Honda Aviator 2019 is a classy, muscular and tall sort of scooter from HMSI. Coming under Honda Dio in terms of price and features this one is clearly focussed and meant for a matured audience. So does it become understated or not in performance and other parameters which finalizes the final score?. Time to find out.
Value for Money
Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices
8.1PS @ 7,000rpm
8.91N.m @ 5,500rpm
LED POSITION LAMPS
CLASSY CHROME FRONT
4 IN 1 LOCK
RETRACTABLE REAR HOOK
METAL MUFFLER COVER
CBS WITH EQUALIZER
|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 54J|
|Tyres (R)||90/100-10 53J|
|Brakes (F)||Disc 190mm|
|Brakes (R)||Drum 130mm|
|Length x Width x Height||1802mm x 703mm x 1162mm|
|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|
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HONDA AVIATOR TEST RIDE & REVIEW
CLASSY AND TALLER
The updated version of Honda Aviator 2019 augurs well with the more matured audience. The front section of the scooter has a conventional styling with smart LED headlamp design. In the side profile, the tall nature of the scooter is clearly evident with adequate muscular edges along the sides. Rear consists of muscular lines sweeping upwards with an end of nicely sculpted rear lamp design.
There are no modern stickers or graphics on side profiles so overall it is classy in nature. A lot of styling cues in Honda Aviator 2019 is taken from Honda Dio and Activa. The build quality of fibre, switchgear and paint are top notch. There are 4 colour options available in this model and that is both understated and standard in nature.
ENGINE – REFINED & AGGRESSIVE
Honda Aviator 2019 gets a 109cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that produces a maximum 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 provides better performance, mileage along with fuel economy. 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.
It has the prominent CVT lag till 40 km/h after that it reaches 85 km/h very quickly. This trait sets apart Aviator from the rest of the scooters. Now in refinement section engine is ultra refined and silent. It returns about 59-64km/l in city conditions and around extra 5kms in highways. Power to weight ratio is precisely 76.4PS/ton which for scooters is considered to be fair.
GOOD SUSPENSION SETUP
Telescopic forks do a fantastic job up front of the scooter by offering quality and comfortable ride. The rear section features spring-loaded hydraulic type with underbone chassis. Ergonomics for the rider is perfect while for the pillion it is not that adequate. The positioning of footpegs and footrest are exceptional in Aviator.
The saddle is plough and soft enough to provide a smooth ride for even longer hours of the continuous ride. Presence of 190mm disc with 3 pot caliper and 130mm rear drum brakes along with CBS (Combined Braking System) does handle braking duties in a great manner. Another peculiarity is wide and larger tyres. Being tubeless tyre it reduces the chances of immediate deflation in case of a puncture.
CBS braking system with an equaliser, LED headlamp & position lamp, telescopic forks and tubeless tyres are the most noteworthy ones among the lot. Along with this 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch, mobile charging socket, alloy wheels, spacious under seat storage & mobile charging socket completes the features package for Honda Activa 2019.
HONDA AVIATOR VERDICT
Honda Aviator 2019 is a scooter that is really meant for a matured audience. Overall looks convey that clearly. In performance and handling section Aviator earns brownie points with adequate features onboard. So it is a value for money proposition for those who love to have understated and classy scooter.
- Telescopic front forks
- Front disc brake with CBS