Honda Grazia Vs Suzuki Access 125: Comparison Review

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Highlights

  • The Honda Grazia has more youthful design
  • The Suzuki Access has better top-end performance
  • The Honda Grazia is slightly more expensive than the Suzuki Access

There’s something about scooters, they are everywhere, and scooters have become the favourite mode of commute for a lot of people these days. The Honda Activa is perhaps the most well-known name in the world of scooters, easily surpassing all other brands in terms of sales volumes. Most of these are the bread and butter 110 cc scooters, but things are changing quickly as more and more consumers are warming up towards scooters with slightly more power and better dynamics. And there’s now renewed interest in the 125 cc scooter space with the Suzuki Access leading the pack.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) already has a very capable 125 cc scooter in the Honda Activa 125, but there’s been an equally capable, and one of the largest selling 125 cc scooters to contend with – the Suzuki Access. So, enter the new 125 cc scooter from HMSI – the Honda Grazia! It shares the same engine and cycle parts with the Honda Activa 125, but it gets a complete revamp in styling and features. And it’s now the Honda Grazia which will try to repeat the success of its smaller sibling, in the 125 cc scooter segment. So, a comparison with the Suzuki Access is inevitable.

Also Read: Honda Grazia First Ride Review

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The Honda Grazia has a more youthful and trendy design than the Suzuki Access

A matter of style

Without doubt, the new Honda Grazia is one of the most striking looking scooters in the market right now. That’s not to say that the Suzuki Access lacks in the looks department in any way. But both scooters follow completely different design philosophies and look entirely different from each other. The Honda Grazia offers a trendy, youthful design, which will certainly appeal to young riders looking for a sharp, new-age, and contemporary scooter. It’s got an attractive front apron, with full-LED headlights, with sharp creases on the body and a sleek rear end with a split grab rail and smart taillight unit.

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The Suzuki Access has understated looks, but has the universally acceptable design

The new Suzuki Access has been around for a couple of years now, and its design is more conventional, a little understated even, but it’s a handsome scooter nevertheless. The chromed headlight, round rear view mirrors and simple design of the Access gives it a retro touch, but build quality, fit and finish is definitely good. The rear end of the Access is also not much to talk about, it’s not bad looking in any way, but the Access has a more sober, understated look overall. In a way it’s the more universally acceptable design, and will cater to a diverse range of customers with different aesthetic sensibilities. The Grazia on the other hand, is the flashier, trendier and more stylish of the two scooters.

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The Honda Grazia is loaded with features and makes the Access look retro

Features and more

The Honda Grazia gets an all-digital instrument panel which definitely adds to the premium-ness of the scooter and suitably complements its somewhat avant-garde design. It offers a lot more information, including a tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and even a clock. The Access on the other hand, has a somewhat plain-Jane clock, with a retro-looking analog speedometer and just a small digital screen below with the odometer and fuel gauge.

The Grazia also offers a nice ‘flip-open’ cubbyhole at the front to carry a mobile phone or other knick knacks, but the Access offers an open storage space. Both scooters have remote switches to flip up the seat. The Grazia has a switch-activated rear hatch opener, while the Access has a handier switch integrated into the ignition. Both scooters have generous underseat storage, the Grazia offers 18 litres of underseat storage, while the Access gets some more room with 21 litres. But both don’t offer enough storage for a full-sized helmet under the seat.

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The Honda Grazia has a smooth and refined 125 cc engine

Engines and Performance

Both scooters have similarly-specced engines, offering near comparable power and torque figures, at least on paper. The Honda Grazia’s single-cylinder, air-cooled, 124.9 cc engine makes 8.52 bhp at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 10.54 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The Suzuki Access is powered by a 124 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which makes marginally more power – 8.58 bhp at 7,000 rpm, but slightly less peak torque of 10.2 Nm at 5,000 rpm. On paper, both scooters are evenly matched, and on the road too, there’s not much of a difference in the way they perform.

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The Suzuki Access is 5 kg lighter than the Honda Grazia

But the Honda Grazia at 107 kg kerb weight, weighs a full 5 kg more than the Suzuki Access, which weighs 102 kg. The engines of both scooters are refined and offer smooth acceleration, but it’s the Access which feels more eager to move, and feels peppier from the get-go. It’s quicker than the Grazia and also feels more eager to move at higher speeds. That’s not to say that the Grazia’s performance is lacking in any way; it’s got a refined engine too, and has a strong mid-range, but if it’s high speed cruising you’re looking at, and overall acceleration, it’s the Suzuki Access which comes out tops.

Also Read: 2016 Suzuki Access 125 Review

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The Suzuki Access feels more spirited and has better top end performance

Ride and Handling

Both scooters offer decent ride quality and are almost evenly matched in terms of handling. Both the Grazia and the Access have telescopic front suspension, and ride on 12-inch front wheels and 10-inch rear wheels. But the ride quality is ever so different. The Grazia feels slightly stiff compared to the Access, and it’s the Access which cushions bad roads better than the Grazia. The Access also has a slightly broader and longer seat and that makes it feel slightly plusher and more comfortable than the Grazia. In terms of riding position too, it’s the Access which offers an easier riding position than the Grazia, especially when negotiating a curve or flicking the scooter around a corner.

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The Honda Grazia gets combined braking system (CBS) which the Suzuki Access does not have

That said, both scooters offer near similar handling, but again, it’s the Access which offers more confidence to flick it around a corner or two. Both scooters offer optional front disc brakes, and the Grazia offers the combined-braking system, which essentially activates both brakes simultaneously with just one brake lever, so that really helps in emergency braking manoeuvres. But the Access offers slightly better bite and progression on the lever, and as long as you’re pulling both levers together, the Access offers sure-shot braking power as well.

The last word

The Honda Grazia certainly ups the ante in the 125 cc scooter segment with its flashy design, and features like the all-digital speedometer and LED headlights. It looks youthful, upmarket, and will certainly appeal to someone looking for a trendy and features-loaded scooter with a smooth and refined engine. The Suzuki Access is more the understated gent, but in terms of pure performance and ride quality, we can’t really ignore the qualities it possesses. From a purely enthusiast point of view too, it’s the Suzuki Access, which offer more smiles every time you wring open the throttle and negotiate the urban jungle. Besides, with its understated, yet handsome looks, the Access is more universally acceptable to a wide range of riders, ranging from lady riders to the young executive and even slightly more mature riders. At ₹ 57,744 (ex-showroom) for the disc-brake variant, it’s the Suzuki Access which offers the better value for money option. And even the Access 125 Special Edition, the one we are testing in this comparison, costs less than ₹ 60,000, at ₹ 59,319 (ex-showroom Delhi).

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The Honda Grazia is more expensive than the Suzuki Access

At ₹ 62,505 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the disc brake variant, the Honda Grazia is the more expensive scooter, but it offers a whole lot more in terms of the overall package. And to top it off, Honda also offers a far superior sales and service network than Suzuki, and that makes the Grazia inch ahead of the Access in the eventual comparison. But if you’re in the market for a 125 cc scooter, do take a very close look and a test ride of both these scooters, back to back. Each of these two scooters has their own strengths, and eventually it will really come down to personal choice, and a real close calculation of what “value for money” means, to choose one over the other.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Offer Touch-Based Fingerprint Access

Samsung is bringing back fingerprint identification on its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6.

The smartphone hasn’t been released yet but early indications are that Samsung is going to try again with fingerprint scanning.

SamMobile.com is reporting that the new Galaxy S6 will use a fingerprint touch ID system. This is similar to what Apple introduced with the iPhone 5 and again with iPhone 6. And it’s different from what Samsung first attempted when it began using fingerprint scanners, on the Galaxy S5.

Instead of a touch ID system, this and other Samsung devices used a finger swipe ID.

There were problems galore with this system.

The failed fingerprint ID system was not only implemented on the Galaxy S5, but also on the Galaxy S5 Mini, the Galaxy Alpha, the Galaxy Tab S, the Galaxy Note 4, and the new Galaxy Note Edge.

The oblong Home button that’s a hallmark on Samsung’s smart devices made it difficult to get an accurate reading.

Instead of just pressing a finger against the screen to read a print, the old Samsung system was a two-part process. The scanner was not only in the oblong Home button but also at the edge of the screen, just above that button.

Not getting the right angle for the swipe or getting an inaccurate reading resulted far too often. This locked people out of their devices until they could get it right.

SamMobile.com also notes that the major difference in the fingerprint systems comes down to how much of a fingerprint the device actually captures.

The old system only captured a portion of a fingerprint. The new system, like the one found in the last two iPhones, captures the entire fingerprint and can be activated with a touch, not a swipe.

Using the new fingerprint system opens the new Galaxy S6 to being more productive at making mobile payments.

SamMobile.com is also reporting that the fingerprint ID system will be integrated with the PayPal app so users can make payments from their accounts simply by scanning their fingerprint.

Outside of the fingerprint scanner, PC Magazine is reporting that other purported specs included on the new flagship phone from Samsung are a Quad HD display and an eight-core processor.

Image: Samsung Mobile

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SlideShare iOS App Lets You Access 15 Million Presentations

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You never know when a slideshow presentation about your business, product or service can come in handy. If you’ve met a potential client or lead on the road, the amount of time you have to tell them about yourself and your business is limited. A quick presentation could get that same message across much faster and be more effective.

A new iPhone app from LinkedIn’s SlideShare allows you to share your presentations on-the-go and learn about other presentations popular within your network. SlideShare is announcing that its first-ever iOS app, specifically tailored for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, is now available. The app is built to work with iOS 8, and can be viewed on any iPhone running that operating system, according to a SlideShare release.

The new SlideShare iOS app allows you to have your presentations on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at the ready, even offline. In addition to your own presentations, the slideshows and infographics of others within SlideShare’s vast networks are available via the app, too.

So if you need to brush up on details or be a little more prepared, you can probably find a quick presentation or infographic could give you that much-needed information.

In fact, SlideShare says it has more than 15 million presentations produced by field and industry experts available via the app.

There are more than 30 categories of presentations currently available. SlideShare says every day about 13,000 new pieces of content are being uploaded to the network. The iOS app is a bit new for exact data on the most popular of those categories. But on SlideShare’s existing Android app, the most popular presentation categories include business, education, design, technology, and marketing.

The new SlideShare iOS app also allows you to discover new presentations as they are being shared in your network.Your contacts can see the presentations you’ve liked and you can see the same among the people in your network.

If you see a presentation worth checking out or relevant for an upcoming meeting within the SlideShare community, you can use the new app to save it for viewing later, including offline. Presentations can be saved offline for viewing when connectivity or mobile data consumption are at issue, like during a commute.

SlideShare says the presentations on the network have all been tailored to work on Apple’s new devices and can be viewed in either orientation, horizontal or vertical.

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Samsung+ Customer Support App Gets Live Video Chat, Remote Access, and More

Samsung+ Customer Support App Gets Live Video Chat, Remote Access, and More

Samsung has always been selling its smartphones, including the latest Galaxy S7 models with a pre-installed customer support app – Samsung+. The app however, has now received a major update over the air.

One of the highlights of the Samsung+ app update v3.0 is that now users can live video chat with a company’s customer support representative. They can also use a text or voice call feature, which was already there before in the app.

In addition, users can now also make use of the ‘Samsung Assist’ feature in which they would have to give permission to the customer care rep to access the handset remotely and troubleshoot the device. However, this particular feature is limited to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for now. Other Samsung devices too will get the feature in next few weeks.

The updated Samsung+ app’s Device Diagnostics tab now lets users keep a check on the smartphone’s battery health as well as data and security. “Simple tools pair with diagnostics to quickly optimize battery life and streamline storage,” adds the South Korean tech giant. The app also provides a library of tips and tricks and personalized support to let users get more out of their devices.

Samsung has added community across Samsung+ and online at samsung.com. The app will also provide the device owners access to the latest Samsung innovations, plus personalised offers, discounts and more. The updated app is available to download from Google Play.

The company last month launched its Galaxy J3 aka Galaxy J3 (6) aka Galaxy J3 (2016) smartphone in India priced at Rs. 8,990. The biggest feature of the Galaxy J3 (6) that the company is touting is ‘S Bike Mode’, which once enabled automatically replies to calls with pre-recorded messages in 14 languages. Riders can also mark a few contacts as important, so that they can be notified even while riding.

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