The scooter was launched in the presence of Minoru Kato, President, CEO & Managing Director and Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, besides senior officials of the company.
The BS-VI Activa 6G will be available across Honda dealerships by the end of January and early February, 2020. The all new BS-VI Activa 6Gis developed with as many as 26 patent applications. At the heart of BS-VI Activa 6G is the Bharat Stage VI compliant 110cc PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine, boosted by a new Enhanced Smart Power (eSP).
A performance accelerator to the HET engine, Honda Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology optimises energy output by maximizing efficient combustion and minimizing friction with a silent start and smooth eco-friendly engine.
A lot of new features in the scooter include the ACG starter which starts the engine jolt free via the same AC generator used to generate current and charge the battery while riding. This eliminates the need for a conventional starter motor, thus, there are no gear meshing noises.
Two mechanical features lead to engine start with less effort - the first being efficient utilisation of decompression with slightly opened exhaust valves (at the beginning of compression stroke) followed by the Swing Back feature (again new) which rotates the engine in a slightly opposite direction, which allows the piston to take a ‘running start’, making it easier to start the engine with a small amount of power.
The Start Solenoid (new), acting as an automatic choke system ensures rich air fuel mixture and provides the convenience of one time start at any point of time.
The scooter comes with Programmed Fuel Injection(PGM-FI) which injects the right amount of fuel in cylinder based on specific engine data and constant feedback from the 5 intelligent sensors. It results in smooth and linear power output throughout.
Then there is the world’s first tumble flow technology through integrated die-casting process. The enhanced Smart Tumble Technology (eSTT) produces tumble flow by optimizing inlet port shape and using reverse flow phenomenon, without adding additional components leading to combustion improvisation.
As for the friction reduction, the offset cylinder, compact weight crankshaft and optimised piston reduces overall engine friction. Optimised weight results in improved fuel efficiency.
The mileage of the new BS-VI Activa 6G is up by 10% with a completely new HET engine powered by globally acclaimed eSP technology. The scooter offer more comfort and convenience, the new telescopic suspension with increased ground clearance (+18mm) maintaining same seat height enhances rider confidence and ensures smoother ride over rough roads.
New meter design comes with eco speed range to help achieve the best fuel efficiency and On-Board Diagnostic feature of Malfunction light (new feature)which automatically detects any malfunction in the engine with the help of sensors.
The two-way functioning switch can be used to start the engine when pressed downwards and acts as an engine kill switch when pressed upward. It also comes equipped with a unique Integrated Dual Function Switch (new) for accessing the 18L under seat storage space and operating external fuel lid (new) offering maximum convenience to the rider. Passing Switch (new ) provides the convenience of controlling high beam/low beam and passing signal from one single switch.
The increased floor space (+23mm) gives the ease of riding comfortably along with increased luggage carrying capacity. With constant illumination of DC LED headlamp (new) (in Deluxe variant)makes riding over rough roads and low speeds during night more convenient.
With a full metal body, Combi-Brake System (CBS) with equalizer and 3-step adjustable rear suspension (new), the scooter gets bigger 12-inch front wheel (new) and improved Wheel Base (+22mm). As another industry first, Honda will also be offering a special 6-year warranty package (new) (3 years standard + 3 years optional extended warranty) on BS-VI Activa 6G.
The BS-VI Activa 6G will be available in two variants (Standard& Deluxe)and six colours(Glitter Blue Metalic (new), Pearl Spartan Red, Dazzle Yellow Metallic, Black, Pearl Precious White and Matte Axis Grey Metallic).