Over the years, Honda has established its name in the automatic scooter space. The Activa has, in fact, proved as a fruitful addition to the manufacturer’s line-up. With its well-balanced design, refined engine, and Honda’s reliability, there’s nothing that came close to dethrone the Activa over the course of time. The same, however, cannot be said for the Dio, which is, in fact, much sportier than the Activa.
The same cannot be said for the 125cc space. While the Honda Activa 125 was the manufacturer’s first scooter for the offering, the Dio-based Grazia is yet another addition here. And looking at consumer’s overwhelming response towards 125cc scooters, Honda has just the right addition to this segment.
There is no doubting the fact that the Honda Grazia is based on the Activa 125. But Honda has spruced up things by radically changing the formula. Believe me or not, the aggressive and sporty looks of the Grazia alone can tempt you to buy this scooter. Just like the Dio, the headlamp is mounted on the front apron. This time around, though, the setup is packed with LEDs. In profile, the front-end seems to have taken its inspiration from the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The rear tail flows upwards, giving the scooter an aggressive stance. The overall quality of plastics is also good by segment standards, something we’d come to expect from Honda.
But the exterior details would be incomplete with the specifications. As far as numbers go, the scooter has a wheelbase of 1,260mm, ground clearance of 155mm, and a kerb weight of 107kg. Other than that, it boasts a length of 1,812mm, a width of 697mm, and height of 1,146mm.
At the heart of the matter is a 124.9cc single-cylinder BS-IV compliant engine that’s good for 8.52bhp and 10.54Nm of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheel via a CVT automatic gearbox. From a standstill, the Honda Grazia pulls up easily thanks to the meaty low-end. The mid-range is also very good, making it easier to pull some overtakes in the city. The engine is also very refined, just as you would expect from a Honda.
The mechanical cycle parts are also identical to the Activa 125. Therefore, it comes equipped with telescopic forks at the front and spring-loaded hydraulic type suspension at the rear. It sits on an under-bone frame chassis. The suspension is set on the firmer side, while the handling is good. In terms of the braking hardware, the scooter comes with 130mm drums as standard.
For features, the scooter comes with a fully-digital instrument cluster, that’s further segregated into two digital displays. The main display shows the readout for speed and revs, while the other one’s good for fuel, odometer reading, and clock. There is also CBS as standard across the range. For what it is, the Honda Grazia is an exemplary proposition for the price. And with its looks and features, it is sure to appeal to the boy racers.