2020 Honda Activa 125 BS6 comes equipped with a fuel-injected engine and a host of new features and technologies, launched from Rs. 67,490
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Limited revealed the new Activa 125 back in June 2019. Unlike the regular updates Honda used to introduce to stretch the lifespan of its products, the 2020 Activa 125 can be said as a big departure from the outgoing model due to the number of changes involved and is priced at Rs. 67,490. For starters, it is the first vehicle from the brand to meet BS6 emission standards.
Moreover, it is also the first scooter in the country to stick by the stringent emission norms coming into effect from April 2020. Another new addition to the Activa 125 is the presence of fuel injection technology. The 2020 Honda Activa 125 BS6 is powered by a PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine supported by Honda’s ESP (Enhanced Smart Power) tech.
|Engine||Honda Activa 125 BS-6|
|Power||8.4 PS @ 6500 RPM|
The engine is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 8.4 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and is about 0.3 horsepower lower than the same engine in its BS4 specification. It is important to note that the new Activa 125 has grown in dimensions compared to its predecessor and it measures 1,850 mm in length, 707 mm in width and has a height of 1,170 mm with 1,260 mm wheelbase.
It is 36 mm longer, 3 mm wider and stands 19 mm taller with identical wheelbase. It gets a redesigned under-seat storage of 18 litres capacity, external fuel filler cap, new digital analogue meter, LED headlamp and LED position lamp, five-in-one lock with dual function switch, side stand indicator with engine inhibitor, and Eco and service due indicators.
|Dimensions||2020 Honda Activa 125 BS-6|
Besides, the 2020 Honda Activa 125 BS6 comes equipped with a new apron-mounted front glove box and chrome-finished front and side panels with 3D Activa 125 logo. The new features are complemented by Honda’s Idling Stop System to improve fuel efficiency. It helps in automatically turning off the engine when in idle condition to conserve fuel and it gets cranked up with the twist of the throttle.
For the ease of the rider, the Activa 125 BS6 displays range, existing and average fuel consumption along with real-time mileage. The operation is made smoother by the ACG starter motor that aids in quick start of the engine. As for the suspension duties, it uses telescopic front forks and three-step adjustable rear suspension.
The CBS (Combi-Braking System) with equalizer along with front disc brake avail stopping power to the new Activa 125 that is looking to take the fight straight to the country’s best-selling 125 cc scooter, the Suzuki Access 125. The six colour options in which the scooter is sold are Rebel Red Metallic, Black, Heavy Gray Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Pearl precious White and Majestic Brown Metallic.
Here are 5 things to know about Activa 125 BS6:
The new Honda Activa 125 BS6 model priced from Rs. 67,490. Prices are higher than those of the BS4 version by 8,000, which has been on sale in a price range of Rs 60-64,700 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
As the motor of the new Honda Activa 125 is BSVi-compliant, it comes with some new features, which includes a fuel injection system that plays a key role with reducing the emissions and improving the performance and the efficiency. The updated model comes with an ACG starter that keeps a check on the engine noise, while the i3S technology switches off the engine on prolonged idle, thereby helping the motor conserve fuel.
3. Additional Features
The new Honda Activa 125 BSVI model even comes with an updated features list. The revised instrument console, for example, comes with read-outs for the riding range, instantaneous fuel mileage and average fuel mileage. The scooter even gets an external fuel-filler cap, LED headlamps, LED position lamps and i3S technology.
4. Upgraded Looks
The cosmetic changes on the Honda Activa 125 BSVI model are quite minor. There is a revised headlamp, updated tailpiece, a new glove compartment and upgraded chrome applique on the side apron.
5. Suspension and Brake
The new Honda Activa 125 BSVI model comes with telescopic forks upfront and a 3-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The top-end variant of the new scooter gets a disc brake on the front wheel and a drum unit on the rear. CBS is standard on all the variants.