11th Sep 2019 12:56 pm
The Activa 125 FI is India’s first BS6-compliant scooter.
Honda has simply launched its first BS6 two-wheeler in India within the type of the brand new Activa 125. The brand new Activa 125 will likely be out there in three variants – Commonplace, Alloy and Deluxe. The Commonplace is priced at Rs 67,490, whereas Alloy and Deluxe value Rs 70,990 and Rs 74,490, respectively. This implies the bottom variant of the BS6 Activa 125 is a further Rs 2478 over the top-spec disc variant of the present mannequin that at present retails at Rs 65,zero12 (all costs, ex-showroom Delhi).
Earlier this week, a web based doc revealed among the specs of the brand new Activa 125 – the 124cc BS6 engine develops eight.1hp at 6,500rpm, which is barely decrease than what the motor within the outgoing mannequin produced (eight.52hp at 6,500rpm). In contrast to the present mannequin that makes use of a carburetted engine, the one on the BS6 Activa is fuel-injected and this also needs to translate to raised gasoline effectivity, aside from the decreased emissions.
On the unveiling of the brand new Activa, Honda revealed that it had filed as many as 26 patents whereas growing this scooter. Some new options that the scooter will get over the older mannequin is a ‘noiseless’ starter system, digi-analogue instrumentation, and an idle start-stop system. The brand new instrument cluster additionally shows real-time gasoline effectivity and vary data. Different updates embody a side-stand-down indicator with an engine inhibitor (prevents the engine from beginning whereas the aspect stand is down), a entrance glove field and an exterior fuel-filler cap, all of which definitely enhance the practicality and ease of use of the scooter.
The brand new Activa 125 is out there in 4 colors and has additionally undergone some beauty adjustments within the type of a sharper wanting headlight and entrance finish, and a barely redesigned apron together with a chrome trim on the aspect panels.
A base price ticket of Rs 67,490 appears fairly excessive, however an identical hike is predicted throughout all 125cc scooters once 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 a further three years.