2018 Honda Activa 125 launched with new features

by Shantonil Nag

Honda Activa is the best selling scooter in India. The Japanese brand offers 110-cc and 125-cc versions of the scooter, though the latter is not as popular as the Activa 110. Honda has now launched an updated version of the Activa 125 with added features in India. The new version is priced at Rs. 59,621, ex-showroom, Delhi.

The updated Activa 125 looks the same as the previous version, but gets extra features. Honda has added an LED head lamp to the scooter. It is to be noted that Honda introduced the LED head lamp with the Activa 5G, which is the 110-cc version of the scooter. Other updates include a new semi-digital instrument cluster that shows various types of information including Eco-mode and a service indicator.

The scooter offers a new four-in-one ignition and a separate switch to access the under-seat area. The automatic scooter also gets a few visual updates in the form of a new chrome muffler and grey alloy wheels. Honda has also introduced new colours shades – ‘matte crust metallic’ and ‘matte selene silver metallic’.

Other features, such as the optional under-seat mobile charger are still available. The 2018 Activa 125 gets a telescopic front fork and a 3-step adjustable mono suspension at the rear. Everything else, including the engine, remains identical to the previous model. The scooter is powered by an air-cooled 124.9-cc engine that generates a maximum power of 8.52 Bhp and peak torque of 10.54 Nm. It gets a CVT automatic transmission. The 2018 Activa 125 gets drum brakes in the lower variants, while the top variant gets a front disc brake. Honda’s combi-brake system (CBS), which is a safety feature is standard across the range.

The 125-cc segment has seen the entry of new players like Aprilia SR125 and the TVS NTorq in recent times. With the updates, Honda Activa 125 is expected to gain some more traction in the market.

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