Honda launched the Activa-i in December last year as a cheaper, lighter and more stylish version of its bestselling scooter, the Activa. The scooter carries a several cosmetic changes over the regular Activa, while retaining the engine, dimensions and the platform.
Though Honda claims that the Activa-i is a unisex scooter, there is a hint of feminism around the restyled fibre body. Honda also offers the Activa-i with Combi Brake System (CBS), which offers better braking on the two drum brakes. Other features include tubeless tyres, a maintenance free battery along with an 18-litres storage area under the seat which is enough for a full face helmet. The Activa-i has a comfortable and upright riding position which is good for daily commuting.
The Activa-i is powered by a 109.2cc Honda Eco Technology (HET) engine with CVT, which churns out 8bhp and 8.74Nm of torque. The fibre body has helped reduce the scooter’s weight and it now tips the scale at 103kg as compared to 110kg of the Activa which translates into an efficiency of 60kmpl.
The Activa-i is priced at Rs 48,059 (ex-showroom Delhi) and is available in four colours – white, purple, red and beige.