Honda Activa 5G vs 4G scooters: The new automatic scooter and its upgrades

Honda Activa 5G vs 4G scooters: What are the upgrades?

Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India launched the fifth generation of the Activa automatic scooter today. After unveiling at the 2018 Auto Expo, Honda website listed the price of the scooter today. What are the changes that differentiate both the Activas? We do a specification comparison to find out which one offers what.

Looks and dimensions

The Activa 5G gets the fifth generation tag but visually it is a minor facelift of the 4th generation Activa. The silhouette of both the scooters remains exactly the same. However, there are a few styling changes to keep the new Activa fresh in the market. The updates include a new all-LED headlamp with integrated LED daytime running lamps.

The new generation Activa also gets chrome garnishing to give it a premium look. The side profile is a carbon copy of the last model sans the new monikers. The rear and the tail lamp assembly also remains the same.

The Activa 5G gets two new colours, Dazzle Yellow Metallic and Pearl Spartan Red. There are 6 more colours from the previous generation Activa 4G. There is Black, Trance Blue, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Majestic Brown Metallic, and Matte Selene Silver Metallic. There is a wider range of colours in the 5th generation Activa than the fourth generation.

The dimensions remain exactly the same but the Activa 5G is a kilo heavier than the 4G. The weight increase can be because of the increased features.


The Activa 5G gets a new digital-analogue hybrid console. The LCD shows the fuel level and odometer. The older Activa only featured a regular analogue console. The new Activa also gets service due indicator with an ECO mode that increases the mileage of the scooter. The Activa 5G also gets a new seat lock mechanism that makes it much easier to operate the seat to access the under seat area. Other features include the Combi-brake system, which was also present in the Activa 4G. The newer LED headlamp also consumes less power and put lower pressure on the battery, which increases the life of the battery. Apart from these two changes, there are no additional changes to the Activa 5G.

What about the engine?

Well, that is something that is exactly the same and it is not bad, right? Yes, it is the same tried and tested engine of the Activa 4G. It is the same 110cc, four-stroke, fan-cooled engine. The motor gets Honda Eco Technology (HET) that increases the low-end torque and increases the fuel efficiency too. The engine churns out a maximum power of 8 Bhp and 9 Nm of peak torque. The belt final driver transfers the power from the CVT automatic transmission to the rear wheel. The 5.3-litre fuel tank capacity also stays the same as the previous generation Honda Activa.


The new Activa is slightly pricier than the older generation Activa. The base standard variant is available at a price of Rs. 52,460 while the Deluxe variant with Combi-Brake System is available for Rs. 54,325. The last-generation Activa 4G was available at a price of Rs. 51,460. All the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.