Get up close with the new Honda Activa-I [video]
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Yesterday, we presented you the live feeds of the Honda Activa-I from Delhi complete with a detailed image gallery. Today, we present the walkaround video to familiarize you with the new automatic scooter.
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The Honda Activa-I is a compact and light scooter aimed at both men and women. The smallest and the most affordable Honda scooter adopts a simple design and is noticeably smaller than the rest of its stable mates.
The long slender indicator lights on the front apron along with a generously proportioned headlamp unit dominate the front fascia. Arching rear body panels culminate in a sharped edged taillamp unit. Honda says that the grab rail is designed in such a way to minimize the effort of mounting the scooter on the centre stand by 15%.
The 18 litre under-seat storage area is quite practical and is deep enough for a half-helmet to fit in, but the fuel filler cap continues to be hidden underneath the seat. Overall, the dimensions of the two wheeler is small enough for easy maneuverability in tight city traffic.
The scooter is powered by the same 109cc air cooled motor that powers all other Honda automatic scooters. The HET engine (Honda Eco Technology) develops 8 hp and 8.74 Nm of torque and is paired to a CVT.
The Honda Activa-I is priced at Rs. 44,200 (ex-showroom Delhi).