The Activa-based Honda Grazia automatic scooter has gotten off to a good start in the Indian market. The company has sold 15,000 units of the scooter in just 3 weeks of launch. The Grazia is Honda’s most expensive scooter and is aimed at younger buyers. It is sharply styled and has many features that younger buyers will appreciate. It is priced at s. 57,897, ex-showroom Delhi.
our stroke engine that is also seen on the Activa 125. The engine uses a CVT automatic gearbox. It produces 8.52 Bhp of peak power and 10.5 Nm of peak torque. The scooter weighs just 107 Kgs, making it lighter than the Activa 125. This should give the Grazia slightly more pep. The scooter is offered in three variants – Standard, Standard Alloy and Deluxe. The Standard variant gets steel wheels and drum brakes.
The Standard Alloy variant adds alloy wheels and is about Rs. 1,500 more expensive. The Deluxe variant, which is priced Rs. 4,000 higher, gets a front disc brake and alloy wheels. All three variants get Honda’s Combi braking system, which activates both the brakes even when a single brake lever is pressed. LED headlamp and tail lamp, an electric starter and a digital instrument cluster with a tachometer, are also standard on all the variants.
Automatic scooters are now becoming very popular on Indian roads. This is because they are light and very easy to ride. The absence of a manual gearbox means that they are very convenient even in heavy traffic and congested roads. This is the reason why sales of automatic scooters are now higher than even the 100cc commuter bikes. The only downside of these scooters is that the fuel efficiency of about 40-45 Kmpl is much lesser than the 60 Kmpl most 100cc commuter motorcycles offer.