Honda Grazia scooter launched at INR 57,897
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched its Advanced Urban scooter, the Honda Grazia in the country at a price of INR 57,897, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Honda Grazia boasts of many segment first features. For starters, the scooter features a full LED twin headlamps for optimal illumination. The low beam uses two LEDs of 4.35W and the high beam gets two LEDs of 8.7W. There are four LEDs below, acting as position lights. The instrumentation is an all-digital affair, and has a tachometer as well; apart from the usual equipment like speedometer, trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge, and clock.
Another noteworthy feature is the 3 Step Eco indicator. It consists of three lights, and when the rider rides the scooter steadily between 30-50 kmph for more than 2.16 seconds, it activates all the three lights indicating best mileage. The lights stay off if the rider stays at full throttle at speeds below 30 kmph or above 50 kmph, thereby indicating that the resulting mileage will be poor. The Eco Speed indicator can be turned off if necessary.
The Honda Grazia also comes with 4-in-1 lock with seat opener switch. This eliminates the need to remove and slot the key in the side panel to open the underseat storage. There is also a utility pocket on the fairing to store mobile phone. It comes with an optional mobile charging port as well. Commenting on the launch, Minoru Kato, President and CEO, HMSI said:
In the last 16 years, Honda 2Wheelers India has grown exponentially from a humble 54,000 units in the first year to 3 lakh+ scooter sales in a single month now. Today, every 2nd customer in India is celebrating the freedom of mobility on a Honda scooter. Adding more excitement to the premium scooter segment, the Honda Grazia is the most advanced scooter in its category. With many industry-first features like LED headlamp, fully digital instrument cluster with 3 step Eco speed indicator, customers can now step into the future and see the world in new light with pride, backed by Honda’s high quality and superior reliability.
Powering the Honda Grazia is a 124.9cc single cylinder engine with fan cooling. The powerplant produces 8.6 PS of power at 6,500 rpm, and 10.54 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine mates with a variomatic transmission. The powerplant is the same as the one in the Activa 125. The Grazia rides on telescopic front forks, and a rear monoshock. For braking, it uses 130 mm drum or 190 mm front disc, and a rear 130 mm drum. The brakes come with CBS as an option.
The Honda Grazia is available in six colours- Matte Marvel Blue Metallic; Neo Orange Metallic; Pearl Amazing White; Pearl Night Star Black; Matte Axis Grey Metallic, and Pearl Spartan Red. There are three variants- Standard, Standard alloy, and Deluxe. The deliveries will start in top 35 towns from today for major urban markets, and the scooter will be available pan-India by the end of December. The booking amount is INR 2,000.