The country's largest manufacturer and retailer of scooters, Honda
Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) launched a new 125cc automatic
scooter Grazia in the Indian market for a starting price of Rs. 57,897
(ex-showroom Delhi). The new Honda Grazia comes with new utility and
convenience functions along with some industry first features.
Honda's Grazia is powered by a 124.9cc single cylinder SI engine
which produces 8.52bhp at 6500rpm and 10.54nm at 5000rpm. The new Grazia
scooter gets features such as all digital instrumentation which is a first in
India. Also included in the package is 3 Step Eco Speed Indicator, Combi Brake System
(CBS) with equaliser. HMSI has gone a step further and introduced LED headlamps
on the new Grazia. In a bid to improve convenience, the company is offering a
four in one lock which also opens the seat and a unique utility pocket with a cover
and mobile charging socket.
Adding to the safety and performance of the Grazia, Honda will be
offering the scooter with a disc (190mm) brake variant. The new scooter has a
wheelbase of 1260mm and rides on 90/90 R12 tubeless tyres in the front and
90/100 R10 tubeless tyres in the rear. The bike was unveiled in the presence of
Minoru Kato, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., Atsushi
Ogata, GM, Motorcycle Operations / Business Planning Division, Honda Motor Co.,
YS Guleria, Sr VP, Sales & Marketing, HMSI, Toshinari Mohara, President
& CEO, Honda R&D India, V
Sridhar, Group VP & Director-Corporate Office Production, HMSI and others.
Honda has been leading the charge when it comes to scooterisation in
India and the Honda Activa is one of the most popular scooters in the country
today. The Japanese company's latest offering - the Grazia will join a model
lineup of 6 automatic scooters in India which cumulatively sell over a lakh
units per month.
Guleria informed the media that the new Grazia scooter has been
built on the concept of Advanced urban scooter and will set a new benchmark in
automatic scooter segment with its futuristic LED headlamps, fully digital
meter with unique 3 step eco speed indicator and convenient seat opener switch
“It is the first automatic scooter to have led headlamps. There are
8 LEDs in the headlamp. How is this 3 step eco indicator helpful to the rider?
It indicates fuel economy in three stages according to the speed of the scooter
as compared to single step available in the market,” he said.
“Another feature is the 4 in 1 lock with seat opening switch. You do
not need to take out the key to open the seat since the seat opening switch is
combined with the ignition switch socket. The scooter also comes with an in
built front glove box and an optional mobile charging socket,” he noted.
On the style front, the scooter sits one five-spoke black alloys and
has split grab rail and sharp tail lamp. It has telescopic front suspension
while the top end variant is equipped with front disc brakes. The scooter is
being offered in six different colours.
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