Ergonomics – The Honda Activa was known for its comfortable ergonomics and it is the same case for the 6G. Although, things have gotten better as the Activa is now more comfortable and spacious too. The seat height is slightly taller while it is still easy for shorter riders. But, the seat has gotten softer providing more comfort to the rider as well as the pillion. The footboard area has also become spacious as it has increased by 23 mm. Pillion foot pegs are now finished in rubber which does not bother the rider much. While the handlebar is still small, the mirrors have a new design and they give a good view of what’s behind.
Performance – The Honda Activa 6G’s major change is a brand new engine. The cubic capacity is still similar at 109cc while the bore is smaller with a longer stroke. The motor revs slightly higher while it produces 7.6 BHP and 8.7 Nm of torque. The BS6 norms have led the power to drop a little while the inclusion of FI has made the scooter quite linear and smoother. The low-end is just as good but not the top-end while the mid-range is very strong and the scooter can comfortably cruise at 50-65 km/hr. It has also got a super-silent starter too just like the Activa 125 which is crazy! This Activa returned 44 km/l in our test making it quite fuel-efficient too. The engine noise is reduced by a good margin while the exhaust has a typical Honda note.
Riding Dynamics – With a slightly comfortable ergonomic triangle the 6G is fun to ride too. It does duty with the same underbone frame but the new suspension setup gives it a plush ride. The rear suspension is now a new 3-step adjustable unit while it still has bouncy feedback. The telescopic suspension at the front and a bigger 12-inch tyre have aided in giving better feedback to the handlebar. Leaning into corners has also become confidence inspiring as the front-end doesn’t feel too light now. Filtering through traffic has also become easy while the straight-line stability is still good. The tyres are narrow and you might feel the lack of grip as soon as you encounter some gravel or dust, it is fine otherwise. There isn’t an option of a disc brake, the Activa 6G gets only a drum brake setup with CBS as standard.