Creating a new history in the Indian two-wheeler industry, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, the undisputed leader of scooter segment, today unveiled smarter and advanced Activa 2023 in Goa, HMSI’s first OBD2 compliant two-wheeler, much ahead of the April 2023 deadline; states a press release.

Activa has re-activated the scooter market and has remained one of the top selling two-wheelers for more than two decades now. It has undergone multiple avatars for meeting the ever-changing expectations of the customers and today HMSI unveiled the new OBD2 compliant Activa 2023 with a host of segment-first features offering more value to the customers.

Being the front-runner in technology, HMSI has always delighted customers by providing convenience and comfort in their daily lives. In the past as well, HMSI is known for raising the bar with many technological innovations in its products like – Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology, double lid external fuel opening system and Combi Brake System (CBS). This year HMSI is back again with another first in segment feature for a two-wheeler – Honda Smart Key in Activa 2023.


Globally acclaimed Honda Smart Key is introduced in the new advanced and smarter Activa 2023. The Honda Smart Key System incorporates following features:

1. Smart Find: Answer back system in smart key assists in easily locating the vehicle. When the answer back button is pressed on the Honda SMART Key, all 4 winkers will blink twice to locate the scooter.

2. Smart Unlock: The Smart key System is a newer technology feature that makes it possible to lock and unlock the vehicle without using a physical key. In case the system detects no activity for 20 seconds after activation, the scooter automatically gets deactivated.

3. Smart Start: If the smart key is within the range of 2 meters of the vehicle, then the rider can smoothly start the vehicle by rotating the knob on the Loc Mod to ignition position and push the start button without even taking out the key.

4. Smart Safe: Activa 2023 comes equipped with Mapped Smart ECU which acts as a security device by electronically matching (ID) between the ECU and SMART Key, therefore preventing vehicle theft. The smart key has an immobilizer system which prevents a non-registered key from starting the engine. Without secure connection with Smart Key, Immobilizer System is not activated. 

Engine Start/Stop Switch: The two-way functioning switch can be used to start the engine when pressed downwards and acts as an engine kill switch when pressed upward.

It also comes equipped with a unique Double Lid Fuel Opening System for accessing the 18L under seat storage space offering maximum convenience to the rider and has Lock Mod (5 in 1 lock) ensuring maximum convenience and reliability to the rider.

The large floor space gives the ease of riding comfortably for long rides along with increased luggage carrying capacity. Alternatively, Long Wheelbase ensures better ride quality on unpleasant and bad roads with good stability and balance.


1. Unique Honda ACG Starter: It starts the engine jolt free via the same AC generator used to generate current and charge the battery while riding. This eliminates the need for a conventional starter motor, thus, there are no gear meshing noises.

Two mechanical features lead to engine start with less effort – the first being efficient utilization of decompression with slightly opened exhaust valves (at the beginning of compression stroke) followed by the Swing Back feature which rotates the engine in a slightly opposite direction, which allows the piston to take a ‘running start’, making it easier to start the engine with a small amount of power.
The Start Solenoid, acting as an automatic choke system ensures rich air fuel mixture and provides the convenience of one time start at any point of time.

2. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI): It injects the right amount of fuel in cylinder based on specific engine data and constant feedback from the 5 intelligent sensors. It results in smooth and linear power output throughout.

3. Tumble Flow: Honda developed the world’s first tumble flow technology through integrated die-casting process. The enhanced Smart Tumble Technology (eSTT) produces tumble flow by optimizing inlet port shape and using reverse flow phenomenon, without adding additional components leading to combustion improvisation.

4. Friction Reduction: Offset Cylinder, compact weight crankshaft & optimized piston reduces overall engine friction. Optimized weight results in improved fuel efficiency.

New Activa 2023 comes with Fuel Efficient Tyres which are specially developed by Honda with a new tyre compound technology. It reduces rolling resistance by 15-20% while maintaining the road grip leading to enhanced fuel efficiency. 

2023 ACTIVA VARIANTS & PRICE (ex-showroom, Goa):
Standard Rs. 77,095
Deluxe     Rs. 79,596
Smart       Rs. 83,096


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