Honda Activa 6G Review
Bike Tested: Honda Activa 6G; Road Test No. 1184; Test Location: Mumbai
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 80,200/-
Honda has made a brilliant comeback with the 6th generation of the Activa
Exactly 20 years back Honda came up with its first scooter for the Indian market and called it the Activa. We have now got the 6th generation update for the Activa though it still has the same aesthetics of the first Activa. However, the new-gen Activa has got 6 new changes but a major change seems to be the inclusion of a telescopic suspension! We ride to find what’s new and has it gotten any better?
Motor Quest: The Honda Activa was launched in the year 2000 and it has been on sale for the last two decades. It is also the most selling scooter in India with 3 sub-models on offer while also being the leader in the complete scooter segment.
Styling – The Activa 6G gets a lot of design inspiration from the BS6 Honda Activa 125. The front facia is similar to the 5G as well as the 125 but misses out on a DRL. The lower half gets a new 12-inch wheel at the front with telescopic forks. The side panels are similar but the tail is completely new and looks just like the 125. It is bigger with a new tail light design while it has an external fuel filler cap too. The dimensions have also increased making it longer than the 5G and almost similar to the 125. The 6G, however, misses out on alloy wheels while it gets standard wheels both at the front and rear.
Instrument Cluster and Switchgear – The Activa 6G has gotten back to the simplest instrument cluster. The 5G had an analogue-digital unit, now it is back to just an analogue console. It is a completely new design but displays only 3 basic bits of information – the speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge. It has PGM-FI written in the centre which means that the Activa 6G now gets FI too. The switchgear quality has been the same and it is not very interesting. The Activa 6G is the first scooter in the Honda line-up to get an engine kill switch integrated with the starter button!