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Honda’s Activa 6G Reviewed Via 8 Images


Still the best value for money daily commuter in the market?

The Activa brand has been an ongoing best seller for over 20 years now, and has managed to popularise the concept of an everyday, practical and frugal scooter. But does the latest-gen Honda Activa 6G retain the iconic charm?

In terms of appearance, the 110cc scooter has gotten a bit beefier by deriving its body from its elder sibling, the Activa 125. It gets the same simple design with minimalist styling, all wrapped up in an elegant package.

The Activa 6G is powered by a now BS6-compliant 109.51cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor, churning out 7.79PS and 8.84Nm. The refinement of the scooter’s engine is a highlight. It is capable of maintaining speeds over 70kmph without feeling stressed. Yet, it does not shy away from making you feel that it is alive. 

What’s most important in a daily driver? Fuel efficiency. When it comes to mileage, the Activa 6G gave us 59.5kmpl in the city, and on the highway, it didn’t drop much and clocked 55.93kmpl. The tweaks to the engine have managed to improve not only the refinement but also increase its fuel efficiency, as compared to the Activa 5G.

The telescopic fork and 12-inch front wheel, borrowed from the Activa 125, is one of the most significant changes on the 6G. The updated hardware makes a huge difference in the riding quality. While it is still frugal and agile, the scooter now also handles undulations well. 

Honda has skipped on the disc brake (even as an option) and alloy wheels, which is underwhelming. It employs a combi-braking system, but a disc would have made it safer. 

Let’s talk about the features, or the lack of it. While the Activa 5G got a semi-digital instrument cluster, the 6G makes do with a fully analogue unit. Most scooters now come with a semi or a fully digital console, and the 6G’s analog console is a very visible drawback, especially compared to its rival, TVS Jupiter, which gets a digital cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation. That said, the scooter comes with an ACG motor for one-touch silent starts, a multifunction key slot with a switch to open the seat and the external fuel filler cap, which makes it more convenient for refuelling than its predecessor.

With a price tag of Rs 71,432 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Honda Activa 6G is neither the most affordable scooter nor the most feature-packed one. But it is still a great daily driver with its solid build quality, and still manages to be relevant even in 2022. However, a bit more like the disc brake, alloy wheels and connectivity features would have made it a better package.

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Honda Activa 6G
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