HMSI unveils Activa 125 with BS VI engine

New Delhi, Jun 12 (PTI):
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) Wednesday unveiled Activa 125 cc scooter with BS VI emission norms-compliant engine.
The company said it will start selling the model towards the end of second quarter of the current financial year.
“As the frontrunners of innovation and technology, we are yet again ready to lead the next revolution powered by superior technology,” HMSI President and CEO Minoru Kato told reporters here.
With the unveiling of new Activa 125 BS VI, Honda will begin this transition to the upgraded technology in a step-wise approach, he added.
The new BS VI version of the scooter would be 10-15 per cent expensive than the BS IV version, Kato said. The current version of the scooter is priced upto Rs 64,733 (ex showroom Delhi). The company will manufacture only BS VI version of the Activa 125 and discontinue the BS IV version, HMSI Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Yadvinder Singh Guleria said.
The new model comes with various new features including a jolt-free engine start, programmed fuel injection and new digital analogue metre, among others. The company has also introduced a new feature called Honda ACG Starter which cranks the motor with the same AC generator that generate electricity and charges the battery. This upgrade eliminates the need of an starter motor, thus cancelling any gear meshing noises. For cycle parts, the scooter is suspended by telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking is done a disc brake up front and a drum at the rear. The scooter continues to ride on 12-inch front and 10-inch rear alloy wheels shod with 90/90-R12 and 90/100-R10 tyres, respectively.
On the occasion of the introduction of the BS-VI compliant Activa 125, the company has also introduced a 6 year warranty for the first time, it includes 3 years standard warranty and 3 years optional extended warranty for the Actva 125.

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