Bharat Stage VI (BS6) compliant Honda Activa 125 will be launched in India on September 11, 2019. Notably, the new Honda Activa 125 will become country's first BS6 compliant to go on sale almost 7 months before the official deadline of April 1, 2020.
The new BS6 Honda Activa 125 will be equipped with fuel injection. Yes, you read it right. While the engine details are yet to be revealed, the scooter will come with the same 125 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine updated with the company's PGM-FI fuel-injection technology to meet the BS6 regulations. It will also offer 10 per cent more fuel efficiency.
It is worth mentioning here that the BS4 Honda Activa 125 produces 8.4 bhp at 6500 rpm and 10.54 Nm of peak torque at 5000 rpm. The scooter also comes with HET (Honda Eco Technology), with "enhances smart power", or ESP, which includes a new noiseless ACG (alternate current generator) starter, programmed fuel injection and lighter internal components which reduce friction, making the engine smoother and more refined.
The new BS6 compliant Honda Activa 125 has received some styling updates including new LED headlamp with reflectors, chrome inserts on side panels, and a new taillamp among others. The scooter will be offered with several updated colour options including Rebel Red Metallic, Black, Heavy Grey Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Pearl Precious White, Majestic Brown Metallic.
According to a report of NDTV’s carandbike, the new BS6 compliant Honda Activa 125 also gets several new and updates creature comforts including the multi-function ignition switch now has a remote release for the fuel lid, and a remote seat hatch opening operation. The instrument console gets a handy side-stand indicator on the tell-tale lights, which also acts as an engine inhibitor, and will not allow the engine to start if the side stand is down.
The upcoming Honda Activa 125 also comes with a new part-analogue part-digital instrument cluster with odometer, speedometer, trip meter, a clock, fuel gauge, real-time fuel consumption figures, average fuel efficiency and even distance to empty readings.
Recently, Hero MotoCorp announced that its Splendor was the first two-wheeler in India to get BS6 certification.