Honda has revealed the Activa 5G automatic scooter at the 2018 Auto Expo held in Greater Noida, India. The Activa 5G features many changes, making it a refreshed version of the highly successful and popular 4G model. The new scooter features both design changes and feature additions.
The headlamp is now an LED unit and the front end gets chromed accents. The Activa 5G continues to use an all-steel body, one of its major selling points, and gets a mild refresh along its flanks with slats to help cool the engine better. The rear of the scooter also gets a minor change in the form of a refreshed tail lamp.
The instrument cluster now gets a makeover, with a digital readout integrated while there is a new rear hook to fasten luggage on the floorboard. Honda claims a 18 liter underseat storage capacity and has also added a USB mobile charger.
The engine remains unchanged. The 110cc motor is a four stroke, fan-cooled unit producing 8.9 Bhp of peak power and 9 Nm of peak torque. The rear wheel is driven through a CVT automatic gearbox. The Activa 5G uses steel wheels with drum brakes that also get the Combi-braking system. Tubeless tyres are standard.
Honda has also kept the suspension unchanged. The front end has a spring-loaded trailing link suspension while the rear has a monoshock, again with spring-loading. Telescopic front forks would have been nice but Honda offers this feature only on its more expensive scooters such as the Grazia and Aviator.
The new automatic scooter will be launched in early March, which is also when its price announcement will happen. Today’s unveil is to only showcase the scooter. Bookings for the new scooter will also start from early March 2018. Prices are likely to go up marginally in order to account for the various new features.