Honda Grazia! It is the newest scooter on the block and will be taking on the other 125 cc scooters in India such as the Suzuki Access and the Vespa VXL125. Honda Motorcycle And Scooter India had launched the rugged Cliq earlier in the year, to reach out to customers in rural areas. And now, with the Grazia, it plans to target the urban youth and of course, have a brand new and stylish offering in the 125 cc scooter segment. While the 125 cc scooter segment is not that active as the 110 cc one, but there are a few scooters in the segment that the Grazia will have to take on. Here is our on-paper specifications comparison of the newly launched Honda Grazia with its rivals such as the Suzuki Access and the Vespa VXL 125. Here is how it goes!
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Looks and design
Starting with the Grazia, it is the first scooter in the segment to get a dual-tone colour scheme. The front end of the Grazia is sleek and stylish. The two-tone front apron houses the indicator and the all-LED headlamp which again, is a segment first. The Grazia's design reminds you of the Dio to an extent and we do not mind it one bit. The Suzuki Access, on the other hand, has a plain-Jane design and the headlamp with chrome housing. The Vespa VXL 125 is the typical retro scooter with the single-sided shock absorber upfront, the V-shaped grille on the front apron and the chrome mirror stalks. Overall, we think that the Grazia is the best-looking scooter amongst this trio, thanks to its fresh design and the dual-tone colour scheme.
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|Specifications||Honda Grazia||Suzuki Access 125||Vespa VX 125|
|Engine Type||single-cyl, air-cooled||single-cyl, air-cooled||single-cyl, air-cooled|
|Displacement||124.9 cc||124 cc||125 cc|
|Max Power||8.52 bhp at 6,500 rpm||8.58 bhp at 7,000 rpm||9.92 bhp at 7,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||10.54 Nm at 5,000 rpm||10.2 Nm at 5,000 rpm||10.6 Nm at 6,000 rpm|
|Kerb weight||107 kg||102 kg||114 kg|
|Claimed Efficiency||60 kmpl||53 kmpl||45 kmpl|
|Starting Price (Ex-Delhi)||₹ 57,897||₹ 57,448 (Disc Brake)||₹ 70,208|
The Vespa 125 has the most powerful engine here but just by a smidgen. The Access and the Grazia make almost similar power. The torque output for all three scooters is more or less similar. The gearbox of course is a CVT unit, which is common to all three scooters. The Access is the lightest scooter of the three, but it is the Grazia which has the highest claimed fuel efficiency at 60 kmpl.
An all-LED headlamp, digital instrumentation console, optional mobile charging point and a slot for storing your smartphones make the Grazia a feature-loaded scooter. The Access and the Vespa 125 in comparison have lesser features, but you do have the option to get a mobile phone charging socket on the Access as well. The Access has the biggest underseat stowage at 21.8 litres while the Grazia has underseat stowage of 18 litres. Try as hard as we might, we could not get the corresponding figure for the Vespa 125. The Grazia and the Access are available with and without a front disc brake while the Vespa 125 has it as a standard fitment.
The Grazia is available in three variants which are the Standard, Deluxe and the variant with alloy wheels. The price ranges from ₹ 57,897 to ₹ 62,269 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Similarly, the Access gets two variants with and without disc brakes. The Access with drum brakes is priced at ₹ 54,163 and the disc brake variant is priced at ₹ 57,488. The Vespa 125 also has two variants, which are the SXL and the VXL and are significantly expensive at ₹ 78,300 and ₹ 82,958 respectively.
The most affordable scooter is the Access of course, while the most practical buy which is a package of looks, features and affordability is the Honda Grazia. We cannot wait to actually put the Grazia through a proper road test with its rivals. Do keep watching this space for more.