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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Fun, efficient and compact the Honda SH Mode is a great choice for all those looking for a daily city commuter.
The scooter features an elegant design language, plenty of useful storage place and plush suspensions which can deal well with small potholes. You’ll be happy to know that the Honda SH Mode is also offered with standard Combined Braking System (CBS) which plays a major role in keeping your ride as safe as possible.
The Honda SH Mode is propelled by a 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, 2-valve engine which is fueled by a 5.5 liter fuel tank. The engine generates a maximum output of 8.4kW at 8500 rpm and 12Nm at 5000 rpm.
Other features include an automatic centrifugal dry clutch, under bone frame and idling stop.
The Honda SH Mode can be yours for no less than €2,909.
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Honda’s scooters are among the most reliable models available on today’s market and the Wave 110i makes no exception. Powered by an efficient 109.1 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single-cylinder engine with PGM-FI the Honda Wave 110i can deal great with the requirements of city traffic.
In terms of power, the engine puts out 6.28kW at 7,500 rpm and 8.65 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine’s power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a 4 speed transmission and is fueled by a relatively generous 3.7 liters fuel tank.
The user-friendly engine is mounted in a tough and compact frame with a chassis geometry that was designed with maneuverability and agility in mind.
Other features offered by the Honda Wave 110i include 17in wheels and front disc brakes.
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The Honda S-Wing 125 was especially designed o reward you with a comfortable ride and great stability. It features an ergonomic construction, a modern style and is fitted with a wide range of state of the art technologies.
Talking about technologies, at its heart sits a 125 cc, liquid - cooled, 4 - stroke, SOHC, single cylinder engine with PGM-FI. In terms of power the unit generates a maximum output of 9.7 kW at 9,000 rpm and 11.1 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine needs to deal with a weight of 156 kg and is mated on a V-Matic transmission.
You also get a 9.4 liters fuel tank, 134 mm of ground clearance and triple spoke cast aluminum wheels.
The Honda S-Wing 125 is offered with a starting price of € 4.991.
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Meet the Honda Silver Wing, a stylish maxi scooter that can deal great both with the city streets and the open road.
It is powered by a 582 cc, liquid - cooled, 4 - stroke, 4 - valve DOHC, parallel-twin, fuel injected engine which delivers a maximum power of 37 KW at 7,000 rpm and 54Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine’s power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a V-Matic transmission.
As far as suspensions are concerned, the Honda Silver Wing rides on 41mm front telescopic forks (120mm Axle Travel) and rear dual conventional dampers with 5-step spring preload adjustment (115mm axle travel).
Other features worthy of being mentioned include Honda’s Ignition Security System, a Combined Antilock Brake System, and the company’s Evolutional Catalysing System.
The Honda Silver Wing is offered with a base price of €8.735.
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The Honda NC750 Integra is the perfect compromise between a scooter and a motorcycle. It features plenty of storage places, an ergonomic riding position and great fuel consumption.
At its heart sits a 745 cc, liquid - cooled, 4 - stroke, 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder engine with PGM-FI Electronic Fuel Injection. The engine is mated on a six speed dual clutch transmission which delivers a fuel consumption of 28.9km/L.
In terms of power, the engine delivers a maximum output of 40.3 kW at 6,250 rpm and 68 Nm at 4,750 rpm.
The bike rides on a pair of multi-spoke cast aluminium wheels which are wrapped in 160/60-ZR17M/C (69W) rear and 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W) front tires.
As far as prices are concerned, the Honda NC 750 Integra can be yours for no less than €9.734.
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The Honda Integra blurs the line between scooters and motorcycles being a perfect blend between them.
Featuring a feet-forward riding position, a tall windscreen and a sporty style, the Honda Integra offers great ride and handling performances.
Among the features offered by the Honda Integra you’ll find an innovative Dual Clutch Transmission, Honda’s Ignition Security System and a Combined Antilock Brake System (C-ABS).
The Honda Integra is powered by a 670 cc, liquid-cooled, 4 - stroke, 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder engine with PGM-FI which is fueled by a 14.1 litres fuel tank.
The engine cranks out a maximum power of 62 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm and 38.1kW at 6,250 rpm. As far as efficiency is concerned the engine delivers a fuel consumption of 17.3 M/L (78.6 Mpg).
The Honda Integra is offered with a starting price of €9.609.
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With its interesting mix of styles, the Honda Ruckus is without a doubt one of the most intriguing scooters available on the market today. Its stripped down look, the fat tires (120/90-10 front and 130/90-10 rear) and the fancy twin headlight give it a fairly unique appearance.
The 2014 Honda Ruckus weighs only 194 Pounds is powered by a 49 cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, four stroke engine which is kept in leash by an automatic V-belt transmission. The engine is fueled by a pretty generous 1.3 Gallons fuel tank and delivers a fuel consumption of 114 mpg. You also get a convenient electric starter, which helps you fire up the engine in no time, regardless of the weather conditions.
As far as colors are concerned, the 2014 Honda Ruckus is available in either White/Red or Black and comes with one year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty.
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The 2014 Honda Metropolitan was built with efficiency in mind and thanks to its compact dimensions it is also able to deal great with congested traffic situations, so it’s a great partner for riding through the city.
At the heart of the 2014 Honda Metropolitan lies a 49 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with PGM-FI fuel injection. The engine is mated to an automatic V-belt transmission and delivers a fuel consumption of up to 100 MPG. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the 49cc unit is fed by a 1.2 gallons fuel tank.
Jump on board and you’ll be welcomed by a comfy saddle, an ergonomically designed handlebar with a modern instrument panel and 22 liters of lockable storage capacity (beneath the seat).
The ride quality is kept in leash by a front twin-downtube fork (2.1 inches of wheel travel) and a rear single shock absorber (2.3 inches of wheel travel).
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Meet the 2014 Honda Forza, a modern scooter built with comfort, agility and practicality in mind. The new 2014 Honda Forza has the capacity to carry up to two people and is propelled by a 279cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, SOHC, four stroke engine which is controlled by a convenient automatic transmission.
For enhanced comfort, the scooter’s engine is mounted low into the frame and comes with a lower link that minimizes vibration and dampens jarring bumps.
You also get a set of plush suspensions that consist of a front 35 mm telescopic fork (3.7 inches of wheel travel) and a twin rear shock (3.8 inches travel).
The 2014 Honda Forza is offered in two versions, namely the base model and the ABS model. The first comes with a price tag of $5,599, while the latter can be yours for $6,099.
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The Honda Aviator is a no-nonsense scooter that has a lot to love. Despite its small displacement engine, the Honda Aviator comes with a pretty sporty design language and we especially like the sweptback front lights.
Once on board you are met by a handy handlebar fitted with easy to read controls and a pretty spacious seat which is combined with a set of roomy foot rests. Needless to say, that the riding position is of course, upright and comfortable.
The Honda Aviator is powered by a fuel efficient air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder, OHC engine with a displacement of 109cc. Fire up the engine and you’ll be rewarded with a maximum power of 6 Kw (8 bhp) at 7000 rpm and 8.77 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. To offer a hassle free riding experience, the scooter was fitted with a smooth V matic transmission.
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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.
Honda’s vehicles are considered among the most reliable from the streets and its scooters make no exception, as they come with a flawless built quality and top notch reliability.
One of the most efficient scooters developed by the Japanese manufacturer is the Honda Dio 110, a compact model especially developed for the congested streets of the city.
This tiny scooter is propelled by a 109.00 ccm (6.65 cubic inches), single cylinder, four-stroke engine which is mated on a modern automatic transmission. Fire up the engine and it will reward you with a maximum output of 8.00 HP (5.8 kW) at 7500 RPM and 8.66 Nm (6.4 ft.lbs) of torque at 5500 RPM.
The engine is mounted on an underbone type frame and the suspensions are spring loaded hydraulic type.
As far as stopping power is assured, the Honda Dio 110 comes with front and rear drum brakes.
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