There are purchases, and then there are purchases. Rakesh Kumar Gupta from Satna, Madhya Pradesh has bought a Honda Activa 125 BSVI. No doubt a few lakh people do so each year, but Gupta’s purchase was paid for in coins. All of it.
Krishna Honda dealership at Panna Naka, Satna carried out the order. It took dealership staff about 3 hours to count the coins. Luckily, the bulk of coins were in 10 and 5 rupee coins, which would anyday have been a better deal than 1 or 2 rupee coins.
Gupta said, “Like many, Diwali is biggest auspicious occasion for my family and me. This Dhanteras, I had decided to buy Activa 125BSVI to make my daily commuting easier as nothing compares to the legacy of Honda. I am very happy and excited to be a part of this Quiet Revolution.”
He did not elaborate on how long he’s likely to have taken to collect the booty, but it sure would have been over months. This piggy bank would surely have been of formidable size.
Gupta appeared in good spirits and looked mighty chuffed after the coin counting session knowing fully well what he’d managed to pull off. Surely small change can go a long way. The coins were finally stacked in excess of 50 packets, and worth their weight in gold.
All new Activa 125 BSVI is available in three variants (Standard, Alloy and Deluxe) and in 4 colours – Rebel Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Heavy Grey Metallic and Pearl Precious White.
In its new BSVI avatar, the Activa costs Rs. 67,490 ex sh, Delhi for the Standard variant. Alloy and Deluxe variants cost Rs 70,990 and Rs. 74,490, respectively. A 6-year warranty package (3 years standard + 3 years optional extended warranty) is being offered.
For Honda, Activa has long been its bread and butter. And having made the BSVI transition well within time bodes well. Despite the ongoing sales slowdown, Activa sales last month was in excess of 2.48 lakh units.
Not only is Activa the brand’s bestselling scooter, it’s the bestselling scooter in India. The next bestselling scooter sold less than a third of Activa units sold last month. In fact, oftentimes it sells better than India’s most popular two wheeler, Hero Splendor motorcycle.