Showcased at 2018 Auto Expo in February, Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) has officially launched the Honda Activa 5G automatic scooter in India. Honda Activa 5G gets a host of cosmetic changes though it continues to be powered by the same engine seen on its earlier counterpart.
Activa 5G is launched in two models, the standard model (Activa 5G STD) which carries a price tag of INR 52,460, and a deluxe variant (Activa 5G DLX) 55243 priced at INR 54,325. This comes close on the heels of the launch of X-Blade.
The fifth gen tag is a minor visual update as seen on display at Auto Expo with minor styling changes. Chrome additions for appeal and a LED headlamp with daytime running lamps.
It is also seen with a new digital/analog instrument cluster, service reminder and ECO model enhancing fuel efficiency. The seat lock and unlock feature is integrated into the scooter’s ignition key slot and a double hook allows riders to carry more luggage onboard.
No mechanical changes are seen on the Activa 5G which continues to be powered by the same 110cc, four stroke, fan cooled engine which also powered by the 4G model. This engine offers 8 bhp peak power and 9 Nm peak torque mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. It has a top speed of 83 kmph, a combi braking system and link suspension in the front and monoshock at the rear with drum brakes on both wheels. It is also presented with tubeless tyres. Dimensions remain the same as the 4G but the 5G is about a kilo heavier. Honda Eco Technology (HET) improves low-end torque and increases fuel efficiency. The 5.3-litre fuel tank is carried forward.
Honda Activa 5G is presented two new color options of Dazzle Yellow Metallic and Pearl Spartan Red. Colours carried forward from 4G are – Trance Blue, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Matte Selene Silver Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Majestic Brown Metallic, and Black, . There is a wider range of colours in the 5th generation Activa than the fourth generation.