Honda has launched the Activa 125 in India at Rs 56,607, ex-Mumbai. The company had earlier¬†opened bookings for its first 125cc scooter. There are two variants on offer- ¬†the standard variant retails for the aforementioned price while the deluxe is priced at Rs 62,588. Both prices are ex-Mumbai. The on-road prices are Rs 62,276 and Rs 69,500 respectively. This puts the standard Activa 125 at nearly Rs 7,000 more than the Activa 110 DLX.
The Honda Activa 125 is powered by an all-new 125cc HET motor which makes 8.7PS of power and 10.12Nm of torque. Like the other scooters from HMSI‚Äôs fold, even this one comes with a v-matic transmission. Expect the Honda Activa 125 to deliver a fuel efficiency of 60kmpl. As is evident from the pricing, there will be two variants; the standard comes with 130mm drums while the deluxe gets a 190mm front disc. Honda has linked its Combined Braking System or CBS to both the variants. The scooter will be offered in four shades- blue, silver, black and white. It will go up against the Suzuki Access, Mahindra Duro and Vespa. For a spec-comparo between these scooters, click here
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Honda Activa 125 launch press release
|Honda launches its first 125cc automatic scooter for India
‚ÄĘ The ultimate ‚ÄėStep Up‚Äô for those who want superb power, pick-up & style from Honda
‚ÄĘ Honda Eco Technology for Best in class mileage
‚ÄĘ Long list of Advanced features - Combi-brake/Disc brake, Tubeless tyres, Digital meter
‚ÄĘ Available in 2 variants: Standard & Deluxe with price starting Rs 52,447 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
New Delhi, April 28, 2014: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the Only Honda in Indian 2wheeler industry today nationally launched the all new Activa 125 - Honda‚Äôs first 125cc automatic scooter for India.
As a market leader in automatic scooters, Honda‚Äôs development team realized that demand for automatic scooters is higher than ever. It was imperative to make a strong entry with an ultimate step up in the form of Activa 125. The all new Activa 125, is specially developed to retain both existing automatic scooter customers who want to upgrade their ride and add new customers who now want much more from Honda.
Activa 125 promises the most compelling combination of power, mileage, comfort and advanced features in the segment.
At the heart of Activa 125 is Honda‚Äôs newly developed 125cc engine delivering superb net power of 6.4kw (8.6 BHP) @ 6500 rpm and amazing torque of 10.12Nm@5500 RPM. Climbing roads become joyrides with Activa 125‚Äôs best in class climbing capability of 23O.
The patented Honda Eco Technology ( ) successfully increases mileage, that too, without compromising on performance. HET works by improving combustion, significantly reducing friction and optimizing transmission in the engine. No surprises then, that Activa 125 delivers Best in Class mileage*.
(*Certified I-CAT mileage 59 kmpl)
Giving priority to rider safety, Honda‚Äôs proprietary Combined Braking System or CBS** comes as a factory fitted standard in Activa 125 while deluxe variant is loaded with 190mm front disc brakes for superior and controlled braking.
** (CBS is a front and rear wheel interlocking braking system by Honda which reduces braking distance by 24% compared to conventional brakes)
The long list of advanced features like elegant digital meter, durable metal body, tubeless tyres maintenance free battery, sturdy 5 spoke alloy wheels and viscous air filter give Activa 125 an extra edge over competition.
ACTIVA 125 is sure to win hearts with its dominant style. The insistent front panel comes with catchy chrome bar, impressive headlight, vibrant instrument cluster and stylish indicators. The X shape broad tail lights and robust grab rail enhance the style quotient.
With Activa 125, rider can be assured of best Comfort & Convenience with its telescopic suspension, longer & wider seat, bigger 12‚ÄĚ rim size at front wheel, longer wheelbase and comfortable upright sitting posture. It also carries the convenience of CLIC mechanism*** and Ample Storage Space, giving a no hassle ride.
*** (CLIC or the Convenient Lift up Independent Cover mechanism makes maintenance easy and simple to operate).
Activa 125 comes in 4 stunning colors ‚Äď Pearl Sunbeam White, Midnight Blue Metallic, Asteroid Black Metallic and Force Silver Metallic and is available for sale in two variants ‚Äď Standard and Deluxe.
Representing good value for money that exceeds the Customer‚Äôs expectation, Activa 125 is attractively at Rs. 52,447 for Standard variant and Rs. 58,156 for the Deluxe variant (both prices Ex-showroom, Delhi).
Excerpts from Company Officials:
Talking about Honda‚Äôs strategic direction, Mr. Keita Muramatsu - President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said ‚ÄúThe automatic scooter segment‚Äôs contribution to overall 2Wheeler sales in India has grown exponentially from 16% in 2009-10 to 24% today ‚Äď indicating the growing demand in this segment. Propelled by new 3rd plant near Bangalore, Honda is all set to excite Customers with new products with speed. In this background, Activa 125 is Honda‚Äôs next strategic step towards reinforcing its market leadership and facilitating Indians to step up their daily ride for more power.‚ÄĚ
Elaborating on Activa 125, Mr. Y. S. Guleria, Vice President ‚Äď Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said, ‚ÄúToday Activa is the first choice of any Indian looking to buy an automatic scooter. We are proud that Activa is synonymous with durability, reliability and consistent performance. Carrying forward the legacy of Activa, Honda aims to further expand its leadership in automatic scooter segment with the new Activa 125. We are confident that Activa 125 will enable customers to step up in their life with its super power, mileage, comfort and advanced features.