On the right track: Honda is out with their first BS6-compliant motorcycle
As the market moves towards cleaner emission norms, a compliant commuter motorcycle is a welcome addition in HMSI’s line-up.
Named SP 125, it gets a new HET PGM-FI motor that displaces 125 cc and has a patented ACG starter motor which also happens to be a segment first.
This ensures that the bike offers a rather silent and jerk-free ride. The new engine is also touted to be 16 per cent more efficient than the older 125 cc unit. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Braking comes via Honda’s Combi Brake system which ensures that the rider has control at all times.
Designed as a commuter with an upright seating position and a nice comfortable seat, the Honda SP 125 boasts of an LED DC headlamp, engine start/stop switch, integrated headlamp beam and passing switch, a digital meter that displays real-time information such as ECO meter, gear position indicator and a
service due indicator.
The bike also sports a chiselled fuel tank with neat new graphics, broad grab rails, a distinct looking tail lamp and 5-spoke split alloy wheels to give the bike a fresh upmarket look.
Completing the package are the new HET tubeless tyres that offer low rolling resistance and have been developed with a new tyre compound that allows for maximum grip without increasing rolling resistance and fuel loss.
Offered with a special 6-year warranty package, the Honda SP 125 BS6 is available in two trim options. The entry-level version gets drum brakes, while the top-end version gets disc brakes.
The Honda SP 125 is priced at INR 72,900.
— Manu Gour