The Honda Grazia BS6 will be like an elder sibling to the Honda Activa 125 BS6. Currently, the BS4 version of the Activa 125 is placed below the Grazia. The Honda Grazia was launched in the year 2017. This bike was designed as a peppy scooter which has the class of an Activa and the style of a Dio. This scooter was the perfect buy for the people who wanted a 125cc scooter without the Activa badge. Now for the BS6 update, this scooter will get everything that the Activa 125 has got in its BS6 update. What additional it gets is something that we have mentioned ahead.
The Honda Grazia will firstly get a Fuel injection system. This will be the basic necessity to make it BS6 compliant. Along with this, there will also be an introduction of ACG. The use of this type of starter will reduce the weight and make the vehicle silent while starting up. Along with the BS6 emission norms overall there will be a drop in the exhaust note too. Now, these two systems are the requirement for the Start-Stop system. So we will see this too on the vehicle. The BS6 update will bring these basic changes in the hardware of the vehicle. What we expect the vehicle to change is the type of plastics that it used previously. As well as we expect new switches to be introduced on this scooter with the update as on the Activa 125 BS6.
In terms of brakes, we think that Honda should improve the feel of the brakes on the vehicle. Also, there might be a small change in the alloy wheel design. They might be coloured in some fancy body colour to give it that youthful styling. Also, we expect that a see a sperate variant in this line up with a less of chrome and a Matte colour scheme.
With the implementation of BS6 update on this vehicle, we might see some drop in power but it won’t be much. What we speculate that the power to weight ratio might change because the traditional starter motor is now replaced with ACG starter. Now we also expect Honda to make some changes in the body graphics of this vehicle. The leather on the seat will also see some change. In terms of features, the scooter will get an external fuel filler lid. Along with this, there will be a USB charging socket that will be provided on the scooter. The mounting points will have a better finish. Overall we expect the scooter to improve its quality.
Right now the vehicle is available with 3 variants where the mid variant comes with drum brakes and alloy wheels and the top variant comes with disc brake at the front. The prices range from Rs Rs. 76,656 to Rs. 81,597. These might see an increase of Rs 10,000 which is the trend that we have been seen in the industry. The vehicle will be in the slowly populating segment of 125cc. This segment has seen a lot of launches under the name of BS6 updates and has become the talking point of the Industry. Currently, the Honda Activa 125 BS6, Yamaha Fascino 125 and Ray ZR 125 are the only scooters which have announced BS6 update. There are old players like the TVS Ntorq and the Aprilla SR 125 which are also capable scooters in the market.