Honda Activa 125 H-Smart launched: 5 things to know

Honda has introduced a new H-Smart variant to the Activa 125. It is the new top-end variant for the scooter. The Activa 125 is also offered in three o
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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the 2023 Activa 125 in the Indian market. It is now OBD2 compliant. The brand has also introduced a new H-Smart variant.
There are not a lot of cosmetic changes to the 2023 Activa 125. The positioning lamps have been revised and there is chrome garnish on the side panels so that the scooter looks more premium,
The Activa 125 continues to come with a LED headlamp in the front and halogen turn indicators. There are no major changes to the front apron. 
Honda offers an analogue speedometer with a small digital display that shows various information. 
On the top-end variant, braking duties are performed by a disc in the front and a drum at the rear.
There are no changes to the rear. The Activa 125 continues to come with an external fuel filler cap.
There is a small glovebox with the apron to store small things.
There are five colour options on Honda Activa 125. There is Pearl Night Start Black, Heavy Gray Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Pearl Precious White and Mid Night Blue Metallic.
The small screen can show information like Total Trip, Clock, ECO Indicator and Service Due Indicator with and other fuel efficiency related information.
Being the H-Smart variant, there is not traditional keyhole. Instead, the owner needs to twist the knob. 
The 2023 Activa 125 is also running on Tubeless Frictionless tyres
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2023 Honda Activa 125 on showcase at Manesar facility of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the 2023 Activa 125 in the Indian market. It is now OBD2 compliant. The brand has also introduced a new H-Smart variant.
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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the 2023 Activa 125 in the Indian market. It is now OBD2 compliant. The brand has also introduced a new H-Smart variant.
There are not a lot of cosmetic changes to the 2023 Activa 125. The positioning lamps have been revised and there is chrome garnish on the side panels so that the scooter looks more premium,
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There are not a lot of cosmetic changes to the 2023 Activa 125. The positioning lamps have been revised and there is chrome garnish on the side panels so that the scooter looks more premium,
The Activa 125 continues to come with a LED headlamp in the front and halogen turn indicators. There are no major changes to the front apron. 
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The Activa 125 continues to come with a LED headlamp in the front and halogen turn indicators. There are no major changes to the front apron. 
Honda offers an analogue speedometer with a small digital display that shows various information. 
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Honda offers an analogue speedometer with a small digital display that shows various information. 
On the top-end variant, braking duties are performed by a disc in the front and a drum at the rear.
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On the top-end variant, braking duties are performed by a disc in the front and a drum at the rear.
There are no changes to the rear. The Activa 125 continues to come with an external fuel filler cap.
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There are no changes to the rear. The Activa 125 continues to come with an external fuel filler cap.
There is a small glovebox with the apron to store small things.
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There is a small glovebox with the apron to store small things.
There are five colour options on Honda Activa 125. There is Pearl Night Start Black, Heavy Gray Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Pearl Precious White and Mid Night Blue Metallic.
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There are five colour options on Honda Activa 125. There is Pearl Night Start Black, Heavy Gray Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Pearl Precious White and Mid Night Blue Metallic.
The small screen can show information like Total Trip, Clock, ECO Indicator and Service Due Indicator with and other fuel efficiency related information.
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The small screen can show information like Total Trip, Clock, ECO Indicator and Service Due Indicator with and other fuel efficiency related information.
Being the H-Smart variant, there is not traditional keyhole. Instead, the owner needs to twist the knob. 
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Being the H-Smart variant, there is not traditional keyhole. Instead, the owner needs to twist the knob. 
The 2023 Activa 125 is also running on Tubeless Frictionless tyres
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The 2023 Activa 125 is also running on Tubeless Frictionless tyres

Earlier this year, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India launched the Activa H-Smart in the Indian market. The scooter came with a new H-Smart variant and it was OBD2-ready as well. At the event, Honda announced that the smart key features will come to other scooters as well. Now, the manufacturer has launched the updated Activa 125 in the Indian market which gets some upgrades for 2023. Here are five things that one should know about the new Activa 125.

2023 Honda Activa 125: Looks

In terms of looks, there are very few updates. The LED positioning lamps have been redesigned and there are chrome strips on the side panels to give a more premium appeal to the scooter. The 2023 Activa will be offered in five colour options - Rebel Red Metallic, Pearl Precious White and Mid Night Blue Metallic. There is also Pearl Night Start Black and Heavy Gray Metallic which will not be offered on the Drum variant.

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2023 Honda Activa 125: Engine

Apart from now being OBD2 compliant, there are no changes to the engine. It continues to come with a 125 cc, fuel-injected unit. The engine produces 8.19 bhp at 6,250 rpm and a peak torque output of 10.4 Nm at 5,000 rpm.

Honda is offering an idle start/stop feature which shuts down the engine when the scooter is at standstill and starts the engine again when it's time to move. The helps in saving some fuel. Honda is also using new fuel-efficient tyres to further boost fuel efficiency. The engine also comes with eSP that enables silent start along with other functionalities.

2023 Honda Activa 125: New H-Smart variant

Honda has introduced a new top-end variant called H-Smart. It gets the same smart key that was first introduced on Activa 110. The smart key enables features such as Smart Find, Smart Safe, Smart Unlock and Smart Start. The smart key can be used to find the scooter in a parking lot. The turn indicators will blink twice when the Answer Back button is pressed and the scooter is within 10 metres of range.

A look at the smart key and the rotary knob of Honda Activa 125 H-Smart.
A look at the smart key and the rotary knob of Honda Activa 125 H-Smart.

There is also an Anti-theft system on offer which enables the immobilizer function automatically after the key goes beyond 2 metres of range. There is no traditional keyhole. Instead, there is a knob that can be used to turn on the ignition and start/stop the engine. If the key is within 2 metres, the owner can open the seat, fuel cap and handle by rotating the knob.

2023 Honda Activa 125: Features

Honda Activa 125 comes with an LED headlamp with LED position lamps, a side stand cut-off, an external fuel filler cap and a small digital screen. The screen can show information like time, average fuel economy, fuel gauge, distance to empty and real-time fuel efficiency. There is also a small open glovebox behind the apron now.

2023 Honda Activa 125: Price and variants

Honda Activa 125 will be sold in four variants. There is Drum priced at 78,920, Drum Alloy that costs 82,588, then there is Disc which sells for 86,093 and the new H-Smart variant is priced at 88,093. All prices are ex-showroom.

First Published Date: 01 Apr 2023, 11:36 AM IST
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