Yamaha Alpha vs Honda Activa 125
Yamaha Alpha Unisex Scooter launched in India recently (at auto expo 2014). The new automatic scooter from Yamaha made as a family scooter. The scooter comes with the tag line “Easy to go and high utility city mover”. Honda Activa 125 is said to be a powerful rival against the Alpha. Lets have a spec comparison between two of them.
Look, Style and Dimensions
The Yamaha Alpha Unisex Scooter looks stylish and little larger than the Ray or the Ray Z. The scooter made or those who focus on utility than design. The scooter available in single variant and attractive five color shades of Black, Grey, White, Red and magenta.
The all new Honda Activa 125 showcased in the 2014 auto expo.The activa stylish looks retained with its clear winkers, new front chrome bar, and bright crowned headlight. The rear of the scooter upgraded with the an all new grab rail and reworked tail lamps. It gets a Old school analogue console.
Engine Performance and Mileage
Yamaha Alpha powered by the air-cooled 4-stroke 113cc engine. The engine can churns out 7.1 PS/7500 rpm power and 8.1Nm /5000 rpm torque on ride. The scooter comes with good mileage and excellent engine performance. The engine mated with with CVT (Continuous variable transmission) option. The company claimed mileage of the Yamaha Alpha is 62kmpl on ride.
The Honda Activa 125 packed with a powerful 124.9 cc engine. This engine features 125cc Displacement. It can churns out power outputs of 8.6 bhp at 6,500 rpm and torque of 10.12 Nm at 5,500 rpm on ride. Engine mated with Automatic gears transmission. 60 Kmpl(average) is the expected mileage.
Safety and Comfort Features
Yamaha Alpha is safe and comfortable in all aspects. The scooter is easy to ride and handle for women as it is equipped with easy leg reach. The suspension used is telescopic suspension which is in easy reach and upright type rear suspension is also offers good stability. The scooter have enough storage Capacity too, it is 21 L. The flat long seat is comfortable for traveling long and large foot space is really good for both rider and pillion.
The Activa 125 gets a combi-brake system and added optional disc brake along with special tubeless tires. The scooter made with strong metal body. It also features a viscous air filter and long lasting MF battery. The Activa 125 gets Bottom Link with spring loaded hydraulic damper suspension in front and Unit swing with spring loaded hydraulic damper at rear. The brakes fitted is 190mm Disc at front and 135mm Drum at rear. Tuff up tyres are used instead of tubeless which are special prevents from easy puncturing.
Specifications of Yamaha Alpha and Honda Activa 125
Engine performance and mileage
|Technical Specifications||Yamaha alpha||Honda Activa 125|
|Engine||2-valve 4-stroke, SOHC||125cc, 4 stroke, 125cc|
|Power||7 Bhp @ 7500 rpm||8.6 BHP @ 6500 rpm|
|Torque||8.1 Nm @ 5500 rpm||10.12 NM @ 5500 rpm|
|Mileage||62 kmpl (average)||60 Kmpl(average)|
|Gears & Transmission||Automatic||Automatic|
|Look, style and Dimensions||Length x width x height(mm)||1765mm x 675mm x 1124mm||1814mm X 704mm X 1151mm|
|Weight kg||104kg||111 Kgs|
|Battery||Maintenance free||Maintenance free|
|Ground Clearance||128mm||153 mm|
|Tyres||90 / 100 – 10 53J – 90 / 100 – 10 53J||90/100-10 53J – 90/100-10 53J|
|Fuel tank||5.2ltrs||5.3 Ltrs|
|Safety and comfort features||Suspension front||Telescopic||Bottom Link with spring loaded hydraulic damper|
|Suspension rear||Unit swing
|Unit swing with spring loaded hydraulic damper|
|Starting system||Electric and kick||Self|
|Low Fuel/oil Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Brake front||Drum, Size :130 mm Dia||190mm Disc|
|Brake rear||Drum, Size :130 mm Dia||135mm Drum|
|Colors||Available colors||Black, Grey, White, Red and magenta||Purple, Black, White, Red, Grey|