Honda Aviator Scooter review

The new Honda Aviator is not the best among the Honda scooters. It is intended to cater to the urban man and promises to be an easy ride in traffic snarls. The affordable price of the scooter is certainly appealing. The Aviator is fourth scooter launched by Honda that had previously launched Dio, Eterno and Activa. Honda Activa gained lot of popularity and commercial success. The bike though has a stiff competition from Access and Flyte. The Aviator’s design is quite primitive and only time will tell how the consumer will approach and accept this vehicle.

Looks
The design and styling of the Honda Aviator is unique compared to Honda Activa but not very appealing. The indicators are big and are divided by a V-shape stripe and it is eye-catching. The headlamps are another highlight of the scooter and tyres are larger in contrast to other scooters. The tail end has pre-dominant wraparound turn indicators. The instrument panel is triangular in shape and has large speedometer and fuel gauge. But the warning indicators are hard to spot in bright sunlight. The Aviator is poor in terms of style and it does not have quadra/penta lock features. The scooter can boast of greater under seat space when compared to Activa. And the Aviator also lacks a mobile charging socket and a glove box, which have become a norm with other brands!

Honda Aviator

Engine
Honda Aviator scooter is powered by air-cooling, 102cc, 4-stroke and a single cylinder engine, which is same as the Honda Activa that produces a power of 7bhp at 7000 rpm. The initiation of the vehicle is good and engine enables a smooth and an easy ride. Aviator can touch a speed of 70kmph without any vibration and jarring sound. But the scooter requires more pick-up than the speed per se.

Handling
Aviator has seats that are comfortable for a perfect ride. The wheelbase is larger and the height of the scooter helps the tall rider. As all the Honda vehicles Aviator too is fuel-efficient and gives a mileage of around 40kmpl and serves greatly for city riding. The ABS plastic panels reduce the weight of the scooter. The suspension is facilitated by telescopic fork that helps to lower the impact of vibration on bad roads and thus the ride does not exhaust you.

The vibration is shifted via the handle bar and the rear grab rail is very low and for this you have to give full marks to the engineering team of Honda. The Aviator with disc brake manages the scooter quite well and you can vroom through the signals with ease. The levers can be smoothly operated. With negative indication of the bike sales the scooter segment is certainly going to gain foot in the two-wheeler market. Thus, the competition will expand largely and you have to wait to and watch how Aviator will survive this stiff competition.

Price
Honda Aviator is priced at Rs 40,000 and is available in the following colors: Rebel Red Metallic, Berry Purple Metallic, Space Silver Metallic and Pearl Igneous Black.

All said and done; bikes will continue to being the favourite 2 wheelers among men, and Honda Aviator scooter with not-that-great features will struggle to sustain in the bikes dominated Indian automobile market.

Latest Comments. Share Your Opinion

  1. ishaq

    i am confused ,which one i will buy aviator or activa

    • Anirban Mandal

      aviator is more appealing than actica ,front12 inchwheel front telescopic suspension give aviator mechanically better.

  2. Kiran

    I have the same confusion!!!

    which one to buy aviator or activa??

    Which is gud amung dem for Hilly Area Like Mussoorie..

    Please Advice

    • Subhankar

      i think for style u should go for the avaitor one………………………………….

  3. mnana

    suzuki access/Activa

  4. Sayeed Khan

    I dont know when this article has been penned because the cost of Aviator is higher than Activa and in Mumbai the on road price is almost 55000, i dont know from wher you have got the price of 40000.

    • Anubhav

      It’s 42000 in Chandigarh

  5. Gowtham

    Honda Aviator is stupid vehicle which i was bought in aug ’09,which cost is not equal,better buy some thing else,better go for Bajaj,Aviator giving 35 KM Per lt.Very poor service,at free service they only wash and they do nothing,infact my handle cover broken when i am driving,this i asked honda service,they asked me buy cover at 550/-,this happend just last week ,Please dont go for aviator /activa honda,they will loot money by providing spares and acessories etc.They say its 4 free services,they dont even provide lubication oil for money.

    I hate Honda

  6. Gowtham

    Honda Aviator is stupid vehicle which i was bought in aug ’09,which cost is not equal,better buy some thing else,better go for Bajaj,Aviator giving 35 KM Per lt.Very poor service,at free service they only wash and they do nothing,infact my handle cover broken when i am driving,this i asked honda service,they asked me buy cover at 550/-,this happend just last week ,Please dont go for aviator /activa honda,they will loot money by providing spares and acessories etc.They say its 4 free services,they provide lubication oil for money.

    I hate Honda

  7. Gowtham

    Honda Aviator is stupid vehicle which i was bought in aug ‘09,which cost is not equal,better buy some thing else,better go for Bajaj,Aviator giving 35 KM Per lt.Very poor service,at free service they only wash and they do nothing,infact my handle cover broken when i am driving,this i asked honda service,they asked me buy cover at 550/-,this happend just last week ,Please dont go for aviator /activa honda,they will loot money by providing spares and acessories etc.They say its 4 free services,they provide lubication oil for money,that kanjusy Honda is…

    I hate Honda

  8. Gowtham

    Here another problem in aviator- is that indicators are not working,Honda Aviator is stupid vehicle which i was bought in aug ‘09,which cost is not equal,better buy some thing else,better go for Bajaj,Aviator giving 35 KM Per lt.Very poor service…

    Now you tell me its not even 1 year having come up with several problems.
    HONDA is cheating…
    Gowtham

    • Rakesh

      Yes Yes i accept goutham statement, even me too had problems with aviator from honda,there are jerks when i raise axelarator,they change filter on every service,lot of vibrations suring driving.Spares are too costly,My dad said not go avaitor,now i understand how waste it is…
      Its waste talking about them,they dont even care sutomers,waste honda
      Rakesh

  9. Shanthi

    I support gowtham,its true,there is lot to say on this problem with aviator,

    seat cover is weak,number boards are delicate ..

    its waste talking about honda
    C.Shanthi

  10. pingenius

    Those who are critisizing the Aviator, they probably don’t know how to ride and maintain a bike. Honda Aviator is anytime better than any other bike or scooter in the same power range. I own one since one and a half year and not once has it ditched me by any means. I can start for my duty just 10 minutes before i need to reach and i reach with 3 minutes in hand. Talk about power, i can race and even defeat bikes with 135 cc engines. I recommend Aviator. It has to be the best scooter ever manufactured.

    • priya

      What Pingenius said is right ” Avaitor is one of the best vehicle”

      • Bamboozler

        Are you from Pune. “Please” reply if you are and theres two H’s in your bikes number!

    • Aman

      Friends, mujhe kuch pata nhin lag rha kaun si scooty loo plz suggest me or give anyone mob no’ then i will get the suggestions

  11. kavkav@gmail.com

    the one touch start is actually not comfartable, have to press the rear brakes fully then press the igntion and then the accelerator.
    I just got it today for 59.5k and the indicator is not working after mt drive home. Its more than too delicate.
    Pick up is good. Ride is smooth. But u cant see the essenti buttons like the indicator etc at night as there is no background light. Guys if u can wait for activa (90 days) do waitz. If in a hurry :)) take aviator…

  12. ashu

    the person who do not know to ride or maintain a bike decently cannot identify the true beauty of a bike..everything they ride luks crap to them..as a result they cant appreciate what the bike provide to them..i my self ride AVIATOR..n its one of the best bike..even my motorcycle riding friends appreiciate it whenever they hv chance on it..perfect weight n footprint..bit high but no issues..gud 4 me..and awesome eye-catching design..speed upto 60-70kmps…no vibrations below dat
    so the person who cant appreiciate such well noticed factors..perhapes it the time for thm to stop thinking abt buying bikes n travel by buses:)

    • bhim

      i don’t agree with u , it is wrost bike ,i ride it for a year and got many problems , at high speeds braking is not at all good, every time i should tight the brake screw 4r every 4 days,and wrost pickup , i threw this bike aside and bought tvs wego now , this one is 200% better than it ,
      pickup—–great no vibrations even u go above 70 breaking is good even at high speeds even with pillion rider ,and a bike like experience.

      • tinku

        I agree with you on one point that

        Aviator drum brakes are not at all effective at high speeds and when you are with a pillon rider it creates nightmare, but disc brakes are effective.

        One important point to note is that Honda has designed this scooter with disc brakes , but for cost and competetive reasons they have also launched drum brake version in which braking is very dangerous issue

        If you are going for aviator pl go for disc brakes, the scooter is awesome.

  13. Manoj

    Dear Friends,
    its not the right platform to argue with any ones comments, provide your experience and let others know what exactly the review is, may be some feel great and some are cheated by the dormant staff at service centre, pls write your genuine feedback so that a true picture comes out.
    Hope you all will agree with me.
    Best regards
    Manoj

  14. mayank

    guys..watever u say….bt i agree that among the current crop of scooters…aviator scores d highest if all its features are taken into consideration n den compared wid others……i myself m going to buy one next month…spent a hell lot of time making up my mind…

  15. manav sharma

    i’am confuse too .. what should i buy activa aur aviator …………..

  16. sandeep

    please tell me friends which two wheeler scooter is best for me compare than activa or aviator please reply m e soon

  17. amarinder

    honda aviator service in service centres is not up to mark. each part is not foccused properly and service rate is quite high.low attention and considration on services

  18. mirza

    i am using aviator best in performence you can use speed upto 75km no vibration i am selling it for 55,000 coz am shifting to hyd from banglore model 2011

    ph 8970936719

  19. Gurumurthy

    I sent my Honda aviator scooter for service and I was asked to pay a service Charge for servicing my Scooter By JSP honda, Anna Nagar, Chennai. The bill amount is Rs 2664, and when I preferred the Card Payment they added 2 percent as service Tax.

    Please advice if all the payments made by credit Card are to pay extra 2 percent and is it approved by the Honda/ JSP

  20. Andy

    Pls suggest which one is best.

    Activa or Aviator

  21. Mohanraj

    Want to know if Aviator is good for ladies and whether they can handle this vehicle easily

  22. pradip k barat

    Yes, they can handle.I baught Aviator for my wife on 3rd Nov. from Mansarovar Honda, Vallechery.

  23. Gaurav

    I am confused which vehiclle to buy ? can anyone suggests me ????

  24. Sourav

    Honda Aviator is the best scooter between the other scooters.My brother learned me how to drive it in just 2 days and by learning it I feel very pleasure and happy.When I drive it I think that I am a hero.I hope that in future if I will earn much money then I will must buy an Honda Aviator.

  25. Debdulal Das

    Honda Aviator with disc brake…..except milage as claimed by Honda, every thing is ok. I would like to recommend Honda for few addition, that can make it the best bike in the scooty series.
    1. Trip meter.
    2. Reserve capacity in fuel tank.
    3. Dash board and tail lamp illumination switch without head lamp.
    4. Pass light switch to take over other vehicles.
    5. External fuel tank lid.
    6. Document carrying box in front guard surface.
    7. Side stand.

    • Neeta

      Whats the milage it is giving?

  26. Lijo

    Plz mail a modified aviator piture to me. my id is lijokphilipose@gmail.com

  27. jaynarayan mukherjee

    i am 6feet2inches.which one is better between activa & aviator considering
    my height.please also mention whether aviator with metal body available?

  28. KABUL SINGH

    nice bike

  29. rounak

    I agree, Aviator is the best among other scooters. i ve driven it almost 2000km , i never faced any problem with it. Its super bike, as honda has tried its level best to modify the product.

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