I in the new Honda Activa-I automatic scooter stands for Independent

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), the Indian arm of Honda Motor Company has launched a new scooter called Activa-I. Priced at INR 44,200 (ex-showroom Delhi), this women centric scooter is most affordable in its segment. The I does not stand for innovation or electric, it stands for Independent.

L-Keita Muramatsu-President & CEO,Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India-R-Mr.Y.SGuleria,Vice Prseident-Sales & Marketing,Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt.Ltd

Coming in with an 110cc engine and pegged at offering increased mileage, the new Honda automatic scooter is expected to create some disturbance in the two wheeler market. Pricing is a good INR 5,000 lower than the base Activa while the company claims that fuel economy should be at 60 kmpl. The vehicle weighs a total of 103 kgs while its body has been ergonomically designed.

Its 109cc engine offers power at 8.15 PS at 7,500 rpm and torque at 8.74 Nm at 5,500 rpm. Honda Eco Technology present in this engine along with Combi Brake System, is what contributes to reduced braking distance to the tune of 24% when evaluated with the current conventional brakes. Activa-I also possesses a maintenance free battery while tubeless tyres and viscous air filters all not only contribute to enhanced driving pleasure but also result in less maintenance in the long run.

The three two wheeler scooters in the HMSI lineup – Honda Activa, Dio and Aviator currently enjoy a commanding market share of 50% in its segment. Along with the new Activa-I, this market share is likely to increase in the not too distant future. Scroll through the news release for more information.