Comparo: Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 vs Vespa LX 125 vs Mahindra Rodeo RX 125

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125 cc scooter comparo

Tired of being stuck in the confines of your car on your way back home after a long day at work? You probably even tried to revive your decently powered 150 cc motorcycle which was eating dust in the parking lot, but the entire affair of pulling the clutch a million times and troubling your left foot all throughout the journey doesn’t really bring any relief, especially after moving up the ranks in the office made you buy a car which has fired the clutch lever.

You should apply some six sigma to your commuting life then, equip yourself with something which minimizes effort, doesn’t call for innovation if you have to carry the lunchbox back home and brings some relief to those strong shoulders from carrying a heavyweight backpack, shoulders which will carry the weight of your father-in-law’s family business, you dream of being entrusted with.

You probably should find the answer to all the above in a decently powered automatic scooter. A 125 cc scooter has enough power to keep up with decently paced traffic, while the omission of a clutch lever ensures fuss-free commute. Under seat space will carry your decently sized helmet or the lunch box, while you can hook the backpack on the foot-board and all you you have to do is wring the throttle till the time you reach your destination.

So we thought its a good idea to help you figure which 125 cc scooter fits your bill, read on..

Honda Activa 125

Activa 125 review (50)


  • Refined, peppy engine, which is quick off the block and has a strong mid-range
  • Front Disc brake
  • Reliability
  • Generous seat and foot-board space
  • Relaxed, upright riding position
  • Pillion Comfort
  • Telescopic suspension up front enhances ride comfort


  • Long waiting period
  • Price
  • Safe design
  • No parking brake

For an exhaustive review of the Honda Activa 125, click here

Suzuki Access 125



  • Initial throttle response
  • Smooth engine
  • 20 litre underseat storage space
  • Good fit-n-finish


  • Poor brakes
  • Plain jane design

For an readers’ review of the Suzuki Access 125, click here

Vespa LX 125



  • Brand name
  • Chic, retro styling
  • Most powerful engine in the segment, develops 10 bhp
  • 8- litre fuel tank capacity. Highest amongst all the scooters in this list


  • Expensive
  • Sparse dealer and service network

For our review of the Vespa LX 125, click here

Mahindra Rodeo RZ 125

Mahindra Rodeo RZ


  • Lowest priced 125 cc scooter in the market
  • Strong acceleration
  • 22 litres underseat storage capacity, highest in the segment. Also has a lamp to help you find your belongings in the dark.
  • Rugged suspension
  • Mobile charging point
  • Back-lit instrument cluster is inspired by a chameleon


  • Feels nervous under braking
  • Styling
  • Average fit-n-finish

For our review of the Mahindra Rodeo RZ 125, click here

Below is a Spec-sheet that compares all the features, specifications and price of the four scooters:

Honda Activa 125Suzuki Access 125Vespa LX 125Mahindra Rodeo RZ 125
Displacement (CC)124124125124
Max Power (bhp)8.68.5108
Transmission TypeV-MaticChain DriveCVTChain Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity (litre)6684.5
Fuel Efficiency (kpl)47424559
Braking (Front / Rear)Disc / DrumDrum / DrumDrum / DrumDrum / Drum
Front SuspensionTelescopicTelescopicSingle sided arm with coil springTelescopic
Rear SuspensionSpring loaded, hydraulic typeSwing arm type, coil typeCoil SpringHydraulic
Price (On Road, Mumbai)Rs. 70,002Rs. 58,720Rs. 76,187Rs. 53,412
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