Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) had recently launched country’s first BS6 compliant scooter in the form of Activa 125. It is priced at Rs. 67,490 which makes it Rs 2,500 expensive than the BS4 version. The main reason behind the price is the addition of fuel injection technology. One of the traits of BS6 engine is that it is cleaner and is more fuel efficient. According to Honda, the new BS6 Activa 125 is 13 percent more efficient than the BS4 version. We have a video here by GearFliQ that tests the fuel efficiency of the new Activa 125 with BS6 engine.
The video starts with rider taking the scooter to the fuel pump and filling it up to the brim. He is using tank full to tank full method which is the best way to know the exact fuel economy of any vehicle. After filling it up he then shuts the fuel and sticks a tape on it and writes down odometer reading on it and then resets the trip meter.
He then takes a long ride through the traffic filled streets of Mumbai, some open stretches and then comes back to the same fuel pump where he had filled the scooter initially. He rode the scooter for around 57.3 Km and then starts refuelling at the pump. The Activa 125 took in a total of 0.96 litres of fuel which is impressive.
On calculating it was found that the Activa 125 returned a fuel economy of 59.6 Km to a litre which was very close to the indicated fuel fuel economy of 59.9 Kmpl on the LCD display. 59.6 Kmpl is itself an impressive figure for an automatic 125 cc scooter. Although the engine is BS6, it can easily run on BS4 fuels. The economy figure would have bumped up a little if it was running on BS6 fuel.
The BS6 Honda Activa 125 has been launched in three variants: Standard, Alloy and Deluxe. While the Standard is priced at Rs. 67,490, ex-showroom Delhi, the Alloy and Deluxe variants are priced at Rs. 70,990 and Rs. 74,490, respectively. The 125cc single cylinder four stroke engine of the Activa 125 gets fuel injection, and now produces 8.1 Bhp.
The BS6 Honda Activa 125 gets a minor makeover with a revised LED headlamp, chrome trim on the front end and sides, and also a new apron up front. It is aimed at both men and women who seek a comfortable, reliable and fuel efficient automatic scooter for use mainly on city streets.