5 things we know about the Honda Grazia
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Honda yesterday announced that the bookings for the Honda Grazia would commence tomorrow. While Honda has not shared details about the scooter, spy pictures leaked ahead of its pre-launch. Here are five things that we know about the scooter so far.
Honda has designed the scooter with a bold new approach, as opposed to conservative lines like the Activa. The twin headlamps dominate the front fascia of the scooter. The front indicators are at the top of the headlights, at the corners. The bodywork features angular design elements, and comes with two-tone Black-and-blue plastic. The rear foot pegs retract neatly into the bodywork. The grab rails are body-coloured, and the single-piece seat is slightly stepped. Honda calls the Grazia as an “Advanced Urban Scooter”, and aims to target the urban youth with its offering.
The Honda Grazia comes with a small storage bin on the apron, on the left side. There is a provision for a mobile charging port indicating that it is an optional fitment. The storage compartment can be closed with the help of a spring-type locking mechanism. On the right side, there’s the ignition slot and a button to open the seat. The instrument cluster is a combination of analogue and digital units. The speedometer is analogue. Expect the digital inset to display the fuel level, odometer and trip meter readings. The choke lever is near the left handlebar instead of being in the apron, for better convenience.
The spy picture shows the HET sticker, which indicates that the Grazia will employ the Honda Eco Technology. This technology offers reduced friction, improved combustion and better fuel efficiency. The engine is likely to be a 125cc engine sourced from the Activa 125. It produces 8.52 bhp of power at 6,500 rpm and 10.54 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine mates with an automatic transmission.
The Honda Grazia uses a telescopic fork at the front. The rear is likely to be a single shock absorber. The alloy wheels are finished in black, and the design is similar to the one found in the Activa 125. The scooter comes to a halt using a front disc and a rear drum. Expect the tyres to be tubeless.
The scooter features Combi Brake System (CBS). When one applies the rear brake, this feature automatically distributes the brake pressure to the front wheel as well. This results in enhanced braking performance. There’s a parking brake on the left handlebar which is useful while parking the scooter on inclines.
If the Grazia uses the 125cc engine, expect the it to cost approximately INR 3000 more than the Activa 125. The Activa 125 is priced at INR 61,869 (ex-showroom) for the DLX variant.
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