I’ve been using a KTM 200 Duke for a couple of years now. However, the bike returns efficiency figures that make sure my wallet is lighter than it already is. My mom isn’t too happy either as I can barely manage to get home a single grocery bag on it.
So, I was thrilled to know that I would be given the keys to the Honda Grazia for a few months. After all, a scooter promises higher fuel efficiency and the luxury of a footboard to carry baggage. I liked how the scooter looked in photos and couldn't wait to see it in person.
At first sight, the edgy styling of the Grazia definitely appealed to me. The scooter also managed to catch my attention with its full-LED headlamp unit and the twin digital instrument cluster. It houses an rpm meter and ‘eco-mode’ lamps which light up and dim out gradually.
I rode it for around 180kms before writing this report. The Grazia sadly, did not feel as peppy as it looks; something that is a downside given the incredible features. It seems to lack the level of fun I expected from a 125cc scooter.
Anyhow, these are just my first impressions and I hope that the Grazia grows on me in the months ahead while it remains a part of the Bikewale long-term garage.