Hero Xoom vs Honda Activa: Which scooter should you buy?
Honda Activa has been dominating the sales figures of scooters since it was first introduced in the Indian market. Several manufacturers have tried to dethrone the Activa. The latest entrant to try this is Hero MotoCorp who have launched the Xoom 110 in the Indian market. Here is how the Hero Xoom performs against the Honda Activa.
Hero Xoom vs Honda Activa: Looks
In terms of design, Activa has started to show some age but many people who buy Activa don't really buy it for its design. On the other hand, the design is one of the strongest elements of Xoom. It has a very sporty and futuristic bodywork with an X-shaped headlamp and tail lamp.
Hero Xoom vs Honda Activa: Specs
The Xoom is powered by an air-cooled, 110.9 cc engine that produces 8.03 bhp at 7,250 rpm and 8.7 Nm at 5,750 rpm. On the other hand, Honda Activa produces 7.69 bhp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 8.9 Nm at 5,000 rpm. Both engines come mated to a CVT automatic transmission.
Hero Xoom vs Honda Activa: Hardware
Both scooters use telescopic forks in the front and a monoshock at the rear. Xoom is equipped with a 190 mm disc or a 130 mm drum in the front whereas, at the rear, there is a 130 mm drum only. The Activa is offered with a drum brake in the front as well as at the rear. There is no option of getting a disc for the front wheel.
Hero Xoom vs Honda Activa: Features
The highlight of the Xoom is the cornering lights which are a segment's first feature. There is also a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB charger and i3s start/stop technology. On the other hand, the Activa is equipped with an external fuel filler cap and the H-Smart variant is equipped with keyless entry.
Hero Xoom vs Honda Activa: Price
Hero Xoom is priced between ₹68,599 and ₹76, 699 whereas the Honda Activa costs between ₹74, 536 and ₹80, 537. All prices are ex-showroom.