Honda Activa 125 (BS-6) Ownership Review: Flying Like a Bird Over Crowded Streets


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Mayankji , be careful with headlight bolt , mine got broken off , now i have placed a small piece of rubber within the crevice between top panel of headlight and front cowl mask .(As it was making noise ) . I will post a pic , after i get it after service (I had given yesterday ) .
An advantage I have now is , if at all an oncoming one doesn't dip their high beams , just by adjusting headlights manually , I can ask them to dip their headlights [evil]
 
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I don't know why,but both my Activas had badly aligned headlights from the factory itself. They are always pointing towards the sky above and will light up the tree if I am moving on the road below it. I wanted them to be focussed on the road instead. I had to use that light adjustment switch/bolt for that,otherwise it was undrivable in night.Is this thing not checked at the factory PDI?
 
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Congratulations on your new ownership of the Activa..could you post pics of the BS6 additions made by company to the vehicle to make it compliant with the norms
 
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What honda says:
Honda Activa 125 BS6 is powered by a PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine having Honda eSP (Enhanced Smart Power) technology

These are the major changes I see:

1) Engine internal components have been re-designed and lightweight parts have been used along with low-friction parts. Now the bore x stroke ratio has changed from 52.4 mm x 57.9 mm to 50 mm x 63.1 mm. With the bore reduced and the stroke increased significantly, the idea is to increase fuel efficiency at low rpm and city driving traffic conditions and Honda does claim that the fuel efficiency on the Activa 125 BS6 goes up by 13 per cent.
2) The power output drops marginally from 8.52 bhp to 8.18 bhp at 6,500 rpm and even the peak torque output sees a slight decrease from 10.54 Nm to 10.3 Nm at 5,000 rpm ,but this torque is available at lower rpm. The overall capacity is not very different, at 124cc, but the motor now has a much longer stroke, and of course, it is now fuel-injected.
3) Now there is a very much improvement in engine refinement, both in terms of sound and feel. Honda’s new silent start system replaces the conventional starter motor with an ‘AC generator’ starter, and what this means is that there is no more gear meshing sound to deal with. It’s feels good on starting and now I like the process of thumbing the starter button and having the engine fire up smoothly and quietly. So its clear that the scooter uses an Alternating Current Generator (ACG) that facilitates a noiseless start.
 
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What honda says:
Honda Activa 125 BS6 is powered by a PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine having Honda eSP (Enhanced Smart Power) technology

These are the major changes I see:

1) Engine internal components have been re-designed and lightweight parts have been used along with low-friction parts. Now the bore x stroke ratio has changed from 52.4 mm x 57.9 mm to 50 mm x 63.1 mm. With the bore reduced and the stroke increased significantly, the idea is to increase fuel efficiency at low rpm and city driving traffic conditions and Honda does claim that the fuel efficiency on the Activa 125 BS6 goes up by 13 per cent.
2) The power output drops marginally from 8.52 bhp to 8.18 bhp at 6,500 rpm and even the peak torque output sees a slight decrease from 10.54 Nm to 10.3 Nm at 5,000 rpm ,but this torque is available at lower rpm. The overall capacity is not very different, at 124cc, but the motor now has a much longer stroke, and of course, it is now fuel-injected.
3) Now there is a very much improvement in engine refinement, both in terms of sound and feel. Honda’s new silent start system replaces the conventional starter motor with an ‘AC generator’ starter, and what this means is that there is no more gear meshing sound to deal with. It’s feels good on starting and now I like the process of thumbing the starter button and having the engine fire up smoothly and quietly. So its clear that the scooter uses an Alternating Current Generator (ACG) that facilitates a noiseless start.
5*+ to the well researched reply.
I'm sure Doc, even Honda's marketing team wouldn't know half of what you've explained here.
Well done, keep it up.
Cheers
 
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Some more "before delivery"pictures:


battery compartment opened and battery connected
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front light cluster dismantled to put the buzzer for turn indicator
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battery closed now
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smaller buzzer
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pappu master working on my scooter
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battery positioning is good,but water wash?? be careful with that
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rear petrol flap now outside,convenient but will it last ?I don't know,I mean flap is flimsy.
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screws being opened for the buzzer instalment
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ORVM yet to be mounted
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this was the kms figure when I received the scooter,not even half a km! therefore , less possibility of abuse
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rear tail lamps were already beautiful before in the pre facelift,and now even more beautiful
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smart front bikini fairing/visor
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This version now looks and features like a proper premium modern scooter,worthy of the price tag its asking.
 
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I was also going to ask if the water ingress to the battery compartment would be an issue long run ? Is there a rubber gasket to prevent dust and moisture at the rim of the battery box?
To add to the above mentioned view, if no gasket is provided, maybe a few holes at the bottom of the battery compartment for easy outlet, just like the bottom of car doors?
I am myself concerned about this issue.I have yet to confirm it by getting it pressure washed, but the Axis Honda people assured me that it's a non issue and its a properly designed watertight battery compartment and it's safe from water ingress in every way.Lets see how it pans out after water wash.Will post pics before and after a proper water wash!
 
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Pics of my Activa 125 BS6 continued...


Muffler guard is nice matte coloured,and the shape is smaller and cuter than the earlier Activa
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I dont know whats the meaning of Taiwan Standard,but probably the MAXXIS tyres are made in Taiwan
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the chrome bezel on the sides shows different colours in different lights and shimmering effect is seen in sunlight
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Front side profile is smart
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there is extension in rear length to accommodate the external petrol filler
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front wallet holder does not protrudes,and is within the continuous line of side profile
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OEM foot mats
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Tyre manufacturing date is Nov 2019.Good.That is the month of purchase.
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Tyre information placard.Also note the weight limits of various storage compartments
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Figure of Piston inside the HET logo.Nice and smart designing.
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No its not Beer.Its the leftover engine oil,kept here for measurement purpose.
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Recommended OIL SPECS are changed now and this oil is more advanced
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Alloys have matte black effect too,while Telescopic forks are silver.
Difficult to reach (For the filling machine nozzle) air filling nozzle.Because alloy wheel design intrudes in between,in the front tyre.Note Valve stem is straight.
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Not at all difficult to reach (For the filling machine nozzle) air filling nozzle.Because despite of alloy wheel design the valve stem bends in a L-shape
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extra pipe is for disc brakes
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Hey , I just noticed - Is she comes with a small glove box fitted in the left side (picture no.7).?
Sirji,please go through the review! I have already mentioned this many times in the likeable features.
And I have already posted opened and closed pictures of this glove box in the 1st and 2nd page of the review.
Maybe you missed it.
 
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