We take a look at what all has changed on the new Honda Activa 125 BS-VI, Honda’s first two-wheeler which meets the upcoming Bharat Stage VI emission regulations
The Honda Activa 125 BS-VI is Honda’s first BS-VI ready two-wheeler
The Honda Activa 125 BS-VI will go on sale in September 2019
The new fuel-injected Activa 125 will be priced at around Rs. 68,000
Honda has used a noiseless starter motor in the BS-VI Activa 125
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has unveiled the company’s first two-wheeler which is compliant with the Bharat Stage VI emission regulations which come into force from April 2020. The new Honda Activa 125 BS-VI, has a revised 125 cc engine which is now fuel-injected and has lighter internal components, as well as several new features to give it fresh appeal.
Honda has just unveiled the new Activa 125 BS-VI for now. The scooter will go on sale sometime in September 2019, and according to Honda officials, the updated model offers 10 per cent more fuel efficiency, but will be marginally more expensive as well. Here’s a look at what all has changed on the new Honda Activa 125 BS-VI.
The Honda Activa 125 BS-VI gets an updated 125 cc engine which is fuel-injected
The 125 cc fuel-injected engine has been revised substantially with lighter internal components and is now fuel-injected to meet the latest BS-VI emission regulations. Honda has yet to reveal the technical specifications of the engine, but has revealed some changes.
The 125 cc, fuel-injected engine now gets a noiseless ACG starter
Honda says the 125 cc engine, along with HET (Honda Eco Technology), now gets what is called “enhances smart power”, or ESP, which includes a new noiseless ACG (alternate current generator) starter, programmed fuel injection and lighter internal components which reduce friction, making the engine smoother and more refined.
The overall silhouette of the new Activa 125 remains the same, but there are subtle changes and new features
On the design front, the overall silhouette of the new Activa 125 remains the same, but there are some changes which will clearly differentiate the BS-VI Activa 125 from the current generation Activa 125. There are chrome strips on the front apron and side panels, as well as a LED headlight and position lamp, and a redesigned tail-lamp.
The multi-function ignition key now has remote operated fuel lid and seat hatch operation
The multi-function ignition switch now has remote release for the fuel lid, which has now been placed externally, as well as a remote seat hatch opening operation.
The instrument panel is all-new, which is part analogue, part digital
The instrument panel is all new, with a part-analogue, part-digital design which now displays the odometer, speedometer, trip meter, a clock, fuel gauge, real-time fuel consumption figures, average fuel efficiency and even distance to empty readings.
The side-stand indicator also inhibits the engine from being started if the stand is down
The instrument panel also has a handy side-stand indicator on the tell-tale lights, which also acts as an engine inhibitor, and will not allow the engine to start if the side stand is down.
The Honda Activa 125 BS-VI will be launched in September 2019 with an expected price of around Rs. 68,000.
The Honda Activa 125 BS-VI will go on sale sometime in September 2019, when it will be officially launched. Expect the new Honda Activa 125 BS-VI to be priced at around Rs. 67,000-68,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).