Honda Grazia vs Suzuki Access 125 vs Aprilia SR 150: Spec Comparison

 



 


 


Honda has so far dominated the 100cc scooter segment with the Honda Activa. With the arrival of the Honda Grazia, will the Japanese company be able to do the same in the 125cc-150cc segment? We put its strongest competitors against each other and it to find out.


 


Engine - 































  Honda Grazia Suzuki Access 125 Aprilia SR 150
Displacement 124.9cc 125cc 154.8cc
Power 8.5PS 8.7PS 10.5PS
Torque 10.54Nm 10.2Nm 11.4Nm

The Honda Grazia packs the same 124.9cc engine which we have seen on its sibling, the Honda Activa 125. This single-cylinder, air-cooled powertrain produces 8.5PS of peak power at 6500rpm, and 10.54Nm of torque at 5000rpm. Just as expected, the engine has the same refinement and responsive power delivery from low to mid-range as seen on the Honda Activa 125. 


 


Honda Grazia

 


 


On paper, the Grazia's closest competitor is the Suzuki Access 125. This scooter is powered by a 125cc powertrain which churns out 8.7PS of power at 7000rpm and 10.2Nm of torque at 5000rpm. The engineers at Suzuki have made sure that accelerating the new scooter is brisk and easy. It also has good mid-range acceleration, which can be a boon in traffic.


 


Suzuki Access 125

 


 


If you want the performance of an entry level bike with the practicality and ease of a scooter, the Aprilia SR 150 is just the right fit for you. It packs a 154.8cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is carried over from its other Piaggio sibling, the Vespa 150. It produces 10.5PS of power at 6750rpm and 11.4Nm of torque at 5000rpm. As expected from Aprilia, this scooter packs a lot of punch in its petite little body. It is also one of the few scooters that will cross the 100kmph mark on the speedometer. 


 


Aprilia SR 150

 


 


Features - 


In order to establish its dominance in the 125cc scooter segment Honda has packed the Grazia with tons of features. This includes segment-first LED headlamps with clear lens indicators on either side. It also gets an all-digital instrument console with the speedometer and tachometer placed on top, while the second red-backlit LCD panel displays other information such as time, fuel gauge, odometer and tripmeter. 


 



Honda Grazia


 


Scooters are all about practicality, and Honda knows this. Hence in its new scooter you now also get an additional storage compartment behind the front apron. It is big enough to hold your phone and is also equipped with a charging socket as well. Convenient! Under the seat the Grazia offers 18 litres of storage, which is good enough to fit small items or a full face helmet. 


 


Suzuki Access 125

 


 


In terms of features, the Suzuki Access 125 gets a semi-digital console. It displays the odometer, service indicator, two tripmeters and the fuel gauge. In terms of convenience, you no longer have to get up to unlock the seat as it can now be done through the ignition keyhole itself. As much as this is a welcome addition, we still believe Suzuki should have included an external fuel filler cap as well. The Access 125 also gets a cubby hole right next to the choke knob which is deep enough to hold a water bottle in. As an optional extra you can also opt for a mobile charger, which is located next to the cubby hole. In terms of storage, the Suzuki Access offers a segment-best 21.8 litres of underseat storage. It can easily fit a full-face helmet, a shopping bag or a purse.


 


Aprilia SR 150

 


 


The Aprilia SR150 focuses on rideability and handling so practicality isn’t its strongest suit. It packs a twin-pod analogue unit instead of the digital and semi-digital ones we've seen on the competition. It also doesn't come with a USB mobile charging unit, which is slowly becoming a norm in scooters. The underseat storage space is just big enough to fit a small half face helmet. 


 


Dimensions and Cycle Parts - 






















































  Honda Grazia Suzuki Access 125 Aprilia SR 150
Length 1812mm 1870mm -
Width 697mm 655mm -
Wheelbase 1260mm 1265mm -
Ground Clearance 155mm 160mm 160mm
Seat Height 766mm 780mm 775mm
Kerb Weight 107Kg 102kg 122kg
Fuel Tank 5.3-litres 5.6-litres 7-litres

Just like the Activa 125, the Honda Grazia also gets telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock unit at the rear. In our review, we found the  suspension to be on the stiffer side. In terms of braking, the Grazia gets a 130mm drum/190mm disc at the front, and a 130mm drum at the back. They come combined with Honda's CBS technology, which will aid both seasoned and new riders. The Grazia gets a large 12-inch (90/90) five-spoke alloy wheel up front and a 10-inch (90/100) one at the back, shod with from either Ceat or MRF. They provide good stability through quick turns and bad tarmac. The Honda Grazia is also a kilo lighter than the Honda Activa 125, at 107kg (kerb). The Grazia has a fuel tank capacity of 5.3 litres, which should translate to a range of 250km.


 


Honda Grazia

 


 


Just like the Grazia, the Suzuki Access 125 too gets a telescopic unit at the front and a monoshock at the back. The ride quality is excellent even on the most annoying bumps. The braking duties here are handled by either a drum unit or an optional disc unit at the front, and a drum unit at the back. The Access 125 gets a 12-inch (90/90) wheel at the front and a 10-inch (90/100) one at the rear.




























































  Honda Grazia Suzuki Access 125 Aprilia SR 150
Front Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic
Rear Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock
Front Wheel 12-inch 12-inch 14-inch
Rear Wheel 10-inch 10-inch 14-inch
Front Tyre 90/90 90/90 120/70
Rear Tyre 90/100 90/100 120/70
Front Brakes Drum/Disc Drum/Disc Disc
Rear Brakes Drum Drum Drum

This combined with a lighter weight of 103kg (kerb) weight makes the scooter a breezy ride through corners and traffic. The Access 125 gets a bigger 5.6-litre fuel tank as compared to the Grazia.  


 


Suzuki Access 125

 


 


To handle suspension duties the SR150 employs telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the back. It is set up on the stiffer side. However, this has helped the scooter to be nimbler and quicker while changing directions and cornering. The SR150 comes equipped with 14-inch wheels with grippy tyres, making the scooter a brilliant handler. As this is a pure performance-oriented scooter, Aprilia has employed a 220mm front disc and 240mm rear drum unit to handle braking duties. As expected they offer a good bite, while also offering a sure-footed feel, with ample retardation. The SR150 also gets a 7-litre fuel tank that is capable of delivering 300 kilometres of range. 


 


Aprilia SR 150

 


 


Pricing -  

































Aprilia SR 150 Suzuki Access 125 Honda Grazia
STD Rs 69,600 STD Rs 54,163 STD Rs 57,897
Race Rs 72,692 Disc Brake Rs 57,488 Alloy Rs 59827
  DLX Rs 62,269

The Honda Grazia seems like a mishmash of the Honda Dio and the Honda Activa 125. It is clearly targeted towards the youth who want to move ahead from the 100cc scooter segment. However, the higher price may sway some buyers off. The Honda Grazia is available in three different variants. The base STD model costs Rs 57,897 (ex-showroom Delhi). The mid-tier Alloy variant comes at a price of Rs 59,827 (ex-showroom Delhi), and the top-end Dlx variant comes at a price of Rs 62,269 (ex-showroom Delhi).


 


Honda Grazia

 


 


The Suzuki Access 125 will be a great buy for someone who wants a traditional scooter packed with a punchy performance. It is available in two different variants - the base Drum Brake variant which comes at a price of Rs 54,163 (ex-showroom Delhi) and the Disc Brake variant which comes at a price of Rs 57,488 (ex-showroom Delhi). 


 


Suzuki Access 125

 


 


With the SR150 you'll get everything that you expect from an entry level Aprilia scooter. However, more conventional buyers will be put off by the scooter's lack of features and stiffer suspension. It is purely for well informed enthusiasts.


 


Aprilia SR 150

 


 


The cheapest Aprilia is available in two variants: The Aprilia SR 150 will cost you Rs 69,600 (ex-showroom Delhi), while the Aprilia SR150 Race will set you back by Rs 72,692 (ex-showroom Delhi).


 


 

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