2019 Honda Activa 125: 10 Things You Need To Know
Honda has finally unveiled the BS6 Activa 125. Here’s all you need to know about it
Speaking of firsts...
The 2019 Activa 125 is equipped with Honda's Idling Stop System, which is similar to Hero’s i3S (Idle-Stop-Start System) technology. Here’s how this feature works: when the system senses that the scooter is idle for a certain amount of time, it cuts off the power supply and restarts it when the rider presses the brake lever and twists the throttle.
It is also the first BS6-compliant scooter from Honda
The updated Activa 125 is the first scooter in India to be BS6-compliant. The 125cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine is fuel injected and is likely to pump out 8.6PS of power and 10.5Nm of torque.
Styling remains similar
On the design front, there are hardly any major changes to help you to differentiate between the two scooters. However, the front end has been restyled; it gets a new LED headlamp and new chrome bars on the side body panels.
Gets all the top-shelf features
Being the top-of-the-line Honda scooter, it gets all the bells and whistles from its maker. Some of the features like the USB charger and a 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch have been carried forward from the carb variant. However, the FI variant does have some pretty neat tricks up its sleeves.
The 2019 Activa 125 gets an updated semi-digital instrument cluster. It may look like the previous one, but now shows extra information such as range, average fuel consumption and real-time fuel efficiency indicator. Additionally, the 2019 Activa 125 becomes the first Honda scooter to come equipped with an external fuel cap for added convenience.
It gets a six-year warranty!
To make sure it attracts as many customers as possible, Honda is giving a six-year warranty (three years standard and three years optional) on the new Activa 125. However, the bike maker hasn’t revealed how much will it cost for the optional warranty.
Features the same cycle parts
Other than the inclusion of a BS6-compliant engine, there aren’t any other major mechanical changes. The suspension components on the carb variant and the FI variant is the same: telescopic fork up front and a monoshock at the rear. Both models feature the same brake setup as well (190mm disc at the front and a 130mm drum unit at the rear).
How much will the 2019 Activa 125 cost?
Well, Honda hasn’t revealed the official price yet, but looking at the number of changes that it has received, we expect the base model to cost around Rs 65,000. At this price, it will be around Rs 6,000 more expensive than the carb variant.
When can you buy it?
Honda will begin the delivery process by the end of September 2019.
While paint schemes like red, blue, black and white are common between both variants, the 2019 Activa 125 gets two new colour options, brown and grey. However, we would have loved it if Honda had added the silver paint option, which is available on the carb variant, in the options as well.
What about its competition?
The new Activa 125 goes toe to toe with the Hero Maestro Edge 125 (Rs 58,500) and the TVS Ntorq 125 (Rs 58,252). The Maestro Edge 125 is the only other scooter in the country right now that is fuel injected.