Pegged at IDR 20 million, how attractive is the Honda Vario 125 installment?

Pegged at IDR 20 million, how attractive is the Honda Vario 125 installment?
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How about Honda Vario 125?

In recent years, PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has indeed been focusing on developing its entry level scooters. It can be seen from how the treatment was carried out on the Honda Genio and Honda Beat . This includes the Honda Scoopy , which recently received an update on the engine and chassis sectors. Meanwhile, other units, such as the Honda Vario 125 , have not received significant touches since 2018.

Even so, this 125 cc scooter is still worthy of choice. After all, in terms of price it is set quite friendly. In the Honda Vario 125 CBS, for example, the official price is cheaper than the Honda Scoopy, Prestige and Stylish variants. It's not too cheap because the most basic Vario 125 has been released for IDR 20,752 million (on the road Jakarta & Tangerang).

Ownership is certainly easier if you buy it on credit. Especially with the various Honda Vario 125 credit methods. Call it the following offer from Honda Cengkareng. For the lowest type of purchase, you can submit a down payment of at least IDR 2.5 million. Meanwhile, the tenor varies from 11, 17, 23, 27, 29, 33 to 35 months.

If you choose the longest tenor, then you are required to submit an installment of IDR 932 thousand every month. Of course there is a lighter nominal. With a note, submit a larger base money. In our opinion, there is nothing wrong with you choosing to use a down payment (DP) ranging from Rp. 3.3 million to Rp. 5.3 million. Even if you use a 35-month tenor, your Vario 125 CBS monthly installments are still in the range of IDR 800 thousand.

It's different if you fix regular installments of Rp. 900 thousand. With relatively the same down payment, you get a credit option with a shorter tenor. Just take 27 or 29 months of installments.

Apart from the CBS type, there is also the Honda Vario CBS ISS. The price difference is absurdly large, namely Rp. 904 thousand. The DP determination was only Rp. 100,000 adrift with the CBS Vario. Even though it is translated into installments, it is only tens of thousands adrift. Our advice is that you should take the top 125 Vario because it is equipped with an automatic engine on-off feature.

Apart from that, there is also a special promo if you purchase a Honda Vario 125 on the Wahana Honda network. As stated on the official website page, this scooter consumer will get a down payment of IDR 1.4 million. To be sure, please contact the relevant dealer network.

Why should you buy a Honda Vario 125?

Even though it hasn't been refreshed yet, the Honda Vario 125's appearance is still quite up to date. The sporty design also radiates from the face because it has a sloping front cover. Not to mention a pair of headlamps with a firm shape. Modernity is also followed by means of LED lamps as the main source of lighting. The same thing is also poured on the rear lights, including the full digital display panel meter.

The driving ergonomics of an urban ride is consistent with the shape of the low handlebars. Such presentation certainly makes it easier to control in traffic jams. Not to mention the low footsteps. However, it is undeniable that Vario has quite a tall posture.

The seat height is set to 769 mm, combined again with a distance of 132 mm. Obviously higher than Honda's starter scooter above. But for information too, the design is no more than the Yamaha Lexi, which has a seat height of 785 mm and a ground clearance of 133 mm.

The accommodation side of the Honda Vario 125 is also supported by the availability of two consoles under the wheel. As for the space under the seat, it can load goods with a maximum capacity of 18 liters.

Efficient Fuel Consumption

Regarding performance, the Honda Vario 125 is not the best. His SOHC engine is only able to carve 11.1 PS @ 8,500 rpm. Meanwhile, the maximum torsion moment is recorded at 10.8 Nm @ 5,000 rpm.

Even if you compare it again with the Yamaha Lexi, the achievement of the 125 cc scooter from the tuning fork camp can reach an output of 11.8 PS @ 8,000 rpm and 11.3 Nm @ 7,000 rpm. Even so, the Vario 125 is claimed to have quite good efficiency. PT AHM claims (through internal testing), the fuel consumption of the Honda Vario 125 reaches 51.7 km / liter. Of course the record was obtained by the Honda Vario 125 CBS ISS variant.


With Rp. 20 million, the Honda Vario 125 should be an option if you are reluctant to choose a 110 cc scooter. After all, not just getting a bigger engined scooter. The advantage in terms of luggage accommodation can also be felt. Especially when you take advantage of the trunk under the seat.

In addition, there is also a fuel reservoir of 5.5 liters. The fuel efficiency level is also quite good for the 125 cc scooter category. Provided you choose the Honda Vario 125 CBS ISS. As described above, the price differentiation with the Honda Vario 125 CBS becomes insignificant when you make a purchase on credit.

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