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Honda Grazia 125 First Ride: Honda’s Premium 125cc Scooter!

Honda Grazia 125 has showed us something special for our first ride.

Honda Grazia 125 First Ride
Honda Grazia 125 First Ride

The onslaught of 125cc scooters in the market has been amazing to watch.

We have already seen the most amazing scooters packed with new FI-engine and modern features. Interestingly enough, each scooter offers something amazing.

Honda Nepal was among the early adopters in the BS6 saga.

Syakar Trading Company, the authorized distributor of Honda scooters in Nepal, offers the Honda Grazia 125 in two different variants starting from Rs. 2.79 Lakhs to Rs. 2.99 Lakhs.

As time has passed on, we have gotten used to the BS6 pricing. Many other brands have continued to introduce their 125cc scooters staying in this range.

It brings in a refined engine along with cool new features.

We got an opportunity to test out the brand-new Honda Grazia 125. So, we will test it out for both its offering and its price.

While we are still testing it out, we have gathered enough for this First Ride Impression.

We will share our in-depth thoughts in our full review. Until then, let’s get started with the Honda Grazia’s first ride.

Honda Grazia Specifications

  • Engine Type: Single-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, SI Engine (PGM-FI)
  • Emission Standards: BS6
  • Displacement: 124 cc
  • Cooling System: Fan-Cooled
  • Starting Mechanism: Electric Starter & Kick Starter
  • Max Power: 8.25 PS @ 6000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 10.30 Nm @ 5000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 92 Kmph
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.3 liters
  • Mileage: 60 kmpl
  • Front Tyre: 90/90-12 – Drum (Disc in DLX)
  • Rear Tyre: 90/100-10 – Drum
  • Tubeless Tyres: Yes
  • Braking System: Combined Braking System (CBS)
  • Suspension Setup: Telescopic Forks and Spring Loaded Hydraulic
  • Seat Height: 708 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 171 mm
  • Under Seat Storage Capacity: 21 liters
  • Kerb Weight: 108 Kg
  • Colors: Matt Grey, Matt Yellow, Pearl Blue, and Pearl Red

Honda Grazia 125 Price in Nepal: Rs. 2,79,900 – Rs. 2,99,900

Honda Grazia 125 First Ride

Design

Honda Grazia 125 shares a familiar styling, paying homage to its earlier iteration that made it so uniquely popular.

It still resembles its previous generation styling.

However, there are now plenty of new visual improvements that enhance its urban contemporary styling.

Front Styling in Honda Grazia 125
Front Styling in Honda Grazia 125

Grazia is bolder and sportier with its sculpted creases and edgy styling.

The front section comes with the Twin LED Headlamp with newer split-type LED DRLs. Moreover, the front portion above the headlamp gets a slight redesign.

The overall finish is sleeker with a sharper undertone.

Honda has applied the same principle for the side profile as well. Plus, the piano-black finish on the side apron takes the premium feel to the next level.

Furthermore, the rear section gets the most drastic redesign. It features an all-new Jet-inspired halogen tail lamp, giving it a more sporty appeal.

Interestingly, Grazia 125 FI now comes with an external fuel lid to improve the quality of life.

Rear Styling in Honda Grazia 125
Rear Styling in Honda Grazia 125

Honda Grazia BS6 is available in four different colors: Matt Grey, Matt Yellow, Pearl Blue, and Pearl Red.

Performance

Honda Grazia 125 is powered by a 124cc Single-Cylinder, Fan-Cooled, 4-Stroke, SI Engine. It can generate a max power of 8.25PS at 6000 rpm and a max torque of 10.3Nm at 5000 rpm.

Moreover, it is mated to a V-Matic transmission with a 5.3-liter fuel tank capacity.

Side Styling in Honda Grazia 125
Side Styling in Honda Grazia 125

Grazia is equipped with a BS6-compliant PGM-FI engine.

Furthermore, Honda has improved its HET with Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) Technology. It will maximize combustion and minimize friction to deliver unmatched performance.

There isn’t much difference between the BS4 and BS6 engines. However, Honda has improved on the overall smoothness and refinements.

There are absolutely no vibrations present. Regardless of the speeds (high or low), the engine continues to maintain its composure.

Interestingly enough, there are engine similarities between the Honda Dio and Grazia.

However, the higher engine displacement allows more breathing room. Plus, the overall performance is more punchy in retrospect.

And, the powertrain difference is noticeable while riding as well.

Interestingly enough, Grazia 125 introduces additional FI features like the Automatic Idling Stop System, Silent Start, and Side Stand Engine Cut Off.

Grazia DLX and STD share the same underlying design, performance, and features. However, there is a few interesting feature difference between the two variants.

DLX includes like Idling Stop System, Alloy Wheels, and Front Disc Braking.

We will go in-depth about the variants and their differences in the full review.

Fortunately, both variants are fitted with many new improvements, including increments in overall length and ground clearance.

The suspension feel is much softer than expected.

Both the seat and suspension seem to work together to provide this comfortable experience. Although, I don’t think this will be much helpful during off-road conditions.

So, I will keep an eye out for that.

Other than this, the braking performance and handling seem to be tweaked slightly. It will be interesting to how this will perform in the real world.

Additional Details

Telescopic forks and Spring Loaded Hydraulic handle the suspension duties.

Honda Grazia DLX features a front Disc and rear Drum configuration. Moreover, there is Combined Braking System (CBS) for added safety.

The dimensions are 1829mm in length, 707mm in width, and 1167 height. Furthermore, the wheelbase is 1260mm.

Honda Grazia 125 sports a 171mm ground clearance. And, the kerb weight is  108kg.

The under-seat storage is 21 liters.

Features

We talk about the Honda Grazia features in detail in our Full Review. Until then, here is a quick list of the goodies.

BS6-Compliant Badging in Honda Grazia 125
BS6-Compliant Badging in Honda Grazia 125

Honda Grazia BS6 Feature Highlights

  • 125cc BS6-compliant PGM-FI Engine
  • HET Engine with eSP Technology
  • Striking Contemporary Styling
  • LED Headlamp with Spilt LED DRLs
  • Jet-Inspired Tail Lamp
  • Fully Digital Meter
  • Side Stand Engine Cut Off
  • External Fuel Lid
  • Stylish Muffler Protector
  • Integrated Pass Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • Engine Start/Stop Switch
  • Redesigned Glove Box
  • Alloy Wheels (in DLX)
  • Front Disc (in DLX)
  • Idling Stop System (in DLX)

Conclusion

Honda Grazia offers new changes and new improvements.

However, it comes at a high cost of Rs. 2.79 Lakhs and Rs. 2.99 Lakhs. It is currently available in two variants: Standard (STD) and Deluxe (DLX).

Honda Grazia 125 Variants Price in Nepal
Honda Grazia 125 STD Rs. 279900
Honda Grazia 125 DLX Rs. 299900

The pricing was an eye-raiser during its initial launch, it now aligns itself with the competition.

The overall asking price lies alongside the Suzuki Avenis 125, Yamaha Ray ZR 125, and TVS NTorq Race XP.

Comparing all the 125cc FI scooters in this category, the Grazia does offer itself as a value offering.

The question now arises, if Honda Grazia has what it takes to be a premium value-for-money offer. More importantly, does Honda Grazia carry out the same reliability and efficiency as it is best known for?

We will get to the bottom of this in the Full Review. We will take this under consideration during our Full Review.

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