Honda’s second BS-VI product has hit the Indian market. Say hello to the all-new Honda SP125 BS-VI. The Honda SP125 BS-VI has got two trims, with the front disc version costing more than Rs 4,000 over the drum. The Honda SP125 BS-VI price in India starts from Rs 72,900, ex-showroom. Honda has four colour options on offer. Bookings will start shortly while deliveries might take time. In fact, we are looking at a December timeline. HMSI has sold more than 25k Activa 125 BS-VI vehicles and there is a waiting period on the same now. It is a probability that HMSI will start BS-VI deliveries of the SP125 once the
What’s new about the Honda SP125 BS-VI?
Like the other BS-VI vehicles in India right now, the HMSI Shine SP125 too is all-new. It is longer, wider as well as taller than the outgoing model. The wheelbase too has gone up and this will add to the increased stability. The seat too is broader and there is enough space for two without having to get intimate. Honda has got an all-LED headlight, meters from the erstwhile CB Trigger but redone with a white background, revised tail lamp and many more features. We like the new starter button and speaking of it, it is a silent unit like the Activa 125 BS-VI. You thumb it and you wont hear the usual start-up sound associated with other vehicles. We wonder how it will be once the battery runs out. Wait! You have a kick start too.
The Honda Shine SP125 has got an all-digital meter, as discussed earlier. This one has an econometer, tachometer, distance to empty and many other details. It clearly seems legible in broad daylight. The fuel tank is bigger too. Now, let’s come to the topic of discussion. The new Honda SP125 has a redone engine. It makes more power (10.7PS) and torque (10.9Nm) from its 124cc, fuel injected heart. Both the numbers are an increment of 0.6PS/Nm over the outgoing model. Honda has discontinued the CB Shine SP. The fuel efficiency too has gone up by 16 per cent.
The alloy wheels are new and 5-spoke in design. 130mm drum brakes are standard while a 240mm front disc is optional. CBS is a part of both the configurations. The Honda SP125 will compete with the Hero Glamour Fi (Rs 70,000), Bajaj Pulsar 125 (Rs 66,000) and the Yamaha Saluto 125 (Rs 67,235).