Honda Cliq vs. Honda Activa - Spec sheet & Pictorial comparison

23/06/2017 - 00:46 | ,  ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

The Honda Activa has sold more than 1.5 lakh units in India since the launch.

With the Honda Activa being the largest selling two-wheeler in the country, Honda’s market share in the automatic scooter segment is enviable for its competition. The Honda Navi, unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo, brought fresh new life to the segment with its quirky and fun attitude. It used the same powertrain as the Activa but lacked the practicality of the latter. The Honda Cliq though might change that.

Honda Cliq vs Honda Activa - Spec sheet comparison front three quarter right
The Honda Cliq is not just affordable, but is also the funkier of the two.

Built on the Navi's platform, the Honda Cliq is 6 kg lighter than the Honda Activa and also gets Honda’s safety net of Combined Brake System with Equalizer. The 109.19 cc engine in both the products is coupled to a V-Matic gearbox producing an identical 8 bhp of maximum power.

Specifications Honda Cliq Honda Activa
Engine 109.19 cc air-cooled
Max Power 8 bhp at 7,000 rpm
Peak Torque 8.94 Nm at 5,500 rpm 9 Nm at 5,500 rpm
Transmission V-Matic
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Starting method Kick/Self
Top Speed 83 km/h
Fuel Tank 3.5-litre 5.3-litre
Kerb Weight 102 kg 108 kg
Length x Width x Height (in mm) 1,745 x 695 x 1,039 1,761 x 710 x 1,149
Wheelbase 1,241 mm 1,238 mm
Ground Clearance 154 mm 153 mm
Seat Height 743 mm 765 mm
Front Suspension Spring Loaded Hydraulic type Spring Loaded Hydraulic type
Rear Suspension Spring Loaded Hydraulic type Spring Loaded Hydraulic type
Front Tyre 90/100-10 53J (tubeless) 90/100-10
Rear Tyre 90/100-10 53J (tubeless) 90/100-10
Front Brake 130 mm drum
Rear Brake 130 mm drum
Price (ex-showroom, Jaipur) INR 42,990 INR 51,951

The Honda Cliq though claims an output of 8.94 Nm torque while the Honda Activa claims a torque of 9 Nm at the same engine speed. However, that’s a difference which won’t be noticeable in any real-world riding scenarios. In fact, the lighter body of the Cliq will help the scooter feel quicker.

Both the Honda Cliq and Honda Activa 4G get spring loaded hydraulic type suspension setup in the front as well as the rear so should offer similar levels of comfort. The Honda Cliq is smaller than the Honda Activa but gets a shorter 743 mm ground clearance (Activa gets 765 mm). Both the scooters get drum brakes and 10-inch tubeless tyres.

The Honda Activa 4G beats the Honda Cliq in the range on a tankful of petrol as it gets a 5.3-litre tank which is bigger than the puny 3.5-litre seen in the new kid on the block. In features, the Honda Cliq and Honda Activa are neck and neck and get similar AHO, mobile charging point, and a maintenance free battery. The additional luggage carrier for the Honda Cliq increases its versatility.

Honda Cliq vs Honda Activa - Spec sheet comparison side left
The Honda Cliq is has a smaller 3.5-litre fuel tank which will translate to a smaller range.

Also Read: Honda Cliq vs. Honda Navi – Spec sheet comparison

The Honda Activa 4G, with a price tag of INR 51,951 is significantly more expensive than the Honda Cliq which has a starting price of INR 42,990 (both prices, ex-showroom, Jaipur). A more affordable Honda Activa i is also on offer with a price tag of INR 49,071 (ex-showroom, Jaipur) but it is more of a women-centric offering. However, the Honda Activa is available at the moment at all dealerships across the country but the Honda Cliq is limited only to Rajasthan. A pan-India presence of the Honda Cliq will be possible only by the festive season, and the Cliq has its work cut out in semi-urban and rural markets.

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