Honda has successfully started its transition to BS-6 norms, as it has now launched the new BS-6 compliant Activa 125 in India. It is the first BS-6 scooter in India right now and the second one to use Fuel-injection system.
The new Honda Activa 125 comes at a starting price of Rs 67,490 (ex-showroom). The prices have increased over the earlier version by Rs 7,500 Here is the variant-wise price list of the new Honda Activa 125:
Honda has also updated the scooter with new features and some of them are seen on a Honda scooter for the first time. Highlights include a revised semi-digital instrument console with instantaneous fuel economy, average mileage and riding range, external fuel filler cap, intelligent start-stop technology and ACG starter for a silent start.
The start-stop technology is the same that comes on Hero scooters. With this system, the scooter automatically switches off the engine if idle for more than 5 seconds. To resume it, the rider has to twist the throttle and press the handbrake.
The 124.6cc engine is the same but now gets fuel-injection technology instead of a carburettor. The engine produces 8.1 BHP and 10.3 Nm of torque, which is a bit lower than the BS-4 version. However, with FI, the mileage is now slightly better by 13%. The fuel tank capacity is 5.3 Litres and the kerb weight of the scooter is 111 kgs.
Other changes on the new Activa 125 include slightly redesigned LED headlamps, new LED pilot lamps and added chrome bits on the side fender. It looks nearly the same as the earlier version and is also available with steel wheels and alloy wheels as options.
For suspension, it comes with telescopic forks at the front and 3-step adjustable spring-loaded hydraulic at the back. 130mm drum brakes come as standard on the Standard variant, whereas with alloy wheels you can also go for front disc brake.
At this price, the new Honda Activa 125 has now moved up in its competition, as it goes against TVS Ntorq, Suzuki Burgman Street, Aprilia Storm 125 and Hero Maestro Edge 125.