Next upcoming big thing in the automobile industry is the implementation of BS6 emission norms. Manufacturers have already started working on BS6 engines and some have already launched their models with BS6 compliant engine. Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India is also preparing for the same and will be launching their first ever product with BS6 engine, The Activa 125 scooter on 11 September 2019.
According to report from IAB the new upcoming BS6 Activa 125 will have 124 cc, single cylinder engine, It will produce a maximum of 8.29 PS of power at 6,500 rpm which is slightly lower than the BS4 variant. The BS6 variant will also be getting the fuel injection technology as standard instead of the carburettor system on the BS-IV version.
Earlier this year when Honda had announced the launch of BS6 variant of Activa, they had told that it will feature 26 new patent applications like PGM-FI Honda Eco Technology (HET), Honda Enhanced Smart Power (eSP), Idling start stop system which is similar to the i3S system on Hero Scooters and Motorcycles and a new silent start system.
In Terms of design and styling, the BS6 variant is likely to remain more or less the same with some minor changes like redesigned LED position lamp, signature accents etc. It will be available in six different colour options of Black, Heavy Gray Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic Majestic Brown Metallic and Pearl Precious White.
While the wheelbase of the new BS6 Honda Activa 125 remains unchanged, the length, width and height have gone up by 36mm, 3 mm and 19 mm respectively. It will be offered with an option of both steel and alloy wheels while the disc brake will be made available only on the alloy wheel variant.
Like the BS4 variant, the BS6 Activa 125 will also have a part analog part digital instrument cluster that will display all the essential information like real time economy, average fuel consumption, distance to empty, odometer, service due indicator, malfunction light and the clock.
Honda has recently launched a dual tone, limited edition version of the popular Activa 5G automatic scooter. The Honda Activa 5G is available in two dual tone colours: Pearl Precious white with Matte Selene Silver and Strontium Silver Metallic with Pearl Igenous Black. Apart from the dual tone paint scheme, the Activa 5G Limited Edition gets the following refreshed bits: matte black rims, chrome muffler cover, completely blacked out engine, contrast coloured grab rail, inner interior cover and seat. The engine remains unchanged. The scooter is priced at Rs. 55,032, ex-showroom Delhi.