Yamaha Alpha Vs Honda Activa 125

Yamaha Alpha vs Honda Activa 125

Yamaha Alpha vs Honda Activa 125Yamaha 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
Displacement 113cc 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
Wheelbase mm 1270mm 1260mm
Weight kg 104kg 111 Kgs
Headlight Yes Yes
Battery Maintenance free Maintenance free
Fuel gauge Analogue Analogue
Ground Clearance 128mm 153 mm
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
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
Stand alarm Yes Yes
Wheel type Alloy Alloys
Brake front Drum, Size :130 mm Dia 190mm Disc
Brake rear Drum, Size :130 mm Dia 135mm Drum
Tubeless No Yes
Passenger footrest Yes Yes
Colors Available colors Black, Grey, White, Red and magenta Purple, Black, White, Red, Grey

Yamaha Alpha Price in India: Rs. 47,735/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Honda Activa 125 Price in India: Rs. 52,000/- (Expected)


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