The Honda Activa 6G gets an external fuel filler cap, an engine start-stop switch, a silent starter, a dual-function switch that opens the seat and an outer fuel lid.
However, the biggest upgrade is the addition of telescopic forks at the front—the scooter rides on 12inch front and 10inch rear wheels.
To maximise overall comfort, the Activa 6G`s seat is quite long at 692mm.
While the new Activa continues its decent fit and finishes across plastic panels, it also exhibits rugged appeals are the metal under-seat panels and front fender, which happen to be one of its USPs.
The list of features in the BS6 Activa 125 had us expecting a similar treatment for the Activa 6G. On the contrary, the only new addons are an external fuel filler cap, an engine start-stop switch and a silent starter.
Honda has done away with an LED headlamp for the standard variant. And now it gets available only in the deluxe trim.
What’s more, both variants miss out on a semi-digital instrument cluster offered in the deluxe edition of the 5G model.
A double switch on the front panel opening the seat and an external fuel filler flap provides additional convenience. Sometimes we couldn’t get the switch to work. Also, the external fuel tank undoubtedly made life easier, but the locking mechanism on the metal cap felt a bit weird.
Once you get on the Activa 6G, you’ll first notice while riding the 5G that the footpeg fit is slightly higher due to the increased ground clearance. It can cause knee contact with the handle while taking a U-turn. Other than that, the overall ergonomics are neutral and comfortable.
Activa runs without problems (starting noise) when the starter button gets pressed, thanks to the new silent ACG starter. The description has always been the name of an Activa game and continues to be one of its strengths.
The engine remains smooth up to 60 km/h, after which small vibrations penetrate the stairs but are negligible.
Outside the line, the Activa feels as tangy as its predecessor, but as the rolling accelerates, the performance softens a bit. But it’s still fast enough to overtake a traffic jam easily.
The new Activa feels much more agile when going through traffic and changing lanes in terms of handling. It responds much faster to steering commands, a significant improvement over the fuzzy front end of the previous model.
In terms of overall styling, the latest Activa retains the same design but looks a little more attractive thanks to the chrome and redesigned bezels.
The design of the new Activa 6G has undergone some changes compared to the previous Activa model. Although very similar in appearance, Honda’s new scooter features redesigned front fenders, silver or chrome accents on the front apron, and single air intakes on the side panels.
An extended section at the scooter’s rear accommodates a new external fuel filler cap and a modified rear handrail.
The switchgear at the front of Honda Activa 6G contains a light switch and an engine switch. LED lighting in the headlamp combination is only available in the deluxe version.
The scooter measures 1833mm long, 697mm wide and 1156mm high. The ground clearance remains at 171mm, and the wheelbase remains at 1260mm. The seat length now changed to 692mm.
One particular edition variant is also on sale, but it is a limited edition model.
Riders can experience a smooth and comfortable ride with the new 109.51cc BS6 single-cylinder engine. See it as an improved power supply. The Underbone chassis frame provides stability to the scooter.
In addition, telescopic suspension at the front, three-level adjustable spring-loaded hydraulic rear suspension, and 12-inch sheet metal wheels keep the scooter moving.
The wheelbase is 22mm longer; the ride height is 18mm higher than the previous version and 2kg lighter than the BS4. CombiBraking brakes and scooter suspension ensure a safe and hassle-free ride.
Honda Activa 6G is available in the following different colours:
- Falcon Blue Metallic
- Matte Axis Grey Metallic
- Matte Magnificent Copper Metallic
- Matte Steel Black Metallic
- Pearl Precious White
- Rebel Red Metallic
Activa 6G colour range is varied and captivating.
Variants of Honda Activa 6G:
Prices are primarily similar with no changes to design or specifications but only to certain parts.
- Activa 6G STD
- Activa 6G 20th Anniversary Edition STD
- Activa 6G DLX
- Activa 6G 20th Anniversary Edition DLX