Honda Activa vs Activa-i: Similarities and differences

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd (HMSI) launched their new personal compact scooter in India last month, Activa-i. Though automobile enthusiasts and Honda scooter fans in India were awaiting a 125cc automatic scooter to compete with Suzuki Access 125, what was launched was Activa-i, powered by the same 110 cc engine that powers the Activa.

Compare Activa with Activa-iActiva-i is a compact version of the classic Activa scooter. Honda will continue to offer the Activa, which is one of the most popular automatic scooters in the Indian market. While Activa is targeted at the male and female users, the new model is more of a feminine look and lower weight, making it a better choice for women.

Comparison between Honda Activa and Activa-i: Let us take a closer look at both models and see what is new in the Honda Activa-i and how it differs from the classic model of Activa.

Engine & Mechanics: Both the scooters are powered by the same Air cooled, 4 stroke engine with a displacement of 110cc. So, you will not see any difference in power, whether you are on an Activa or the new Activa-i. Both the scooters have the same 130mm diameter brakes and they both use the new combi-brake technology. The combi-brake system automatically applies the front brakes in correct proportion when you apply only the rear brakes, making it a lot more safe for the riders. The combi-brake system introduced in Activa models a few years ago is carried to the new model as well. Spring loaded hydraulic type suspension is also same in both models.