Honda will launch a new automatic scooter in India on 8th November. The scooter will be called Grazia and the company has already opened bookings for the same at all its dealerships in India. The Grazia’s booking amount is pegged at Rs. 2000. The scooter will be based on the Honda Activa but will have a completely new design. It is meant to entice buyers looking for something more stylish than the Activa, which now looks bland and boring even.
The Grazia will feature a 125cc four stroke engine. This engine is expected to be the same unit that is found on the Activa 125. The peak power of this air cooled engine is expected to be around 8.5 Bhp, and peak torque could be about 10.5 Nm. The gearbox will be a CVT automatic. The scooter will get a front disc brake but different sized wheels – a 12 inch front wheel and a 10 inch rear wheel. Honda’s Combi-braking system (CBS) will be standard.
Key features on the new Grazia will be LED headlamps and tail lamps. It will have a fiber body like the Dio, and this will be Honda’s way to ensuring a competitive price tag for the scooter. We expect a price tag of around Rs. 65,000. It is expected to be slightly more expensive than the Activa 125, which comes with an all-metal body. The Grazia could weigh around 105 Kgs, around 5 kilos lesser than the Activa 125.
The Grazia is meant for urban scooter buyers and could offer a mobile charging point. Honda is the most dominant automatic scooter brand in India but most of its scooters except the Dio don’t have much appeal for younger buyers. The Grazia is meant to make the brand more youth-centric as it has some funky styling and interesting features. More details will be revealed on the day of the launch.