The Honda Zoomer has made its big debut in 2005 and since then, the chunky scooter has been constantly upgraded.
Among the features offered by the Honda Zuma you’ll find a unique skeleton frame, minimalist body work, front and rear drum brakes and generous storage spaces.
This compact scooter is propelled by a 49.00 ccm (2.99 cubic inches), single cylinder, four stroke engine which sends its power to the rear wheel through an automatic transmission.
The engine puts out a maximum power of 4.00 HP (2.9 kW) at 7500 RPM and 4.50 Nm (3.3 ft.lbs) of torque at 5000 RPM. This single cylinder unit needs to deal with a total weight of 84.0 kg. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine scores a fuel consumption of only 1.33 litres/100 km and the maximum speed is rated at 30 mph.
Hit the jump for more information on the Honda Zoomer.
Looking like nothing more than a seat and handlebars attached to a pair of wheels, the new Zoomer’s stark minimalist design conceals a host of technological advances that make it a quick and dependable runabout.
|Displacement:||49.00 ccm (2.99 cubic inches)|
|Engine type:||Single cylinder, four-stroke|
|Power:||4.00 HP (2.9 kW)) @ 7500 RPM|
|Torque:||4.50 Nm (0.5 kgf-m or 3.3 ft.lbs) @ 5000 RPM|
|Bore x stroke:||38.0 x 44.0 mm (1.5 x 1.7 inches)|
|Fuel system:||Injection. PGM-FI|
|Ignition:||Digital transistorised with electronic advance|
|Transmission type, final drive:||Belt|
|Fuel consumption:||1.33 litres/100 km (75.2 km/l or 176.86 mpg)|
|Greenhouse gases:||30.9 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)|
|Frame type:||Steel tube|
|Front suspension:||27mm telescopic fork, 49mm axle travel|
|Rear suspension:||Unit swingarm, 65mm axle travel|
|Front tyre dimensions:||120/90—10|
|Rear tyre dimensions:||130/90-10|
|Front brakes:||Expanding brake (drum brake)|
|Front brakes diameter:||95 mm (3.7 inches)|
|Rear brakes:||Expanding brake (drum brake)|
|Rear brakes diameter:||95 mm (3.7 inches)|
|Wheels:||Pressed Steel 10 x MT3.00|
|Dry weight:||84.0 kg (185.2 pounds)|
|Power/weight ratio:||0.0476 HP/kg|
|Seat height:||735 mm (28.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.|
|Overall height:||1,025 mm (40.4 inches)|
|Overall length:||1,860 mm (73.2 inches)|
|Overall width:||735 mm (28.9 inches)|
|Ground clearance:||145 mm (5.7 inches)|
|Wheelbase:||1,265 mm (49.8 inches)|
|Fuel capacity:||5.00 litres (1.32 gallons)|
|Starter:||Electric & kick|
|Color options:||Red, yellow, black, silver|
In terms of style the Zoomer looks pretty good and we don’t have many complaints about its ergonomics either. However is powered by one of the smallest engines developed by Honda which won’t impress you with its power output.
As far as handling is concerned the Zoomer deals perfectly with city traffic and is also pretty comfortable thank to its low seat height.
Build quality and durability is first class, as you’d expect from a Honda.