Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Honda Activa

Honda Activa was the first scooter launched by Honda in India. It has been designed as a family two-wheeler and features higher load carrying capacity. Now, Honda India has come up with all new Activa with major styling changes all around.

Honda new Activa gets a redesigned front and rear section. The front is dominated by curvy and aerodynamic styling with redesigned headlamps. Clear lens turn indicators dominates the rear. Honda has used impact resistant ABS plastic panels to reduce the overall weight of the two-wheeler.

Following changes/additions have been made in new activa:

  • Redesigned headlamps with integrated clear lens indicators.
  • All new clear lens tail lamp with integrated clear lens indicators.
  • Impact resistant ABS plastic panels.
  • New 109cc 4 Stroke 8 Bhp engine.
  • Redesigned front and rear section.
  • New CBS System which applies front braking force whenever the rear brake is operated.

Engine & Technology

New activa is powered by 109cc 4-stroke engine pumping out 8 Bhp at 7500 rpm with maximum torque of 9Nm at 5500 rpm. The fuel tank capacity of new activa has been reduced to 5.3 litres because of the bigger engine.

It has superb build quality and is ultra reliable. It comes with tuffup technology; the tyres have double layered tubes with fluid in between. This seals the air leakage in case of a puncture to ensure that the rider enjoys a puncture-less ride.

New activa also gets combined braking system. Honda CBS is a safety system on motorcycles that balances the engagement of both front and rear brakes. CBS applies front braking force whenever the rear brake is operated.

It comes with an auto and kick start mechanism, automatic gear transmission with maximum speed of 80 kmph. It comes with multi-reflector head lamp and a convenient lift-up independent engine cover, this makes routine maintenance fast and hassle free. Neatly hidden between the seat is space that can comfortably hold a helmet or any other thing you wish to put away.

While the ground clearance remains the same at 145mm while the length and breadth has been limited to 1761mm and 710mm from 1765mm and 715mm. However this full body male scooter has grown taller 17mm and subquently the saddle height now stoods at 765mm versus the earlier 760mm.

It's powerful multi-reflector headlamp brightens up badly lit roads to make night driving a safe and pleasurable experience. It is much better in terms of reliability and overall quality as compared to other gearless scooters like Suzuki Access, Bajaj Kristal and Kinetic SYM Flyte.

Variants, Shades & Price

New Activa is available in 2 variants:

  • Activa Standard
  • Activa Deluxe

The New activa is available in following six shades:

  • Grey metallic
  • Candy lucid red
  • Mettalic Black
  • Force silver metallic
  • Wild purple metallic
  • Pearl sunbeam white

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