After launching new top of the line variant with Activa 6G, Honda has now launched the same with Activa 125
Where scooters are concerned, Honda is the reigning champ in terms of sales figures. Activa is Honda’s golden goose 1.74 lakh units clocked in February 2023 alone. Even though that number is impressive, it could have been better. Rivals like TVS Jupiter, Suzuki Access, new electric scooters, etc – are gradually catching up
Honda is strengthening its scooter portfolio by taking a holistic approach and making its Activa range more feature rich. Activa 6G already has the H-Smart variant and will soon get Bluetooth connectivity and full digital instrument cluster. Similar approach has been implemented with the Activa 125.
Honda Activa 125 H-Smart Launched
Honda has launched the Activa 125 Smart variant today. It is priced from Rs 88,093, ex-sh Delhi. It is about Rs 10k more expensive than the entry level Activa 125, which is priced at Rs 78,920.
H-Smart is Honda’s proprietary tech which enables keyless functionality. It is considered a lot safer than a conventional key as it gets an immobilizer chip inside it as well. This ensures that a generic key won’t be able to trigger ignition unless constantly changing codes generated by on-board chip, matches that of the codes generated by its new H-Smart key.
If you think an immobilizer chip isn’t important, ask any of the 83 lakh Hyundai and Kia customers affected in USA as their cars are being stolen with nothing more than a USB-A cable. Sticking with Honda Activa 125 H-Smart, the company is providing an additional safety net that is currently not offered by rivaling brands like TVS, Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp.
As part of this package, Honda will provide a smart key with features like Smart Find, Smart Unlock, Smart Safe and Smart Start. Smart Find allows users to turn on indicators remotely if within 10 meters, making it easier to spot in a parking lot. Smart Unlock allows users to unlock boot space and fuel lid if present within 2 meters from the vehicle.
Also present is Smart Safe where the scooter locks itself automatically if the key goes out of range (2 meters). This feature could be disabled from within the key as well. Lastly, we have Smart Start where a rider can start his Honda Activa 125 by pressing the start button if a key is present within 2 meters.
Apart from the H-Smart key, Honda Activa 125 has been updated to upcoming mandatory BS6 phase II norms meeting RDE emission norms. Real time fuel consumption, average mileage and distance to empty are other features. Apart from this, there aren’t any other changes. The 124 cc single-cylinder 2V head petrol engine will be retained as is, coupled to a CVT. This swingarm-mounted engine will make 8 bhp of power and 10.3 Nm of torque. Honda is next getting ready to launch electric Activa.
Mr. Yogesh Mathur, Operating Officer, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “The launch of the 2023 Activa125 with H-Smart marks a significant step forward for our customers, demonstrating our commitment to innovation and meeting their evolving needs. With advanced technology, we aim to deliver a superior product that sets us apart from the competition and drives growth for our business.”