I have been using Honda Activa for the last three years and I must say that it has been a great experience riding it. One of the biggest advantages of this scooty is any one in the family , right from a teenager to an grand old man/woman everyone can use it with elan. The only trouble for ladies with this bike is, it is little heavy. This is the most widely sold and used bike in cities especially in Hyderabad. It is very hard to book this bike and get it with in 45 days, such is the demand for it. That’s why many people who are in urgent need of a scooty go for other options like Aviator, Suzuki Access etc.
One of the other prominent advantages of this bike is the easily accessible service centers. Honda showrooms are well spread in cities and the service from the franchisees is also satisfactory. Spare parts are also easily available. It is of 100 CC and the pick up is satisfactory. It gives occasional problems in winter and rainy season but the manual start (kick start) work around works well. If you regularly service your bike you wouldn’t find much of the issues.
The biggest disadvantage with this bike is the mileage. Its very hard to see mileage greater than 35 Km. With the petrol prices sky rocketing this is surely be a troubling factor for many. The price of the bike is also comparably high with the price tag of more than Rs 50,000 on road. A slightly upgraded and altered version of Activa is in market now. Usually Activa comes in Black, Gray colors. In the latest model Red color is most seen. Some very old bikes with colors like blue can also be seen.
On the whole a big thumbs up for this bike. Go for it !!!