Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the country's first mass market two-wheeler which is ready to meet the upcoming Bharat Stage - VI (BS6) emission regulations. The new Honda Activa 125 is BS6 ready and gets a complete update with a fuel-injected 124 cc engine as well as new features and cosmetic updates. HMSI has already begun mass production of the Honda Activa 125 FI which will replace the outgoing BS-IV Honda Activa 125. The new scooter will be available for deliveries to customers from September 28, 2019. Here's a look at what all has changed, what are the variants, colours and everything you need to know about the new Honda Activa 125 BS6.
The overall silhouette of the new Honda Activa 125 BS6 is similar to the outgoing model, but HMSI has given it fresh appeal. The full steel body of the new model has been embellished with chrome inserts on the front apron and side panels. The new LED headlight and restyled signature LED position lights give the new Activa 125 fresh appeal. There's also a new front glove box for added storage.
On the features front, the new Honda Activa 125 FI gets a new multi-function ignition key, that also gets the steering lock, remote operation for underseat hatch operation, as well as remote operation for the external fuel filler lid. The part-analogue, part-digital speedometer is also new and comes with a long list of features, including instantaneous fuel economy readings, average fuel economy as well as distance to empty readings. There's also a handy side-stand indicator which inhibits the rider from starting the engine if the side stand is down. The scooter also comes with a new silent starter system.
Engine and Performance
The 124 cc, four-stroke, fuel-injected engine of the new Activa 125 puts out 8.2 bhp of power at 6,500 rpm and 10.3 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The internal components of the engine have been revised for low friction, and Honda says the new engine is more refined and smooth in operation.
The new Honda Activa 125 FI is at least 10-13 per cent more fuel efficient than the outgoing model, and the scooter also gets an idle stop system, which automatically switches off the engine at traffic lights, and brief stops.
Price and Variants
The new Honda Activa 125 BS6 is available in a choice of three variants. Prices for the new Honda Activa 125 FI begin at ₹ 67,490 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the standard variant, ₹ 70,990 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the alloy wheel variant, and ₹ 74,490 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the deluxe variant.