Honda announces new Grazia scooter
23rd Oct 2017 7:03 pm
The ‘Advanced Urban Scooter’ will go on sale in early November; bookings open from October 25 at Rs 2,000.
At the start of this financial year, Honda announced that it would launch four brand-new products for India this year: two scooters and two motorcycles. So far, we've seen the locally assembled Africa Twin AT go on sale and also the funky Cliq scooter. Now, the company has disclosed that its upcoming third product will be called the Grazia.
Very little has been officially revealed about the Grazia at the moment, with the company stating that it is an ‘Advanced Urban Scooter’ and that bookings will be open from October 25 at Rs 2,000. Though the company hasn’t released any teasers, images of the Grazia have leaked out from a stockyard and there's a fair amount of detail we can understand from them.
For starters, the Grazia is a handsome, sharply designed scooter, but refrains from bordering into the groundbreaking and polarising space of the Navi and Cliq. The large V-shaped headlamp, located on the front apron, looks striking and will help the scooter stand out. The leaked images indicate that the scooter gets a new instrument cluster with a digital readout, some kind of a unique seat-release latch near the key slot and a closable cubby with a spring loaded clasp that should help keep items like a cellphone secure. There also appears to be a charging outlet, or a provision for an optional charging outlet in this cubby.
Another set of images indicate that the scooter has a large front wheel (which could span 12 inches) similar to the Activa 125, and we're also happy to see telescopic front forks and a disc brake. There's no ABS ring on display, but the sticker on the scooter confirms that it ships with Honda’s Combi-brake technology. Further premium touches come in the form of metal foot pegs for the pillion rider.
The Grazia follows the funky, Grom-inspired Navi and the rural-focused Cliq. And since both those scooters use the smaller 109.2cc engine from the Activa, this time around we might see the bigger engine from the more premium Activa 125.
Honda says the Grazia will “create new excitement with its advanced technology, innovative industry first features and sharp design lines.” From the spy shots, it's reasonable to assume that the Grazia will take a more premium stance than the Navi or the Cliq, and this will reflect in the price.
We suspect Honda will reveal more titbits of information in the coming days before the full launch, which should be before November 10. Stay tuned!