Honda Launches New Activa 6G, Will Get Safety Features With H-Smart Technology

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter (HMSI), one of the largest two-wheeler companies in the country, has launched the new Activa 6G. In this the company’s H-Smart technology has been given. This is the new premium variant of Activa. The Activa is already the most popular scooter on the two-wheel market. The starting price of the new Activa is Rs 74,536 (ex-showroom).

It has been available in three variants of Standard, Deluxe and Smart, priced at Rs 74,536, Rs 77,036 and Rs 80,537 (ex-showroom) respectively. The company claims that a smart search feature has been included in this scooter so that the user can search for the scooter using the smart key. With this key, the user can lock and unlock the scooter without using the physical key. This key can start the scooter’s engine when it is within a radius of two meters. It also has an engine start and stop switch.

The Honda Activa H-Smart has a longer wheelbase, a new overtake switch, and a DC LED headlight. It will have 12-inch alloy wheels, telescopic front suspension and adjustable rear suspension. The company has also claimed that it makes the engine of this scooter more powerful than before. Its 110cc PGM-FI engine comes with Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology. The new Activa will compete with already existing scooters like TVS Jupiter and Hero Maestro on the market.

The H-Smart technology present in this scooter will include an anti-theft system. The company already offers the Honda Ignition Security System on the premium versions of its scooters. It is likely that it will also be included in other two-wheelers of the company. Last year was weak for the two-wheeler segment. December retail sales of two-wheelers were down to 11,33,138 units. These were the lowest December retail sales in the past three years. Last year this figure was 12,75,894 units. Reasons for this decline include reasons like rising inflation and slowdown. Hero MotoCorp December sales decreased by 1,13,634 units to 3,30,175 units. The company had sold 4,43,809 units in December last year. Hero MotoCorp’s market share decreased from 34.78 percent to 29.14 percent. The increase in sales of electric two-wheelers in recent months has also had an impact on the market.

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