Advantages of Honda Activa over Suzuki Access

Confused about which one to choose among Honda Activa and Suzuki Access? We can help you. This article compares the features and flaws of both the models to help you finalize your buy.

Though automatic gear scooters were introduced for the first time as two wheelers designed for women, its huge popularity and the soaring numbers on the city roads prove that these are equally popular among men as well. These are ideal for busy city roads at peak rush hours as they relieve the hassle of changing gear every few minutes in the heavy traffic.

In the automatic gear segment of two wheelers, Honda Activa and Suzuki Access are probably the two top selling brands. Honda enjoys a monopoly in the scooter's market and Activa takes credit to over 43 per cent share in the scooter segment. Its premium brand of Activa has a waiting period for even 6-8 months delivery time, which testifies its huge demand among the users. Its nearest competitor Suzuki Access is nowhere near Honda in terms of sales.

Advantages of Activa Vs Access

  • Activa has a strong metal body whereas Access has a light weight fiber, which makes it less stable for the challenging city rides. Activa is well suited for rough use and stability and offers the best stability and safety while riding.
  • Honda has an Engine Displacement of 109cc and a maximum power of 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm whereas Access only has 8.58 bhp @ 7000 rpm. Both Access and Activa are powered by a 4 stroke, single cylinder, air cooled OHC engine.
  • Activa 125 has Telescopic front forks up front and spring loaded hydraulic type suspension at the back, which ensures a smooth ride even on rough roads and makes riding an enjoyable experience. 130mm disc brakes up front are strong enough to quickly bring the scooter to a halt even from a fairly high speed without the risk of losing stability whereas, Access doesn't have disc brakes.
  • Activa has a maximum power of 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm, whereas Suzuki provides 8.58 bhp @ 7000 rpm on the higher side. Activa gains speed quickly and ensure a satin smooth ride even at 80kmh because of its slightly higher torque rate. Activa 125 has a blazing speed compared to Access which requires a lot more throttle to gain momentum.
  • The raised handle bars of Activa ensure a comfortable riding posture whereas Access has a relatively low set and narrower handle bars, which makes the seating cramped and uncomfortable for the riders especially for those with taller frames.
  • Activa has a spacious floorboard that comes handy during the daily shopping errands and for carrying knick-knacks and ensuring ample space for your foot. Access trails behind Activa in this aspect as it has a narrow floorboard that just has space to place your foot. Activa is quite easy to mount on the main stand as well unlike Access.
  • The HET technology of Honda scooters has always proven to be quite efficient and Activa scores an overall efficiency of 51.6kmpl which is way too higher than Access that returned just 47kmpl.

We rate Honda Activa superior to Access by virtue of its greater comfort, reliability, more space and better fuel efficiency.


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