HONDA ACTIVA I

INTRODUCTION

Honda Activa i 2019 is a unisex scooter model from HMSI that has its focus intended towards women riders. From the first look itself, it is clearly evident with its styling and shape. Also, the company claims that it has good performance, mileage and lightweight nature. Is it true or not? So we will check out whether this model has got acceptance among the women.

Ratings

  • 90%

    Performance

  • 80%

    Features

  • 85%

    Handling

  • 90%

    Comfort

  • 95%

    Build Quality

  • 90%

    Styling

  • 85%

    Value for Money

  • 87%

    Total

Price

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Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices

GALLERY

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLACEMENT

109.19cc

MILEAGE

66-74km/l

POWER

8.1PS @ 7,000rpm

TORQUE

8.94N.m @ 5,500rpm

FUEL SYSTEM

CARBURETOR

TANK CAPACITY

5.3 liters

REAR SUSPENSION

SPRING LOADED

KERB WEIGHT

104Kg

SPECIAL FEATURES

1

DUAL TONE COLORS

2

INSTRUMENT PANEL

3

4-IN-1 LOCK

4

BS-IV HET ENGINE

5

MOBILE CHARGING

6

COMPACT DESIGN

7

CBS WITH EQUALIZER

8

COLOR MIRRORS

9

NEW FRONT HOOK

10

METAL MUFFLER COVER

11

SEAT OPENING SWITCH

12

18L STORAGE SPACE

Full Specifications

City 62-67km/l
Highway 68-73km/l
Speedometer Analogue
Tachometer No
Tripmeter No
Fuel Guage Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Battery Indicator No
Low Oil Indicator No
Start Type Electric / Kick Start
Kill Switch No
Clock No
Pass Light Yes
ABS No
Stand Alarm No
Type Under bone
Front Suspension Spring loaded
Rear Suspension Spring loaded
Tyres (F) 90/100-10 53J
Tyres (R) 90/100-10 53J
Brakes (F) Drum 130mm
Brakes (R) Drum 130mm (CBS)
Wheelbase 1238mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Length x Width x Height 1795mm x 705mm x 1115mm
Kerb Weight 104Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 5.3l
Electrical System 12 volt - DC
Battery 12V 3Ah (MF)
Head Lamp LED
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke
Displacement 110cc
Power 8.1PS @ 7,000rpm
Torque 8.94Nm @ 5,500rpm
Air Filter Type Viscous Paper Filter
Bore x Stroke 50mm x 55.6mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Supply Carburetor

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HONDA ACTIVA i 2019 TEST RIDE & REVIEW

fEMINISH STYLING

The is an out and out scooter meant for women riders. The front section of the scooter has two curvy angular headlamps with halogen lights. In the side profile, the wing shape side panels along with unisex graphics pattern make it more feminist. Rear section consists of a large tail lamp indicator set and conventional grab rail with a lot of vacant space on both sides.


The dual tone colour scheme of the scooter and body coloured mirrors gives a distinctive appeal. The build quality of fibre, switchgear and paint are top notch. There are 5 colours options available in this model and all are not either too flashy nor too classy.

REFINED & DECENT POWER MILL

Honda Activa I‘s 109cc, air-cooled, four-stroke mill produces peak power of 8.1PS @ 7,000rpm and a peak torque of 8.94Nm @ 5,500rpm. Honda Eco Technology (HET) is now present in all Honda motorcycles and scooters as this technology reduces fuel consumption, lowers friction and the weight of engine components. Power delivery at low revs is linear in nature and responds quick enough according to the throttle inputs. The engine is coupled to V Matic (Variomatic) or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which does gear changing matters.


Now in refinement section engine is almost refined and silent. It returns about 55-60km/l in city conditions and around extra 5kms in highways. In order to wakeup the engine self and kick start options are available. Power to weight ratio is precisely 78.6PS/ton which for scooters is considered to be fair.

AVERAGE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Both front and rear section feature spring-loaded hydraulic type with underbone chassis. Telescopic forks are really missing upfront which is vital to bring in extra comfort and control to the handling. As a result of this Honda Activa i 2019 gets unsettled and is uncomfortable in worst road conditions. Ergonomics for the rider is having upright nature while for the pillion there is enough space behind. Scooter is mere 103kgs making it a lot more convenient to handle for women riders specifically.

The saddle is a tad hard when compared to the other Honda scooters. The omission of a disc brake is disappointing and feedback from a set of 130mm drum brakes is not convincing but CBS (Combined Braking System) does settle matters overall. Tubeless tyres do relieve you from puncture issues as a scooter can be ridden even after puncture for some time.

ESSENTIAL FEATURES AVAILABLE

CBS braking system with an equaliser, dynamic instrument panel, front hook and 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch are the notable ones. Along with this mobile charging socket, tubeless tyres & 18L storage space completes the features package.

HONDA ACTIVA I VERDICT

Honda Activa i 2019 is a scooter that is focussed and meant for women riders. In performance and handling section it does have some hits and misses but overall seems above average. With an affordable price tag and good performance, it does somehow crosses the lane but can have a lot more improvements.

PROS

  • Affordable pricing
  • Refined & performing engine
  • Nimble & light weight
  • Fuel efficient

    CONS

    • No disc brake even as option
    • No telescopic suspension upfront
    • cramped footboard