The Honda Activa 125 Premium Edition is the scooter's new range-topping variant. It has been priced at Rs 78,725 for the drum variant and Rs 82,280 for the disc variant (both prices ex-showroom Delhi), Rs 1954 and Rs 1955 more than their corresponding standard variants, respectively.
All changes in the Honda Activa 125 Premium Edition are purely cosmetic. To start with, Honda has given a blacked-out treatment to the engine and telescopic fork. It also gets two dual-tone paint schemes: Pearl Amazing White with Matte Magnificent Copper Metallic and Matte Steel Black Metallic with Matte Earl Silver Metallic. Complementing the two paint jobs is the new livery with ‘Premium’ badging on the side and the matching grab rails.
Apart from the aforementioned changes, the Honda Activa 125 Premium Edition is the same as the standard model. So, you get the same 124cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor that makes 8.29PS and 10.3Nm. The underpinnings remain unchanged, so do the LED headlight and tail light.
What Should Have Changed?
Honda recently also launched the Grazia draped in the MotoGP livery, and just like the Activa 125 Premium Edition, it too didn’t feature any substantial update. With the Activa 125’s competition offering Bluetooth connectivity and navigation-enabled consoles, we would have loved to see something similar in the Premium Edition.
We think the Honda Activa 125 is in itself a pricey proposition for the equipment and performance on offer. And now, with the Premium Edition, it has become even costlier. For a similar price, you can buy the Hero Maestro Edge Connected in its top trim or the Suzuki Access 125 Connected Edition. If practicality is your priority, the TVS Jupiter 125 make more sense with its ample 33-litre underseat storage.