What's it about?
The Aviator is the Activa is the Dio, right? Wrong. Yes, the motor is the same, but the Aviator offers a lot more than the other two Hondas. It's designed to feel slightly more 'premium', and that explains the front disc on the DLX variant, making it the only Honda scoot to offer one. It is also the only Honda to offer telescopic front forks and at 6 litres, has the larger fuel tank too. It doesn't look as exciting as the new Dio, however, and that's a given since it's around half a decade old now. Get one if you like it – it's hard to fault.
FOR: Space, front-disc on DLX
AGAINST: Looks less appealing than the Vespa or even the Dio!
Power: 8 bhp@8000 rpm
Torque: 0.9 kgm@5500 rpm
Brakes: 190mm disc(DLX), 130mm drum(STD)/130 mm drum (f/r)
Tyres: 90/90 R12 (f), 90/100 R10 (f/r)
Saddle height: 790mm
Fuel tank capacity: 6 litres
Kerb weight: NA
Price: Rs 50,619 (STD)/Rs 56,109 (DLX) (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
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