Honda Scooter and Motorcycle India launched a Bharat Stage IV-compliant version of its 110-cc Activa scooter today. India’s successful scooter model, which also gets automatic head-lamp on feature under the upcoming safety mandate, now becomes the 4th generation model, christened as the Honda Activa 4G. The new Honda Activa 4G bears a sticker price of Rs.50, 730 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is around Rs.2, 000 pricier than the Activa 3G launched in February 2015. The Honda Activa brand, which rules the Indian scooter space and has helped HMSI command a market share of nearly 58 %, was also India’s best-selling two-wheeler for 10 out of 12 months in CY-2016. In HMSI’s official communication, Y S Guleria, senior vice-president, said, “The Activa is the first automatic scooter to become not only India’s but also the world’s number one trade 2-wheeler in 2016. The 4th gen BS IV-compliant Activa 4G gets added convenience of usb charging socket and new colors.”
According to the press information released today, the new Activa 4G will now come in new shades of grey and matte silver, in addition to the existing options of red, blue, black, white and brown. HMSI also becomes the second 2-wheeler manufacturing company in India, after Bajaj Auto, to begin the production of BS IV-only models, ahead of the government-notified limit of April 1, 2017. It plans to produce BS IV-only two-wheelers from March 1, 2017. Coming to the scooter itself, the 2017 Honda Activa 4G remains to be powered by the same 109 cc Honda Eco Technology (HET) engine, but as stated before, it is now BS-IV compliant. The motor is capable of churning out 8 BHP at 7500 rpm and highest torque of 9 Nm at 5500 rpm while mated to an automatic CVT gearbox.
While the basic design of the scooter remains quite related to the former model, it now comes with some new features and better styling. The front apron design has been revised and now it comes with sharper character lines. The Activa 4G comes with features like – tubeless tires, large under, comfortable riding position, seat storage space and more. The Honda Activa 4G also arises equipped with Combi-Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer technology.