The Honda Activa i 110 cc scooter is one of the top-selling models from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), and one of the three Activa scooters that are sold in the country. The Honda Activa i is essentially an entry-level offering in the Activa range and at the same time a more stylish looking version of the regular Honda Activa, which is right now in its fifth-generation. In fact, the scooter is targeted towards the young and college-going riders. The Honda Activa i has already updated the scooter for the 2018 model year and with cosmetic upgrades and new colour options over the previous version. Honda Two-Wheelers offers the Activa i in four a dual tone colour options Candy Jazz Blue, Imperial Red Metallic, Lush Magenta Metallic, and Orchid Purple Metallic, with decals and graphics on the side body panels. The scooter also comes in a single tone Matte Axis GreyMetallic colour option. There are a few cosmetic changes that one sees over the regular Activa,however, the engine and the dimensions remain the same.
Honda Active i Looks
The Honda Activa i comes with a sleek and modern design featuring a curvy headlamp with halogen lights, a well sculpted front apron with subtle design lines and a pair of sleek, vertically positioned indicators on either end. The scooter comes with contrast coloured mirrors, while on either side we see edgy graphics and styling decals adding its vibrant design. The side body panels also feature the ‘Activa i’ brand logo along with the Honda Eco Technology (HET) branding. The inner panels, the wide seat and the large rear grab rails, all receive a black treatment, among few other plastic cladding and rear mudguard. The rear end features a sharp-looking taillamp with integrated turn signal lights on both side and a separate reflector strip below. Overall, the design of the Honda Activa i is pretty much in line with Honda’s current design language and stylish enough to match its rivals, the TVS Wego, and the Hero Duet, among others.
Honda Activa i Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the Honda Activa i is marginally larger than the standard Honda Activa. The scooter comes with an overall length of 1,795 mm, along with a width of 705 mm and a total height of 1,115 mm. The Honda Activa i features a wheelbase of 1,238 mm, while the seat height tops at 765 mm and the ground clearance goes up to 165 mm. The Honda Activa i comes with a kerb weight of 103 kg and it comes with a fuel tank capacity of 5.3 litres. The lightweight of the scooter aides in better handling and helps achieve improved fuel efficiency as well.
Honda Activa i Features
On the features front, the 2018 Honda Activa i comes with new and updated offerings. One of the new features that have been borrowed from the Activa 5G is the 4-IN-1 lock with seat opening switch in the front. The Activa i also comes with CBS with an equalizer that ensures a shorter braking distance with more stability. The equalizer also ensures perfect balance while braking. The scooter also gets a vibrant dual tone instrument cluster, a front hook for hanging bags, and stylish new metal muffler protector that’s durable, and gives the design an edge. Honda also offers an 18 litre under seat storage compartment with mobile charging socket, and the company’s Honda Eco Technology (HET) which ensures optimum performance and mileage.
Honda Activa i Engine Specifications & Transmission
The Honda Activa i is powered by the same BS-VI compliant 109.2 cc single-cylinder engine with HET. The engine, of course, is paired with a continuous variable transmission or a CVT which translates into effortless riding on city roads. The motor churns out a maximum of 8.0 bhp at 7,000 rpm and develops 8.94 Nm at 5,500 rpm and thanks to the light body of the scooter it returns a fuel efficiency of 60 kmpl. The Activa i engine is carbureted and the scooter comes with both, an electric starter along with a kick-start function.
Honda Activa i Performance & Mileage
The Honda Activa i might not exactly be the most powerful offering in the 110 cc segment, but the scooter surely offers great rideability, along with smooth power delivery and performance. The tried and tested 110 cc engine is quite refined and the Activa i can offer a maximum speed up to 83 kmph. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Activa i offers a superior mileage of over 60 kmpl, and one of the reasons why it has been possible in because of the extensive use of plastic parts instead of metal body parts.
Honda Activa i Wheels, Tyres, & Brakes
The Honda Activa i scooter runs on a pair of 10-inch steel wheels, at both front and back. The wheels are shod in 90/100 section tubeless tyres, which offer better rideability. The braking duties are handled by a 130 mm drum brake up front and a similar 130 mm drum unit at the back, which are assisted by Honda’s combi braking system (CBS) technology.
Honda Activa i Ride & Handling
The Honda Activa i comes with a spring loaded hydraulic type suspension setup, at both front and rear, which, coupled with the tubeless tyres, can handle the undulations on the pretty nicely. Furthermore, the wide, upright seating position and the approachable seat height of 765 mm which translates to a comfortable riding posture and comfort. The scooter is also light-weight and nimble, making it a lot more convenient to handle for both men and women riders.
Honda Activa i Pricing & Competition
The Honda Activa i is offered in only one variant in India, equipped with steel wheels and drum brakes as standard. The scooter is priced in the country at Rs. 50,010 (ex-showroom, Delhi). In terms of competition, the Honda Activa i competes in India will the likes of the TVS Wego, Hero Duet, and the Suzuki Let’s in the 110 cc scooter segment.