Honda has added a new member to its Activa family of scooters. This one is called the Activa 125 and as you can guess, it comes with a bigger engine than the regular Activa. The Activa 125’s chief competitor is the Access 125 from Suzuki. These two direct rivals have been battling for supremacy in the 125cc scooter class since a few years now. Going into this comparison between the two, neither seems to have a clear advantage over the other. But is that really the case? We will only know by comparing these two scooters in detail. So, let’s get down with this Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 comparison.
Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 Price Comparison
|Model||Ex-showroom Delhi Price|
|Honda Activa 125||Rs. 57,000 – Rs. 61,000|
|Suzuki Access 125||Rs. 54,000 – Rs. 59,000|
In terms of pricing, the Access 125 has Activa 125’s measure in this comparison. The Activa 125 is available in three variants – Standard, Standard with alloy wheels and Deluxe. The Access 125 has a standard variant and a special edition variant. Both variants have a drum brake and a disc brake variant each. Not only does the Access 125 offer more choice than Activa 125, it does so at a lower cost too. So, this bit of our Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 comparison goes in the favour of the Access 125.
Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 Specifications Comparison
|Honda Activa 125||Suzuki Access 125|
|Engine Displacement||Air-cooled, carbureted, single cylinder, 124.9cc||Air-cooled, carbureted, single cylinder, 124cc|
|Power||8.52BHP @ 6500 RPM||8.58BHP @ 7,000 RPM|
|Torque||10.54 Nm @ 5,000 RPM||10.20 Nm @ 5,000 RPM|
Both scooters, on the outset seem to compare quite evenly. After all, both have air-cooled, carbureted, single cylinder 124cc engines (124.9cc in the case of Activa 125). Their power outputs of 8.52BHP (Activa 125) and 8.58BHP (Access 125) are identical. The only big (quite small actually) area of differentiation between the two scooters is the torque output.
The Activa 125 makes 10.54Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm while the Access 125 makes 10.20Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. However, in real-life riding conditions, it will be difficult to really differentiate between the power outputs of the two scooters. Calling this round of Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 comparison a tie will be a wise idea.
Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 Mileage Comparison
|Honda Activa 125||52 KMPL|
|Suzuki Access 125||50 KMPL|
If you compare the mileage of the two bikes on paper, the scales tip in the favour of Activa 125. However, with an advantage of just 2 KMPL, the Activa 125 cannot hope to win this round.
This is because a lot will depend on the real-world riding conditions these scooters will operate in as well as the riding habits of the rider. Due to this, the on-paper mileage figures of both the scooters do not really matter. Even if we stick to this on-paper comparison of the two scooters, a 2 KMPL advantage will not give the Activa 125 a win in this round. Hence, this round is a tie.
Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 Features Comparison
|Honda Activa 125||Suzuki Access 125|
|Electric Start||Metal Body|
|Metal Body||Electric Start|
|LED position lights||Disc Brake|
|Mobile charging socket||Telescopic Front Forks|
|Retractable front hook||Chrome Headlamp Surround|
|Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)||Semi-digital Speedo Console|
|Combi Braking System||Longest-in-Class Seat|
|Chrome Chest||Longest-in-Class Footboard|
|Telescopic Front Forks||One Push Central Locking|
|Front disc brake||Two Utility Hooks|
|Alloy Wheels||DC Charging Dock|
The above list is indicative of both scooters’ features and is not exhaustive. Both scooters have their own set of unique features. However, this round of Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 will sit firmly in the favour of Honda Activa 125. Why, you may ask?
The Activa 125 has certain features that lend it an air of safety. The one that stands out is the Combi Braking System, which is an inexpensive take on the ABS system and the Activa 125 has it. The Auto Headlamp On feature is also available on the Activa 125. As far as the charging dock feature is concerned, both scooters have it as an optional feature and not as a standard one. In the end, the Activa 125 justifies its higher-than-Access 125 cost by offering more features. So, it wins this round of Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 comparison.
Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 – Conclusion
Price – Both scooters are priced quite closely. However, the Access 125 can be had in either the standard version or the special edition version with drum brake and disc brake variants offered in both versions. The Activa is available in three variants – Standard, Standard with Alloy Wheels and Deluxe. So, in terms of choice, the Access 125 has more to offer than Activa 125 while costing less than the Honda scooter.
Specifications – Neither scooter has an edge over the other in terms of specifications. After all, both have 124cc (or 124.9cc in Activa 125’s case) engines. Their power and torque outputs are almost identical as is the pointy in the rev range where they deliver peak power and torque outputs. Unless you ride both scooters, in which case you will get to know their throttle response characteristics (among others), you will be hard-pressed to differentiate the two scooters.
Mileage – This is another area where you will be hard-pressed to find a winner between the two scooters in this comparison. A 2 KMPL on-paper advantage is not enough for the Activa 125 to win this category. Both scooters are likely to have identical mileage figures when it comes to real-world usage.
Features – The Honda scooter does better here than the Suzuki scooter. The Activa 125 offers crucial features such as Combi Braking System which enhances the safety quotient of the scooter. The Access 125 suffers due to a lack of such a feature. Both scooters have a mobile pone charging socket but as an optional accessory. Rest, there is not much different between the scooters.
In the end, the winner of this Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 comparison for you will be decided on the basis of a simple question – is saving money more important to you than buying a scooter that has some safety features too but costs a bit more? If the answer to this question is former, the Access 125 is what you will likely go for. In the latter’s case, the Activa 125 will likely be your pick.
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