2021 Honda ADV150
Honda expands its adventure-bike range downward into the scooter category with the early release of its 2021 ADV150. Subtle off-road touches join fairly robust rider-protection features to make this bike viable as both an urban commuter and a backroads explorer with long-stroke suspension and ABS protection to support those different modes of travel. All of this comes with the usual twist-and-go operation and a price tag under $5k.
2019 - 2020 Honda PCX150
Honda’s metro-tastic PCX150 scooter was on the receiving end of an upgrade last year. It included a facelift from stem to stern that further polishes its ’luxe metropolitan looks to bring more of the swank and swagger associated with the marque, and it comes paired with a more voluminous underseat storage area to increase its ’commuterability’.
2016 - 2019 Honda Metropolitan
Honda revamped its classic-looking Metropolitan – known in other markets as the Giorno – for the 2016 model year. Early models enjoyed a bit of popularity starting back in 2002, but that took a hit with the changes made for the ’13 models up through ’15. The factory proves that it listens to customer feedback and acts on it with a fresh set of changes for the 2016 and 2017 models, tweaks that directly address the concerns coming from the customers. On the top of the list was a new, liquid-cooled engine that ramped up overall performance, as well as relocating the fuel tank for more storage under the seat. What we have for 2019 is a scooter that aims to regain the popularity it once enjoyed with a classic look and a revamped engine.
2015 - 2019 Honda Ruckus
Bare bones — naked bike, anyone? — and gnarly, the Ruckus looks like it’s right out of Mad Max. Even though it does have a 50 cc engine, no one is going to say, “Awww, isn’t that cute?” when you ride by on a Ruckus. Granted, you won’t be going very fast, so on-lookers will get a good, long look.
2016 - 2018 Honda Integra
Honda improves its Integra lineup yet again ahead of the 2018 model year. The Red Riders added two Special Edition paint schemes for this year, but it’s the Honda Selectable Torque Control that steals the show. Traction control is a rarity amongst scooters, but this isn’t your average scooter; in fact, it’s not even really a scooter in the traditional sense at all. A 745 cc, twin-cylinder engine delivers 40.3 kW — far beyond the vast majority of rides that identify as scooters — and Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission provides the same twist-and-go operation you’d expect from a scooter, but with some very important differences. Yeah, it’s an unusual combination of platform and features to say the least, so let’s dig in and see what all the Integra has going on over there.
Continue reading for my review of the Honda Integra.
2018 Honda PCX125
Much like Honda’s mid-size Forza125 got some love ahead of the 2018 model year with new body shapes paired with features that fans of the family will readily recognize. An all-new foundation supports the PCX125 from the wheels up through the suspension and frame with ABS as the icing on the cake. A more powerful, 12-horsepower engine drives the 2018 model that targets that hotly-contested, and all-important, entry-level market. Will it be enough to compete in this field? Let’s dig right in and see how it stacks up against the most likely contenders.
Continue reading for my review of the Honda PCX125.
2018 Honda Forza
The Forza family moves into its 18th year with the refurbished Forza 300 that brings revised dimensions and updated looks together for an overall sportier package. Pilot comfort gets a boost from the new, electrically-adjustable windshield, and safety got a buff as well with the addition of the Honda Selectable Torque Control. That’s right folks; this here is the first scooter to be blessed thusly by the factory, and that makes this ride very special indeed. Throw the 25-horsepower engine into the mix and it becomes apparent that the new Forza is both a worthy successor to the previous generation and a very definite threat to the rest of the mid-displacement scooter field.
Continue reading for my review of the Honda Forza.
2015 - 2018 Honda PCX150
After a revamp in 2015, the PCX150 from Honda continues strong in the scooter market, now with a bigger engine, a sportier look and a larger capacity fuel tank. Originally developed, designed and manufactured in Thailand, the PCX was popular as a commuter bike that offered extra-value-added in luxury feel and performance. Marketed in Europe where riders appreciate scooters for their ease of use, the PCX gained popularity and Honda soon realized the reality of having a truly global model of scooter. Prior to 2013, the PCX came with a 125 cc engine and a 1.6-gallon fuel tank. With a make-over in 2013, the PCX125 gave way to the PCX150 and a new chapter in the globally produced Honda scooter was launched.
Continue reading for my review of the Honda PCX150.
2015 - 2016 Honda Forza
Honda put together the Forza to bridge the gap between its small-displacement scoots, such as the PCX and Metropolitan, and the much larger Silver Wing. It brings a modern, 300-ish cc powerplant and sleek modern design together for the scooter-commuter folks looking for something other than the typical 60s vintage retro rides. The factory built in a number of safety- and comfort-related features meant to endear it to the more progressive sector of the scooter market, and it all comes together in a rather sporty-looking package that seems to borrow heavily from the sport/streetbike division. Production ceased in ’16, but it is still worth a mention in the 300 cc market.
Continue reading for my review of the Honda Forza.
The maxi-scooter market has been expanding for over a decade now with more and more 500 cc-plus models joining the battle in the never-ending fight for customers. Honda’s flagship business-class maxi— the aptly-named Silver Wing— continues the fight into the current year with a machine largely unchanged since the original rolled in ’02. The twin-cylinder mill falls just short of the 600 cc mark and puts out nearly 30 ponies, so this ain’t your average little European-style scoot by any means. In fact, the factory considers it less a scooter and more a mid-size tour/commute motorcycle and more or less markets it as such. Whether this is rightly so or not, I wanted to see for myself.
Continue reading for my review of the Honda Silver Wing.
The Honda Metropolitan is a stylish, efficient and pretty affordable scooter aimed at those who are looking for a compact daily commuter.
The scooter is fitted with plenty of smart features and is powered by a single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with a displacement of 49 cc. The engine is mated on an Automatic V-Matic belt drive transmission and is fueled by a 1.2 Gallons fuel tank. As far as efficiency is concerned, the Honda Metropolitan delivers a fuel consumption of 117 MPG.
Other notable features include the Combined Braking System, 22 liter of under seat storage and Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI).
The Honda Metropolitan is offered with a choice of tree paint jobs namely Pearl Blue/Pearl Black, Pink Metallic/Pearl White and White and it can be yours for no less than $1,999.
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When it comes to scooters, Honda is certainly one of the top manufacturers. Its products have never disappointed in terms of safety and reliability and the SH125i makes no exception.
Built with practicality and ergonomy in mind, the Honda SH125i promises to reward you with a fun riding experience each time you jump on its saddle.
The scooter’s compact dimensions and low weight help it move through the congested city streets without too much fuss and you also get a new liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC single engine with PGM-FI fuel injection.
The 125 cc unit generates a maximum power of 8.7kW at 8,500 rpm and 11 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. This power is kept in check by a V-Matic transmission. For enhanced efficiency, the new engine features Idling-Stop technology, which helps it delivers 25% more fuel efficiency compared to the previous model (133.9mpg).
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