Honda showcased the much awaited Activa 125 at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. While the launch was supposed to happen immediately after the expo, it has now been understood that it has been delayed till later this month or next. Honda dealers though have already started taking bookings for the Activa 125. You can book Honda’s first 125cc scooter for India with a down payment of Rs 5,000 with delivery expected as and when the stocks arrive. One dealer on the condition of anonymity told OVERDRIVE that deliveries in a bulk will happen in June. He also told us that the Activa 125 in its top most variant, will retail for approximately Rs 70,000 on-road. This price is around Rs 4,000 more than the Aviator 110 with disc brake.
The Honda Activa 125 has an 8.7PS/10.12Nm 125cc four stroke air-cooled engine. It has a v-matic transmission which we have seen in the Activa and other automatic scooters. While Honda hasn’t mentioned the fuel efficiency figures yet, we expect the HET loaded scooter to deliver 60kmpl. The front suspension is telescopic while the rear is spring loaded hydraulic type. Honda will roll out two variants of the Activa 125- 130mm drums on both ends and one with front disc (190mm) and 130mm drum at the rear. Both the variants will have Honda’s combined braking system. The Activa 125 will be available in four colours.
On the looks front, the Activa 125 seems inspired by the Hero Maestro and the in house Aviator. It looks muscular and spacious as well. Honda has given the Activa 125 a digital meter, alloy wheels and a large comfortable looking seat.
The Honda Activa 125 will square off against the Mahindra Duro, Suzuki Access 125 and the Vespa.