Honda Activa 125cc launches early April with new compact engine

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is all geared up for the launch of new Activa 125. Slated to make its way into company showrooms in April 2014, the new Honda Activa 125 was on display at the 2014 Auto Expo and will come with Honda Efficiency Technology (HET).

Honda Activa 125cc launches early April with new compact engineHonda Activa 125 scooter will be offered in four exciting colours of midnight blue, black, pearl white and sword silver and will receive a 125cc single cylinder, four stroke engine offering peak power of 8.6 bhp at 6500 rpm and peak torque of 10.12 Nm at 5500 rpm while being mated to a V-Matic CVT. This engine is Honda’s new compact global engine specially designed for the company’s next generation of scooters promising improved fuel efficiency by 25% as compared to that offered by other engines of the same displacement. This engine will be produced within the country so as to keep prices affordable.

The new Honda 125cc scooter will receive features such as optional disc brakes, tubeless tyres and digital meter along with an all metal body. The scooter is to be produced in India at the company plant in Manesar with total production of 2 lakh units per annum.

To be called Honda Activa Plus (expected) once launched in the first week of April, the 125cc Activa will be offered in two variants, a base variant which will receive drum brakes while the top end variant will receive alloys with drum brakes. Featuring HET innovation, which is also seen on board Activa 110 and Activa-i, the new Activa 125 will be priced in the range of Rs 60-65k. It will deliver a mileage of 55-60 kmpl.