This is the second price hike since the Honda Activa 6G BS6 model was launch in January 2020
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has once again hiked prices of the their best-selling scooter, the Activa 6G. This is the second time since launch in January 2020 that prices have been increased. The first price hike in April 2020 was by Rs.552 while this time round the prices has been increased by Rs.955. The price of the Honda Activa 6G now stands at Rs.65,419.
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Honda Activa 6G BS6 is offered in two variants, Standard and Deluxe. Prior to the recent price hike, the Activa 6G stood at Rs.64,464 for the standard variant and at Rs.65,964 for the Deluxe trim which was around Rs.8,500 over price of the earlier Activa 5G. Now with the new price hike of Rs.955, the Standard variant is priced at Rs.65,419 while the Deluxe variant carries a price tag of Rs.66,919.
Honda Activa’s biggest rival is TVS Jupiter, which is the second best selling scooter in the country. With this price hike, Honda Activa 6G has gotten even more expensive than the Jupiter. Below are the prices of both Activa 6G and Jupiter BS6 for the Aug 2020 period.
Speaking about the difference between the Activa 6G Standard and Deluxe variant is the new LED headlamp offered on the Deluxe trim. The 6th generation Honda Activa BS6 gets a sharper design and is presented in 6 color options of Glitter Blue Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, Dazzle Yellow Metallic, Black, Pearl Precious White and Matte Axis Grey Metallic. It’s on board features include start stop switch, multi function ignition key, an external fuel filler cap and a revised instrument console.
The Honda Activa 6G BS6 gets an ACG starter motor that makes its engine BS6 compliant. The 110cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine offers 7.68 hp power at 8,000 rpm and 8.79 Nm torque at 5,250 rpm mated to a CVT. Suspension also sees some improvement, with telescopic fork in the front as against an earlier link type suspension. It gets drum brakes at the front and rear with CBS. Honda Activa 6G now sits on 12 inch wheels as against the earlier 10 inch wheels.
Heralded as India’s best selling scooter, the BS6 compliant Honda Activa 125, launched in September 2019 along with the Honda Activa 6G BS6 has helped the company achieve sales of 11 lakh BS6 two wheeler in India. These outstanding sales came from 11 BS6 models of 4 scooters and 7 motorcycles. Four BS VI scooters are Activa 6G, Dio, Activa 125 and Grazia 125. The seven motorcycles include 110cc CD Dream and Livo, 125cc Shine and SP 125, 160cc Unicorn and X-Blade and 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports.
The company currently commands a 19.86 percent share in the two wheeler market in India with 50.15 percent in the scooter segment and 9.65 percent in the motorcycle market. Among the company’s 11 BS6 model portfolio, it is the Activa 6G and 125cc Shine that are in the lead.