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Honda Activa 125

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Key specs
  • Displacement124 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported48 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight111 kg
  • Seat Height712 mm

Avg. Ex-showroom price

74,018
EMI   2,517/month EMI Calculated basis
Based on avg. ex-showroom price
Down Payment - ₹ 14,804
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Honda Activa 125 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

Activa 125 Std - Fi (BS-VI)

 74,018 Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Steel Wheels

Activa 125 Alloy - Fi (BS-VI)

 77,691 Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Activa 125 Dlx - Fi (BS-VI)

 81,192 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Honda Activa 125 Summary

Activa 125 key highlights

Engine Capacity 124 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 48 kmpl
Kerb Weight 111 kg
Seat Height 712 mm

About Activa 125

Honda Activa 125 is a mileage scooters available at a starting price of Rs. 74,018 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 4 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 81,192. The Activa 125 is powered by 124cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 8.18 bhp and a torque of 10.3 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, Honda Activa 125 comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This Activa 125 scooter weighs 111 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 5.3 liters.

Honda has updated its 125cc iteration of the Activa to comply with the newest emission norms, and the scooter has received several new features and styling upgrades during the transition. For starters, the BS6-compliant 124cc engine, which comes equipped with a fuel injection technology, produces 8.1bhp of power at 6,500rpm and 10.3Nm of peak torque at 5,000rpm. The motor also benefits from an ACG starter and Enhanced Smart Power (eSP), and tumble flow technology. Honda claims 13 per cent more fuel economy than its predecessor.

The styling cues have received a few tweaks, and the Activa 125 now packs an LED headlight along with apron-mounted LED position lamps. The full metal body and chrome highlights further improve the premium look of the scooter. Other convenience features on the BS6 model include a multifunction switch, Idling Stop System, pass switch, external fuel filler cap, and a front glove box. The safety net on the scooter includes a side-stand engine cut-off function and CBS.

The hardware comprises of telescopic front forks and three-step adjustable spring-loaded suspension at the back. The anchoring tasks are handled by a 190mm disc (top-spec) at the front and a 130mm drum setup at the back.

The semi-digital instrument cluster includes an analog speedometer and an LCD screen that shows current fuel efficiency, mileage, range, a trip meter, an odometer, and a clock. The instrument cluster also features a malfunction lamp and a side stand indicator.
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Honda Activa 125 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Known for its super smooth 125cc engine
    • Has a good service network
    • Gets modern technology
  • Could be Better

    • Could get better brakes
    • Could get better suspension setup

BikeWale's Take

The Activa 125 is for someone wanting a slightly more powerful Activa. It also offers ample of space to make it a good family scooter. While it does get modern technology, the Activa 125 could do with a better braking and suspension setup.

Honda Activa 125 Review

While the BS6 mandate will only be implemented next year, Honda was early to the party and came with the Activa 125 BS6. Spending a couple of days with the scooter, we test it in various conditions to find out how different it is is and if the new tech makes life any easier.

Introduction

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Pros: Extremely refined engine, well cushioned seat, modern features

Cons: Rear brake lacks feel, complicated seat-opening mechanism

The folks in the upper echelons of the international environment control have pushed for cleaner air, resulting in the shift to Euro 5 or in India’s case, the BS6 emission norms. While the mandate will only be implemented next year, Honda was early to the party and came with the Activa 125 BS6.  

And apart from its environment-friendliness, the Honda Activa BS6 also offers a ton of additional features and technology. Spending a couple of days with the scooter, we test it in various conditions to find out how different the BS6 version of the Activa 125 is and if the new tech makes life any easier.

Quality

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Now, as compared to the previous-gen Activa 125, Honda has upped the level of quality. Take for instance, the handlebar grips that now have a grippy rubber finish. It is a welcome change compared to the plastic ones on the BS4 model. Then, there is the plastic around the instrument cluster and on the front apron which feels and looks more premium. The switchgear is tactile and easy to operate and the scooter boasts of a good built quality for the most part.  

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In terms of styling, the new Activa 125 sports subtle design tweaks that would take a keen eye to differentiate. The LED headlamp mounted on the steering unit is sleek while the LED DRLs look identical to the ones on the Honda Civic. Meanwhile, the scooter comes with sharp contours that hide the bulk of the rear section quite effectively. 

Comfort

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

Performance

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The main highlight of the new Activa 125 is the BS6-compliant engine. It gets a fuel-injection system which has resulted in a more refined and smoother sounding motor. It even benefits from an ACG starter which uses the same generator that charges the battery to start-up the engine, negating the need for a separate starter motor. Hence, there are no cranking noises and the engine comes to life in one touch of the electric start button. And thanks to the improved fuelling, the new Activa 125 is vibration-free even at its top speed of around 90kmph! 

But all this refinement comes at the cost of performance. The 124cc engine produces 8.1bhp; which is 0.4bhp lesser than the BS4 version. The difference may not sound like much, but the Activa 125 feels unenthusiastic even with a full twist of the throttle, so overtaking in traffic requires a bit planning. However, the motor springs back to life upwards of 60kmph. 

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This, along with its easy handling abilities makes filtering through traffic quite a breeze. And for coming back to a halt, the top-spec variant employs a disc brake at the front which offers good feel and feedback. The rear drum brake, on the contrary, could do much better with more bite.   

Technology

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Honda has equipped the BS6 Activa 125 with all the necessary technology. To begin with, it features an LCD below the analog speedometer that shows current fuel efficiency, mileage, and range along with a trip meter, odometer, and clock. The instrument cluster also comes with a malfunction lamp and a side stand indicator with an engine inhibitor that prevents the motor from cranking up if the stand is down. 

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Honda has also added a start-stop system to the Activa’s list of features. The system shuts down the engine if it is left idle for more than 3 seconds thus saving fuel, especially at traffic signals. The Hero Maestro Edge 125 sports a similar feature too, but twist the throttle on the Honda and the system cranks up the engine immediately, without any lag or delay.

Fuel Efficiency

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In a combined run on the highway and the city, the Activa returned an average of around 50-55kmpl. Given its tank capacity of 5.3 liters, the scooter is capable of running a decent 280kms on a single full tank. 

Fitness of Purpose

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If you are expecting the Activa 125 to be quick off the line or be on par with scooters like the Aprilia SR125 or TVS Ntorq 125, you’d be mighty disappointed. The Activa 125 wasn’t built to do any of that. In fact, it fits the bill perfectly for someone looking for a no-nonsense scooter that can comfortably accommodate a small family yet have enough room to store the groceries.  

With prices starting at Rs 67,000 and going up to Rs 74,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec DLX variant, the Activa demands a premium over its rivals, the Suzuki Access 125 and the Hero Maestro Edge. But then, it also offers additional technology and features as compared to the other two. 

Our Take

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The Activa 125 BS6 could come with better braking power and feedback along with a less complicated mechanism for opening the seat. On the other hand, we were completely amazed by the level of refinement and smoothness the new Activa 125 offers. What’s more, it also sports better quality plastic, modern features, and a more premium feel overall, thereby adding great value to the package.  

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Honda Activa 125 mileage

As reported by Activa 125 owners, the real mileage of Honda Activa 125 is 48 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 8.18 bhp @ 6,500 rpm

    Max Torque 10.3 Nm @ 5,000 rpm

    Cooling System Fan Cooled

    Transmission Automatic

    Transmission Type V-Matic

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 124 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 50 mm

    Stroke 63.1 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 10.0±0.2

    Ignition CDI (capacitor discharge ignition)

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Automatic

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 254.39999999999998 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 48 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated CBS

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size 130 mm

    Front Tyre Size 90/90-12 54J

    Rear Tyre Size 90/100-10 53J

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type No

    Front Wheel Size 12 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 10 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Steel

    Front Suspension Telescopic

    Rear Suspension 3-Step Adjustable Spring Loaded Hydraulic

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 111 kg

    Overall Length 1,850 mm

    Overall Width 707 mm

    Wheelbase 1,260 mm

    Ground Clearance 169 mm

    Seat Height 712 mm

    Overall Height 1,170 mm

    Chassis Type Under Bone

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Features

Odometer Analogue

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box Yes

Under seat storage Yes

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer No

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 1

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator No

Low Oil Indicator No

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery5.0 Ah

Headlight TypeHalogen

Headlight Bulb Type12V 35/35W

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Honda Activa 125 User Reviews

4.5 (903 ratings) 260 reviews
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  • 4

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  • 4

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  • 4

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  •  5Activa 125 just to say wow 6 days ago by Shaikh Ruknuddin, Mumbai

    Its my second active bike. Now I have 2 activa its a best scooter ever good resale value in market. But never sold it my family use it when they want. Good average good service good storage. My words become small front of my active 125. Yet I didn’t exchange any part be

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

  •  5Feel proud with activa 1 week ago by Indrajeet Banerjee, Kolkata

    My buying experience was very smooth as my preferred model was available on shelf. It is a bit heavy but I believe that this heaviness is required for any scooty to have a better grip and stability on the road. Service-wise just need to do the periodic maintenance based

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Good performance 2 weeks ago by Koushik Monddal, Kolkata

    Honda activa 5 g is a good looking and stylish scooter in the market and is very much reliable also has a strong body which makes it durable. It has plenty of storage, powerful headlamps, and an effective braking system which makes the ride more comfortable. Purchased H

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      52 kmpl

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