Its delicious to the eyes but is it worth the buy if we go under the skin?
If Honda goes on launching new scooters with such pace, a time will come when every second scooter on the road will be a Honda. After the recent launch of the Cliq, it has become crystal clear Honda is moving briskly towards being the market leader in scooter category. To set yet another such example, Honda has launched the Grazia, a feature-packed scooter which has looks to woo every buyer out looking for a stylish gearless machine.
Honda Grazia has been launched at the price tag starting from Rs. 59,897 (for the standard trim) to Rs. 62,269 (top-end variant) (ex-showroom). A model up the standard trim gets alloy wheels while the top-end comes with disc brake for added safety. Whether the scooter is worth that price tag and does it has all it takes to be the next chart-topping automatic commuter, we try to find out by looking at the features and specifications.
How it Looks-
There’s no question about how striking the Grazia is to look at. The precisely carved body panels and aggressive contours undoubtedly make it the best looking kid on the block. Resembling the Dio to some extent, fine details have been worked upon in the case of Grazia. The dark coloured nose line which flows down to the end amidst the long and sleek headlamp gives it a busy front end. The upper cowl seems to have been taken from the Dio with minor changes in the colour as it involves three shades. The body coloured strip on either side of the footboard looks nice and the rear panel appears compact and sharp tuning amiably with the huge seat. The tail lamp of the Grazia is similar to that of the Activa i which consists of LED lights which are there on the headlamps as well. Overall, the Honda Grazia is a sporty, eye-catchy and fancy-looking scooter which young riders won’t refrain from grinning at.
Features it Offers-
In this department, the Honda Grazia can easily defeat the competitors as Honda has paid special attention towards offering as much as bells and whistles as it could. The first bit to note is the fully-digital instrument cluster whose large design is skirted by chrome border. It is divided into two parts with upper blue-lit chunk showing speed and RPM while the lower display conveys the tripmeter and clock. The automatic-off indicators have taken the scooter theme a bit far which is the first in its segment. Along with the mobile phone holder, it also has on offer a charging socket which scooters nowadays tend to offer. The under seat storage is 18-litres which can be operated by the key slot which is a highly convenient facility. The fuel tank can guzzle down a maximum 5.3 litres of petrol and it weighs 107 kgs.
Coming to the cycle parts, the Honda Grazia has been distributed in three variants – STD, STD (alloy wheels) and Deluxe, among with the latter comes with front disc brake for raising up the safety quotient. This disc brake is 190mm CBS unit and the rear wheel is anchored by 130mm drum setup. For soaking the bumps, telescopic suspensions have been incorporated at the front while the rear jerks are taken care of by spring loaded hydraulic shocks.
Engine and Performance-
The Honda Grazia churns out 8.52 BHP of power at 6500 RPM and 10.54 Nm of torque at 5500 RPM from the tried and tested 124.9 single cylinder, air-cooled SI engine. That much power should be enough to prowl around the city comfortably and overtaking the commuter bikes and scooters has to be seamless. The 107 kg weight possesses a good power to weight ratio. Looking at the spec sheet, Honda has claimed that it goes up to 85 kmph when accelerated full and the mileage is delivered at around 50 kmpl which vary in daily city rides.
The ‘Advanced Urban Scooter’ is available in six colour options – Orange, Black, Red, White, Grey, Blue. It has been bestowed with all the perfect-scooter credentials and when it comes to making reliable mopeds, Honda has never failed to satisfy its customers with pleasant products. And this time, it has arrived in a feature-loaded and eye-catchy avatar.