With sales of over six lakh units since its introduction, the Honda Activa 125 is the bestselling scooter in its segment. However, Honda has now introduced the BS-IV Compliant Activa 125 in the Indian market at a price of Rs 56,954 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Equipped with the Auto Headlamp On (AHO) feature, the new scooter is costlier by Rs 500 than the outgoing model.
Design-wise, the Activa 125 gets LED pilot lamps neatly integrated into the front apron between the centre bezel and turn indicators. The scooter now a new colour option - Mat Crust Metallic.
New features include a smartphone charging socket and a retractable hook in the front apron.
The BS-IV compliant 124.9cc motor has revised power outputs. While power is down by 0.2PS, torque is up by 0.42Nm. The air-cooled single now makes 8.5PS @ 6,500rpm and 10.54Nm of torque.
Cycle parts remain unchanged with a telescopic forks upfront and a single hydraulic damper at the rear. The front gets a 12-inch wheel while the rear makes do with a 10-inch wheel, both shod with tubeless tyres. The base version of the bike gets 130mm drum brakes with Combined Braking System (CBS) as standard and the option of a 190mm disc upfront.
The bike also gets a new mid variant that gets alloys with drum brakes.
The Honda Activa 125 faces competition from the Suzuki Access 125, Vespa 125 and the Mahindra Gusto 125.
Prices for the new Honda Activa 125 (ex-showroom, Delhi):
Standard - Rs 56,954
Alloy Drum - Rs 58,900
Alloy Disc - Rs 61,362