The 125cc scooter segment just got zingier, with the latest addition of the Honda Grazia. Its prime competitor is the Suzuki Access 125 in the price segment.
The Honda Grazia has a sporty design language when compared to the relatively conservative lines of the Access 125. Honda is targeting young riders who are looking for a sporty 125cc scooter that is not as expensive as the Vespa range. Let’s see how the Grazia and the Access fare against each other on paper.
|Specifications||Honda Grazia||Suzuki Access 125|
|Engine||124.9cc single cylinder HET engine||124cc single cylinder SOHC engine|
|Maximum power||8.63 PS at 6,500 rpm||8.7 PS at 7,000 rpm|
|Peak torque||10.54 Nm at 5,000 rpm||10.2 Nm at 5,000 rpm|
|Front suspension||Telescopic fork||Telescopic fork|
|Rear suspension||Single hydraulic shock absorber||Single hydraulic shock absorber|
|Front tyre size||90/90-12||90/90 - 12|
|Rear tyre size||90/100-10||90/100 - 10|
|Front brake||190 mm disc with CBS||Disc|
|Rear brake||130 mm drum with CBS||Drum|
|Features||LED headlamp, full digital instrumentation with Eco speed Indicator||Steel body and fender, dual tripmeter, oil change indicator|
|Fuel Tank capacity||5.3 litres||5.6 litres|
|Kerb weight||107 kg||102 kg|
|Price, ex-showroom, Delhi||INR 59,827 (Alloy variant)||INR 57,488 (Disc variant)|
The Grazia has slightly more power than the Access, and has an ABS plastic body. The Access on the other hand has a steel body and still manages to weigh 5 kilos less than the Grazia. The fuel tank is 0.3 litre bigger as well. The price difference between the two is INR 2,339 (alloy, disc variants). For that extra money, the Grazia offers a fresh new design that would appeal the youth.
The LED headlamps in the Grazia not only look cool, but is also helpful while riding at night. The digital instrument cluster has a novel Eco Speed indicator, which pretty much serves the same purpose as the economy speed range highlight in an analogue speedometer. The Access however, gets more informative features like twin trip meter and oil change indicator.