If the Honda Activa 125 was just too simple for your liking, Honda has yet another addition to their 125cc automatic scooters, the Grazia. Some might say the Grazia is to Dio what the Activa 125 is to the standard Activa. But there’s more to it than just the looks.
Ditching the all-metal build of the Activa 125 in place of plastic has allowed Honda to make it way more stylish and lighter. Therefore, just like the Dio, the Grazia is all about showing off those angular and sporty lines.
But the talking point of the Grazia has to be the segment-first features it brings to the table. The edgy headlamp on the front apron is packed with LEDs, a first for any scooter in the country. Moreover, it gets a fully-digital instrument cluster and a tachometer. While there are some bits shared with the Activa 125, the Grazia, on the whole, looks fresh and sporty. Read on.
At the heart of the Honda Grazia is a 124.9cc single-cylinder engine that we’ve previously tested in the Activa 125. However, unlike the Activa 125, the engine is still BS-IV compliant (as of early-2020). It is capable of churning out 8.52bhp and 10.54Nm of torque and comes mated to a CVT automatic transmission. Just like any two-wheeler that wears the Honda badge, the Grazia feels incredibly refined and punchy enough to ride in the city. The low-end and mid-range are the suite of this engine.
As for the exterior details, the Honda Grazia is a scooter that looks sharp and attractive, and also comes loaded with many segment-firsts. As for the dimensions, the scooter is 1,812mm in overall length, 697mm in overall width, and 1,146mm in overall height. It has a ground clearance of 155mm, kerb weight of 107kg and a wheelbase of 1,260mm.
Fuel tank capacity
Honda claims an ARAI-certified 60km/l fuel efficiency with the Grazia. On the other hand, the fuel tank capacity is rated at 5.3-litres.
There’s no denying the fact that the Grazia simply borrows its cycle parts from the Activa 125. Therefore, it sits on an under-bone frame chassis and rides on telescopic forks at the front and spring-loaded hydraulic suspension at the back. The setup, on the whole, is a bit firm. As a result, it handles like a charm. For braking, the scooter uses 130mm drums on both ends as standard. It comes equipped with a 90/90-12 tyre at the front and a 90/100-10 tyre at the rear.
As said earlier, the Grazia brings in a number of firsts in the segment. Kudos to Honda for equipping the Grazia with a fully-digital instrument cluster that’s divided into two displays; the smaller one is good for fuel gauge, odometer, and a clock. The bigger display, on the other hand, displays the speedometer and tachometer. In terms of lighting, the headlamp is LED while the taillamp misses out on one. Safety-wise, the scooter comes with CBS as standard.
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