Honda has launched their first BSVI compliant motorcycle, the SP 125 commuter bike priced at INR 72,900 ex-showroom Delhi. The brand claims to have as many as 19 patent applications for this motorcycle and it will be available in drum and disc brake variants along with 4 body colour options.
Powering the SP 125 is a 124cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SI engine producing 8 kW of peak power @ 7500 RPM and 10.9 Nm of peak torque @ 6000 RPM matched to a 5-speed gearbox. The commuter motorcycle measures 2020mm in length, 785mm in width, 1103mm in height, 1285mm in wheelbase, 160mm in ground clearance, 117-118 kg in kerb weight, 790mm for saddle height and has a fuel tank capacity of 11L.
Features of Honda SP 125 include body graphics on all panels, split design headlamp with LED illumination, sharp fuel tank design with shrouds, black finish for pillion grab rail and exhaust end can, chrome finish on exhaust, engine kill switch, 5-step adjustable rear suspension, combi-brakes, full digital instrument cluster with fuel economy data and gear position indicator, tubeless tyres, kick starter and standard turn indicators.
The motorcycle is equipped with a 1st-in-segment ACG starter which also charges the battery while riding, so there is no old school starter motor. This will result in quieter engine starts and will also take very small amount of power. The start stop switch is integrated which allows for switching off and turning the engine off from a single switch. The headlamp high beam and pass switch is also integrated allowing the rider to switch between a single flash for pass, high beam or low beam. Other mechanical update is the fuel pump being fit outside the fuel tank for easy access for maintenance.
Honda claims that the new SP 125 is 16% more fuel efficient with this BSVI compliant 125cc HET engine. Rivals include the Bajaj Discover and Hero MotoCorp Glamour.