes this scooter uni sexual.

Activa i

Body Colour Mirrors
A new body colour mirrors are provided in the Activa i so that it reflects in the same colour as that of the scooter, due to the attractive rear-view mirrors. This adds fun while riding this scooter around town and cities.

Honda Activa i Body Colour Mirrors

New Tail Light
A new sharp tail light distinguishes this scooter from any other and provides an outstanding look to the overall rear design stance of Activa i.

Honda Activa i New Tail Light

The exceptional look given by the tail lamps can be distinguished even from a long distance making it easy to spot the scooter in any rush place or crowd parking lot.

Big Storage with Mobile Charging Socket
Big Storage has become a must have feature for scooters nowadays and Honda has judiciously provided a big 18L storage space so as to carry stuff in and around the city safely.

Honda Activa i Mobile Charging Socket

The storage could hold a helmet, books, handbags and other essentials. With the storage, Honda also provides USB charging of mobile phones on the go so users can simply go carefree while exploring any remote place.

Automatic Headlamp On
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) is a new feature made to increase the visibility of two wheeler in any lighting conditions.

Activa i Automatic Headlight On

So in dawn, dusk and fog, the stunning headlight with AHO improves the visibility of the new Activa i.

A 109.19 cc Air cooled, 4-stroke, Single cylinder, OHC comprises the engine of the new Activa i. The mill produces 8 bhp of maximum power at 7500 rpm and 8.74 Nm torque at 5500 rpm.

HET BSIV Engine Activa i

The new engine is compliant with BS-IV norms and comes with Honda Eco Technology which ensures optimum performance and superb mileage. The engine uses the V-Matic type automatic transmission to transmit the power to wheels.

Braking and Suspension
The scooter features a spring loaded hydraulic type suspension at both the front and rear sides. A 130 mm drum brakes are used at both the wheels for efficient braking. On addition to that, Honda's own CBS breaking with the equalizer is also employed. This ensures a shorter braking distance, while equalizer helps in balancing the scooter while braking.

Tubless Tyres

Honda Activa i Tubeless Tyre

Tubeless tyres are equipped so that it reduces the chances of immediate deflation in case of a puncture and a flat tyre is also easy to setup to normal usage with minimal labour

CBS Braking
Combi Braking System has been used in Activa i. In this technology, when a user applies his back brake, both the front and rear brakes acts simultaneously to provide effective braking.

Activa i Combi Braking System

This ensures a shorter braking distance with more stability. The Equalizer, which is a unique feature by Honda, gives perfect balance while braking in any conditions. Moreover, the scooter is constructed around underbone type chassis, which makes it stable around corners and high speed with good stability in citie.


Honda Activa i is available in following colours - Purple Metallic, Alpha Red Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, and Biege Metallic

Full Technical Specifications of Honda Activa i
Engine109.19 cc Air cooled, 4-stroke, Single cylinder, OHC
Engine StartingElectric/Kick
Maximum Power8 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque8.74 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Top Speed83 kmph
Front BrakeDrum
Rear BrakeDrum
Front SuspensionSpring-loaded hydraulic type
Rear SuspensionSpring-loaded hydraulic type
Front Tyre90/100-10.53J
Rear Tyre90/100-10.53J
Weight103 kg
Ground Clearance165 mm
Fuel tank capacity5.3L
Battery12V 3Ah (MF)
Head lamp12V 35/35W
Ground Clearance165 mm
Weight103 kg

Price (Ex-Showroom)

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Last updated on 07-08-2017. Published on 07-08-2017.
Published by Scooters4Sale in category Reviews
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Looks like Indianised version of Honda Lead
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