Honda’s recently launched automatic scooter – the Grazia – is already a big hit. The Grazia has sold 17,047 units in November 2017, putting it above the likes of the Yamaha Fascino, Hero Pleasure and Yamaha Ray-Z in terms of sales. The Grazia is a 125cc flagship scooter from Honda.
The 125cc engine is paired to a CVT automatic transmission. Peak power is rated at 8.54 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 10.54 Nm. It is priced at Rs. 59,516, ex-showroom Delhi. Honda claims a top speed of 85 Kph for this scooter while mileage is rated at 60 Kmpl.
The Grazia is targeted at younger buyers, and this is the reason why Honda has opted for funky styling. The scooter gets LED headlamps, which is a segment-first feature. The base variant gets steel wheels and drum brakes, but the Deluxe variant gets many more functional features such as alloy wheels, a front disc brake, and Honda’s Combi braking system. A very interesting feature on the scooter is a twin digital instrument cluster, which also hosts a tachometer, something that’s not available on other automatic scooters sold in India.
Honda is the undisputed king in the scooter market in India. It manufactures a range of automatic scooters, mainly under the Activa brand. The Activa has the i, 4G and 125 variants. The platform is also used for scooters like the Aviator, NAVi, Cliq and the Aviator.
Automatic scooters are now selling as much as 100cc commuter motorcycles as they are more convenient to ride on crowded Indian roads. They also are suitable for both men and women. They also have good carrying capacity for luggage on the floorboard. Underseat storage and mobile charging options make them quite practical for everyday use.