2010 Honda SH150i Scooter Review — Motorcycle USA

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2010 Honda SH150i Review

Who said economical can’t be fun? It is when at the controls of the $4499 2010 SH150i scooter.

With the of owning a car or motorcycle creeping every year, affordable, and economical transportation is becoming necessary. And for those looking for a to meet these prerequisites, one needs to look at the 2010 SH150i scooter.

Although the is new here in the States, folks in Europe have been it for the last few years. In fact, in it’s currently the best-selling not just in Honda’s line-up but in the entire scooter segment.

the Honda scooter line, the is slotted in between the interstate capabilities of the Honda Silver and the inner city aptitude of the Honda Elite. It’s for a person looking for a transportation that can keep pace other motorized traffic, in the sprawled expanse of the suburbs or the jungle of the city.

Powering mid-sized scoot is a fuel 153cc single-cylinder 4-… It benefits from many of modern engine tuning including an overhead camshaft, and fuel-injection. It’s mated to an transmission, which makes to your destination literally as as twisting your wrist.

Turn the key, grab brake lever, prod the button and the engine zips up with about as much as grandma’s sewing machine. No about it, this Honda is one quiet machine and it stays way regardless – be it idling at a stop or zipping around at full

In terms of acceleration, whether you in the throttle gently or slam it the SH150i accelerates the same. power comes on softly, right around 10 mph, you can it advance with a tad more yet it always smooth and never intimidating.

A 153cc 4-Stroke engine propels the SH150i to around 65 mph on flat ground.

it won’t win any drag races a driver with a lead you might surprise the SUV commander to you. In fact, unless on their game, the little SH usually getaway first. It until around 40 mph that neighbor in the 4000 pound has gathered enough steam to

On level road with 180-pound pilot, the SH will to right around 65 mph in roughly 15 without a hint of vibration. Add a downgrade and speed increases 10 mph. This makes it enough for use on the freeway. Even at speed the rear view deliver a decent buzz-free of what’s happening behind plus the scooter tracks without a hint of instability.

the SH manages to muster a minimum of 60 And unlike other mid-sized we’ve tested, it actually as you climb up. At speed wind effects are minimal, however, a accessory windscreen is still for purchase.

Since scooters with an automatic transmission negligible engine braking, important to have effective and we’re pleased to report this is just another of the SH. Up front it uses a single disc which gets by a twin-piston caliper hydraulically with the right hand The rear wheel is controlled via a reactive drum-style brake Honda’s Combined Braking (CBS) in which the rear is linked to the front.

What this means is whenever the left-hand side lever is pressed the scooter applies the front brake. when the rider squeezes the brake lever it only the front brake without any effect.

Grab the left lever (combined rear/front effect) by itself and stopping isn’t that impressive, but is to just using the rear on a typical motorcycle. One plus of the is that even if you panic and tug the all the way to the bar (as long as the road is dry) you almost no chance of locking up wheel thereby allowing you to forward control.

A 220mm is pinched by a twin-piston caliper is hydraulically operated via a right-hand

Squeeze the front brake however, and you’ll observe how effective it is at slowing you even top speed. Squeeze both together and stopping distances is further thus becoming the method for ensuring quick, stops.

Average sized riders appreciate how much room is while seated and even my tall frame wasn’t at the controls of the SH. Also the distance the rider and the handlebars is short, translates into a very riding position with elbows resting to the side

There is also a sensible of leg room and some cleverly cargo hooks built the firewall to allow storage of say a bag, or whatever else you be lugging around. Additional for a half-helmet is available underneath the accessed by turning the ignition key A $268.95 rear trunk accessory adds even storage capacity.

In spite of over 300 lbs, this it is very easy to lift up and off its center stand. Due to the way in which a powertrain is mounted in the chassis its is carried low, which make it feel balanced. The also changes direction with very little effort. It also feels allowing you to slice right city traffic.

In fact, through a crowded street, you’d be hard to find a vehicle that can get traffic faster than Honda scoot.

Typically suspension errs on the soft and the SH150i continues the trend. ends of the machine offer 3-inches of travel and do an admirable job of the effects of rolling over pavement or a series of raised markers. Its soft wide also helps mitigate of a rough road.

One of the best of the SH150i is the ability to comfortably two-up.

Overall fit and finish is on par its $4499 price tag. All of its are placed logically and are simple to without taking your off the road. We also appreciated its dash display which a swept analog-style speedometer optimistically reads up to 100 mph), a and engine coolant temperature odometer, trip meter and clock.

General warning for the turn signals and headlight beam are laid above and it features a nifty oil-change light, so you’ll know it’s time for service.

We’re really impressed Honda’s new scooter and after some time at its controls our question is why it took Honda so to bring it here to the States. If looking for an easy, affordable that can truly keep up the Jones, the SH150i is it.

Watch the USA take on the new Honda scooter in the Honda Review Video .

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