Activa 125 BSVI will be the first in this long list of scooters and motorcycles which wil get updated to the upcoming mandate of April 2020.
In a game of one upmanship, Hero announced that they became the first manufacturer to get BSVI certification in India, just a couple of days ahead of Honda’s press conference which was scheduled for today. As planned, Honda has officially unveiled its first BSVI two-wheeler which, without any surprise, happens to be a scooter – the Activa 125.
Activa 125 BSVI comes with the same 125cc engine but new features like Programmed fuel injection (PGMFI), eSP (enhanced smart power), new start system (which Honda says is ‘silent’) and side stand indicator with engine inhibator (doesn’t allow engine to start while the side stand is engaged – a first in the scooter segment).
The new Activa 125 also comes with a new digital analogue meter which now shows range, average (for overall fuel in tank) and real time fuel efficiency along with the conventional information. It also now has an on-board diagnostic feature of malfunction light (alerts the rider of serious internal issue). The new Activa also gets a front glove box (in addition to the 18 liter underseat storage).
Along with that, on the aesthetics front, the LED position lamps have been restyled and chrome has been added on the front and side panels. It also becomes the first scooter to be offered with a 6 year warranty which includes 3 year standard and 3 year optional extended warranty.
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Unlike the Splendor iSmart BSVI for which Hero has not announced any launch timeline, Activa BSVI will be launched by the end of second quarter of 2019-20, which essentially means we are looking at the month of September 2019. Prices are expected to be Rs 5000-10,000 more than the current version which retails from Rs 60,347 to Rs 64,733 ex-showroom Delhi.