The scooter segment in India is presently a very flourishing segment and their sales are at an all-time high. In fact, the current analysis of the market suggests that the best-selling two-wheeler in India is a scooter.
Among the scooters, there are some big names, including the Yamaha Fascino, which was an instant hit since it was launched. The scooter had garnered positive reviews and clocks a good number of sales each month.
However, there has always been that one scooter that everyone tries to overhaul. Considered to be a nemesis for many, the Honda Activa has been the most popular scooter ever since it was first launched.
But what is it that makes the Honda Activa 4G so special? Isn’t the Yamaha Fascino good enough to overhaul the Honda scooter? Let’s find out the answers.
Which one looks better?
The Yamaha Fascino is a very precisely designed scooter targeted at the younger generation. It has a smooth flowing body that merges at the rear, just under the tail light. The body receives matte colour tone with some additional graphics. It rides on 10-inch alloy wheels (same as the Activa) but has better telescopic suspension up front and unit swing at the rear.
The Honda Activa is not the most attractive scooter around but is extremely high in utility and economy. However, there are some defining lines across the body under the seats. It gets a big seat and leg space. However, the suspension duties are done by spring loaded hydraulic units at both ends.
The Yamaha Fascino is powered by a 113 cc, single cylinder engine, which is capable of making a maximum power of 7 bhp 7,500 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 8.1 Nm at 5,000 revs per minute. On the other hand, the Honda Activa 4G is powered by a 109.2 cc, single cylinder engine which is capable of making a maximum power of 8 bhp at 7,500 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 8.8 Nm at 5,500 revs per minute.
This makes it quite clear that the Honda Activa is much more powerful than the Fascino.
The Yamaha Fascino is an attractive scooter on the outside. It could woo anyone with its design. However, when it comes to performance, the Honda Activa 4G is a much more performance-oriented scooter and is more economical as well. It is priced well below the Fascino and has a better fuel efficiency.