Honda Grazia Review
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is the market leader in two-wheelers segment. From Navi to funky Cliq, from female-centric Activa-I, from youth-centric Dio, Aviator to Activa 125 and from its largest selling scooter Activa 4G, Honda has proven why he is the leader. Honda has a wide range of scooters for multiple needs. But there’s some gap which needs to be fulfilled. And the gap was of a feature-rich scooter with the stylish and premium look. And now with all new GRAZIA, Honda aims to fulfil that gap.
With a European style design and Honda’s trusted 125cc engine, Grazia is all set to hit the Indian market. Grazia is Honda’s second scooter to get the 125cc engine, after the Activa 125. Grazia is an Italian baby name which means Grace. And is named so with respect to its premium aspirations. Now let’s find out what the Grazia has installed for us.
Honda has given the Grazia an edgy and sharp look and will definitely appeal to youngsters. The styling of Grazia resembles Dio a lot. However, Grazias design looks more premium than Dio. Grazia gets an appealing feature suite includes a first in segment LED Headlight and a compact ‘glovebox’ in the apron. The cubbyhole has a slot for the 12V charger and is optional on all three variants (Standard, Standard Alloy and Deluxe) and costs you around ₹ 500. The headlight is mounted on the lower part like we’ve seen in Dio. The taillight too is in the LED and is quite big and sporty. The Honda Grazia gets a full digital instrument cluster with a three-step eco speed indicator, a tachometer (again first in the segment), a fuel gauge, a speedometer, an odometer and a clock. Grazia also offered you a handy seat-release button positioned next to the 4-in-1 key slot.
The sharp and muscular design with dual tone finish continues on the sides. Honda’s branding can be seen on the sides of the footboard. While a 3-D metallic logo on the sides adds richness to the premium finish. The body coloured split grab-rail and the carbon-fibre texture on the exhaust compliments the sharp look of the Grazia.
The Grazia get a fuel tank of 5.3 L capacity and a boot space of 18 Litres but it still isn’t enough to accommodate a large sized full-face helmet.
Plastic bodied Grazia shares it platform from Activa 125. The Grazias front end gets a telescopic suspension and a 12-inch wheel. The rear of Grazia gets a shock absorber and a 10-inch wheel, inspired by Activa 125 again. A 190mm disc is standard in the top variant (deluxe) while the other variants (standard and standard alloy) gets a 130mm drum. As expected, Honda’s famous CBS (Combi-Brake System) is standard across all variants. The tyres used in Grazia are MRF Zappers (tubeless) and only base variant gets Ceat rubber (tubeless).
The Grazia borrows its engine from Activa 125. The 124.9cc engine produces 8.5bhp at 6500rpm and 10.4NM of torque at 5000rpm. The Grazia also gets Honda’s proprietary HET technology. The engine is pack with power and it accelerates without any sign of stress. It reaches from 0-60 in just 9 seconds. Grazia is handy too and feels zippy in the city traffic. The scooter easily touches the mark of the 60s and even 70s on the speedometer. The claim top speed of Grazia is rated 85 km/hr. The engine feels refined with no unpleasant vibrations even as you reach closer to the red light or traffic. The scooter also packs good stopping power. The ride quality is also plush as the new Grazia would glide over any breakers without breaking your back. The wide and well-padded seat further enhances the overall experience. Even the footboard is large and can comfortably accommodate your long legs.
The overall experience on the Grazia is positive but we would appreciate honda more if he added the external fuel tank too. The three-step indicator will definitely win the favour of efficiency conscious buyers.
The on-road prices of Grazia in Delhi are ₹ 61,923 (Standard), ₹ 63,964 (Standard Alloy) and ₹ 66,545 (Deluxe) respectively. And is available in 6 different colour options Matte Marvel Blue, Matte Axis Grey, Pearl Amazing White, Pearl Spartan Red, Pearl Nightstar Black and Neo Orange Metallic.
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