Honda has launched the new Activa in the Indian market today. The changes are comprehensive this time with new front and rear styling, bigger engine and Honda’s CBS (Combined Braking System) a first on any two wheeler in India.
The aerodynamically redesigned front end is curvy with an allÂ new headlamp while the change to the rear include a set of clear lens indicators. Honda’s has also made use of impact resistant ABS plastic panels in the interests of lower weight, fuel economy and performance.Â The 110cc air cooled engine now makes a healthy 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm and 0.9 kgm of maximum twist @ 5500 rpm. The new Active also comes with Honda’s CBS (Combined Braking System) a first for any two wheeler in India, a system which automaticallyÂ applies front braking force when rear brake is applied resulting in short stopping distances and no skidding which in turn increases the overall safety.
The fuel tank capacity has been reduced to 5.3 Litres while the underseat storage space has increased to a generous 18 Litres, enough to keep a full faced helmet easily. Other features include glovebox which is still optional, key shutter and rear tuff up tube which decreases the chances of a puncture.
The new Activa has the same ground clearance as the old model at 145 mm while the length and breadth are now 1761 mm and 710 mm respectively, slightly down from 1765 mm and 715 mm earlier. The saddle height stands at 765 mm up 5 mmÂ from the earlier 760 mm. The new Activa will be available in a total of six colors: Geny Grey Metallic, Candy Lucid Red, Black, Force Silver Metallic, Wild Purple Metallic and Pearl Sunbeam White.
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The new Activa comes in two variants - StandardÂ and Deluxe. The deluxe version comes with CBS which will come in a little later. The Activa StandardÂ has been priced at Rs 39,800 Ex-Showroom, New Delhi.
Ex-Showroom Prices for other cities:
Pune â€“ Rs. 41,300
Bengulru â€“ Rs. 41,340
Kolkata â€“ Rs. 41,320