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The Honda Activa-I, the most affordable automatic scooter from Honda’s stable has been launched in India today.

Honda Activa-I launched in India

The Activa-I becomes the fourth member of Honda’s automatic scooter family which comprises of the Dio, Activa and the Aviator. Honda already has a dominant market share of 50% and the new scooter is aimed at increasing it further.

Honda Activa-I unisex automatic scooter launched in India

Honda wishes to classify the Indian automatic scooter segment into three broad categories – Moto Scooter (Dio), Family Scooter (Activa and Aviator) and Personal Compact Scooter. Honda says that the Activa-I is its first personal compact scooter in India. According to the company, this segment caters to almost 25% of the automatic scooter sales in India.

Beige metallic Honda Activa-I

The Activa-I is aimed at easy maneuverability in city conditions for both male and female riders. In terms of looks, the scooter has a slimmer physique than rest of the Honda scooters. The big turn indicators located on the sharp edged front apron form the highlight of the design. Overall, the design language is conservative and unisex in appeal.

instrument console of the Honda Activa-I

The Activa-I is equipped with the Combi Brake system (CBS), tubeless tires, maintenance free battery, viscous air filter and an under seat storage capacity of 18-liters. The scooter tips the scale at 103kg and has a ground clearance of 165mm.

Rear three quarter of the Honda Activa-I

The Activa-I is powered by the same 109cc air cooled engine as the Activa, which produces 8bhp of power and 8.74Nm of torque. The motor employs the Honda Eco technology (HET) which debuted in Honda’s range of scooters earlier this year. HET adopts various measures to achieve a claimed fuel economy of 60km/l.

Purple and beige Honda Activa-I

The scooter is available in 4 color options – Beige Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, Alpha Red Metallic and Purple Metallic. It will be on sale across India by the end of this month.

The Honda Activa-I is priced at Rs. 44,200 (ex-showroom Delhi) which is about Rs. 3,000 cheaper than the 2013 Activa and about Rs. 500 cheaper than the Dio. With the additional capacity of the newly inaugurated third plant near Bengaluru, Honda has equipped itself the much needed additional production capacity.

The new scooter is expected to enable Honda to consolidate its market leadership in the automatic scooter segment.

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  • Reena

    Hi Guys, i have recently booked Activa – I … What should I do now ??

    • http://indianautosblog.com Shrawan Raja

      Hi Reena, the best idea is to wait for your vehicle’s delivery! Good luck.

  • vicky.9437605353

    It’s good for new launch,but tnk it is quite better for slimest body structure lady whose weight below 30 kgs.otherwise body will be strike at outer object in rush.Besides all dont ask for boys to ride.

  • Jay Termkar

    Thank god they have changed their design language…now we can expect more slim scooters from Honda instead of Bulky Hippo like scooter designs….but they could have introduce Fuel Injection, Disc Brakes and bigger wheels like TVS Wego….then it would be more stable on roads ..

  • Jack

    Why is no one talking of “Flying”? Perhaps after seeing the new scooter, walking might be a better option. What a climb down after all the hype.

    • surojit

      I agree..

  • Ameya

    Does it come with a metallic body or plastic finds its way on this?

  • Kunwar Prateek Singh

    I don’t understand what’s happening to the auto industry now a days, clear example of a cut copy n paste design and if you look at it, at first glance it looks almost like the PLEASURE from Hero Motocorp…. I was expecting a break through design for the brand that made Honda stood on its feet in India ‘THE ACTIVA’. And I’m disappointed completely. I own 2 activa scooters n simply love them over ne other products from competition. Disgrace n sheer Disrespect for Activa brand name.

  • surojit

    Rubbish!! what more could u expect, next activa Z? and I thought they would launch pcx this year end. LOL

  • Rahul

    It might compete with Honda’s own products itself.
    I guess it should have been cheaper by 5,000 than Activa.