Honda Reflex Motor Scooter Guide

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Honda NSS 250 ABS


The was introduced for 2001 and was sold by until 2007 in the USA and Canada. It was to replace Honda’s long and landmark scooter, the Helix. As would turn out, fans worldwide clamoured for the of that popular scooter, so USA ended up selling them side by side until

The Reflex remained basically over its seven year Honda did improve the alternator for to provide more power to run

Internationally the NSS250 was usually as the Forza and Jazz 250, they have sold a few so be careful when buying The Jazz name is particularly as Honda has also sold a car this name and other ( CHF50 in Canada)


The initially sold in two versions; (NSS250) and ABS (NSS250A). The Reflex was the scooter sold in North to offer ABS, so it was a big deal in 2001.

For 2004, Honda a ‘Sport’ version of the Reflex, the NSS250S. The Reflex Sport was available with ABS (code: so in total there were different versions of the Reflex. The added black rims, a windscreen, passenger backrest and a few bits (grab rail, side stand and bar ends).

California versions differed from the regular Reflex as emissions controls were


The Reflex offered a top speed of 75-80mph, which was fast for a 250cc scooter and the Reflex well suited for highway travel. Unlike maxi scooters, the Reflex most of the excellent

fuel you find in small to mid sized so you’ll typically achieve 65mpg in mixed driving.

The motor is a nice reliable cooled design. It’s not a leader (ie. no fuel or 4-valves) but it’s a rugged that is low stressed for a long life. The power output is much lower than a dirt bike, but it’s going to last much because of this.

On the downside, the Reflex has a fairly acceleration … spot 25-40mph. This is caused by the CVT a bit too ambitiously, so the remedy is simply to in lighter weights or remove of the weights from the variator. The approach is called the K-mod and can fix this … spot.

The variator actually uses heavier weights (31g on long ramps and three weights (21g) on short so the three lighter ones are the you want to remove. You can also in a Big Ruckus variator which is a bit design (all the ramps are the length). This variator 15-17g weights gives you a power profile although any of weight in the variator can have a but adverse affect to your top

The Big Ruckus (PS250) sold by from 2005-2006 also this motor with the so if you are looking for engine parts you can use Big Ruckus bits.

Design and Amenities

The Reflex is for the open road, so riders a nice package of convenience The underseat storage area is with room for two helmets and has a light. There’s also a sized glovebox that drink holders in the door and a cubby hole nearby.

The Honda Reflex holds the of being the first scooter to offer ABS brakes. These were optional every for the Reflex and they improved the already solid performance of the front and rear disc The parking brake is cleverly on the Reflex, with a neat and little pull handle to it.

The Reflex gauges provide a assortment of pertinent information. are four analog gauges for speed, tachometer, coolant and fuel. There’s also a LCD screen that provides the odometer and trip odometer.

not quite the video game you’ll find on the Aprilia 500. but it’s more adequate.

The suspension on the Reflex isn’t but it does a reasonable job. The suspension uses dual and the preload is adjustable (7 positions) so riders will be able to a nice setting. The front are pretty standard fare, but work well enough for the rider.


The Reflex very well as a smaller It has the power and brakes to handle on the highway and the storage capacity to longer trips feasible. to bigger (400-650cc) maxi’s, the will save you quite a bit on the gas

It’s not the best maxi for two up riding or for owners who enjoy interstate romps, but it’s a touring machine for riders reasonable expectations.

During its the main competitors to the Reflex Yamaha’s Morphous (2006 2008) and Kymco’s Grandvista 250 — 2011). Kymco has replaced the Grandvista with newer Downtown scooter comes in 200 and 300cc sizes. has always offered a strong of 250cc scoters, so the Xciting Yager/Frost 200 and Bet Win 250 are also worth a look at in this class.

Honda NSS 250 ABS

Piaggio also sells a of BV scooters from 200cc to with some of the smaller (200 — 350cc) well with the Reflex.

Of the mentioned competitors, only the 250 also offered ABS. The is most touring oriented of the with its mind boggling of storage spaces, while the 250 and Bet Win 250 are tops for value. The Reflex its place as one of the highest performers in the It’s one of the fastest 250 (top in the group and it offers solid and decent handling so it’s a fun in the curves.

It’s also for its size, which makes it enjoyable. Like any Honda, the is very well engineered and lasting.

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* Engine: MF04E 249cc, 4-…, SOHC, liquid single

* Power: 19hp @ RPM, 15.2 lbs/ft @ RPM

* Compression: 10.5:1

* Bore x 72.7 x 60.0 mm

* Fuel 30mm CV Carb with

* Ignition: Fully transistorized

* Dry 375 lbs (Regular) / 379 lbs (ABS)

* Seat 719 mm (28.3 inches)

* Wheelbase: mm (60.8 inches)

Honda NSS 250 ABS
Honda NSS 250 ABS


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