Earlier this year, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) introduced a special edition version of its hot selling Activa 5G automatic scooter. The special edition version comes with dual-tone color scheme for an additional price of Rs 400. If you are an owner of an older Activa 3G and like the decal theme of the special edition variant, you can get it on your scooter for Rs 3,000.
Wrap Studio based Ahmedabad (wrap_studio_mirzapur on instagram), has been doing this simple dual-tone conversion of the older Activa. Just like the official special edition, the unofficial one gets contrast black finish on the apron and a black strip on the front mudguard.
The engine cover gets special edition stickers right below the Activa badges. The black finish also extends to the headlamp housing. Cost of the wrap job is Rs 3k. If you want to add new colour, then the cost is Rs 6,000. This also shows that it takes only a wrap job to make your old Activa look like the latest Activa.
The Activa has been a cash cow for Honda for the last five generations and the company intends to retain the segment leadership with the all-new model which is scheduled to be introduced sometime later this year. The new Activa 125 BS-VI is already here and we expect the mass market 110 cc variant also to receive similar upgrades.
In a bid to comply with the strict emission regulations, the 2020 Honda Activa 110 is expected to receive fuel injection technology (PGM-FI in Honda’s lingo). Just like its bigger engined sibling, the next iteration of the best selling automatic scooter would receive edgier design, LED headlamp, chrome embellishments, 3D logo, partially digital instrument console, and standard CBS (Combi Braking System). Earlier, Honda officials have hinted that the new gen Activa would come with connectivity features and a few surprising goodies.
We expect the updated version of the Honda Activa to continue its segment leadership without much pressure from its rivals. However, if the Indian government had its way, the upcoming version of the scooter could be the last IC-engined model of this iconic lineage.
Its successor is could very well be a pure electric scooter with a complete different appeal. We reckon the Activa to be one of the very few scooter nameplates to survive the IC-engine to electric motor transition. We will know for sure in a few year’s time.