11th Sep 2019 5:28 pm
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 variant has an up to date engine, beauty revisions and extra options.
Honda has stated that the BS6-compliant model of the all-new Activa 125 FI has been developed with as many as 26 new patent functions. Whereas it nonetheless makes use of a 125cc motor, it now makes barely much less energy – eight.1hp at 6,500rpm, as a substitute of eight.52hp at 6,500rpm on the outgoing mannequin. The Activa 125 now options the corporate’s PGM-FI (Programmed Gasoline Injection) and Honda’s Enhanced Good Energy (eSP) know-how that the corporate claims “optimises vitality output by maximising environment friendly combustion.” Honda has additionally made modifications to the inlet port form and has even made the combustion chamber on the scooter extra compact. The corporate claims a 13 p.c enhance in gasoline effectivity as nicely, in comparison with the BS4-compliant Activa 125.
The BS6 Activa 125 mannequin could share the identical total design because the BS4 unit, but it surely has undergone a couple of beauty modifications. The headlight has been restyled to look sharper, as has the whole part round it. The visor isn’t any extra flat and appears lots sharper too. Honda has additionally redesigned the apron, barely. One other new design component is the chrome trim piece on the aspect panels. The tail-light additionally will get the chrome therapy, however the unit itself seems to be an identical to the one on the BS4 mannequin. Just like the BS4 model, a lot of the bodywork continues to be made out of metallic.
The BS6-compliant Activa 125 will likely be obtainable in 4 colors – Insurgent Purple Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Heavy Gray Metallic and Pearl Valuable White.
Honda has additionally used this chance so as to add a number of new options to its flagship scooter. The brand new 125 will get a ‘noiseless’ starter system – it does this through the use of an AC generator (or alternator) to begin the scooter and never a traditional stator, which makes the gear meshing noise. An idle start-stop system has additionally made it to the brand new Activa 125. It was beforehand lacking an exterior fuel-filler cap, a pass-light swap and a entrance glove field, all of which too, have been added. One other noteworthy function is the addition of a side-stand-down indicator with an engine inhibitor, which prevents the motor from beginning whereas the aspect stand is down.
The addition of the fuel-injection system has additionally introduced an ECU into the scooter, which, in flip, provides entry to extra details about the bike. Honda has made use of this and added segment-first real-time fuel-efficiency and distance-to-empty show to the instrument cluster.
Worth and arrival
The brand new Activa 125 will likely be obtainable in three variants – Customary, Alloy and Deluxe. The Customary is priced at Rs 67,490, whereas Alloy and Deluxe price Rs 70,990 and Rs 74,490, respectively. This implies the bottom variant of the BS6 Activa 125 is an extra Rs 2,478 over the top-spec disc variant of the present mannequin that at the moment retails at Rs 65,012 (all costs, ex-showroom, Delhi). A base price ticket of Rs 67,490 appears fairly excessive, however the same hike is predicted throughout all 125cc scooters after they bear the swap to BS6. On the plus aspect, the brand new Activa 125 comes with a three-year guarantee that may be prolonged by an extra three years. The corporate additionally revealed that mass-production of the scooter has already begun and that deliveries will begin on September 28.
First of many
Curiously, Hero introduced its first BS6 bike, the Hero Splendor iSmart, simply two days earlier than Honda, making it the nation’s first two-wheeler producer to disclose a BS6 mannequin within the Indian market. Nevertheless, the brand new Honda Activa 125 does maintain of the title of ‘India’s first BS6-compliant scooter.’ That stated, these are solely the primary of many new merchandise to adjust to the BS6 emission norms earlier than they’re applied from April 1, 2020.