Unveiled a couple of months back, Honda is now launching the Activa 125 BS-6 this week. It will sport new features, Fuel-Injection and revised styling as well.
Last month, the engine specifications and other details about the Activa 125 BS-6 were leaked and now, Honda has confirmed the launch date of the updated scooter, for 11th of September.
Activa 125 BS-6 will be the first one from Honda to be emission norms compliant. For the engine update, Activa will receive a fuel-injection system, which will help in controlling the emissions but will take a toll on the power of the scooter.
As per the leaked documents, the engine of the updated scooter will produce 8.1 BHP, around 4 BHP lesser than the BS-4 version. The mileage is expected to increase slightly, probably by 5-10%.
New features onboard the Activa 125 BS-6 include semi-digital instrument console with real-time mileage, average mileage, range and much more, external fuel filler cap, the idle start-stop system, side-stand indicator and much more.
Honda has also equipped the Activa 125 with ACG starter, which basically uses the AC generator for the battery charger. With this, the noise of the starter will be reduced. The start-stop system will switch off the engine when the scooter is found idle for more than 5 seconds.
Cosmetic upgrades are very minor, including chrome embellishments over the side fender and front apron along with a redesigned LED headlamp. It is likely to be offered with steel wheels as well as alloy wheels.
With all these new updates, expect the Activa 125 BS-6 to cost nearly Rs 6,000 more than its current price. So, the updated price range might be Rs 64,000 to Rs 68,000 (ex-showroom). It will continue to compete with TVS Ntorq, Hero Maestro Edge 125, Suzuki Burgman Street and Aprilia Storm 125.