Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India (HMSI) has soft launched the Activa 125 automatic scooter in India. The Activa 125 marks Honda’s venture into the 125cc scooter market. Dealerships have also commenced the bookings of the new scooter with two variants on offer. The Activa 125 will be competing with the Suzuki Access, Mahindra Duro and the Vespa models in the segment. The new scooter is being manufactured at Honda’s Manesar plant with a production of 2 lakh units per annum. Interestingly, the standard variant of the Activa is just Rs. 5000/- more expensive than the 110cc Activa.
India’s bestselling scooter the Activa has now been upgraded with a bigger heart. The Activa 125 gets a 124.9cc, air-cooled, SI Engine tuned to produce 8.6 BHP of power at 6500 RPM and 10.12 Nm of torque 5500 RPM, mated to a V-Matic transmission. The scooter has also been updated with a telescopic suspension at the front, while the rear gets a spring loaded hydraulic type setup. The scooter also gets improved fuel economy with the new Honda Eco Technology (HET) incorporated on the Activa 125, and is expected to return around 60 km/l.
The Activa 125 also gets a design overhaul and looks and feels far more premium than the 110cc version. Honda is offering the Activa 125 in four colours on the palette which include metallic blue, silver, black and pearl white. The standard CBS variant comes with 130 mm drum brakes, while the Deluxe variant comes with 190 mm front disc brake and alloy wheels. Both the variants get the Combined Brake System (CBS) as standard. The Activa 125 has been priced at Rs. 57,531/- for the standard variant, while the Deluxe variant is priced at Rs. 63,645/- (on-road, Delhi).