Scooters has been a means of transportation for people for many years now. The motor scooter generally known as scooter, uses a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with the modern models while the older ones used manual transmission with the gearshift and clutch control built into the left handlebar.
Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT means you don’t have to do any manual shifting and clutching, the transmission takes care of it. You just have the controls over the accelerator which can be simulated to the amount of power you want from the scooter.
Moving towards the newer scooters, the scooters are being made more comfortable, spacious, convenient, and smooth. There are huge verities of company that produces scooter along with motorcycles. The demand for the scooters is increasing for the comfort they provide in daily accommodation where bigger bikes and cars are on a bit costlier side whereas the scooters are compact, have easy maneuverability and moreover more convenient in many ways.
Honda Grazia is an addition to the famous scooter lineup of Honda Motor Company, ltd. Their other scooters are Activa, Dio, Aviator, Cliq etc. Activa is one of the most selling scooters among the youngsters who like power and comfort with sporty styling.
Honda Grazia is to Dio what Activa 125 is to the regular Activa. It has a sporty styling having space alongside the Activa 125 that attracts youngsters. The focus of the scooter is more on the excitement and thrill of ride rather than practicality. It has the sporty and aggressive styling. It has got LED headlamps with twin digital instrument clusters that also includes a tachometer.
It is powered by the Activa 125 engines with features of a typical Honda scooters. As Activa 125 has successfully grabbed attention of youth and has become popular in its price segment, Grazia is expected to do the same being an upgrade to another popular scooter of Honda, Dio.
Aprilia SR 125
The “fun” portion of the Aprilia sport bike is present with all the bikes it makes. It is without a doubt the spirit is tied to the world of Supermortad bikes. Born with the DNA of off-road bikes, Supermortad combines it with the ease of riding od endure bikes with the set-up and performance meant for the asphalt.
The SR 125 has an aggressive, essential and compact style which emerges as a sporty design for the handlebar, streamlined and aggressive rear but pronounced “beak” on the front wheel (a reference to the off-road world). Starting the bike, the pickup it provides, agility in traffic and braking are weapons of this bike that attracts the youth and is perfect match for the ones over 16 and no limit for the fun to happen.
Honda Grazia and Aprilia SR 125 Specs Compared
|Aprilia SR 125||Honda Grazia|
|No of Cylinder||1||1|
|Max Power||9.4 bhp @ 7250 rpm||8.52 bhp @ 6500 rpm|
|Max Torques||9.9 Nm @ 6250 rpm||10.54 Nm @ 5000 rpm|
|Valves Per Cylinder||2||2|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled||Fan Cooled|
|Starting Mechanism||Self-Start||Self/Kick Start|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||6.5||5.3|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity (L)||N/A||N/A|
|Mileage||40 kmpl||54 kmpl|
|Overall Riding Range||260 km||286.2 km|
|Dimension and Weight|
|Kerb Weight||N/A||107 kg|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm||155 mm|
|Seat Height||775 mm||766 mm|
|No. of Gears||N/A||N/A|
|Chassis and Suspension|
|Chassis type||N/A||Under Bone|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Hydraulic Forks||Telescopic|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock||Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type|
|Front Brake Type||Disc||Drum|
|Rear Brake Type||Drum||Drum (CBS)|
|Front Disc/Drum Size||220 mm||130 mm|
|Rear Disc/Drum Size||140 mm||130 mm|
|Wheel and Tyres|
|Wheel Size||14 inches||12 inches|
|Wheel Type||Alloy Wheels||Sheet Metal|
|Front Tyre||120/70 – 14 Tubeless||90/90 – 12 (Tubeless)|
|Rear Tyre||120/70 – 14 Tubeless||90/100 – 12 (Tubeless)|
|Battery||Maintenance Free||12 v 3Ah (MF)|
|Fuel Warning Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes||N/A|
|Low Battery Indicator||N/A||N/A|
|Pillion Grab rail||Yes||Yes|
|Engine Kill Switch||N/A||N/A|
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Conclusion and Pricing
The Aprilia SR 125 is on the sporty side with off-road DNA fused for street version. The Honda Grazia as all the Honda products are, is consumer centric, focusing on the younger side of their customers. It’s your ultimate decision to take whether you like it sporty or more of comfortable with efficiency that is suited for the busy and hustling and bustling streets like of India and Nepal. It is of no surprise that these kinds of scooters are built specially for the Asian markets which has tastes in the more economic side than the sports side.
The pricing for these scooters is made according to the consumers that buy them. It is on the budget side that would suit many pockets in the market. It isn’t something that would require lots of thinking and savings to buy for. The efficiency and the features that you might want out of the scooters that will be your ultimate choice for daily commute is well provided by these 2 vehicles.
Its ultimately a win-win condition if you buy either of the scooters pricing at 69,759 INR for Aprilia SR 125 and 66,437 INR for the Honda Grazia in the Indian market. India being a perfect market for the scooters like SR125 and Grazia, it is selling at quiet an impressive rate standing up to the expectations of the customers and the selling targets of the respective companies.
So, as a conclusion, it will be a wise decision if you get the scooter that suits your need and pocket as I would recommend both scooters looking at the specs and features it has to provide.