Honda Activa 125

Honda Activa 125

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Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 79,806
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The Honda Activa 125 is an excellent scooter that is reliable and comfortable to ride. It offers great performance, good fuel economy and a decent top speed of 92 km/h. The bike is also quite affordable and it has all the features you could ask for in an entry-level scooter. The only downside is the lack of features like a disc brake, which could have made it even better. All in all, the Honda Activa 125 is a great option for anyone looking for a reliable, comfortable and affordable scooter.
Colour Options and Price in India
Scooter Variant 2024 Honda Activa 125 (New Model)
Availability Status in India Available
2-Wheeler Type Scooter
Latest Price in India 2024 Honda Activa 125 price is Rs 79,806 (ex-showroom).
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Rebel Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Pearl Precious White, Heavy Grey Metallic
Official Tagline A Quiet Revolution
On Road Price 2024 Honda Activa 125 on road price is Rs 91,856 in Delhi, Rs 94,969 in Mumbai, Rs 92,973 in Kolkata and Rs 94,171 in Chennai. The prices mentioned here are approximate and we suggest you contact your nearest Honda dealership to get the exact on road price quote in your city.
MAXABOUT RATING AND OVERVIEW
Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
ENGINE AND GEARBOX
Engine Details 124cc, Fan Cooled, 4-Stroke, SI Engine
Fuel System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-Fi)
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 124 cc
Maximum Power 8.18 HP @ 6500 rpm
Maximum Torque 10.3 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Emission Norms BS6-Compliant
Compression Ratio 10.0±0.2:1
Bore 50 mm
Stroke 63.1 mm
Air Filter Type Viscous Paper Filter
Number of Gears CVT
Clutch Automatic
MILEAGE AND TOP SPEED
Mileage Honda Activa 125 mileage is 50 kmpl (approximate).
Performance In terms of performance, the 125cc scooter can accelerate from 0-60 kmph in around 8.7 seconds.
Top Speed Honda Activa 125 top speed is 92 kmph (approximate).
BRAKES AND TYRES
Front Brake 130mm Drum Brake
Rear Brake 130mm Drum Brake
CBS
Front Tyre 90/90-12 54J
Rear Tyre 90/100-10 53J
Front Wheel 12-inch
Rear Wheel 10-inch
Wheel Type Steel Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
PERFORMANCE FIGURES
0-60 kmph 8.7 secs
KEY FEATURES AND COMPETITORS
Braking System CBS (Combined Braking System)
Key Features Honda's Enhanced Smart Power Technology, Silent Smart System, LED Headlamp (Optional), Side-Stand Engine Cut-Off Sensor, External Fuel Filler
Similar Bikes TVS NTorq 125, Suzuki Access 125, Hero Destini 125, Yamaha Fascino 125
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension 3-Step Adjustable Spring Loaded Hydraulic
Frame (Chassis) Under Bone
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall Length 1850 mm
Overall Width 707 mm
Overall Height 1170 mm
Ground Clearance 169 mm
Seat Height 765 mm
Wheelbase 1260 mm
Kerb Weight 111 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 litres
Seat Length 712 mm
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Analogue
Odometer Analogue
Fuel Gauge Analogue
Real Time Mileage
BATTERY AND LIGHTING
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 5Ah
Voltage 12V
Head Light Halogen, LED in Deluxe Model
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
COMFORT FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pillion Grabrail
Miscellaneous Information
Ex Showroom Price vs On Road Price Ex-Showroom Price is the Manufacturing Cost of the vehicle + Dealer/Seller Profit + GST (Goods and Service Tax) + Transportation Charges (from the manufacturing plant to the dealership). On the other hand, the On-Road Price is the actual cost you pay to the dealership to make the vehicle legal to run on the roads. It includes Ex-Showroom Price in your city + RTO Charges (Vehicle Registration) + One Time Road Tax + Insurance Charges. The On-Road Price also includes some optional things like if you opt for Genuine Accessories and Extended Warranty while buying a vehicle. Please note that the On-Road Price varies a lot across different states in India due to different percentage for the State Registration Charges.
TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS)

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Honda Activa 125 Review

09 Nov, 2023 05:11 PM

Detailed Review by Maxabout Team

Overview

The upper echelons of international environmental control have pushed for cleaner air. This resulted in the adoption of Euro 5 or, in India's case, BS6 emission standards. Honda was the first to market the mandate with the Activa 125 BS6. Aside from being environmentally friendly, the Honda Activa BS6 also has a plethora of additional features and technology. The scooter is tested in various conditions to see how different the BS6 version of the Activa 125 is and if the new technology makes life easier.

Honda Activa 125 Design and Style

When it came to designing the new Activa 125, Honda didn't really break the mould. The majority of the basic design remains unchanged, but the individual details look quite different. For one thing, all body panels, from the front fender and apron to the headlight cowl and rear bodywork, now have a lot more cuts and creases. The rear bodywork has also been extended, lengthening the scooter by 36mm.

The indicators on the apron now have a vertical orientation with a redesigned chrome centrepiece. It makes the front of the scooter look more premium than before. This premium feel is carried throughout the scooter, with two thick chrome bands running across the sides and a new shortened grab rail. The rear turn indicators have been vertically elongated. A chrome strip runs through the centre, almost forming a Honda's "H" logo at the back. Honda hasn't gone overboard with the chrome on the scooter.

When compared to the previous-generation Activa 125, Honda has raised the bar. Consider the handlebar grips, which now have a grippy rubber finish. It's a welcome improvement over the BS4 model's plastic ones. Then there's the premium-looking plastic around the instrument cluster and on the front apron. The switchgear is tactile and simple to use, and the scooter is well-built for the most part.

The new Activa 125 features subtle design changes that would require a keen eye to distinguish. The LED headlamp mounted on the steering unit is sleek, and the LED DRLs resemble those on the Honda Civic. The scooter has sharp contours that effectively conceal the bulk of the rear section.

Honda Activa 125 Engine and Gearbox

The BS6-compliant engine is the new Activa 125's main selling point. It receives a fuel-injection system, which results in a more refined and smooth-sounding engine. It even has an ACG starter, which starts the engine using the same generator that charges the battery, eliminating the need for a separate starter motor. As a result, there are no cranking noises and the engine starts with a single touch of the electric start button. The new Activa 125 is also vibration-free even at its top speed of around 90 km/h, thanks to improved fuelling.

All this refinement comes at the expense of performance. The 124cc engine generates 8.1 HP, 0.4 bhp less than the BS4 version. The difference may not seem significant, but the Activa 125 feels unenthusiastic even with a full-throttle twist, so overtaking in traffic requires some thought.

Honda Activa 125 Suspension, Brakes and Tyres

Because the Activa was never intended to be a sporty scooter, the suspension is tuned for comfort rather than sharp handling. The telescopic front forks and rear mono-shock are set up softly. It results in a plush ride over most types of bad roads, with almost no bumps or potholes filtered to the rider. But only if you're riding alone. Put a pillion on board (unless the pillion is extremely light), and the scooter will continue to bobble around once you hit a bump. This constant secondary motion over bumps is unsettling and may rob you of confidence when riding on bad roads or even speed breakers.

Despite being one of the heaviest scooters in its class (111kg), the new Activa 125 rides smoothly. The steering is light, and the scooter is simple to maneuver in city traffic. But the same soft suspension that provides such a plush ride makes it a little nervous when thrown around corners. This is understandable given Activa's primary goal of being a capable, comfortable family scooter.

The disc brake-equipped Activa has one of the best braking distances on a 125cc scooter. 18.94 metres from 60 km/h to zero. The brake feel is also good, allowing for precise inputs. But when pressed hard on the brake lever, the bike makes a strange rubbing sound from the front brakes.

Instrument Cluster of Honda Activa 125

Honda has outfitted the new Activa 125 with all of the required technology. It has an LCD display beneath the analogue speedometer that displays current fuel efficiency, mileage, range, trip metre, odometer, and clock. The instrument panel also includes a malfunction lamp and a side stand indicator, and an engine inhibitor that prevents the engine from starting if the stand is down.

Honda has also included a start-stop system in Activa's feature set. If the engine is left idle for more than 3 seconds, the system shuts it down, saving fuel, especially at traffic lights. When you twist the throttle on the Honda, the system immediately starts the engine, with no lag or delay.

Key Features of Honda Activa 125

One of the most notable features of the new Activa is the new ACG (Alternating Current Generator) starter. When you push the starter button, the alternator starts the engine instead of a separate electric starter motor. It may not appear to be such a big deal now, but it will blow your mind when you see it in action. It enables completely silent starts, eliminating the traditional sound of the starter motor attempting to turn the engine.

This, combined with the idle stop-start system, elevates the Activa 125 to new heights. When this system is turned on and the engine is turned off (say, at a red light), all you have to do is twist the throttle to get going. And, thanks to the ACG starter, this process is completely automated. In fact, you'll start at the same time as any other scooter with an engine.

2024 Activa 125 also has a couple of segment-first features. When you lower the side stand, the engine is killed by the side-stand engine cut-off system. It will prevent you from starting the engine if the stand is down. The trip computer provides instant fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency, and distance to empty readouts. All very useful if you don't want to rely on guesswork to determine your next fuel stop.

Aside from that, the Activa was the first 125cc scooter in India to have an LED headlight. While this headlight has a good throw and spread, it needs to be brighter in order to be useful on completely dark roads.

Underseat storage is adequate for a regular full-face helmet though don't expect a premium helmet to fit under there. There is a glove box on the front apron for storing stuff like your phone, and it appears to be weather-proof. But it feels wrong that in such an expensive scooter, you don't get a boot light or a charging socket as standard.

Top Speed and Mileage of Honda Activa 125

The Activa returns an average of 50 to 55 km/l on a combined highway and city run. With a tank capacity of 5.3 litres, the scooter can travel 280 kilometers on a single full tank. The 125cc scooter can speed up from 0 to 60 km/h in approximately 8.7 seconds. The top speed of the Honda Activa 125 is 92 kilometers per hour (approximate).

Honda Activa 125 Competitors

Hero Destini 125, Suzuki Access 125, TVS NTorq 125, and Yamaha Fascino 125 are some similar scooters in the Indian market.

Conclusion

If you expect the Activa 125 to be as quick off the line as scooters like the Aprilia SR125 or TVS Ntorq 125, you'll be sorely disappointed. The Activa 125 was not designed to do any of these things. In fact, it is ideal for someone looking for a no-nonsense scooter that can comfortably accommodate a small family while also having enough space to store groceries.

2024 Activa 125 could have improved braking power and feedback, and a simpler mechanism for opening the seat. The new Activa 125's level of refinement and smoothness might blow your mind. Also, it has higher-quality plastic, more modern features, and a more premium overall feel, adding significant value to the package.

Questions and Answers

Most Popular Answers for Honda Activa 125
Are there 2 disc brakes in Honda Activa 125?
29 December 2022 06:06
No, it only has one front disc brake (optional). Honda Activa 125 is equipped with a combi-braking system with 135mm diameter drum brakes at front and rear with the option of a 190mm diameter front disk brake. The suspension system consists of telescopic forks at front and spring loaded hydraulic type at rear.
What is the ex-showroom price of Honda Activa 125 STD and Activa 3G in Bathinda?
29 December 2022 05:46
Honda Activa 125 STD has an ex-showroom price of INR 56,225 whereas the Activa 3G costs INR 50,085. Both the scooters are the best selling scooters of India, but choosing between the both is a very confusing choice. The Activa 3G comes with a 110 cc engine whereas the other one has a 125 cc motor. Both returns equal mileage values and the power output is also the same in both the vehicles. the only difference comes out to be the telescopic forks in the Activa 125, for which most of the people prefer spending INR 6,000 less and buying an Activa 3G. The upper model of 125 comes with a disc brake for the front and alloy wheels.

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What is the price of Honda Activa 125 in Haridwar, Uttarakhand?
29 December 2022 05:25
Honda Activa 125 is available in 2 variants:- Standard and Deluxe. The Ex-showroom price in Uttarakhand for Activa 125-STD is around Rs. 53,113 while for Activa 125-DLX is about Rs. 58,873. It is available in four attractive shades: White, Black, Blue and Silver. It is powered by a 124.9cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SI engine which provides maximum output of 8.6bhp at 6,500rpm and a maximum torque of 10.12Nm at 5,500rpm.

Honda Activa 125 – Step up!

How to check amount of fuel in Honda Activa 125?
29 December 2022 05:34
The instrument panel of Honda Activa 125 has digital fuel gauge for this purpose, you can check it from there. It also includes analog speedometer. It delivers a combined mileage of 52kmpl and a city mileage of 45 kmpl. On highway, it gives 60kmpl average.

Honda Activa 125 – Step up!

What is the price of Honda Activa 125 in India?
29 December 2022 05:27
Honda Activa 125 comes in 2 variants: Standard and Deluxe with a price tag of INR 55,130 and INR 61,300 respectively. It is available in 4 shades: White, Black, Blue and Silver. It has got a 124.9cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SI engine with a maximum power of 8.6bhp at 6,500rpm and a maximum torque of 10.12Nm at 5,500rpm and is mated with a variable-controlled automatic transmission. The suspension system includes telescopic forks at front and spring loaded hydraulic type at rear side. It has a large wheelbase of 1260mm for a bump-free ride.

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Strongly advise taking a look at other scooter models

Vibhu Goel | One year ago
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After purchasing the new Honda Activa 6G in February 2021, I initially thought it was a good scooter. However, after a few days of use, I started to notice some strange noises coming from the engine and the brakes seemed to be of poor quality. Additionally, it had a much worse mileage than my previous Honda Activa 3G.

Therefore, I would strongly advise taking a look at other scooter models if you are considering buying the Honda Activa 6G. I found that there are other scooters that offer better performance, better mileage, and are overall a more reliable choice.

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Needs improvement

Love Goyal | One year ago
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One of the most remarkable features of the Honda Activa 6G is its double hook-up design, but unfortunately it is open ended, which can be dangerous if you go over a bump. The start button with an on/off feature is an interesting addition, but it is not entirely necessary as you can simply turn the key off to shut down the engine.

I had an issue with the temporary number sticker I was removing above the petrol intake cover. Although I had closed it, it opened up and I can’t be sure if this is a genuine defect or not.

I would like to also point out that the tank size could be increased as it can get empty quite quickly when used as a daily commuter.

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Performance is not up to the mark

Kunal Vikram Singh | One year ago
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Honda Activa 6G has a great look, with a sleek and stylish design. However, its performance is not up to the mark with a mileage of less than 40 kmpl. The cost of the bike is also quite high compared to other bikes. To improve the quality of the model, Honda should focus on improving its performance and reducing the cost of the bike. This would surely help in making the Activa 6G a better choice among the customers.

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Best scooter for India

Dushyant sharma | 2 years ago
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It is a best in class product and I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a scooter in India.

Best Features: Acceleration

Pros: Top speed

Cons: Suspension is a bit annoying at few places

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Good and Reliable..Little too Expensive

Subhadip - | 9 years ago
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I've been riding this for last 6 month and the best part is never felt the lack of power in the time of need compared to other bikes on the road..the disc brakes are impressive and works well.the mileage could have been little better, now getting around 40 kmpl, and the head lights are a bit too shallow.

Best Features: Disc brake, wider longer seat, fresh looks with chrome finish

Pros: Riding comfort, pickup

Cons: Head light, suspension

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Honda Activa 125 Comments

User Comments
aadi23998
9 years ago

EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Arun
10 years ago

Hero Maestro Ka copy hi

babu
10 years ago

launch in April and delivery start in june

babu
10 years ago

honda activa 125cc 66500rs on road and deluxe model which comes with alloy & disc brake its around 70500rs

aditya
10 years ago

JALDI LAUNCH KARO EXCELLENT SCOOTER

SP
10 years ago

when will activa 125 will be launched in india??????????????????????????????????

Jenny Smith
10 years ago

Honda Activa is a top most successful scooter in India.The increased popularity of Honda Activa is just because of its family oriented design, that is clubbed with most modern facilities and riding comfort. Honda has recently updated Activa and gave it a new look and style.


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