Honda Two Wheelers is currently dominating the scooter market in India with the Activa. The next generation of the Activa, which could be dubbed Activa 6G has been spotted testing in ARAI, Pune. The Activa 6G will receive major mechanical and cosmetic upgrades when compared with the last generation Activa.
What’s new in the Activa 6G
One of the major upgrades will be a BS-VI compliant engine to comply with the new emission norms. The norms will come into effect in 2020. The next big thing will be a telescopic front suspension. The Activa 6G will do away with the unit link suspension found in the current model. Instead, it will get a new telescopic front suspension, which will increase the comfort level and aid in handling as well. The rear suspension setup will remain unchanged.
With the improved suspension, comes improved braking. Yes, Honda will equip the Activa 6G with a disk brake at the front and the Combi-Braking system. The disk brake along with the Combi-braking system (CBS) will result in reduced stopping distance under a variety of riding conditions. The rear brake is still a drum-brake setup.
On the cosmetic end, the next-gen Activa will receive a newly designed headlamp. The headlamp cluster could possibly get LED DRLs. The speedometer console now comes with a new look and houses a digital readout for the fuel indicator and the odometer. The tail section and the grab rail seems to be carried out from the existing model. However, they could be upgraded close to launch. The tail lamp cluster is expected to be the same.
The current version of the Activa draws its power from a 109 CC, air-cooled engine that produces 8 BHP and 9 Nm. The new Activa is expected to be powered by the same engine but in BS-VI compliant form. Expect the new Activa to cost slightly more than the current model.
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