Honda Lead 125 Scooter’s India Launch by Festive Season

Honda Lead 125 blue pic

India’s largest scooter manufacturer, Honda Motorcycles & India Pvt. Ltd (HMIL) is aiming to further increase its market share in the growing two-wheeler market. The company is betting big on entry-level scooters and motorcycles, and is planning to increase its share in the two-wheeler segment by introducing one more scooter in near future. The company will launch an all-new 125cc scooter named the ‘Lead’. HMIL has already imported the scooter to India for testing purpose, indicating a near launch.

Already on sale in select international markets including Vietnam and Japan, the Honda Lead scooter is expected to go on sale in the Indian car market by this festive season. Talking about its styling, the Lead 125 features a V-shaped chrome strip with integrated indicators. At the rear, the scooter has LED units that add to its overall appeal.

Engine Specification

Powering the Lead is a 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 11.33bhp of power. This scooter features Honda’s ‘Smart Power’ technology that helps in reducing friction and fuel consumption. Adding to it, the idling start-stop system further enhances the overall fuel efficiency of the scooter.


U-box glove compartment- storage space for two helmets
Front glove compartment
Lock system from multi-functional smart buttons
Re-Fuel intelligent door
Tubeless tyres
Switch side stand
Honda’s Combi brakes


Length- 1,832mm
Width- 680mm
Height- 1,120mm
Ground Clearance- 138mm

Suspension– Telescopic, hydraulic shock absorbers upfront and Coil springs, hydraulic dampers at the rear

Braking System – Discs up front and drum at the rear

Honda Lead 125 Launch Date (Expected) – Festive Season, 2015
Honda Lead 125 Price in India (Expected) – Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 75,000
Honda Lead 125 Mileage (Expected) – 50kmpl
Competition– Piaggio Vespa



  1. sara

    March 10, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    when is this scooter going to get launch at Nepal? I want to buy it

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team

      March 12, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

      Hi Sara

      There is no official word on the exact launch date of the Honda Lead 125. Stay tuned to ICN for more details on the same.

      • sara

        March 14, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

        i been awaiting for it from long time . now on mid of april we have new year at Nepal, i hope to buy it on new year , plez is it possible

        • Editorial Team

          Editorial Team

          March 15, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

          Hi Sara

          There is no official word on the launch date of Honda Lead 125.

  2. sara

    March 14, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    In mid of April 2016 there is Nepelese New year. I am awaiting for this scooter from long time? So will you please launch it on that time?

  3. azeembme

    March 20, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    ?launch date in india approximately mid or third quarter

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team

      March 21, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

      It is expected to be launched sometime in the middle of this year.

  4. azeembme

    March 20, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    me too waiting since a long time….postponing the purchase as want to buy honda lead……

  5. pargat

    April 13, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

    in which showroom Honda lead is available in gurdaspur (Punjab )

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team

      April 29, 2016 at 8:10 AMApr

      Hi Pargat

      The Honda Lead scooter is yet to go on sale in the country. We expect the scooter could go on sale in early 2017.

  6. vikas

    April 15, 2016 at 8:10 AMApr

    Sir…me too waiting for long time for honda lead …….it will be great if launch in summer season i.e before may 2016 to enjoy the ride in vacations

  7. sai rathod

    May 1, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    In which month/year it will be launch in india

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team

      June 13, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

      It should come during the festive season. We’ll update you about the exact launch month, as soon as we hear from Honda.

  8. Kashinath D S

    May 6, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay

    Yamah is releasing Grande 125 cc on 7th may 2016. Now Honda should not delay the release of Lead 125 cc. We are anxiously waiting for test ride and booking!!!

  9. sara

    May 18, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    looking upper conversation i think it will get launch in nepal in 2018

  10. Gurdeep Singh

    May 21, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay

    When hero zir will be coming in showrooms? Whether it will launched or not…if not which is the best 125 cc scooter….activa, access or gusto

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team

      May 21, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

      Hi Gurdeep

      The company is yet to announce the launch date of the Hero Zir in India, but we expect the scooter to be launched in 2017-18. You can also opt for Suzuki Swish 125 or Honda Activa 125.

  11. Raghav

    June 24, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    When it will available in Bangalore please let me know

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team

      June 27, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

      We’ll update you on this as soon as that happens.

  12. Abhinav gupta

    July 2, 2016 at 8:10 AMJul

    Waiting for honda lead 125cc in India is it coming this year 2016???

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team

      July 2, 2016 at 8:10 PMJul

      No official words on that yet, but we expect it to come next year.

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