The Honda Activa is a motor scooter made by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). It was launched in India in May 1999. Production in Mexico began in 2004.[2] It is a 109/125 cc, 7 bhp (5.2 kW) scooter. The vehicle has the option of kick- and self-start.

Honda Activa
ManufacturerHonda Motorcycle and Scooter India
Honda de México
Production2001; 23 years ago (2001)–present;
PredecessorKinetic Honda
SuccessorActiva 125
Engine125 cc (7.6 cu in) or 109 cc (6.7 cu in), air-cooled(100), OHC, four stroke, single
Power7 or 8 bhp (5.2 or 6.0 kW) in 2009 model (claimed)[1]
Torque8.74 Nm (claimed)[1]
SuspensionBottom link with spring-loaded hydraulic damper (front), unit swing with spring-loaded hydraulic damper (rear)[1]
BrakesDrum, 130mm (front & rear) with CBS (only in 2009 model)
Tires297 90/100-10 53J
Wheelbase1,238 mm (48.7 in)
DimensionsL: 1,761 mm (69.3 in)
W: 710 mm (28 in)
H: 1,147 mm (45.2 in)
Seat height765 mm (30.1 in)
Fuel capacity5.75 L (1.26 imp gal; 1.52 US gal) or 5.3 L (1.2 imp gal; 1.4 US gal) in 2009 model
Exhaust Sound of Honda Activa

History edit

Honda began selling a new version of the Activa in the Indian market on 8 May 2009, with a new 109 cc (6.7 cu in) engine. Honda said the Fuel economy was improved by 15%.[3]

In April 2014, Honda began an upgraded model of Activa with a 125 cc (7.6 cu in) engine and rebranded the model as Activa 125. Currently, both Activa-i and Activa 125 are sold in India along with traditional Honda Activa.

Honda began selling the Activa-i in India, a cheaper and lighter version of the Activa, in December 2013. It is powered by a 110 cc (6.7 cu in) engine. On September 22, 2015, Honda announced that they had sold over 1 million Activas in five months in the Indian market, from April to August.[4]

Honda launched their 5th generation of Honda Activa in 2018,[5] and the sixth-generation Honda Activa 6G have been launched in India with prices starting at ₹ 63,912 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Milestones edit

In April, 2014, The Economic Times reported the Honda Activa to be the best selling two wheeler in India, outselling the Hero Splendor. During the month of September 2013, 141,996 Honda Activa scooters were sold,[6] nearly equal to Honda's entire annual sales in North America.[7]

The 110cc Activa is the company's biggest seller, by far. It is responsible for over 200,000 sales units each month.

In November 2018, HMSI crossed the 2.5 crore sales mark in the scooter segment. It has become the first company to reach this milestone and the biggest contributor to this massive figure is the Honda Activa.[8]

It took Honda 13 years to achieve the one crore sales figure, but it managed to add another crore in the span of just three years. It then went on to achieve the next 50 lakh in just one year. Honda claims that it is now India's top scooter-selling brand, holding 57 percent of the market share. Honda has also said that every second scooter sold in India is one of theirs.[9]

Awards edit


2001 edit

Scooter of the Year 2001 (BS Motoring)

2002 edit

Scooter of the Year by Overdrive Magazine

2007 edit

Best automobile brand of India 2007 (Planman Media)

2008 edit

Scooter Customers Satisfaction No.1 - CNBC TV18 - Auto Car "Auto Awards 2008

2009 edit

Scooter of the Year - ET ZigWheels Awards 2009

2018 edit

  • DROOM – Buyer's Choice Scooter Of The Year
  • DROOM – Dealer's choice scooter of the Year
  • DROOM – Jury's choice scooter of the Year
  • Most sold scooter on Droom

2019 edit

  • Jury's choice Pre-Owned Scooter of the year (Droom Pre-Owned Auto awards)
  • Buyer's Choice Pre-Owned Scooter of the Year (Droom Pre-Owned Auto awards)

2020 edit

  • Scooter of the Year (Jagran HiTech Awards) (Activa 6G)

2021 edit

  • Best Innovation and Integrated Campaign- 2 Wheeler (CarAndBike Awards, 2021)(Activa 6G)

Gallery edit

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Activa-Joy ON & ON" (PDF). Honda India. Archived from the original (flash) on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help) See specifications/Engine
  2. ^ History, Honda Mexico, retrieved 2012-04-18
  3. ^ "Activa-Joy ON & ON". Honda2wheelersindia. Archived from the original (flash) on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2012-09-12. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help) See features, Click on relevant areas
  4. ^ "Honda makes history, sells over 1 million Activas in first 5 months". The Economic Times. 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  5. ^ "Honda Activa 5G Launched In India, Prices Start At Rs. 52,460 - NDTV CarAndBike". CarAndBike. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  6. ^ "Honda overtakes splendor", Zigwheels, The Economic Times, April 2014
  7. ^ Blake Bos (January 25, 2014), 5 of the World's Best-Selling Motorcycle Brands. Do You Know Who's No. 1?, The Motley Fool
  8. ^ "Honda scooter sales cross 2.5 crore - Of this Activa accounts for 2 crore units". RushLane. 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  9. ^ "New Honda Stylo 160 Launch Date and Price in India". BikenWheel.
  10. ^ "Awards - | Honda". Retrieved 2020-08-16.