Visually, the Activa 125’s seat is huge, giving the impression that it can carry a small family with ease. And once astride, you know why. The seat also feels extremely comfortable, padded with a soft cushion that cradles the behind well and also provides enough support for the under thighs. The floorboard is spacious too. It has enough room to hold a couple of bags while leaving some room to move your feet around. And if there is some more luggage to carry, the hook on the front apron is at your service.
Moreover, the Activa comes with a glovebox besides the hook that is good for storing a wallet at the most. And although the box is a closed unit, it does not come with a lock. The scooter also comes with a net pouch on the edge of the seat that can be used to hold a phone. A smart touch, indeed. The new Activa 125 gets the same suspension hardware as the previous model but this time it has a slightly different setup. Mind you, the rear setup is still soft and kicks the rider on larger bumps but the ride feels more planted than before. With a pillion on board, the Activa’s suspension feels settled and takes on the bigger bumps without any drama.
The only area where the Activa loses out on points for comfort is the seat-opening mechanism. The scooter comes with a switch next to the ignition slot that opens the seat and the external fuel-filler cap without having to remove the key. While this feature is meant to ease the entire process, it was ironically difficult to do as the switch refused to press down on multiple instances. According to dealers, it affects most units of the new Activa 125 but thankfully, it can be rectified within a few minutes.