Why I would buy the Honda Grazia
Because it is a Honda. And a good-looking and feature-loaded one at that.
Why I would avoid the Honda Grazia
It lacks the punch to match its looks.
Every once in a while, Honda pulls a rabbit out of its hat. Take the Navi or the Cliq; both are quirky scooters with a very specific target audience. These are the kind of products that the company’s risk management team wouldn’t approve of. But a manufacturer like Honda can afford to keep experimenting; it is one of the benefits of having the highest selling two-wheeler in your portfolio. The Grazia is the latest in this line of rabbits.
The 125cc scooter segment contributes just nine per cent towards the overall scooter sales. But if the success of the Suzuki Access 125 is anything to go by, the segment seems to have caught the attention of the urban audience. Both the major players in the segment, the Access 125 and the Activa 125, are conservative family scooters. So the Grazia is here to fill the void of a youth-centric 125cc scooter.
Think of the Grazia as an Activa 125 which spent some time in the gym and likes to dress up like 50 Cent. The dimensions, weight and the even the heart are more or less the same, although the body fat has been replaced with muscular and sharp lines. The front apron sports a LED headlamp setup like a blingy chain, while the paint schemes are loud and flashy like a rapper’s clothes.