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5 things our review revealed about the Honda Grazia

Bikewale logoBikewale 14-11-2017 Ranjan R. Bhat

If you have always wanted to buy a Dio, but felt that it wasn’t powerful or modern enough, then it is time for you to rejoice. For Honda has launched just the right scooter for you. The Grazia has been is here to fill the void of a 125cc youth-centric scooter. We recently rode the Grazia, and you can red athe review over here. But if it’s a snapshot that you want, here are the five things our review revealed about the Honda Grazia - 

Modern platform and cycle parts

The Honda Grazia is based on the same platform as the Activa 125. So while the Dio has to make do with the archaic trailing link front suspension and 10-inch wheels, the Grazia benefits from modern cycle parts. It rides on 12-inch front and 10-inch rear wheels, with the option of alloy wheels. It also gets telescopic front forks which offer better ride quality and handling than trailing link suspension. The Grazia even gets the option of a front disc brake.

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Sharp styling

The edgy styling of the Grazia gives it the look of a European maxi-scooter. The wide apron integrates the LED headlamp assembly and turn indicators, while the handlebar gets a trendy three-tone paint scheme. The body is full of sharp creases while the tail lamp replicates the headlamp’s styling. The Grazia is by far the most contemporary looking scooter that Honda has rolled out in India. 

Feature loaded 

For once, Honda has been generous with creature comforts for one of its scooters. The Grazia even manages to boast of a couple of segment-first features like LED headlamps and twin digital displays for the instrument cluster. It even gets a tachometer and three-step eco-riding indicator. The optional 12V power outlet is located in the front glovebox. Combi braking system is offered as standard, even on the disc brake variant. The underseat compartment can be unlocked through a button next to the ignition key slot. However, the fuel cap is still located below the seat.

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Refined engine

The 125cc single-cylinder engine feels smooth and refined irrespective of what speed you are doing. It is vibey at idle, but there is no sign of vibrations or stress once you get on the move. The power delivery is sedated and it never scares you irrespective of how harsh you are with the throttle. And this makes it very easy to use in the hands of anyone, be it a college going kid or an octogenarian.  

Also, boring

However, it also means that the Grazia fails to live up to its sporty and exciting image when it comes to performance. The engine packs grunt, no doubt about it. But the CVT has been tuned to extract maximum efficiency and this takes a toll on the performance. 

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