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Honda Activa 125The Honda Activa 125 scooter with a price tag ranging between Rs. 69,470 to Rs. 76,471. It is available in 3 variants and 4 colours. Powered by a 124 cc bs6 engine, the Honda Activa 125 has a CVT gearbox. The Honda Activa 125 has Disc front brakes and Drum rear brakes. Over 53 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for Honda Activa 125.

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Key Specs of Activa 125

Engine124 cc
Power8.29 PS
Torque10.3 Nm
Mileage60 kmpl
BrakesDisc
Tyre TypeTubeless

Honda Activa 125 Highlights

Honda Activa 125 BS6 Highlights:

Honda recently hiked prices of the Activa 125 BS6 by Rs 552 across all variants. The Activa 125 is the Japanese manufacturer’s premium 125cc scooter offering in India. The BS6-compliant scooter gets a slightly revised design in addition to an updated feature list and powertrain. 

 

Honda Activa 125 price:

With the recent price hike, the Honda Activa 125 price is Rs 68,042 for the base drum variant; Rs 71,542 for the mid-spec, drum brake and alloy wheel variant, while the top-spec Disc variant retails for Rs 75,042. 

 

Honda Activa 125 Features:

As part of its BS6 updates, the Honda Activa 125 gets an LED headlamp, LED pilot lamps on the front fascia, an external fuel filler cap, side-stand engine immobiliser and a pass light switch. The 125cc scooter also features a new semi-digital instrument console that shows the average and real-time fuel efficiency as well as distance-to-empty readout. 

 

Honda Activa 125 Engine:

The Honda Activa 125 gets an all-new 125cc fuel-injected motor that delivers 8.29PS and 10.3Nm. That’s 0.27PS and 0.24Nm lower than the BS4 Activa 125 but Honda claims this new motor is 13 per cent more fuel-efficient than before. It also gets an ACG starter generator for silent starting operations and an engine start stop system. The CVT transmission has been carried over from the BS4 Activa 125. 

 

Honda Activa 125 Suspension & Brakes:

The new Honda 125cc scooter features the same underpinning as the BS4 Activa 125. It gets a telescopic fork and a monoshock. Braking is via a 190mm front disc or a 130mm drum at the front and a 130mm drum brake at the rear with combined braking system. It gets 12-inch front and 10-inch rear steel wheels as standard while the top two variants get alloy wheels. 

 

Honda Activa 125 Rivals:

 

The Activa 125 goes up against the Suzuki Access 125 and Yamaha Fascino 125 as well as other 125cc scooters like the Hero Destini 125, Hero Maestro Edge 125 BS6 and the Suzuki Burgman Street BS6. Price-wise, it competes with the Honda SP 125.

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Honda Activa 125 Price

The price of Honda Activa 125 starts at Rs. 69,470 and goes upto Rs. 76,471. Honda Activa 125 is offered in 3 variants - Activa 125 Drum BS6, Activa 125 Drum Alloy BS6 and the top variant Activa 125 Disc BS6 which comes at a price tag of Rs. 76,471.

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Activa 125 Price List (Variants)

Activa 125 Drum BS660 kmpl, 124 ccRs.69,470
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Activa 125 Drum Alloy BS660 kmpl, 124 ccRs.72,970
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Activa 125 Disc BS660 kmpl, 124 ccRs.76,471
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Honda Activa 125 Colours

Rebal Red Metallic
Rebal Red Metallic

Honda Activa 125 Mileage and Performance

ARAI Mileage60 kmpl
City Mileage51.23 kmpl
Highway Mileage66.8 kmpl
Max Speed93.84 kmph
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Honda Activa 125 Pros and Cons

Things We Like in Activa 125

  • Excellent refinement levels
  • Packs a lot of features
  • Can bank on Honda’s reliability

Things We Don't Like in Activa 125

  • Has become a bit too pricey
  • Engine feels breathless
  • Mileage is lower than other 125cc family scooters

Activa 125 Expert Review


Top-end to top-end, i.e. between the Deluxe models of the BS4 Honda Activa 125 and the new BS6 version, you can see a price jump of nearly Rs 10,000. That makes this new model one of the most expensive scooters on sale in India today! A lot of this is down to the fact that Honda had to develop a brand new engine for this scooter to meet the upcoming, stricter emissions norms. To offset this price hike though, Honda has thrown in quite a few new features, some of which are segment firsts. But is that enough for potential 125cc scooter buyers to see merit in this new Activa?

Design and Features

Honda really didn’t break the mould when it came to designing this new Activa 125. Most of the basic design is unchanged but on the individual detail level, things look quite different. For one, there are now a lot more cuts and creases on all body panels, from the front fender and the apron to the headlight cowl and the rear bodywork. The rear bodywork has also been extended, making the scooter 36mm longer than before. On the apron, the indicators now sport a vertical orientation with a redesigned chrome centrepiece, which makes the front of the scooter look more premium than before. This sense of premiumness extends all around the scooter with two thick chrome bands running across the sides and a new shortened grab rail. The rear turn indicators are now a little more vertically elongated with a chrome strip running through the middle, forming almost a Honda cars “H” logo at the back. What we appreciate here is that Honda hasn’t overdone the chrome garnish.

Overall, while there’s nothing new in the way this Activa 125 looks, Honda seems to have done a good job with a design that should have universal appeal. What makes this Activa’s case stronger is that while it plays safe with design, the overall build quality and fit-and-finish all around is quite top-notch. Panel gaps are extremely consistent and even the switchgear quality is better than pretty much all other scooters out there -- truly befitting of a scooter at this price point.

Engine and Performance

Now Honda hasn’t just upgraded the existing engine from the BS4 Activa to BS6. This is a brand new fuel-injected engine that the company has built from the ground-up. But in the process of meeting the upcoming BS6 emissions norms, power and torque figures have reduced -- about 0.27PS and 0.24Nm less. Now the Activa 125 clearly isn’t meant to be a performance scooter such as the TVS NTorq or the Aprilia SR125, so the fact that it’s amongst the slowest 125cc scooters to accelerate from 0-60kmph (8.72 seconds) is something we won’t hold against it.

At the end of the day, the reason to choose a 125cc scooter over a 110cc scooter is that it needs to be able to pull more load and maintain higher cruise speeds with ease. Unfortunately, while this engine does feel comfortable at speeds of about 70kmph, it feels like an absolute struggle to get there. And even with our ultralight test rider (who weighs under 55kg), it struggled to gather momentum when going uphill. Scooters such as the Suzuki Access and Hero Maestro 125 do a much better job here. But it’s important to remember that these scooters are still BS4 compliant. We’re yet to see how much (if any) performance they lose when they switch over to BS6 as well.

That being the case, the one area where this engine really shines is refinement. This has the lowest NVH levels in class and pretty much at any speed, the engine feels almost silent and absolutely vibe free. This should go a long way in making the Activa 125 a great scooter for your daily commute through the urban jungle.

Braking and Handling

The Activa was never meant to be a sporty scooter and so the suspension is tuned more for comfort rather than sharp handling. The telescopic fork and rear monoshock are set up rather soft, which results in a plush ride over pretty much all kinds of bad roads, with barely any bumps or potholes filtered to the rider. But that’s if you’re riding solo. Plonk a pillion on board (unless the pillion is super light), and the scooter will keep bobbing about once you go over a bump. This constant secondary motion over bumps feels rather unnerving and might rob you of some confidence when riding on bad roads or even speed breakers.

Despite being one of the heaviest scooters in its class (111kg), this new Activa 125 feels pretty light on its feet. Steering is light and the scooter is easy to manoeuvre through city traffic. But it’s the same soft suspension that gives it such a plush ride that makes it a little nervous when throwing it around corners. Which is acceptable since the Activa is focussed sharply on being a competent, comfortable, family scooter.

And speaking of sharp, this disc brake-equipped Activa posted one of the best braking distances that we’ve tested on any 125cc scooter till date - 18.94 metres from 60kmph to zero. Brake feel is good too, allowing you to give precise inputs. But our test bike did make some strange rubbing sound from the front brakes when going hard on the lever.

Safety and Features

One of the biggest things Honda has been harping on about this new Activa is the new ACG (Alternating Current Generator) starter. This basically does away with a separate electric starter motor and uses the alternator to start the engine when you thumb the starter. Now it might not seem like such a big deal, but it’s when you see, er... hear, er... actually not hear, in action, it’ll blow your mind. It allows for absolutely silent starts, without any of that traditional “khichkhichkhich” sound you hear of the starter motor trying to turn the engine.

This combined with the idle stop-start system makes this Activa 125 even more impressive. When this system is active, with the engine stopped (at a red light, say), all you have to do is twist the throttle to get going. And thanks to the ACG starter, this process is absolutely seamless. In fact, you’ll get going at the same time as any other scooter that had its engine running.

There are a couple of segment-first features on this new Activa 125 as well. A side-stand engine cut off system will kill the engine as soon as you lower the side stand, or conversely not allow you to start the engine if the stand is down. And then there’s the trip computer included in the digi-analogue instrument cluster, which gives you instant fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency and distance to empty readouts -- all very handy to have if you don’t want to rely on guesswork to figure out your next fuel stop.

Apart from that, this Activa also became the first 125cc scooter in India to get an LED headlight. While this headlight offers a good throw and spread, it needs to be brighter to be of much use on completely unlit roads.

Underseat storage is quite adequate to hold a regular full-face helmet (although don’t expect a premium helmet to fit under there) and there’s a glove box on the front apron, which is extremely useful for storing knickknacks such as your mobile phone, and it appears to be weather-proof as well. But the fact that in such an expensive scooter, you don’t get a boot light or a charging socket as standard feels just wrong.

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What is the exact on-road price of Honda Activa 125?

The on-road price of Honda Activa 125 in Delhi starts at Rs. 83,989. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which scooters is better Honda Activa 125 or Hero Maestro Edge 125?

Honda Activa 125 price starts at Rs 69,470 ex-showroom and Hero Maestro Edge 125 price starts Rs 83,818 ex-showroom. TVS NTORQ 125, Honda Activa 6G on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What is the engine displacement of Honda Activa 125?

The engine displacement of Honda Activa 125 is 124 cc

What is the Start type of this bike?

Honda Activa 125 has Kick and Self Start.

What is the Tyre Type of Honda Activa 125?

Honda Activa 125 has Tubeless tyres.

Which one to buy Dio or Activa 125?

srinivas asked on 29 Nov 2020

The selection will totally depend on your requirements. Though both the scooters...

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By Bikedekho Experts on 29 Nov 2020

What the price activa125 in sodepur

Abinash asked on 24 Nov 2020

Honda Activa 125 is priced between Rs.72,449 - 79,499 (Ex-Showroom, North 24 ...

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By Bikedekho Experts on 24 Nov 2020

I want to know on road price of Honda Activa 125 in Akbarpur.

Lalit asked on 7 Nov 2020

Honda Activa 125 is priced at Rs.69,733 (ex-showroom Akbarpur). In order to know...

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By Bikedekho Experts on 7 Nov 2020

What does the blinking of spanner symbol in digital meter signing?

Sangeeth asked on 26 Sep 2020

It is service reminder.

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Activa 125 Price In India

CityEx-Showroom Price
HyderabadRs. 71,916 - 78,967
KolkataRs. 72,449 - 79,499
PuneRs. 71,198 - 78,249
MumbaiRs. 71,389 - 78,440
DelhiRs. 69,470 - 76,471
BangaloreRs. 72,361 - 79,412
ChennaiRs. 73,504 - 80,554
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