2018 Activa 125 vs Grazia 125 – Which is a better Buy?

2018 Activa 125 vs Grazia 125 , this comparison has long been overdue. Let’s juxtapose both the bikes and check out which scooter is worth buying

Honda’s 2018 Activa 125 vs Grazia 125 – Design:

2018 Honda Activa 125

The 2018 Honda Activa 125 boasts of having LED Chrome Chest,  where the LED position lights are arranged in a chest pattern. The front dashboard of Honda Activa 125 gets a digital-analog meter – while the speedometer has a manual needle, the fuel indicator, trip meter is digital  – so it is a combination of both digital and analog

The seats of Activa 125 are large enough to accommodate the rider comfortably and even the pillion rider.  The area near the front wheel of the Honda Activa 125 gets a stylish round reflector that enhances the looks and adds more safety.  You also get ample space in the front to hook a bag or carry a small luggage box in the front.

  • Practicality in design: 9/10
  • Looks: 7/10 

Honda Grazia

At a first glance, you might confuse GRAZIA for Honda Dio (a 110cc scooter from Honda 2 Wheelers). Although the overall design (chassis frame etc) is kind of identical you can clearly notice there are a lot of changes. The headlamps are positioned higher than it is in Dio. The color combinations, patterns, and front fascia although looks borrowed from Dio, the product has got its own individuality and GRAZIA is a completely different product.  The GRAZIA branding glitters nicely and you can see HONDA branding across the scooter including the sides of the floor panel.  You get plentiful space in the front with a large number of hooks and pockets.

  • Practicality in design: 8/10
  • Looks: 9/10  

    In terms of design, the Grazia 125 is much better looking than Activa 125.

Honda Activa 125 vs Grazia 125 – Engine and Transmission:

Honda Activa 125

Activa 125 is powered by 125cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke SI engine which is capable of churning out 8.5bhp of power at 6500 rpm and 10.12Nm of peak torque at 5000 rpm.  The performance of the scooter is comparable to other competing scooters in the market like Suzuki Access 125 ( Read Suzuki Access 125 Review). The claimed mileage for the Honda Activa 125 is 60 km

  • Fun to ride: 7/10 
  • efficiency: 9/10

Honda Grazia

Honda Grazia is powered by Fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 125cc engine.  Grazia is capable of producing a maximum net power of 8.52 bhp at 6500 rpm and offers maximum net torque of 10.52 Nm @ 5000 rpm.  The transmission type is V-Matic and you can use both Self and Kickstart for the ignition system to kick in.

On the road, Grazia kicks in a lot of power when needed and it feels easier and stresses less when you compare the riding experience with Honda Dio or even Activa 125.  Honda Grazia offers pretty good power and torque  –  stability and endurance for that long ride. The fuel economy (Mileage) offered by Honda Grazia was around 45 Kmpl during our test on city roads and national highways.

  • Fun to ride: 8/10 
  • Efficiency: 5/10

In terms of performance, Grazia is a bit peppier to ride  but if you’re looking for an overall package with good efficiency Activa 125 is the best pick 

Honda Activa 125 vs Grazia 125 – New Features:

To be honest, Honda Grazia is a fully feature packed scooter – For the first time it brings in new features like mobile holder and mobile charging point in the front, adds multipurpose foldable hooks in the front that are handy to place your extra stuff like bags and stuff.  The design team at Honda has gone one step ahead and have offered a pocket in the seat that can hold tiny stuff like documents/mobile.

Adding to above, Grazia also introduces the seat opener/locker right in the front – sparing you from using the keys once again at the rear to access the under seat storage or to refuel your scooter. A simple feature but yet brilliantly done keeping the usability in mind.  You also get a theft lock in the front that can be only opened through your key’s grove.

Honda Activa 125 vs Grazia 125  – Colors and Pricing:

Honda Activa 125

Honda Activa 125 is offered in 5 color variants:

A new color variant has been introduced:  Matte Selene Silver

  • Matte Selene Silver
  • Rebel Red Metallic
  • Black
  • Pearl Amazing White
  • Midnight Blue

Following is the ex-showroom Bangalore price of Honda Activa 125 in different variants:

  • 2017 Honda Activa 125 Standard variantRs 59,068 ( Ex-showroom Bangalore)
  • 2017 Honda Activa 125 Drum Alloy variantRs 60,993 (Ex-showroom Bangalore)
  • 2017 Honda Activa 125 Disc Brake variantRs 63,428 (Ex-showroom Bangalore )

Honda Grazia

Honda Grazia is offered in 6 color variants:

  • Matte Marvel Blue
  • Matte Axis Grey
  • Pearl Amazing White
  • Pearl Spartan Red
  • Pearl Nightstar Black
  • Neo-Orange Metallic

Check Honda Grazia Colors

Following are the on-road Price of Honda Grazia (Provided by City Honda, Bangalore):

  • Grazia Dlx – Rs 75,000
  • Grazia Alloy – Rs 72,000
  • Grazia STD –  Rs 71,000

Honda Activa 125 vs Grazia  – Verdict:

Comparing the two scooter its pretty much evident that Honda Grazia 125 is an elegant looking scooter which is packed with features and more fun to ride. But since there is a good price difference between the two and Activa 125 being cheaper by  8,000 rupees  and more fuel efficient, I think anyone looking out for a scooter in the 125cc segment should definitely get the Honda Activa 125 since there is nothing but positive responses for its engine performance and is much better in terms of value for money .

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Author: Abdul Ahad Siddique

Staff Writer

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