India’s auto sector has been witnessing tough times since the start of 2019 and various automakers, including Honda, are in huge loss. However, this year’s Diwali has come as a silver lining for most manufacturers in terms of sales. Millions of people across India purchased their dream vehicle. Now, many of you choose to take a loan or swipe your credit cards to make the payment, and some choose to make cash payment too and that usually is a great option for both the buyer and the dealership. A customer - Rakesh Gupta - in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district, decided to purchase a new Honda Activa 125 BS6 on the auspicious occasion of Diwali and he paid for the same only in coins. Yes, you read it right.
According to a report of NDTV’s carandbike, the complete amount was paid in the denomination of Rs 10 and Rs 5. The dealer took about three hours to count the money. However, it’s clear as to why Rakesh Gupta decided to make the payment using only coins.
It is to be noted that the Honda Activa 125 BS6 was launched recently and is the first BS6 compliant scooter to go on sale. The new Honda Activa 125 comes equipped with a BS6-compliant, 124 cc, PGM-FI (Programmed-Fuel Injection), fan-cooled, four-stroke engine that churns out 8.29 hp and 10.3 Nm of torque. Bharat Stage VI (BS6) compliant Honda Activa 125 is 1,850 mm long. The width is 707 mm, while the height is 1,170 mm. It has a 1260 mm wheelbase.
The new Honda Activa 125 comes with telescopic suspension at the front and 3-step adjustable spring-loaded hydraulic unit at the rear. The new Activa 125 BS6 gets a 12-inch tyre at the front and a 10-inch tyre at the rear.
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.
There is a 190 mm disc at the front in Activa 125 BS6 and 130 mm drum at the rear. In the Indian market, Honda Activa 125 BS6 will compete against the likes of Hero Maestro Edge 125 and Suzuki Access 125.
Below are the variants wise pricing details of Bharat Stage VI (BS6) compliant Honda Activa 125: