Honda Activa 125 FI BS6, is one of the latest additions to the Honda Activa lineup. This particular scooter comes with the BS6 tag, which means it gets the sweet Fuel injection. However, there are quite a lot of competition for the Activa. Although being heavily shadowed by the Suzuki Access over the years, the Honda has made sure to continue its legacy in to the future with the BS6 variant and a lot more options for riders.
Honda is one of the largest manufacturers in the world. It is also considered as one of the Japanese Giants. It is also one of the favorites in the MotoGP tracks, with Marc Marquez on the saddle. Honda has dawned its success mostly from top of the class power and engine refinement. The Honda CBR1000RR, Honda Africa Twin, and Honda CBR600RR are three of the most popular motorcycles of Honda.
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 is one of the leading scooters in the 125cc segment. This scooter comes with top-of-the-line technology and specifications. The new variants dawn a full LED light setup. The headlight is a full LED unit with two LED DRLs as additions. The taillight, and indicators are also LED. The indicators are integrated in to the body of the scooter. The landscapes taken by the scooter to ensure visibility by and for the rider is commendable when it comes to safety, but can be a bit of an eye sore for the design freak.
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 comes with a side stand indicator and cut off switch. As soon as you pull down the side stand, the engine will shut off on its own. There is also the idle-off switch, which contains a mode that turns off the engine if kept idle for 30 seconds. The new version also comes with an external fuel cap.
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 comes with one of the most informative instrument cluster in the segment. The scooter’s instrument cluster contains a speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, and other necessary indicators as standard. There are additional features such as range, average fuel consumption, and clock that come with the Drum Alloy version and above.
There are three variants of the Honda Activa 125 FI BS6, which are:
Drum BS6 (Drum brakes, sheet-metal wheels).
Drum Alloy (Drum brakes, alloy wheels).
Disc BS6 (Drum brakes, alloy wheels).
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 is a small and elegant machine. It has a saddle height of 712mm. Which allows riders of 5’2” to comfortably ride the scooter. The leg rest at the front also has adequate space for taller riders not to feel uncomfortable. The scooter has a fuel tank of 5.3liters, which makes it very tough to take it on long rides.
The length, width, height, and weight of the Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 are 1850mm, 707mm, 1170mm, and 111kg. This is the heaviest scooter in its segment, but feels virtually weightless when riding. The scooter also has a small wheelbase of 1260mm, which brings the question of balancing the scooter at high-speed cornering, however, these machines are not made for dragging legs at corners. It also has a ground clearance of 169mm, which is good enough for most speed bumps.
Engine and Transmission:
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 comes with an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder and programmed fuel injected engine. The engine is quite fuel efficient and is expected to have a fuel economy of around 45-50kmpl. The engine has a max power of 8.8BHP at 6500RPM, and 10.3Nm of torque at 5000RPM. The power is quite less, but the torque is quite a lot, so you can expect fast acceleration whenever you open the throttle.
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 comes with a fully automatic gearbox, which makes it very much easy to control. The Automatic CVT engine is expected to have a top speed of about 100KMPH.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 comes with either a disc-drum setup or a full drum setup. The front may have a disc or a drum. The rear will contain a drum only in all variants. The brakes contain CBS (Combi braking system). The CBS allows for faster braking and instant response. The disc variant allows for the scooter to be the best of its class.
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 has basic telescopic suspension at the front. The rear suspension is a 3-step adjustable spring loaded hydraulic. The suspensions are more like that of a bike than a regular scooter. This makes the suspension of the scooter quite premium. The scooters suspension is expected to perform adequately.
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 comes with either alloy wheels or sheet-metal. The front and rear have 90/90 and 90/100 section tires respectively. The wheels are 12 and 10 inches at the front and rear respectively. The scooter is said to have great stability and good cornering skills. The scooter can also lean easily.
Pros and Cons:
The pros and cons of the Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 are discussed below:
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 was made for the light-hearted scooter lover. It was made for the commuter who doesn’t want an aggressive, noise-making machine. The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 is a forgiving machine that has a short learning curve. It is easy for beginners to master, and fun for veterans to ride around in. The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 is a scooter for all.
The Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 has quite a few competitors in the 125cc segment. They are:
Suzuki Access 125.
Hero Maestro Edge 125.
Yamaha Ray ZR 125 FI.
In conclusion, the Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 is a great commuting scooter with a lot of character. This scooter will not disappoint its owners. It is considered as one of the best 125cc scooters in Bangladesh. But whether the Honda Activa 125 FI BS6 is a good choice for you, is a question for you to answer.
Specification: Honda Activa 125 Fi BS6
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