|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||1cc||Manual||-PS @ -RPM||-NM @ -RPM||1kmpl|
|petrol||0cc||auto||-PS @ -RPM||-NM @ -RPM||0kmpl|
The Honda Activa has been the highest-selling 2-wheeler vehicle since its launch in 2001. In the latest 5th gen avatar the changes are mostly cosmetic, the bike gets paint schemes and an updated digital-analogue gauge cluster with ECO mode straight from the Honda Grazia. No changes have been made on the performance side and the scooter retains the old tried and tested 109cc engine.
Measuring 1761 mm in length, 710 mm in width and standing 1158 mm tall, the new Activa 5G hasn't got any major visual changes. The scooter derives its looks from the previous-gen Activa 4G and maintains the original Activa's silhouette. The 5G also gets chrome garnish on the front-end to add a premium look, however, the scooter still looks quite pale when compared with the competition.
Honda has never failed to freshen up the market with next-generation features and technology. The major change that can be seen on the Activa 5G is the new coloured speedometer along with odometer, clock, trip meter and fuel meter in digital format and the key slot which has a new seat opening feature. Even though Honda has now reduced the under-seat storage in the Activa, the new 5G has been introduced with a charging socket.
Safety has always been the top priority for Honda and the new 5th gen Activa is no exception, as Honda has equipped the vehicle with CBS (Combi-Braking System). Honda has also added an LED headlamp to ensure that the road in front of the rider is well-lit at all times. The 1,238 mm wheelbase and the tubeless tyres further add to the strength and stability of the scooter.
There have been no changes on the engine and performance side and the Honda Activa retains the 109cc motor from the 4th generation making 8 HP at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine feels peppy and has a strong midrange which makes it ideal for city riding but it isn't enough for highway duties and will run out of steam pretty soon.
The 109 cc petrol engine on the Activa has a company claimed mileage of 60km/l, but in the real world it can return anything between 40 - 50 km/l.
The Honda Activa has a very upright seating position which makes the bike very manoeuvrable and easy to handle. Taller riders can also be accommodated with ease on the Activa, thanks to the wide footboard and comfortable seat. The Activa 5G doesn't get any suspension upgrades and retains the ageing bottom-link unit at the front and a hydraulic monoshock unit at the rear.