09 April 2013 ~ 27 Comments

Honda Aviator Vs. Honda Activa

The Aviator has been in the market for a relatively shorter period of time as compared to the Activa. While Honda Motorcycles launched the Activa way back in 2000, the Aviator has been here only since 2009. Both scooters belong to the 109cc segment with similar tech specifications and framework with one major difference being that the Aviator comes with a lot of add-ons like disc brakes that do not exist on the Activa. In this article, we will first take you through the specifications of both the scooters and then compare the mileages as delivered by the two models. This will help us arrive at a better judgement of which of the two is a better scooter.

Honda Aviator vs. Honda Activa
Tech Specs Comparison

As noted earlier, both the scooters have a similar engine configuration. They both come with a 109cc engine that can deliver a max power of 8.1PS and a max torque of around 8.7 Nm. The Aviator is slightly bigger though. While the Activa measures 1761 x 710 x 1147, the Aviator on the other hand measures 1802 x 697 x 1162. The Activa is wider although the Aviator has a larger wheelbase providing a much higher stability while driving. The Aviator is also geared for longer drives with a fuel tank capacity of 6 liters whereas the Activa can only hold 5.3 liters. Here is a side by side comparison of the major tech specs of both the scooters. The ex-showroom price of the Standard variant of Aviator is slightly higher than Activa although there is also a Deluxe variant that is priced much higher.

Specification Honda Activa Honda Aviator
Engine Disp. 109cc 109cc
Max Power 8.1 PS @ 7500 8.1 PS @ 7000
Max Torque 8.74 Nm @ 5500 8.77 Nm @ 5500
Dimension 1761 x 710 x 1147 1802 x 697 x 1162
Wheelbase 1238mm 1256mm
Ground Clearance 153mm 145mm
Fuel tank capacity 5.3L 6L
Underseat storage 18L 20L
Kerb weight 111kg 102.3kg
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs. 47204 Rs. 48229

Mileage Comparison

Although both the Activa and Aviator have similar engine components, there are so many things different spec-wise on the two scooters that make it a given that these two models simply cannot offer the same mileage. However, Honda probably does not want to cannibalize the sale of one over the other due to the fuel economy component. The company claims the latest model of both the scooters to offer around 66.7 kmpl under standard test conditions. Again, this is not a mileage you could be seeing on your office ride because the tests are conducted under extremely favourable conditions that you may not be able to simulate on a city road.

In order to arrive a better judgement, let us now look at what third party reviews and test rides tell us with respect to the mileage. Let us start with MouthShut; the popular user reviews site. There are plenty of reviews for both the scooters. While the average claim made by customers lies in the range of 45-55kmpl for the Activa, the corresponding figure for Aviator is just between 30-46 kmpl. The numbers for Aviator do not get much support from other sources either. Except for a review from ScootyPrice that claims around 45-48 kmpl on the Aviator, the mileage reported on other reviews we noted from sites like BikeAdvice and ConsumerComplaints are in the range of 30-40 kmpl only.

In comparison, the Activa has pretty rave reviews from a number of sources. A couple of reviewers on IndiaGarage have reported a 35kmpl FE. That apart, reviews on most sources have been positive. BikeSpace reports 54kmpl while IndiaMart reports 55 kmpl. Most of the other sources including MyIndiaGuide, BharathAutos, ZigWheels, MaxAbout and Olx report a number between 40-53 kmpl which is much better than what the Aviator offers.

The specific number from the various sources are tabulated below. But I guess the bottomline is clear – the Aviator seems built more efficiently for a female audience as compared to the Activa. But that is just a minor improvement that does not warrant a drop in mileage as it seems to be from the various reviews. My suggestion would be to go with the Activa – it’s priced cheap, makes your commuter cheaper and has a great resale value too. What do you think?

Source Honda Activa (kmpl) Honda Aviator (kmpl)
Official 66.7 66.7
BharathAutos 53.5
BikeAdvice 30-40
BikeSpace 54
ConsumerComplaints 33-35
IndiaGarage 35
IndiaMart 55
MaxAbout 40
MouthShut 45-55 30-46
MyIndiaGuide 52.2
Olx 40-50
ScootyPrice 45-48
ZigWheels 46.8

27 Responses to “Honda Aviator Vs. Honda Activa”

  1. prashant thakker 20 April 2013 at 8:36 pm Permalink

    Sir,

    i am leaving at a city having very traffic conditions for which i want 2 buy a scooter i have choosen hero maestro and honda activa het which 1 should i buy which give very good fuel efficiency. Does honda activa really give average of 60 km/lit ?

    • prinand 22 April 2013 at 4:29 pm Permalink

      activa……only….it has great goodwill..

  2. Rajesh 15 May 2013 at 11:50 am Permalink

    Thank You

  3. akash 9 June 2013 at 11:03 am Permalink

    activa dont give average of 60 it gives only 30 average

  4. PRAHLAD 11 June 2013 at 1:46 pm Permalink

    SAB ZHOOT HAI ACTIVA 20KA AVERAGE DETA HAI BAKVAS GADI HAI

    • PRITI 18 June 2013 at 4:15 pm Permalink

      esha kuch nahi hai tarike se chlao toh accha average deti hai

      • Rohit Kumar 25 August 2013 at 10:18 pm Permalink

        now miss priti giving the driving lessons actually after 6 months it does give a 25kmpl same as my CBR250 so this proves activa is a real piece of shit.

        • Muk 28 August 2013 at 10:45 am Permalink

          Priti is right, activa gives the average around 35-45. But need to maintain the speed and the combination of brake. I am still running with the Active since last 6 years.

    • bunty 25 July 2013 at 5:06 am Permalink

      activa na hoye enfield ho gyi kaya

    • sandeep sarkar 10 October 2013 at 10:26 am Permalink

      if someone rides it like a hooligan, then obviously it is going to give a low mileage…..

      • hooligan 30 October 2013 at 3:16 pm Permalink

        I drive it like a hooligan. I drive at 40-60 km/hr, but rarely use brakes. With this, I get an average of 50km/litre. My mom was thinking that I was lying but I proved it to her

  5. harish vajpayee 16 June 2013 at 4:36 am Permalink

    HONDA AVIATOR SCOOTER THIS BIKE IS VERY VERY COMFORTABLE AND VERY SAFE THANK YOU (SRI HARI)

  6. PRITI 18 June 2013 at 4:14 pm Permalink

    activa is better than aviator

    • Rohit Kumar 25 August 2013 at 10:16 pm Permalink

      Lol fucking stupid, dont you know english they just proved activa is a low shit.

  7. Amit 18 June 2013 at 5:56 pm Permalink

    other than activa,which 2 wheeler non gear is good.i know activa is best.i want to know after just activa which vehicle is best.

    please let me know the suggestion on my mail

    amitagrawal.gwl@gmail.com

  8. varun 18 June 2013 at 9:50 pm Permalink

    which is good in mileage
    activa or aviator

  9. Nikhil 28 June 2013 at 8:07 am Permalink

    i think activa is best

  10. shiv pachauri 29 June 2013 at 3:59 am Permalink

    average iz better in activa or aviator??

  11. samir 2 July 2013 at 4:07 am Permalink

    i want to know about the new arrival of honda .. activa-i claiming mileage 65 above with approx 5000 price less than activa original.. does anyone has more info .. would like to purchase this bike as early as possible

  12. pulkit 3 July 2013 at 5:25 pm Permalink

    Aviator is the best. The tire of aviator is fat. Mileage of Aviator is good. Weight of Aviator is lesser. Handling of Aviator is better. Speed and looks is good as well. Go for Aviator

  13. Vikram Singh 19 July 2013 at 10:37 am Permalink

    I Want to know the correct mileage of Honda Activa HET and Honda Activa DLX. What is the difference between Honda Activa HET and Honda Activa DLX & Price of both Bikes.

    • Aakaash 22 July 2013 at 5:13 pm Permalink

      Honda het is new model of honda which gives a good average(As per company)…… on the other honda has sold lacks of activas in past by term that it gives a good average of 55 Kmpl….. while it’s totally wrong it gives only an average of 29….. this is bull shit…

      • faiz 29 July 2013 at 7:59 pm Permalink

        I am totally confused between Activa and Aviator!

  14. nihar 4 September 2013 at 5:18 am Permalink

    Honda bakwas he. WEGO is the best.

  15. karan 5 October 2013 at 5:14 am Permalink

    I have a Honda Activa and I measured the mileage to be 70 kmpl. But now it’s giving less than 40 kmpl. This is all bullshit. If a mechanic wants, he can give you good mileage. It was my Experience.

  16. subhash 28 November 2013 at 9:03 am Permalink

    I want to buy a scooter for my parents. They are fatty. Which scooter can I buy? Honda Activa or Aviator? Please suggest

  17. Sankar 22 June 2014 at 6:44 am Permalink

    My Honda Activa is 9 years old. Nowadays it gives only 42 KM per litre on Bangalore city roads.


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