Looks and features: There is no denying in the fact that both the scooters look fabulous. The Grazia is a little more oriented towards attracting the youth, where as the Activa has been setting its standards for ages impressing the youth, family people and the old aged people too.
Upfront the Grazia has a shape that looks sharp like the Honda Dio, the headlamps are long and project like the shapes of two love swans. The Grazia also gets LED DRL's integrated to the headlamps itself. Coming to the side, it looks just like the Dio again, slim and trim. The rear gets split grab rails like the horns of a bull. The tail lamp is also pretty huge and resembles the Dio. I often feel that this is a 125cc upgraded version of the Dio. Coming down to Activa, it's a more bulky scooter, that will help you ride doubles, triples, quadraples and more (pun intended). The front gets a headlamp mounted on the head and the DRL's and indicators below on the body. The side is nice and wide just like a sofa for an entire family to travel.
The rear gets a full grab rail starting from one end to the other. The taillights are similar on both scooters. The Grazia gets an all digital modern instrument panel where as the Activa still gets the old analogue speedometer with a digital trip meter. The Grazia also gets an optional USB charging port on dashboard. The Grazia also gets a four in one lock and it comes in 6 metallic paint options.
Engine and specifications: Both the scooters share the same 125cc, single cylinder engine that produces 8.52 bhp and 10.54 Nm of torque. The transmission is taken care by CVT and the fuel delivery by a carburetor. It is air cooled and also comes with self and kick starts.
Detailed comparative Technical specifications of Honda Grazia Vs Honda Activa 125
Both the scooters get 5.3L fuel tank, sufficient enough for city rides. The front gets a telescopic suspension and the rest gets a spring loaded hydraulic type suspension. Both the scooters get drum brakes in the front and rear and disc brakes for the front alone as an option. Both of the scooters get CBS as a standard feature. The Grazia weighs 104kgs and the Activa 125 weighs 110kgs making Activa a little more heavier.
Out of both, if I were to buy a scooter now I would prefer the Grazia since it looks more young and appealing, but if it is the same me after 10 years, I would prefer the Activa since I would possibly have a family by then.
By: Rishath Suresh