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Indeed, as the first Javier pointed out on Friday and later explained 2stroke in the post in which he once again challenged you to guess the motorcycle that we had tested in Motorpasión Moto, it was a photo of a Honda Scoopy SH300i but as we will see throughout these days, it is not a model just out of the box since it has a series of small modifications that we will tell you about.
The Honda Scoopy SH300i It is included in the sector of so-called high-wheel scooters, which sacrifice load capacity in search of a increased stability on the road If we compare them with those that, for example, instead of mounting 16-inch wheels, they equip smaller 13-inch wheels. But of course, this smaller diameter allows them to be more agile in traffic. Will the Honda Scoopy SH300i play in both divisions at once? Let's see it.
Honda Scoopy SH300i: an old acquaintance
The Honda Scoopy SH300i It is an old acquaintance that has been on the market since 2006. Last year it was renewed both internally and externally. They were small details that served to update it and polish some of its details. For example, its engine received some internal improvements. It equips a single cylinder four-stroke with a liquid-cooled four-valve SOHC cylinder head of 279.1cc which allows you to obtain a power of 27 hp and a torque of 26.5 Nm.
Nevertheless, the Honda Scoopy SH300i tested was vitaminized since it equipped a slip-on type exhaust Akrapovic and a JCosta Evo 2 inverter With what its benefits clearly surpassed those of the series motorcycle, both in acceleration and in response and of course in a substantial improvement of the sound although without being at any time annoying neither for the driver nor for the rest of the road users.
Honda Scoopy SH300i: quality components
Before we dive into the test, let's take a quick look at the rest of the Honda Scoopy SH300i. In the renovation made last year, the straight and angular lines on the bodywork were expanded but also, the most observers will have seen that in the photos the tested motorcycle does not have either the rear rack or the trunk that Honda equips since last year. standard on their models to complement the gap under the seat. The intention is clear: a scooter can be sporty, even if it is not a Yamaha T-Max.
It has a flat platform but its steel tube chassis is very rigid and at no time did we notice during the test that it lost effectiveness. Like the suspensions. At the front, it mounts a telescopic fork with 35 and 102 mm travel bars, while at the rear, it relies on a 95 mm double shock absorber system and adjustable preload.
As an option, the Honda Scoopy SH300i it can equip ABS even though the unit tested did not have it. What he did have as standard is the Honda Combined Braking System (CBS) whereby, when we use the rear brake, braking is automatically applied to the front wheel as well, reducing the stopping distance.
The how the CBS system works on the Honda Scoopy SH300i It is very simple. At the front it is equipped with a three-piston Nissin caliper that bites into a 256 mm disc and behind a piston caliper on a disc of the same size as the front one. If we brake with the front, we only act on two of the pistons while if the brake we use is the rear, the pump sends hydraulic pressure to the rear caliper and to that third piston of the front caliper. If you look at the photos, you will see that two brake hoses arrive at the caliper instead of one, which would be the logical thing to do, and it is precisely so that the system can actualize in the way that I have described.
Regarding the tiresBoth front and rear have 16-inch aluminum wheels shod with Metzeler Feelfree tires, as you have said, in sizes 110/70 and 130/70 respectively.
Finally, let's talk about scorecard. It is completely analog except for a small digital screen that informs us of the total mileage, two partial ones and the hour. In the center, presiding over the frame, we have the speedometer and on the sides the engine temperature and the fuel level. Three indicator lights indicate faults in the oil pressure, the change of the same and problems in the engine in addition to the flashing light of the HISS anti-theft protection system when we have removed the key from the ignition.
Again the rain would accompany us during the two-day trial of the Honda Scoopy SH300i But this did not prevent us from drawing interesting conclusions that we will begin to tell you from tomorrow. To begin with, let's go loading the motorcycle with a good amount of boronas to distribute.