Honda Activa is a best-selling scooter in India. It has been a market leader in scooter segment for almost decade now. Its popularity is growing among the Indian riders due to outstanding performance and reliability. As the demand is increasing day by day, scooter manufacturers are forced to upgrade design and features to attract the customers. Honda two wheelers introduced latest Activa 5G in Auto Expo 2018 where 5G implies to 5th generation Activa model.
First Impression – The Design
There are no major changes as compared to its predecessor Activa 4G. The scooter design is almost similar to the 4G model. However, some minor changes are visible such as chrome linings, LED headlight design etc. It has all new LED headlamp along with the LED position lamp which gives the scooter modern and up-to-date look. The chrome linings on the front panel further add a premium feel.
Activa 5G Features
The scooter is launched in two variants namely STD and DLX. STD model is available with regular analogue speedometer console whereas DLX comes with the semi-digital speedometer clock console. Activa 5G introduced with a dedicated boot release which incorporated into the ignition key slot. This allows the rider to reach the boot for refueling without having to remove the key from the key slot. Front hook is another useful feature that allows us to hookup grocery bags. The scooter also fitted with tubeless tyres to reduce chances of a flat tire in the middle of commuting. You will get 18-liters of under seat storage to hold a full-size helmet and other goods you like to carry. Mobile charging socket is available as an accessory which is a must-have feature for smartphone users.
Activa 5G Scooter Variants/Models
Feature list in brief (As claimed by manufacturer)
- LED headlamp and position lamp
- Digital analog meter with eco speed indicator^
^available in deluxe variant only.
- 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch
- Service due indicator
- Full metal body
- Elegant chrome garnish and premium 3d emblem
- New front hook and retractable rear hook
- CBS with equalizer
- HET engine (Honda Eco Technology)
- 18litre under seat storage with mobile charging socket*
*mobile charging socket is present as an accessory and not a part of the standard equipment
- Tubeless tyres
- Clic mechanism
Engine and performance
Activa 5G equipped with 110cc (HET – Honda Eco Technology) single-cylinder engine. The engine produces 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm power and 9 Nm of torque. HET refined engine ensures smooth delivery of engine power with the help of V-matic automatic transmission. Honda Activa 5G’s engine is smooth and quiet as well. 8 bhp of engine power is sufficient for good pickup and smoother ride. The engine may last longer if serviced regularly with use of genuine spare parts. You may still notice the first generation of Activa on roads which shows reliability characteristic of a scooter.
Ride, Handling and Safety
Activa 5G ride is comfortable due to its longer and comfortable seat. Sufficient leg room for allows comfortable rider position for the tall person. The front suspension appears to be stiffer and may not filter out shocks well over the large potholes. Telescopic fork suspension is missing and hopefully, Honda may consider it in next upgrade. The scooter needs 12-inch wheels instead of current 10-inch wheels offering. Larger wheels would have improved ride quality and stability at higher speed. The brakes are equipped with CBS (Combi Brake System) Honda’s patented technology which ensures equally distributed brake force to the front and rear wheels simultaneously.
Activa 5G Mileage and Fuel Tank Capacity
The Honda Activa 5G scooter claimed to offer 60 Kmpl of mileage under ideal riding conditions. Mileage (fuel efficiency) largely depends on the riding habits and traffic conditions. You may expect to get around 45-50 Kmpl in city riding conditions. The scooter is fitted with 5.3 liters of fuel tank capacity which is sufficient and provides approximately 250 Km of commuting range considering mileage of 50Kmpl.
Ex-showroom Price List in India
Honda Activa 5G is retailed in two variants namely STD and DLX. The scooter priced around Rs.53,019 onwards (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Mumbai||Rs. 54,643||Rs. 56,508|
|Delhi||Rs. 53,019||Rs. 54,884|
|Chennai||Rs. 55,435||Rs. 57,300|
|Kolkata||Rs. 55,100||Rs. 56,965|
Note: Prices listed are Ex-showroom. All prices are subject to change without notice.
Activa 5G Colours / Colors / Shades
Honda Activa 5G launched with fresh colours and added metallic shades as well.
- Dazzle Yellow Metallic
- Pearl Amazing White
- Pearl Spartan Red
- Trance Blue Metallic
- Majestic Brown Metallic
- Matte Selene Silver Metallic
- Matte Axis Grey Metallic
- Metal Body
- Build quality
- Engine reliability
- Value for money
- Lacks telescopic suspension in front
- Lacks disc brake
Honda Activa 5G Specifications
Engine & Performance
|Maximum Power||8 bhp @ 7,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||9 Nm @ 5,500 rpm|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
Brakes & Wheels
|Front Disc/Drum Size||130 mm|
|Rear Disc/Drum Size||130 mm|
|Wheel Size||10 inches|
|Front Tyre||90/100-10 53J (Tubeless)|
|Rear Tyre||90/100-10 53J (Tubeless)|
|Front Suspension||Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type|
|Rear Suspension||Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type|
Honda Activa 5G Weight, Height & Ground Clearance
|Kerb Weight||109 kg|
|Length x Width x Height||1761 mm x 710 mm x 1158 mm|
|Ground Clearance||153 mm|
|Seat Height||765 mm|
|Under-seat Storage||18 litres|
Honda Activa 5G Mileage & Top Speed
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.3 litres|
|Fuel Economy *||60 kmpl|
|Top Speed||83 kmph|
|Electric System||12V DC|
|Battery||12V-3Ah (Maintenance Free)|
|Headlight Bulb Type||LED|
|Brake/Tail Light||LED Tail Light|
|Speedometer||Analogue (Digital Meter available in DLX variant)|
|Digital Fuel Gauge||Available in DLX variant|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Anti-lock Braking System||No|
|Phone charging socket||Available as an accessory|