The sixth-generation model of India's highest-selling scooter, and two-wheeler, the Honda Activa, has been launched, with updates to meet the upcoming BS6 emission regulations. The Honda Activa 6G, as it's called, has been significantly updated, with minor cosmetic upgrades, new features, and an updated fuel-injected engine as well, which is likely to be more refined and efficient than the Activa 5G it replaces. So, what all has changed on the 2020 Honda Activa 6G? Here's a look at all you need to know about the latest Activa 6G BS6 model.
Engine & Performance
The most significant change to the sixth-generation Honda Activa is the updated fuel-injected engine to meet the new upcoming emission regulations. The engine gets a new silent-start ACG starter motor, which negates any gear meshing noises in the starter motor. There are other mechanical updates inside the engine as well, including an offset cylinder, compact weight crankshaft and optimised piston which reduces overall engine friction.
Optimised weight is said to improve fuel efficiency by as much as 10 per cent over the outgoing model. But while the engine may be more efficient and run smoother than the earlier carburetted 5G, maximum power has fallen slightly. The updated engine makes 7.68 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 8.79 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm.
Dimensions & Cycle Parts
The new Activa 6G is bigger than the outgoing model it replaces. The wheelbase has been increased, and the seat is longer and the scooter also offers more floor space. The front wheel is a larger 12-inch diameter now, replacing the 10-inch wheel of the Activa 5G. Suspension has also been updated, with a telescopic front suspension, and a 3-step rear adjustable suspension. The programmed fuel injection has five sensors which results in smooth and linear power output.
Design & Features
The overall design of the new Honda Activa 6G has not gone through a complete transformation. So, it still retains its familiar Activa design, but has been tweaked to justify the new generation tag. The instrument console is an analogue speedometer with an analogue fuel gauge. While the Activa 5G did get a small digital console, that has been completely done away with on the Activa 6G. The new Activa also gets an engine start-stop switch, a multi-function ignition key with remote seat hatch operation, as well as an external fuel filler lid, which has remote operation as well.
Price & Variants
The Honda Activa 6G will be available in a choice of six different colours and two variants. The colours are Glitter Blue Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, Dazzle Yellow Metallic, Black, Pearl Precious White and Matte Axis Grey Metallic. The difference between the Standard variant and the Deluxe variant is the introduction of the LED headlight on the Deluxe model. The Honda Activa 6G Standard variant is priced at ₹ 63,912 (Ex-showroom, Delhi), while the Honda Activa 6G Deluxe variant is priced at ₹ 65,412 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).