Honda Activa Pros And Cons – Still Best Scooter In 2023?

Honda Activa is not only the best-selling automatic scooter in India but is also one of the longest-selling two-wheelers in the country

The Honda Activa is definitely one of the undoubted kings of the segment and continues to dominate two-wheeler sales in the country for years now. The scooter is offered with a refined and reliable powertrain and is known for its fuss-free long-term ownership experience. If you are also considering buying a new automatic scooter in India, here are the top Honda Activa pros and cons that will help you make a better and a more informed choice.

2023 Honda Activa Pros And Cons


  1. Powertrain

The new Honda Activa is powered by a 109.51 cc single-cylinder petrol engine that delivers a peak power output of 5.77 kW while the maximum torque stands at 8.90 Nm. This engine comes mated to a CVT automatic gearbox and is known for its strong refinement and smoothness.

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  1. Long-Term Reliability

The Activa has always been one of the most reliable offerings in the segment and the new 2023 iteration is now different. The scooter not only outshines most of its rivals in the long-term reliability, but is also appreciated for its affordable and easy maintenance.

  1. After-Sales Support And Network

In addition to its strong reliability, the new Activa is also appreciated for the strong after-sales support it is offered with. Honda not only offers a commendable after-sales experience for the buyers but in addition to this, also has a large service network across the country. There is no dearth of spare parts for the scooter in the market as well.

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  1. Resale Value

The strong demand for Activa in the market also translates to an impressive resale value of the scooter. Likewise, the used vehicle market has a high demand for the Activa.


  1. Mediocre Performance

The 110cc unit powering the Activa does not boast exceptional performance levels and those wanting for a power packed scooter may not be very happy with the Activa. In addition to this, the scooter does struggle a little during heavy acceleration due to the prominent rubber-band effect. In all, the Activa is a basic commuter scooter and may not be appreciated by those looking for a performance oriented scooter in India.

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  1. Build Quality

When compared to many of the rivals in the country, the Activa feels a little built-to-cost and lacks the segment-leading build quality it once was known for. A number of users are reporting rusting and plastic fading post a few years of ownership. The scooter, despite this, is one of the most reliable offerings in the market and offers a low-maintenance ownership experience in the longer run.

  1. Plain Looks

Not much has changed when it comes to the design language of the new Activa and the scooter is being offered with the same design for more than a decade now. While this design does look good and elegant, the rivals offer a better road presence and more attractive styling elements.

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