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When it comes to automatic scooters in India, the first name comes to our mind is the Honda Activa. Launched back in 2001, the Activa has been the best-selling scooter in the country.
Honda retails over 1.5 lakh units of the Activa every month. This year, Honda launched the new Activa 5G, the minor facelift variant of the second-gen Activa.
In February 2018, Honda sold 2.47 lakh units of Activa, that's equal to over 8,000 units a day. Literally, Honda sold one Activa in every ten seconds! With the launch of the Activa 5G, the sales have gone up. So, what makes the Honda Activa 5G the best-selling scooter in India? Let's find out!
Wide Range Of Buyers
The Honda Activa 5G appeals to a wide range of buyers in the country. Be it the mature buyers looking for a commuter for travelling from point A to point B or the college-going students, the Activa 5G offers a hassle-free riding experience, especially, in city conditions.
The Honda Activa 5G is a very convenient scooter to ride on. With its low kerb weight, ample amount of storage space, new feature and more importantly, the CVT gearbox, the Activa 5G offers a convenient experience to the rider and the pillion. The urban buyers choose the Activa 5G mainly because of its automatic gearbox.
Affordable Price & Low Maintenance Cost
One of the biggest factors for the success of Honda Activa 5G is its affordable price tag. The Honda Activa 5G is available at a starting price of Rs 52,460 ex-showroom (Delhi), which is less expensive as compared to many entry-level bikes. Combined with the low maintenance cost, the Activa 5G becomes a very affordable scooter to own.
The Honda Activa 5G offers an adequate amount of power for daily commuting. The Activa 5G draws power from a 109.19cc engine producing 8bhp and 9Nm of torque. The Activa 5G can reach a claimed top speed of 83km/h.
The Honda Activa 5G delivers a right mix of power and mileage. The scooter returns a claimed mileage of 60kpl, which is quite impressive. Combined with the kind of performance on offer, the Activa 5G becomes an excellent scooter for city conditions.
The Honda Activa 5G comes loaded with features such as LED headlight, digital-analogue instrument cluster, mobile charging port, 4-in-1 lock and seat-release button.
Reliability & High Resale Value
Honda is known for its reliable engine and top-notch build quality and the Activa 5G is no different from that. The Activa 5G also offers high resale value as compared to other scooters in the market. So, the Activa 5G owners can recover a decent amount of money by selling the Activa 5G.
Thoughts On The Honda Activa 5G
The Honda Activa 5G features the same design as the Activa 4G but comes with several new features. The inclusion of the LED headlight has made a big difference and it makes the scooter look more premium. Overall, the Honda Activa 5G is indeed the best scooter in India and no wonder it is selling like hot cakes.