Akshay Kumar and Honda Scooters and Motorcycles India go a long way back. The veteran actor, Akshay has been a long time associated with Honda 2-wheelers in India and has also featured in numerous TVC and advertisements. Recently the actor shared a picture of the latest-generation Activa with his wife – Twinkle Khanna on Twitter.
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The picture is from a studio and the picture gets the caption – Happy to welcome the newest member of the Honda family…shooting today feels like home. @honda2wheelerin. In the picture, Akshay and his wife Twinkle Khanna can be seen with the 2019 Honda Activa FI. It is a new version of the scooter and is BS6 compliant. The Honda Activa 125 Fi became the first scooter in the Indian market to become compliant with the upcoming emission norms. Even though the Indian market will get the latest BS6 compliance from April 2020, manufacturers of both cars and two-wheelers have started rolling out products in the market.
It should be noted that Honda officially launched the scooter earlier this year. It was launched by Akshay Kumar himself alongside Taapsee Pannu. Honda has reprogrammed the fuel injection system on the Activa 125 Fi and has done some tweaks in the engine to make it compliant with the upcoming norms. The new scooter also gets newly designed headlamp and a chrome-dipped front-end. The rear gets embossed Activa 125 logo on the tail lamp, which adds character and ensures that the brand gets noticed.
The other features in the Honda Activa 125 Fi include a new silent starter system, which ensures a noise-free start-up. The scooter also offers a new digital-analogue instrument cluster. All the other features have been retained from the previous version of the Activa 125. It should be noted that new Activa 125 Fi gets a start-stop system too. This system automatically shuts off the scooter when it idles more than a few seconds and then re-starts it. The new silent starter ensures a smooth operation. The start-stop system is crucial to get good mileage too.
The 124cc fuel-injected engine in the Activa 125 Fi produces a maximum power of 8.4 Bhp and peak torque of 10.54 Nm. It gets a CVT gearbox. This version offers better fuel efficiency and improved power delivery. It should be noted that the Activa 5G, which gets a 110cc engine is the best-selling scooter in India. The engine has been designed with an offset cylinder that reduces the friction and Honda has also added a lighter crankshaft, which allows improved combustion.
Even though Honda has officially showcased the product in the Indian market, it is yet to go on sale. The price of the Honda Activa 125 can be around Rs 70,000, which would be around a 10% increase from the from BS4 version’s price.