Honda showcased the much awaited Activa 125 at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. While the launch was supposed to happen immediately after the expo, it has now been understood that it has been delayed till later this month or next. Honda dealers though have already started taking bookings for the Activa 125. You can book Honda’s first 125cc scooter for India with a down payment of Rs 5,000 with delivery expected as and when the stocks arrive. One dealer on the condition of anonymity told OVERDRIVE that deliveries in a bulk will happen in June. He also told us that the Activa 125 in its top most variant, will retail for approximately Rs 70,000 on-road. This price is around Rs 4,000 more than the Aviator 110 with disc brake.

The Activa 125 is powered by a single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled, 124.9 cc engine which produces 8.6 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 10.12 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. A V-Matic transmission, similar to the regular Activa, is used on the 125.The drum brake version comes with 130 mm drums for the front and rear and with Honda’s CBS (Combi Braking System). The disc brake variant uses a 190 mm front disc, while the rear uses the same 130 mm drum.

The scooter is available to pre-book in four body colors: White, Black, Blue and Silver. Competition for the Activa 125 will come mainly from the Suzuki Access 125.