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Honda Activa for Sale in Sri Lanka

Honda Activa scooter

Honda Activa Review

The scooter that many Sri Lankan’s have come to love as the Honda Activa, is one of the three scooter models that is currently being sold in Sri Lanka. Coupled with its cousin the Honda Activa I and Honda Dio, this cleverly engineered two-wheeler has earned a good reputation as a nifty performer under the road conditions seen in our island. It is true that no one factor can be pointed out for the success of the Activa, but one thing that cannot be disputed is the commendable capabilities of its 125 cc engine, which helps to carry two full-grown adults as well as additional cargo for an urban ride.

According to Honda itself, the Activa is capable of generating more than 6.0 kW of power and more than 10 Nm of torque, allowing it a top speed of roughly 85 km/h on a typical highway seen in Sri Lanka. Overall, if a rider is looking for a decent scooter, which has superb handling and good fuel economy, while not having to break their bank to buy one, then without a doubt, the Honda Activa is the ideal scooter for you.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Honda Activa

1. Honda Activa History

First introduced to the world sixteen years ago at the beginning of the 21st century, the Honda Activa has been one of the most successful scooter models to come out of the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) corporation. Honda has been keen to implement new and innovative technologies to its Activa line through the years, improving not only its performance but also the overall fuel economy in the process. Particularly Honda’s HET technology (Honda Eco Technology) has been a unique selling point for this scooter in recent times, due to its capacity to improve the overall performance of the Activa scooter in the long term.

In Sri Lanka, the bike also has a wide supporting network, from spare parts to accessories, both from its official distributor as well as other third party suppliers. Even though the price of the scooter is slightly at a higher level, it does offer a range of advanced features and options to facilitate its rider and passenger, for a long out of the city ride.

2. Honda Activa Specifications and Performance

The Honda Activa comes with a larger engine displacement when compared to other scooter models, to power its drive train on the roads of Sri Lanka.

Honda Activa Engine Specs:

  • Type: Air cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine
  • Size: 125 cc
  • Cylinders: Single-Cylinder
  • Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
  • Maximum Output: 6.38 kW @ 6500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 10.12 Nm @ 5000 rpm
  • Starting System: Kick/ self
  • Ignition System: CDI
  • Transmission: V - Matic
  • Top Speed: 85 km/h
  • Acceleration: 8.0 seconds (0-60 km/l)
  • Tire Specs (Front / Rear): (90|90-12 Tubeless)/ (90|100-10 Tubeless)
  • Suspension (Front / Rear): Telescopic/ Spring-loaded hydraulic type
  • Brakes (Front / Rear): Disc 190 mm/ Drum 130 (CBS)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 1814 mm x 704 mm x 1151 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1260 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 155 mm
  • Curb Weight: 110 kg
  • Seat Height: 765 mm
  • Seating Capacity: 2-Seats

3. Honda Activa Fuel Consumption

The baseline engine of the Honda Activa is powered using a 125 cc, Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine under the hood that manage to produce an output of roughly 6.38 kW @ 6500 rpm and a torque of around 10.12 Nm @ 5000 rpm. Coupled with a V - Matic transmission, the Activa was able to reach a top speed of 85 km/h and an acceleration of 8.0 seconds from 0-60 km/l, making it an admirable player on the roads of Sri Lanka.

However, as a scooter, the Honda Activa still achieved good fuel economy figures on the country’s rocky roads by reaching around 45 km/l on a city ride and around 60 km/l on the highway. Overall, the Honda Activa has a combined fuel economy of roughly 52 km/l in Sri Lanka.

Fuel Category: Petrol

Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded

Fuel Supply: Carburetor

Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.3 L

4. The Design of Honda Activa

Honda Activa Exterior: The design aesthetics of the Honda Activa has a number of features to enhance the riding experience and comes with elements such as

Under Bone Frame, Metal Outer Body, Head Lamp, Digital Meter, Insistent Front Panel, Telescopic Suspension, Optional Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheel, Premium 3D Emblem, Large Under Seat Storage, Pass Switch, Tachometer, Clock, Carry Hook, Analogue Speedometer, Fuel Gauge, Pillion Seat.

5. Available Color Options of Honda Activa

For Exterior: Black, Rebel Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Pearl Amazing White

6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of Honda Activa

The safety is an important aspect especially when riding on the roads of Sri Lanka and the Activa scooter is comprised of many essential features to keep its passengers safe for the ride.

  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Combi Brake System
  • Passenger Footrest
  • Low Fuel Indicator
  • Low Oil Indicator
  • Pillion Grab rail
  • Turn Signal

7. Standout Elements of This Model

One of the most notable standout elements of the Honda Activa scooter is that it comes with an advanced variation that has solid disc brakes on the front wheels. This not only improves handling but also enhances the overall safety of the rider in the long term.

The Honda Activa scooter also comes with Honda’s new and innovative HET technology. This particular feature allows the scooter to optimize the shifts of its transmission, improve the fuel combustion and reduce the friction, in order to enhance the overall power output of the bike as well as its mileage.

8. Compared to Other High-Featured Bikes Found in Sri Lanka

The build of the Honda Activa can be compared with other competing scooter models in Sri Lanka such as the Suzuki Swish 125, the Yamaha Ray and the TVS Jupiter.

Honda Activa vs. Suzuki Swish 125 - The Activa has a better fuel economy when compared with the Swish 125

Honda Activa vs. Yamaha Ray - The Activa has a faster acceleration compared to the Ray

Honda Activa vs. TVS Jupiter - The Activa has a more powerful engine if compared to the Jupiter

9. Key Reasons to Buy a Honda Activa

If you are now considering buying a Honda Activa scooter from the Sri Lankan market, then it is best for you to look at the following factors of this bike model as well, for a more informed buying decision in the near future.


  • Outstanding build quality
  • Good braking system
  • Longer mileage
  • Excellent aftermarket value
  • Easy availability of spare parts


One of the noticeable disadvantages of the Honda Activa, especially when buying it in a brand new condition is that the bike is offered to a slightly higher price margin here in Sri Lanka. However, this may not be a significant issue since the Activa also comes with a wide range of features to facilitate its rider.

Apart from that, another minor disadvantage of the Honda Activa is that due to it being a scooter, the overall power output is at a relatively low level. Nevertheless, since it is mainly built for city use, this may not be a problem for many riders in Sri Lanka.

10. Where to Find a Honda Activa for Sale in Sri Lanka

As of 2015, by far the best method to buy a new Honda Activa is to obtain it from the authorized distributor for Honda bikes in Sri Lanka, the Stafford Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd. However, it is still possible for a prospective buyer to find this scooter from a prominent third party distributor, located in one of the below mentioned popular cities in Sri Lanka.

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New, Reconditioned and Used Honda Activa in Galle

Honda Activa Price in Sri Lanka

A brand-new Honda Activa in Sri Lanka can cost a buyer a price of around Rs. 224,500 (2015), depending on the dealer as well as the additional facilities offered. Used or reconditioned bikes are more widely available within the local market and can cost anything in-between Rs. 33,000 to Rs. 199,500 (2015), subject to the used condition as well as its built year.

Honda Activa Price List on Carmudi.lk

Price for New Honda Activa (As Of 2015)

  • Honda Activa 3G HET (2015): Rs. 224,500

Price for Reconditioned or Used Honda Activa (As Of 2015)

  • Honda Active Scooter (1996): Rs. 33,000
  • Honda Activa (2010): Rs. 120,000
  • Honda Activa (2012): Rs. 140,000
  • Honda Activa DLX (2013): Rs. 145,000
  • Honda Activa (2014): Rs. 160,000
  • Honda Activa (2015): Rs. 199,500
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