The market was ruled by the TVS Scooty when the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter Company decided to go bold and come up with a rival model that would one day create the scooter market dynamics as it has. The scooter model was Honda Activa, and it sold like hot cakes! It had a great many features that enabled the transition of the common household scooter from being a heavy, kick-start enabled, Bajaj, to the lightweight varieties we see today on the road.
Honda Activa vs Honda Activa-i
While Honda Activa-i may seem like yet another variant of the Honda Activa, the difference between the two only begin to crop up with the market they advertise to. While the Honda Activa caters to a unisex customer base, the Activa-i, with its plastic body, adds a new dimension to its market base with its focus only on female personal mobility. But before we discuss the aesthetics, let us have a good look at the tech-specs that set the two models of the same variety apart.
The displacement: while the Honda Activa offers a displacement of 109cc, the Honda Activa-i delivers a displacement of a full 110cc. Ok. So, that's not much of a comparison, but wait till you hear this. While the Honda Activa is on the heavier side with the displacement it offers, the Honda Activa-i, is lighter, sleeker and zippier than its predecessor. The engine type, front and rear suspension, and the maximum power remain the same for both Activa variants, but the important point to consider is, while the Activa-I isn't too bulky, it still delivers the same mileage of 60 kmpl.
Truth be told, there isn't much difference between the Honda Activa and the Honda Activa-i, except for the lightweight feature and the specifications it doesn't miss out on in lieu of that. In the end, though Honda may advertise the Activa-i as a unisex scooter, but honestly, it has the making, the aerodynamics, and the styling of a scooter targeting the women customers specifically. So if you're a girl, and you're looking for a ride, be sure to take the Honda Activa-i for a spin!