- New Honda Activa 125 BS-VI priced at Rs 67,490 ex-showroom
- Available in three variants
- Features BS-VI compliant motor with electronic fuel injection
- Gets new instrument console, idle-start-stop function, external fuel filler cap and an ACG starter
Moving towards more stringent emission norms, Honda 2Wheelers India has officially launched the Activa 125 BS-VI in the country. Available in three variants, the scooter has been priced at Rs 67,490 for the base standard variant featuring drum brakes with steel wheels, followed by the Alloy variant equipped with drum brakes with alloy wheels priced at Rs 70,990 and the top-spec Deluxe model featuring front disc with alloy wheels for Rs 74,490 (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Activa 125 BS-VI is the first product in the company’s portfolio to get BS-VI compliance, wherein it has been also updated with several cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. Starting with the design, although the scooter follows the same lines of the on-going model, it gets subtle design upgrades in the form of restyled LED position lamps and embossed 3D Activa 125 logo on the side panels. It also gets a new semi-digital instrument console that provides information on real-time fuel efficiency, range and mileage apart from the standard bits like odometer, clock, ECO indicator and service due indicator. It also comes with a malfunction lamp and side stand indicator for added safety. Furthermore, Honda has improved the usability convenience by adding bits like a pass switch, front glove box and an external fuel lid.
Coming to the mechanicals, for the Activa 125 to be BS-VI compliant, the motor has undergone several changes. Honda has revised the inlet port shape and opted for a more compact combustion chamber for efficient combustion. What's more, the motor now features electronic fuel injection to achieve additional precision while fuelling. In terms of power output, the engine now registers 8.1bhp which is slightly lower than the carb variant’s 8.5bhp. However, to compensate for the power losses, Honda has added new features. These include an idle-start-stop function which switches off the motor after it idles for a while and an ACG starter which uses the same AC generator that generates electricity and charges the battery to crank the motor. This eliminates the need for a separate starter motor, thus cancelling any gear meshing noises.
For cycle parts, the new Activa 125 remains unchanged. The scooter is suspended by telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear while braking is done by a disc-drum and all drum arrangement (depending on the variant) and is assisted by CBS (combi-braking system). The scooter continues to ride on 12-inch front and 10-inch rear alloy wheels shod with 90/90 and 90/100 section tyres, respectively.
Honda is offering the new Activa 125 BS-VI with a choice of four colour shades comprising of Rebel Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Heavy Grey Metallic and Pearl Metallic White. In terms of competition, the scooter locks horns with the TVS Ntorq 125 and the Hero Maestro Edge 125.