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.
Value for Money
Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices
8.1PS @ 7,000rpm
8.94N.m @ 5,500rpm
DUAL TONE COLORS
BS-IV HET ENGINE
CBS WITH EQUALIZER
NEW FRONT HOOK
METAL MUFFLER COVER
SEAT OPENING SWITCH
18L STORAGE SPACE
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Start Type||Electric / Kick Start|
|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)|
|Length x Width x Height||1795mm x 705mm x 1115mm|
|Kerb Weight||104Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)|
|Electrical System||12 volt - DC|
|Battery||12V 3Ah (MF)|
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke|
|Power||8.1PS @ 7,000rpm|
|Torque||8.94Nm @ 5,500rpm|
|Air Filter Type||Viscous Paper Filter|
|Bore x Stroke||50mm x 55.6mm|
HONDA ACTIVA i 2019 Videos
HONDA ACTIVA i 2019 TEST RIDE & REVIEW
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.
- Affordable pricing
- Refined & performing engine
- No disc brake even as option
- No telescopic suspension upfront
- cramped footboard