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Honda SP 125: Top 5 Rivals


Here are the top 5 rivals of the Honda SP 125.




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The Honda SP 125 is Honda’s premium 125 cc commuter motorcycle model

The 125 cc segment is not only stacked with many options but is also one of biggest motorcycle segments in terms of sales. Broadly, it can be divided into three categories – standard commuter motorcycles, premium commuter motorcycles and sporty 125 cc commuters. The Honda SP 125 is a premium 125 cc commuter from HMSI. It replaces the CB Shine SP in Honda’s commuter bike line-up. The Honda SP 125 uses a new 125 cc, fuel-injected engine with what Honda calls the Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology. The engine puts out 10.72 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 10.9 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. It gets different colours and graphics as well. Here’s a look at the top 5 rivals of the Honda SP 125. It is priced from ₹ 78,381 to ₹ 82,677 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Hero Glamour Xtec

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(The Hero Glamour Xtec gets two new colours – matte axis grey and glossy black)

The Hero Glamour has been the mainstay of the company in the 125 cc commuter motorcycle segment and Hero figured it is time to spruce up the model in a bid to fend off competition from the newer rivals. Enter Hero Glamour Xtec! Essentially, it is a more tech laden variant of the Glamour and is positioned as the top-spec model in the range as well. The Hero Glamour Xtec gets a bunch of segment first features as well. The Glamour Xtec continues to get the same BS6 compliant 124.7 cc single-cylinder motor which makes 10.7 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 10.6 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The motorcycle gets Hero’s patented i3s (idle start-stop system) as standard fitment. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The drum brake variant is priced at ₹ 78,900 while the disc brake variant is priced at ₹ 83,500. Both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 125

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(2021 Bajaj Pulsar NS125)

Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is the smallest model in Bajaj’s naked sport, or ‘NS’ range, after the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, followed by the Bajaj Pulsar NS160. The new Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is positioned as an entry-level performance model, aimed at young enthusiasts. It may be just a 125 cc motorcycle, but Bajaj says the Pulsar NS125 brings the thrill of sporty dynamics to enthusiastic young riders. The Pulsar NS125 is powered by an all-new 124.45 cc, single-cylinder, DTSi engine that makes 11.82 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque output is rated at 11 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is positioned as a sporty 125 cc motorcycle and is priced at ₹ 93,960 (ex-showroom).

Honda Shine

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(Honda Shine)

The Honda Shine is the company’s largest-selling motorcycle in India and perhaps the highest-selling 125 cc bike in India as well. The motorcycle gets a 125 cc engine that makes 10.72 bhp of power coming in at 7,500 rpm, and 10.9 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The drum brake variant is priced at ₹ 72,787 while the disc brake variant is priced at ₹ 77,582. Both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

TVS NTorq 125

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(TVS NTorq 125 Race XP)

The TVS NTorq 125 is one of the most powerful 125 cc scooter and can be considered as a rival to the Honda SP 125. TVS recently launched the top-spec NTorq 125 Race XP model, which is priced at ₹ 83,275 (ex-showroom, Delhi). TVS’ flagship scooter now gets a new colour scheme, two riding modes – race and street and an updated SmartXonnect connectivity platform with a ‘voice assist’ feature. The scooter continues to get the same 124.8 cc single-cylinder engine as before, but the Race XP model makes 10.06 bhp at 7,000 rpm as compared to 9.25 bhp made at 7,000 rpm on the regular model. That is a slight bump of 0.81 bhp. The peak torque too gets a small increment, from 10.5 Nm coming in at 5,500 rpm to 10.5 Nm coming in at the same rpm.

KTM 125 Duke

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(2021 KTM 125 Duke)

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The KTM 125 Duke is currently priced at ₹ 170,515. The design of the 2021 KTM 125 Duke takes inspiration from the flagship KTM 1290 Super Duke R. The new bodywork exposes more of the steel trellis frame chassis. The entry-level KTM model in India gets a new bolt-on rear subframe, a larger steel fuel tank (which now has 13.5-litre capacity), and KTM says the 125 Duke also gets new WP suspension. The 125 cc, single-cylinder engine has remained the same on the KTM 125 Duke, with performance being 14.3 bhp at 9,250 rpm, and 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The 6-speed gearbox, braking system with a single front disc and single-channel ABS has also remained unchanged on the 2021 model.

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