Honda will bring its most successful scooter, the Activa, to the Auto Expo with a 125cc engine. The Activa since its launch has been powered bya 109cc engine.
Honda’s Activa is the best-selling scooter in India, however, with competition getting a powerful 125cc engine, it was a shortcoming in the Activa. The company hasn’t divulged any details about the new powerful Activa though. This will also mark a new beginning for the company as this would be the first 125cc scooter from Honda in India.
The Activa with 16cc more than the current model will come with a 125cc, single cylinder four-stroke, air-cooled engine mated to a variator-controlled transmission. The larger engine Activa will trade fuel economy for performance but could up the compromising the desirability of the scooter.
The Activa will get two engine options as compared to some of its rivals which have only 125cc motors. We expect the new model to cost marginally higher than its counterparts like the Suzuki’s Access and Swish, Mahindra’s Rodeo, Duro whereas it may be cheaper than the Piaggio Vespa.