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Honda Aviator discontinued, new replacement scooter in pipeline

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Japanese motorcycle brand Honda 2Wheelers could have discontinued the Honda Aviator scooter from the Indian market after the brand failed to introduce the upgraded BS6 compliant version. The brand has removed the Honda Aviator from its listing on the official website leading us to believe that the Aviator could have been scrapped from the product portfolio. 

Honda upgraded its scooter line-up to BS6 conformity which includes the Activa 6G, Activa 125 and the new 2020 Dio moto scooter. The brand also updated the Honda Unicorn, Honda Shine and the Honda SP125 to BS6 standards but the Honda Aviator has not received the upgrade, yet.

The Honda Aviator was upgraded back in 2018 and the facelift model offered premium features such as a new colour theme, LED headlights, alloy wheels, disc brakes, retractable hooks, under-seat luggage compartment, combination tail lamp, combi brakes, telescopic front suspension and multifunction ignition switch. 

The Honda Aviator was positioned above the Honda Activa and shard the singe with the Activa which is powered by a 110cc air-fan-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke single spark engine that produces 7.79 ps of power and 8.79 Nm of torque matched to a CVT automatic gearbox.

Though the Aviator had fewer sales demand as compared to the Activa the brand is likely to fill the void by launching another premium product in the Indian market. The new product could be equipped with features such as LED lighting, telescopic suspension, disc brakes, LCD digital instrumentation etc. 

The brand has also recently launched the Honda Unicorn in a new BS6 compliant 160cc fuel-injected engine that makes 12.92 ps of power and 14 Nm of torque. The Honda Unicorn has been in the Indian market for around 15 years now. In the Superbikes portfolio, the brand has also launched the updated BS6 compliant Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin with a larger displacement engine and a manual transmission option, which is a first in India.