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Honda Activa 125

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Honda Activa 125 Latest Updates

Honda has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to adhering to the everchanging automobile laws of our country. Not surprising then, the Honda Activa 125 became the first BS6 two-wheeler in India. It comes with a whole host of updates, most of which aren’t visible to the naked eye. And nearly six months after its launch, the prices of the scooter have been hiked. The base variant is now priced at Rs 68,042 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Honda Activa 125 Price

The price of Honda Activa 125 starts at Rs. 71,674 and goes upto Rs. 78,797. Honda Activa 125 is offered in 3 variants - Drum BS6, Drum Alloy BS6 and the top variant Activa 125 Disc BS6 which comes at a price tag of Rs. 78,797.

Activa 125 Specifications

The new Activa 125 is powered by an all-new 124cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor that makes 8.29PS and 10.3Nm. This motor makes less power and torque, 0.34PS and 0.2Nm to be precise, but Honda claims that it will be 13 per cent more fuel-efficient than the BS4-compliant 124.9cc mill. We did put the claim to test and found out that the Activa 125 BS6 delivered 52.63kmpl in the city. Comparatively, the older BS4 motor was only able to deliver 46.7kmpl. That is a definite increase in fuel efficiency. The BS6-compliant Activa 125 makes use of the same components as the BS4 version. Hence, on the namesake alloy and the top-of-the-line deluxe edition, you get the same 12-inch alloy rims, while the base variant gets regular steel rims. A telescopic fork and three-step preload-adjustable monoshock continue their duties on the Activa 125 BS6. The front disc brake is found only in the deluxe variant as the other two make use of a front drum brake. A 190mm rear drum unit remains constant across the board.

Honda Activa 125 Variants

The Activa 125 BS6 arrives in three variants: standard, alloy and deluxe. They are priced at Rs 68,042 (standard), Rs 71,542 (alloy), and Rs 75,042 (deluxe) (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).Check out this story for unique features of each variant.

Activa 125 Design

While the Activa silhouette remains the same, there are neat touches on the Honda Activa 125 BS6 to distinguish it from its predecessors. For instance, the beak has received a slight nip and tuck. The headlight and DRL continue to be LED units but the turn indicators are still of the conventional bulb-type. There is a bit of chrome to be found on the side panels, which are longer than before.

Activa 125 Features

For the first time for a Honda scooter, an external fuel-filler cap has made its way onto the Activa 125. On the higher two trims (alloy and deluxe), you get a digital inset along with the regular analogue speedometer. Although it is the same unit as the older BS4 model, you now get extra information like real-time and average fuel efficiency indicator and distance-to-empty indicator. Honda has brought a slew of updates to the engine, the biggest one being the ACG starter feature. The ACG, short for Alternator Current Generator, starter gets rid of the conventional starter motor, making for quieter starts. While an engine-kill switch comes as standard on the standard and alloy trims, the deluxe trim gets the idling stop system. This is quite similar to the i3S technology you find on Hero two-wheelers, where the engine spark is cut once you come to a standstill. A side-stand engine cut-off switch comes as standard on the deluxe and alloy trims and is optional on the standard variant.

Honda Activa 125 Competitors

The Honda Activa 125 BS6 continues to rival the likes of the Suzuki Access 125 BS6 and the Hero Maestro Edge 125 BS6. When comparing the feature-loaded trims of each one of these scooters, the Activa 125 is the most expensive.

Honda Activa 125 Price List in India

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
Activa 125 Drum BS6
124 cc | 60 Kmpl
Rs. 71,674
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Activa 125 Drum Alloy BS6
124 cc | 60 Kmpl
Rs. 75,242
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Activa 125 Disc BS6
124 cc | 60 Kmpl
Rs. 78,797
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Editor's View of Honda Activa 125

  • Upside

    Gets an ACG silent starter, Offers 13 per cent (claimed) better fuel efficiency, Comes with Idling Stop System.

  • Downside

    Performance not up to par with other 125cc scooters, No USB charging port or boot light as an option.

  • Our Verdict

    The Honda Activa 125 BS6 does everything the previous scooter did and builds on it. In terms of practicality, comfort and reliability, few come as close as the Activa 125. It might not be thrilling to ride but with an extensive feature list, the Activa 125 ticks all the boxes of a family-oriented 125cc scooter.


Activa 125 Detailed Review

One of the most fascinating elements of the auto industry is the ever-changing dynamic between lawmakers and manufacturers, and the products that are spawned as a result. Rules and legislation have often forced manufacturers to push the boundaries when it comes to engineering, and create some fantastic vehicles in the process. KTM’s RC 390 pushed the A2 licensing class to its absolute limits to give us the most exciting small-capacity sportsbike we’d seen in a long time, and WSBK regulations have forced Ducati to build a ludicrous 999cc, 220PS 'R' version of its Panigale V4. Closer to home, BS6 emission norms are all set to take effect on April 1, 2020, and this has compelled Honda to radically redesign the engine on its Activa 125. The result is India’s first BS6-compliant scooter -- one that feels rather different to its predecessor.

Let’s kick things off with the heart of the matter - the new BS6-compliant 124cc motor. This isn’t just a BS4 motor that has been brought up to date, it’s an entirely new, future-proof engine developed from the ground up by Honda, and it shows. To help it meet the upcoming regulations, Honda has equipped the motor with fuel-injection as well as a stop-start system. The latter has been made possible by the inclusion of an ACG (Alternating Current Generator) starting system - there is no dedicated, noisy starter motor anymore; it has been integrated into the alternator unit, and the result is a whisper silent, completely vibe-free and instant startup. Twist the throttle with the engine turned off, and it comes to life almost immediately, allowing you to set off at the exact same time as every other red-light racer alongside.

Once you’re on the move, though, some of the motor’s shortcomings begin to make their presence felt. The most glaringly apparent, is the complete absence of any serious grunt -- the engine feels rather gutless, and acceleration from all speeds is quite sluggish. The 125’s 8.29PS power output is a mere 0.32PS higher than the BS4-compliant 110cc Activa 5G, meaning that this scooter feels positively glacial compared to some of the others in its segment. Throttle response is also rather dull and the engine is slow to react to your inputs. Where it does redeem itself, though, is refinement. In true Honda fashion, this motor is butter smooth and completely vibe-free at all speeds, resulting in a very relaxed and relaxing motoring experience. The silent start feature, along with the seamless stop-start system and excellent levels of refinement help this Honda feel like not only a premium product, but also a scooter that is a generation ahead of the current crop.

Another area where the Activa’s premiumness shines through is build quality. This scooter feels diligently put together and fit-and-finish levels are class-leading -- the switchgear operates in a plush, damped manner that is unprecedented in this segment, panel gaps are tight and consistent, paint quality is superb and we heard absolutely no squeaks or rattles during our time with the Honda. The Activa also has a reasonably well-populated arsenal of features. Its LED headlight and DRLs are a segment-first and quite impressive to look at, but unfortunately, it isn’t quite as bright as we’d like.

We also wish Honda had thrown in a fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, but that being said, the digi-analogue unit on the Activa does display more relevant and useful information than some of its competitors. The instantaneous and average fuel economy stats are rather handy and the distance-to-empty readout eliminates the guesstimation that we all have to do with our scooters’ fuel gauges.

Speaking of fuel gauges, the one on the Honda will fall roughly as quickly as those on its competitors, with fuel efficiency figures standing at 52.63kmpl in the city and 51.23kmpl on the highway. While this isn’t quite the jump in efficiency we were hoping for, perhaps the engine could stretch a litre of fuel further once the fuel in question is BS6-rated. Another glaring oversight is the absence of a DC charging port as standard fitment, a feature which is now something of a prerequisite in this segment, what with everyone’s increasingly hectic daily schedules.

Once you’re done fiddling with the features and finally climb aboard, you’re greeted by a soft, spacious seat and a relaxed, comfortable riding position. However, slightly low handlebars can foul with your knees when the steering is at full lock, and the seating position isn’t quite as upright as something like a Suzuki Access. Sinking into the soft seat is quite comfortable over short distances but those of you with longer commutes will have a sore backside by the end of it. Pillion comfort is superb, with ample room on offer both on the seat-base as well as for your legs, with low and forward-set pillion footpegs. Once again, the only drawback is the soft seat over longer durations of time.

Storage space on the floorboard and under the seat is quite healthy, and Honda has thrown in a front glovebox as well, which is an extremely convenient and easily accessible location to store your mobile phone or other little knick-knacks. This glovebox also features rubber beading, which should make it reasonably weatherproof and help keep your belongings warm and dry.

A smooth engine and comfortable seating make the Activa a competent city scooter, and this is further helped by the way it rides. With a lightweight 52kg solo rider like me on board, the Activa’s suspension setup feels plush and comfortable, steamrolling over most road imperfections with ease. Sharp edges are filtered out well by the telescopic fork/monoshock setup and the rider is well isolated from the road surface. However, with a heavier rider on board or when travelling two-up, the Activa’s soft setup fails to contain secondary motion satisfactorily and the scooter can end up feeling a bit wallowy over large undulations. This compromises the feeling of control over the vehicle and can be quite unnerving at times.

Scooters don’t really have corner-carving intentions or aspirations, but the Activa is a light steering and quick-handling scooter. Unfortunately, the lack of suspension stiffness means that the Honda can feel a bit vague and imprecise when going through corners. The Activa’s CBS-equipped Nissin braking setup is capable and feels relatively sharp. This is the among the quickest stopping 125cc scooters we’ve tested, but we did hear a disturbingly harsh rubbing sound from the front disc when braking hard, especially after riding through excessively dusty areas.

Once you do finally come to a stop, you can get off and take a look at the scooter, which is something I found myself doing quite a lot during my time with it. Scooters may be unromantic, utilitarian vehicles, but boy does this one look special. You’ll see those LED lights in your mirrors from a mile away and the Activa has quite an attractive fascia.

Chrome has been used tastefully on the front apron and side panels, and this combined with the silver on the rear grab rail, pillion footpegs and fork legs goes a long way in breaking up what could have been an otherwise monotonous design. The black wheels, exhaust system and front screen add another element of contrast, and the Activa is a handsome looking scooter overall. My only bugbear is the tail lamp, which looks disproportionately large and rather unattractive.

There’s no doubt that the new Honda Activa 125 has moved the goalposts when it comes to 125cc scooters in India. A hallmark feature of this segment is premiumness, and the new Activa redefines just how well built and refined a scooter can be. These levels of smoothness, quality and finish are previously unseen in Indian scooters but all this has come at a price. You see, all the new tech on the engine has driven up costs considerably and this BS6 Activa 125 costs a mammoth Rs 74,490 (disc brake variant, ex-showroom Delhi). At this price point, it’s impossible to overlook the massive shortcoming in terms of engine performance, especially when better-performing scooters like the Access are more than Rs 10,000 cheaper. Even the much sportier, Bluetooth-equipped TVS Ntorq 125 Race Edition is Rs 11,000 more affordable! However, we must remember that this new Activa is well ahead of its time, and it’s a bit unfair to compare it to today’s BS4-compliant scooters. The true measure of just how good this scooter is will only be obtained next year, once other manufacturers update their 125cc scooters to meet the new emission norms.

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Activa 125

Q. Hi, i bought activa 125 and it moved around 45km when will it display my fuel remaining and avg mileage?
  • The updated instrument cluster of Honda Activa 125 displays real-time and average fuel efficiency indicators and distance-to-empty indicators. Honda has brought a slew of updates to the engine, the biggest one being the ACG starter feature. Moreover, you will get the information as soon as you start riding.
Q. Can we fit a CNG kit for Suzuki Access 125?
  • Suzuki Access 125 doesn't get a CNG brand fitted. For this, you may contact the authorized service center. Although we wouldn't recommend it as it may void or hamper your scooter's warranty.
Q. WHEN ENGINE STOP/ OFF OR FAIL, WATER DROPS FROM SILENCER SOCKET?
  • As of now, we haven't witnessed any such issues. Moreover, if you are facing such an issue, we would suggest getting your scooter physically inspect at the nearest authorized service centre.
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Q. Which is the best scooter between Honda Activa 125 Deluxe and Suzuki Access 125 Deluxe?
  • I am using Activa 125 and I am quite satisfied for my scooter's mileage and seat comfort. I am riding 240 km in one day but didn't feel any fatigue.
  • Its Honda activa 125 bs6 for quitter engine, features, mileage and resale value...access 125 is not bad..if you would have asked with a brand with name of the biggest planet i would have told that...oh out of topic.
  • Bore abd stroke in activa 125 bs6 is 50×63.1 its an undersquare engeine activa is best
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Q. How much weight can Activa 6g carry? For riding with a pillion which is better, Activa 6G or Activa 125?
  • Activa 6G can carry the two adults with average weight. However, if you want more power and performance you can go with the Activa 125. Moreover, we'd recommend taking a test ride of both the scooters for a better insight into the performance, comfort, and compatibility. Follow the link for dealership details - Bike Showrooms.
Q. I am really confused between Activa 125 BS6 and TVS NTORQ race edition. Please suggest me which one to for all aspects.
  • Honda's trust ? really ? My friend bought activa 6g in which they havnt provide a ladies rest stand at the back and didnt provide any seat cover which tvs gives it for free and the same applied with the helmet too in which honda charged 750 rs (i got the same helmet from tvs when i bought my tvs ntorq) And you guys tall about honda's trust ? ask any new buyer he/she will tell you the truth ! and ya tvs service was outstanding everytime and their is never a comparison between tvs and that cheap 2 wheeler co.named honda.
  • If you want to comute like a lay person than you can buy Activa 125...If you need to enjoy your Ride n rev your engine, just ride TVS ntorq. you will not go wrong. Just follow your heart. Afterall you r going to ride .
  • Tvs ntorq if you can manage the mileage...activa for resale value ...hondas trust..tvs service is not par with competitors.
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Activa 125 User Reviews

3.9 /5
1812 reviews
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    4.0/5
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    3.7/5
  • Comfort
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  • 3.0

    Doing good.Engine is fine.Single use.Heavy engine.Good to go long.Minimum cost for maintenance.

  • 4.6

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  • 4.6

    When you will give hard throotle then the scooter will give power in linear manner but this scooter is having best in class pulling power in terms for travelling with huge amount ofweight and even you can do tripling for long drive if it is possible for you back

  • 5.0

    It is best best for me because I like it than other Scooty

  • 5.0

    vert Nice New York et toi tu fais la gueule et je

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  • 3.0

    Looks are little bit different from its activa 110 its feels mature for rider. Front telescope suspension give better experience but rear suspension is so hard and it can give you hard hit on suddenly pits on road.Company fitted tyre is not good its wear rate is very high my scooter rear tyre replaced on 16000 km.Alloy rim durability is niceSeat cousin is okay it gives you better feel and wide area of seat give more relaxant to fat human.Electronics are also well maintained.Brakes are also nice with progressive performance but it should be more better.Metal-plastic fittings of different panels are worst, they are loosed again and again such as front pannel, meter console panel, floor panel etcMeter console is well designed but watch time is missing, it should be need.Riding experience :Mirror are not good for rear view its feel so occurred.Sitting posture is okay for city ride but not comfortable for more than 50km its gives pain because of handle baar is near towards the rider as compared to motorcycle and after wearing the helmet if you see to meter side you need not only down eyes also neck it feel not good.Engine performance:It give you nice torque & power at initial stage on plane areas but on hill areas its not satisfaction.On mid and high range feel lack of the power.Hight speed (65-80kmph) stability is very nice it give you more confidence.Engine runs very smoothly and you can not feel struggle of engine also on high speedHandling is okay it is not much good. Engine oil consumption rate is higher side i regularly change engine oil on approximately 800-900 km. Reliability of engine is not good because of my engine leave white smoke and engine feel dry behalf on engine sound after regular service and it runs only 17000km. During riding i feel panic because of different type of noise from different panels around the vehicle, mter console, both rear panel, front panel etc

  • 4.6

    I bought activa 125 bs6 drum alloy on 9th november 2020.Please read my full review to know what i am experiencing.I am satisfied to get this.I am getting 62kmpl mileage on highways and 50kmpl in city.You can expect more when you ride it over the speed of 35km/h.In conditions where you are unable to maintain this speed or when frequently applying the brakes you will not get more than 50kmpl mileage.Now i talk about comfort ; if you are going to purchase this for ladies, I must tell you please consider your height.This scooter's weight is 111kgs and you might be facing a problem to ride when you are shorter than 5 feets of your height so ride it once before purchasing to make sure that you are riding easily.Fuel injection technology is now being used in this scooter.My disappoint is when this scooter has 1.5 to 2 litres fuel left in fuel tank, It starts to feel you that now you need to fill the tank more.Styling is very good.125 bs6 is well modified but they should work on its headlights.It's light is not well focused on road while riding in night.I purchased this because honda has introduced 124cc engine, A very good pick up with its reliable engine ofcourse.

  • 4.6

    Best scooter available in market now.Little bit on the costlier side, buthas great features compared to other scooters.Giving great mileage(around 52-55kmpl on city), LED lights are also bright and everything is easily visible on dark, so comfortable seat cushioning, what I disliked in it is the 10 inch rear wheel, it must be given 12 inches, as pillion will be more comfortable if done so, and one more annoying thing is the absence of phone charging system, what dissapointed me a lot, but as we know every scooter has its own pros and cons.Finally let's come to conclusion, if you have money enough, then you are surely consider this scooter, as I am absolutely sure that we will not regret buying this product, ☺☺

  • 4.6

    I bought activa 125 bs 6 drum alloy 2 months ago.I am satisfied to have this.Mileage: getting 62kmpl on highways & 50kmpl in city.You can get more when you ride over 35km/h without applying brakes frequently.Comfort: not comfortable for those who are shorter than 5 feet in their height.Styling: bs 6 is well modified but headlight is scattered in night riding.Fuel & engine: when you have 1.5 to 2 litres petrol left in tank, It starts to feel you that now you need to fill the tank more.So maintain this limits or if not satisfied then purchase the previous models of scooters e.G.5g, 4g.

  • 3.4

    The only thing that is in your mind is engine quality and resale value then you should definitely look for this scooter. Rather if you are looking for an all rounder Don't Even Think of this. The plastic quality , paint quality, headlight throw, starter, etc are below average. The styling of the vehicle is also very much dated. But I think the newer model (bs6) is a kind of different world situation. There is more features, better styling and all..

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Activa 125 FAQs

What is the price of Honda Activa 125?

The ex-showroom price of Honda Activa 125 is 78,797. Check On Road Price of Activa 125. .

What is the mileage of Honda Activa 125?

The ARAI claimed mileage of Honda Activa 125 is 60 Kmpl. Also check User Reported Mileage of Activa 125.

Does the Honda Activa 125 have ABS?

No, ABS feature is not available in Honda Activa 125. View full specification of Activa 125.

Which is better Honda Activa 125 or TVS Jupiter?

Honda Activa 125 Price starts at Rs. 71,674 which is Rs. 7,237 costlier than base model of TVS Jupiter priced at Rs. 64,437. Compare Honda Activa 125 vs TVS Jupiter on the basis of price, specs, features, reviews.

What is the EMI of Honda Activa 125 in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Honda Activa 125 in Delhi is Rs. 2,065 per month @ 9.45% for a tenure of 36 months.

What are the colours available in Honda Activa 125?

Honda Activa 125 is available in 4 colours : Rebal Red Metallic, Pearl White, Midnight Blue Metallic and Heavy Grey. View colour images of Activa 125.