Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) unveiled the BS VI ready Activa 125 scooter in India in June 2019 and have now announced official launch date as 11th September 2019.
This will be the first BS VI ready scooter in the country which was unveiled by HMSI brand ambassadors Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu. The official launch will be undertaken in the presence of Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari.
Honda Activa is the highest selling scooter in the country. It will soon become the first BS VI two wheeler in India, which will be launched nearly 7 months ahead of the stringent emission regulations coming into effect. Ahead of launch on 11th Sep, Honda has detailed their new scooter via their official website – https://www.honda2wheelersindia.com/activa125-BS-VI/
The new Activa 125 gets 26 new patents, 11 of which are related just to the new BS VI compliant engine. This 124.9cc engine will offer 8.52 PS peak power at 6,500 rpm and 10.54 Nm peak torque at 5,000 rpm. It will get PGM-FI Honda Eco Technology (HET), Honda Enhanced Smart Power (eSP), Idling Stop System and silent start system along with fuel injection technology. Honda also claims that the new BS VI Activa 125 will offer 10 percent more fuel efficiency.
On the design front, not much has changed on the Honda Activa 125 except for a redesigned LED position lamp and some signature accents while the front apron gets a chrome chest.
It however gets several new features with a new on board information system that has been updated with the odometer offering more information, service due indicator and malfunction light. It will also receive a semi digital instrument console offering details of real time economy, average fuel consumption, distance to empty and ECO indicator.
New Honda Activa FI BS6 sees increased dimensions to now stand 36mm longer, 3mm wider and 19mm taller as compared to its BS IV counterpart. New colour options include Black, Heavy Gray Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic Majestic Brown Metallic and Pearl Precious White.
HMSI has not said anything about the price of the Activa 125 BS VI. It could be priced around 10-15 percent higher as compared to the BS IV models. It could be priced around Rs.65,000 as the current BSIV Activa 125 base variant is priced at Rs.60,500.