Honda Grazia vs Suzuki Access vs Mahindra Gusto 125: Spec Comparison

By Tushaar Singh Gill | on December 4, 2017

As gearless scooters become increasing popular thanks to their versatility and maneuverability, the average scooter buyer is now getting more demanding by the day. While the 100-110cc scooters still make up for a large chunk of scooter sales, there is a certain category of buyers who demand more power, and thus prefer a 125cc scooter instead.

We compare Honda’s stylish new Grazia with the strong-selling Suzuki Access, and Mahindra’s value for money Gusto 125, to see how it fares on paper. We are not including the Vespa in this comparison because it is a premium product, and is consequently priced much higher than these three scooters.

Physical Overview

The newest kid on the block, the Honda Grazia, has to be the one that’ll grab the most number of eyeballs. It features a sharp apron-mounted LED headlight, that surely looks the part. It also gets an all-digital instrument cluster with a digital read-out of the odometer and fuel gauge. At 776mm, the Grazia also has the lowest saddle height.

  Honda Grazia Suzuki Access Mahindra Gusto 125
Length (mm) 1,812 1,870 1,825
Width (mm) 697 655 711
Height (mm) 1,146 1,160 1,188
Saddle height (mm) 766 780 770
Kerb weight (kg) 107 102 119

The Suzuki Access entered its second generation in 2016, and its design, unlike that of the older model, took the retro-neo route. This may polarise some prospective buyers, as the design implementation on the new Access is nowhere as neat as on, say a Vespa.

At 102kg, the Suzuki is the lightest scooter of the lot. The same cannot be said for the Mahindra Gusto 125 however, which weighs at 119kg. The Gusto’s design is nothing to write home about, however, it can be had in dual tone colour schemes to liven things up.

Engine and gearbox

This is an area where these three scooter are very closely matched, at least on paper. All scooters here feature air-cooled and carburetted engines that produce ~8.5bhp of power and ~10Nm of torque. Typical of all automatic scooters, power transmission duty is handled by a CVT gearbox. The table below gives you a detailed look at the engine specifications of these scooters. 

  Honda Grazia Suzuki Access Mahindra Gusto 125
Engine displacement (cc) 124.9 124 125.6
Power (bhp) 8.52 8.4 8.5
Torque (Nm) 10.54 10.2 10
Gearbox CVT CVT CVT
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 5.3 5.6 6

Brakes, tyres and suspension

The Honda Grazia and Suzuki Access feature a larger front tyre compared to the rear one. Both the scooters are also available with front disc brake and alloy wheels in the top-spec trims, however, the Gusto gives the front disc a miss. All three scooters feature telescoping suspension up front.

  Honda Grazia Suzuki Access Mahindra Gusto 125
Front tyre 90/90 R12 90/90 R12 90/90 R12
Rear tyre 90/100 R10 90/100 R10 90/90 R12
Front suspension Telescopic Telescopic Telescopic
Front disc brake Yes Yes No

Price Range

Mahindra has played the value for money card with the Gusto, as it has the lowest starting price. In fact, the higher-spec Gusto costs lesser than the base Grazia. While Mahindra’s flagship scooter gets some welcome features like height adjustable seat, flip-key and guide lamps - the lack of a front disc brake is a glaring omission. The Grazia is the most expensive scooter of this lot, where Honda is surely charging a premium for its brand name.

  Honda Grazia Suzuki Access Mahindra Gusto 125
Ex-showroom price range (INR) 57,897 - 62,269 54,419 - 57,744 50,420 - 55,060

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