For the longest period of time the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd’s (HMSI) Activa has remained the segment champion. HMSI in the last 21 years since its debut has sold more than 2.5 crores of Activa’s in the nation. This long journey of Activa has included numerous generations and editions of the model and the most recent one of them is the Activa Premium edition. The company has launched this new iteration of the Activa at a price of Rs. 75,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi) which is Rs 3,000 more than the Standard Activa 6G and Rs. 1,000 more than the Deluxe variant.
Commenting on the launch of the all-new Premium edition Activa, Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Leading from the front, Honda Activa with its all-inclusive appeal has catered to riders across all age groups in the country. Over the last two decades, brand Activa has not only undergone a technological evolution but also elevated its design appeal, making it sharper and trendier with each new update. With the 2022 premium edition, we are delighted to bring Activa in its all new avatar that promises an unmatched sophistication for its customers with a touch of gold.”
What’s different with the Active Premium?
In terms of changes, the Activa Premium edition receives a host of significant aesthetic upgrades over the regular outgoing Activa 6G. Firstly the new edition will be offered in three unique colour palettes. Secondly, it will get a golden Honda moniker on the front cover with golden garnish along with a 3D golden ‘Activa’ emblem and premium edition stripes on the sides. The Activa Premium will also feature a gold-coated finish on the wheels as well. Furthermore, the seat and inner body plastic cladding will be finished in brown rather than black as they are on the basic Activa 6G. Comparatively to the standard Activa 6G, the front fork and engine cover also get a blacked-out finish.
The new Premium edition Activa mechanically will be exactly like the outgoing Standard model. It will continue to offer the tried and tested 109.5cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with a CVT gearbox, which produces 7.7hp at 8,000 rpm and 8.9Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. It will also feature the same traditional kick-starting, along with the silent electronic starter. The Activa Premium rides on the same set of steel wheels as the Activa 6G regular model, which is fitted with tubeless 90/90-12 front tyres and 90/100-10 rear tyres. The vehicle’s braking system is also unchanged, with 130mm drum brakes on the front and rear wheels. The telescopic fork, the underbone frame, and the three-stage adjustable hydraulic shocks all remain the same as well.
In other Honda news, the Managing Director of this company Atsushi Ogata, in a recent interaction with a media outlet confirmed that Honda is putting together an electric variant of the best-selling Activa automatic scooter. Honda will launch its first electric scooter in India next year. However, it isn’t clear if Honda’s first electric scooter will be the electric variant of the Activa.