After the Supreme Court banned the selling of BS-III engine, one of the biggest manufacturers of two wheelers in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt.Ltd (HMSI) has launched the BS-IV version of their most iconic scooter ever, Activa. The new variomatic scooter will be known as 2017 Activa i. The styling of the scooter has been changed once again with some new features installed now.
The new Activa-i will feature the AHO (automatic headlamp on) function. The Road and Transport Ministry of India have announced that from April 1, 2017, onwards, it is mandatory for all the two wheelers to have the headlights on all the time, even in the day time, for the safety measures. So from now onwards, all the new two-wheelers will have to possess this feature or they can use the daytime running light. Many foreign countries apply this feature on their two-wheelers.
The new Activa-i has been launched with a price tag of Rs 47,900 (ex-showroom Delhi). Along with new features, the company has also offered new dual color tones on the scooter which is a new thing for Activa as it has always been offered in single colors only. The 110cc iconic scooter was started in India in 2000 and created a rage for automatic scooters among the people, mostly teenagers and youth. Honda Activa-i is powered by 110cc Honda Eco Tech engine which generates 8bhp of horspower at 7,500 rpm and 8.74Nm of torque.
With the popularity of Honda Activa, so many other companies started their range of variomatic scooters. The Honda Activa-i has been introduced with the main focus on the BS-IV engine but it will also serve as a new fresh version of Activa which will enhance it’s sales charts. Although being at the top, Many other scooters from different companies have affected the sales of Activa since 2-3 years, so this will try to diminish that aspect.
After the govt. banned the selling of BS IV engine, the companies started putting various offers and huge discounts on their two-wheelers and sold them in huge numbers. There were discounts from 15,000-60,000 of different two-wheelers from different companies across the nation. Now, all the companies will work on manufacturing BS-IV engine on their units to sell them.