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Honda introduces 2013 Activa, Aviator and Dio

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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has replaced its existing scooter range with all-new 2013 year models of the Activa, Aviator and Dio. The company revealed its new scooter range after inaugurating the new Honda Technical Centre (HTC) at Manesar earlier today.

The new scooters come equipped with Honda Eco Technology (HET), which has been co-developed by Honda’s R&D divisions in Japan, Thailand and Manesar, India. The company says HET improves combustion, reduces friction and optimises the transmission to enhance fuel efficiency by 11 percent. Honda says this platform can be used to develop a range of two-wheelers from 110cc through to 1200cc.

Prices (all Ex Delhi)

Activa RS - Rs 47,188

Dio RS - Rs. 44,701

Aviator RS - Rs 48,211

Aviator Deluxe RS - Rs 53,531

HMSI says the 110cc Activa RS, which develops 8bhp and 8.74Nm of torque, will deliver 60kpl, up from the existing Activa’s 54kpl. The 2013 Activa gets a new colour – wild purple along with the four existing colours – black, red, grey and pearl white. The scooter comes with Combi-brakes, anti-theft key lock shutter and 18-litre under-seat storage facility.

The 2013 Aviator gets the same engine along with a new Royal Gold metallic colour along with the three existing black, white and red colours. This scooter gets 12-inch wheels, ABS body parts and 190mm front disc brake.

The third model, the 110cc-engined Dio scooter also produces 8bhp and is available in a new pearl yellow colour along with red, white and grey. It comes with tubeless tyres, Combi-brakes and a viscous air filter as standard equipment.

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New colors on all three scooters add some glamour to the range. No graphics on Activa make it look a bit dull.

They must start selling matte-black shade for all three models.

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Still No Disc even as option in Activa, thats pathetic. Now a days I am using activa frequently and thinking daily Why the hell people are buying activa?

Its a yr old activa just done 15k on odo, now my observation

1. Why should a scooter be this heavy esp, when its target customer is female.

2. What a pathetic FE? Hard to cross 40

3. Vibrates like hell over 60, forget HANDLING

4. Spartan time suspension, feels like controlling horse, definite spine breaker

5. Braking? Does this really have one. The worst in two wheels, even my bicycles have better.

Activa definitely needs to shed weight, get telescope & front disc to appeal to the now matured market.

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Still No Disc even as option in Activa, thats pathetic. Now a days I am using activa frequently and thinking daily Why the hell people are buying activa?

Exactly!

You are treated like they dont care by Honda guys. Their sales staff is pathetic...you walk in the showroom and you have to wait for some time for someone to attend you. Moreover their showroom is closed on several odd days. And long waiting periods. Seriously? they expect me to wait like 5 month for Aviator and 9-10 months for Activa? My 1996 Kinetic ZX is more reliable than Honda

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5. Braking? Does this really have one. The worst in two wheels, even my bicycles have better.

Activa definitely needs to shed weight, get telescope & front disc to appeal to the now matured market.

What ! Braking ??

I guess, you're talking about Activa with conventional brakes.

But spare Aviator with Combi-Disc brakes, Activa with Combi-brakes is having one of the best brakes & braking stability in the Gearless scooter segment.

If not with its fuel efficiency which is as low as 35kmpl. :mellow:

I'm extremely satisfied with its braking, which is best amongst my previously owned Kinetic Nova, Bajaj Bravo(geared) & Honda Aviator(cousin owned).

Exactly, its suspension needs some serious re-thinking & one must admit that Europeans are having the edge here.

Just Drive a Piaggio Vespa LX125 & after that one can come to know what a Ride quality actually is for a scooter.

yes no doubt its price is higher, but that's due to its product positioning(with heavy margins) & Shiny imported chrome bits with glossy high quality detailing. But again, the braking of Vespa is super-pathetic, despite of being operated by cosmetically superior buffed alloy brake levers.

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