Honda Motors launched the Honda Grazia with some new features and modern design. The design is almost the same as the Honda Dio but in an upgraded version. The Honda Grazia comes in three variants, namely; STD, Alloy, and DLX.
- Design and Features
The Honda Grazia is not an all-new product because it shares its underpinnings some parts with the Honda Activa 125. One of the major differences is that it has been replaced by plastic that makes it easy to maintain. One of the features that can attract your attention about the Honda Grazia is the large all-LED headlamp.
There are two fully digital displays for the instrumentation. The backlight is soft red and blue. There is an economy mode indicator as well. Another additional feature of Honda Grazia is the seat open/lock switch beside the ignition keyhole. It also comes with a small storage compartment at the socket for a USB charger. There is a hook below its seat which can be used to hang a shopping bag or your odd gear.
- Performance and Efficiency
The Honda Grazia engine is 124.9cc, single –cylinder air cooled. It produces 8.6PS at 6,500rpm and 10.54Nm at 5,000rpm. It is also Honda Eco Technology [HET] compliance. The kerb weight is 107kg with a speed of 60km to 90kmph at the maximum.
Ride at a steady speed between 30 -55kmph for three seconds and the three LEDs on the eco mode indicator light up in unison, this indicates that you are extracting the best fuel efficiency out of the scooter. The mileage is 46.7kmpl in the city while on the highway, it is 48.4kmpl.
- Ride and handling
The Honda Grazia rides on 90/90 tyres at the front and 90/100 at the rear. It tips into turns easily. The Grazia tips turn s quickly but, with any other scooter in its segment, it blows you away with its handling. The scooter’s telescopic front forks and the rear monoshock are set up on the stiffer side. And because of this, the rider and the pillion can feel some shocks to their lower backs while tackling potholes and sharp bumps. When it comes to comfort, the seat cushion is soft. There is ample space for both the rider and the pillion. The footrest for the pillion is placed appropriately to offer a relaxed seating position, without having to hinder the rider’s legs in heavy traffics. The brakes are also good.
The standard variant is priced at Rs 57,897, while the Alloy variant at Rs 59,827, and the Deluxe is Rs 62,269. These prices are fair for a 125cc scooter plus the fabulous features that they have. The market for Honda Grazia is still in its early stage but it seems to have the highest potential for growth. This is because the 100-110cc segment is already saturated.