The Honda Grazia is the flagship scooter from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). The Grazia scooter was launched in India in November 2017 and it is positioned above the Honda Activa 125 scooter in the company’s Indian line-up and gets the latter’s 125 cc engine. With the new Grazia, Honda two-wheelers is targeting young and urban buyers and thus the scooter comes with a lot of smart styling, premiumness, and also a host of modern features. The Grazia comes with a whole bunch of segment first features which include LED headlamps and a fully-digital instrument cluster. It's a scooter meant for the urban environment and so far it has largely targeted to the cities.
Honda Grazia Design and Styling
In terms of appearance, the Honda Grazia has that premium stance that you would expect from a flagship scooter in this segment. The new Honda Grazia looks stylish and upmarket and it comes with several premium touches like - dual tone paint scheme, chrome design elements, premium quality plastic for switch gears and more. While the scooter’s styling does feel a bit too busy along the sides for a few, it does not look all that bad. In fact, we might even say the Grazia probably looks like a sportier version of the Honda Dio, which has been quite popular among the youths. The Grazia also comes with the Honda branding on the side of the footboard, which a lot of Honda scooter owners have liked in the past. Up front, you'll see that a major portion of the apron is used by the headlight and indicators, flanked by some sculpted lines and a V-shaped matte black panel at the centre.
Honda Grazia Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the Honda Grazia is the largest offering in the company’s scooter line-up. The scooter comes with an overall length of 1,812 mm, along with a width of 697 mm and a total height of 1,146 mm. The Honda Grazia comes with a wheelbase of 1,260 mm, with seat height going up to 766 mm, while the ground clearance goes up to 155 mm. The Honda Grazia comes with a kerb weight of 103 kg and it comes with a fuel tank capacity of 5.3 litres. The lightweight of the scooter aides in better handling and helps achieve improved fuel efficiency as well.
Honda Grazia Features
In terms of features, the Honda Grazia comes with a bunch of nice and premium features. The Grazia comes with a new all-new instrument console design with the two-piece digital display, with the top one for speedometer and tachometer, the lower one shows Odo and trip metre along with the fuel gauge. The scooter also comes with a small storage space for a smartphone in the interior panel with USB charging port. The scooter also comes with auto-headlamp on (AHO) function, with LED headlamp in coupled with the LED position lamps, offering great aesthetics and visibility. The Grazia also comes with a small visor upfront, along with a 4-in-1 lock setup with the seat opening switch provided at the front, 18-litre under seat storage compartment, and stylish black alloy wheels.
Honda Grazia Engine Specifications & Transmission
The new Honda Grazia is powered by the same capable and efficient 124.9 cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine that does duty on the Activa 125. In fact, the engine makes the same amount of power at 8.52 bhp at 6500 rpm, and a peak torque of 10.54 Nm at 5000 rpm, The engine comes mated to a continuous variable transmission (CVT) automatic system. Like the other Honda scooters, the Grazia also comes with the company's tried and tested Honda Eco Technology (HET) that reduces friction in the engine and also aids in improved fuel efficiency. The Grazia’s engine is carbureted and the scooter comes with both, an electric starter along with a kick-start function.
Honda Grazia Performance and Mileage
The Honda Grazia’s 125 cc engine is extremely refined in nature offers good amount of low to mid- range power and we can say that it is easily one of the quickest scooters off the line. The power delivery is smooth through the rev range and you can barely feel vibrations catching up even higher in the power band, and the scooter feels quite peppy. You could cruise at 70 kmph at around 6500 rpm all day with enough juice for more, and the engine just won't break a sweat. The company claims a top speed of 85 kmph, which is 1 kmph higher than the Activa 125, and you can easily hit 80 kmph with only a strong hummm from the engine. While Honda has positioned the Grazia as an urban scooter, it is capable of handling highway runs with ease. Honda scooters are known to be fuel efficient and while we weren't able to test Grazia's fuel efficiency in our short ride, it is expected to offer a healthy mileage at an average of 50 kmpl.
Honda Grazia Wheels, Tyres, & Brakes
The Honda Grazia comes with 12-inch alloy wheel up front and 10-inch wheel at the rear. While the front wheel is shod in 90/90 section tubeless front tyre, and 90/100 section tubeless rubber at the back. Honda Grazia comes with the option of 130 mm drum or a 190 mm disc up front and a standard 130 mm drum brake at the rear. The scooter also comes with Honda combi-braking system (CBS) unit.
Honda Grazia Ride & Handling
The ergonomics are on point too on the Honda Grazia. With a seat height of 766 mm, the scooter is just about accessible for all without getting too uncomfortable for tall riders. The floorboard is flat and wide, and the handlebar conveniently falls into your arms way. The seat is well cushioned while remaining long and wide enough to accommodate the rider and pillion with ease. The Grazia uses telescopic front forks that offer up to 80 mm of travel and a single shock absorber at the rear. The suspension setup is fantastic and negotiates bad roads with ease while offering a plush ride quality. The ride isn't bouncy either, which is a big plus. Braking performance is simply brilliant on the Grazia and the disc brake certainly makes for superlative stopping power. The front unit has a sense of urgency and a strong bite, while Honda's Combi Braking System (CBS) uses both brakes seamlessly to offer effective control.
Honda Grazia Pricing & Competition
The Honda Grazia comes in three variants – a base model with drum brakes and steel wheels, priced at Rs. 59,622, the mid-spec model gets alloy wheels and drum brakes, and this one is priced at Rs.61552. The top-spec model, on the other hand, comes with disc brake at the front with alloy wheels, priced at Rs.63994 (all, ex-showroom, Delhi). In terms of competition, the Honda Grazia rivals the likes of TVS NTorq 125, Aprilia SR125, and Suzuki Burgman Street 125 in India.