The Activa 6G gets new features like front telescopic suspension, front disc and black finished alloy wheels compared to the current model
Honda is going to launch the much-awaited new Active 6G in India soon. The Japanese manufacturer updates the Activa every year with minor changes to refresh model, which will improve sales and currently it is the best-selling scooter in the country with average monthly sales of over 2 lakh units however from last few months, sales of rival scooters like TVS Jupiter and Hero Maestro rising because of the better package they are offering.
The Activa 6G gets lots of changes as the company redesigned the front panel and the scooter gains a new fender. The head has minor design tweaks and we expect the headlamp to be retained from the current model with LED lights. The instrument cluster comes with new blue graphics and a silver finish around it.
The new model comes with the same analogue and digital combination of the earlier model as the speedometer continues to be analogue while other information is displayed on the small digital screen below it. The seat appears to be the same one from the current model with silver finished grab handle at the rear.
Honda might have given new LED lights at the rear instead of the regular bulb. The under seat storage might get a LED light along with a charging port for mobile phones. One of the biggest change on the new model is the introduction of the telescopic forks at the front and it will improve handling along with comfort.
The rear retains the same spring loaded hydraulic type suspension from the current model. The top-spec models will be finally offered with black finished alloy wheels and the Activa 6G also gets disc brake on the front wheel. The lower spec models will continue to come with drum brake and steel wheels.
Currently, the Activa comes with 130 mm drum brakes at the front and rear. The engine will be carried over as the company is working on upgrading the engine to meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms, which kicks in from April 1, 2020, onwards. Honda Activa is currently powered by 109 cc single cylinder engine.
This engine produces 8 bhp of power at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. This engine is mated to an automatic transmission and it is likely to return the same ARAI mileage of 60 kmpl. Honda offers a 5.3-litre fuel tank for Activa. The new model is expected to be priced slightly higher than the outgoing version.