Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) will be launching its latest model on Monday, January 23. The scooter is expected to be called the Honda Activa H-Smart and will be an updated high-end version of its best-selling Activa 6G scooter with new technology. The two-wheeler maker has already called the upcoming model a “new smart” scooter. While the company hasn’t revealed too many details about the upcoming model, reports say it will offer several new features, including a new anti-theft system as part of its H-Smart technology. Upon launch, the new Activa H-Smart will feature products like the TVS Jupiter and Hero Maestro.
According to reports, the Honda Activa H-Smart will be lighter than the previous generation model. The new scooter will weigh about a kilogram less than the DLX model. As part of the update, Honda is expected to offer new graphics and color options for the new Activa H-Smart. Honda will also tune the powertrain accordingly to deliver more power. The same 110cc single-cylinder air-cooled unit could now produce just over 7.80 bhp, up from 7.68 bhp.
The H-Smart technology is expected to feature in the company’s anti-theft system. The Japanese two-wheeler giant already offers the Honda Ignition Safety System (HISS) in its premium products, and the H-Smart could be a cost-effective solution designed specifically for the brand’s commuter range. While the Activa is most likely to get the feature first, expect the technology to come to other Honda two-wheelers within the year.
The Honda Activa 6G was launched in 2020, and since then, the model has seen a massive price increase across the auto industry. The new technology will be Honda’s aim to bring more added value to its products while coping with rising prices.
Prices for the current generation Activa 6G range from ¥73,360 to ¥75,860.The new model is expected to be priced roughly between ¥75,000 and ¥80,000.
First published date: Jan 21, 2023 at 15:41pm CST