The Aviator was introduced in the market as the third offering from Honda in the scooter segment. Since this scooter is powered by the same engine that runs in the Activa or the Dio, there is nothing exceptionally different in its performance. However, completely new looks with some added features make the Aviator stand apart from the competition.
An unusual and futuristic design philosophy, which Honda has adapted from the latest version of the Fireblade, adds a touch of muscle to the scooter and targets the adult male buyers. This comes as the most important change in the Aviator as compared to the Activa, which is targeted more towards the female population and the Dio which is more of a youth friendly vehicle.
The tried and tested engine ensures good performance and a decent fuel economy. The trademark Honda refinement and reliability is present everywhere on this new-age scooter.
Another thing that sets the Aviator apart from its siblings is its suspension. Though the chassis of the Aviator is almost similar to the one offered on the Activa, it has now been equipped with inverted forks in the front. The twin telescopic front suspension offers better handling characteristics and going around corners is now a breeze.
The Aviator shows great composure while taking high speed bends on roads. The new front suspension has also enhanced the ride quality significantly.
The scooter sports a peculiar wheel configuration with different wheel sizes at front and rear. While Honda has retained the rear wheel size to 10-inch, they have equipped the Aviator with a 12-inch front wheel. The change in the front wheel size has come in order to accommodate the disc brake as a 10-inch wheel would have been too small to house a capable rotor.
The Aviator’s price tag is higher than any of its competitors in the market, however, the features that come packed in a parcel badged with the wing makes every penny spent worth it.