2012/9/17   Specifications

Engine     Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC single      
Displacement 153cm3      
Bore x Stroke 58 x 57.9mm      
Compression Ratio 11: 1      
Max. Power Output 11kW (14,75 )/8,250min-1 (95/1/EC)      
Max. Torque 14Nm (1.427 kgm-10.32 lbs ft)/6,500min-1 (95/1/EC)      
Idling Speed 1,700min-1           
Oil Capacity 0.9litres          
Fuel System    
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection            
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.5litres      
Fuel Consumption 42km/l (without Idling Stop, WMTC mode** / 43.8km/l with Idling Stop, WMTC mode**)          
Electrical System    
Ignition System Digital transistorised with electronic advance      
Ignition Timing 12 BTDC (idle) ~ 65 BTDC (8,500min-1)      
Sparkplug Type CPR7EA-9 (NGK)      
Starter Electric      
Battery Capacity 12V/5AH      
ACG Output 343W          
Clutch Automatic; centrifugal      
Transmission Type V-Matic      
Belt Converter Ratios 2.68~0.82      
Final Drive V-belt          
Frame     Type Underbone; steel tube          
Chassis     Dimensions (LxWxH)   2,030 x 740 x 1,150mm      
Wheelbase 1,340mm      
Caster Angle 26       Trail 85mm       Seat Height 799mm      
Ground Clearance 145mm      
Kerb Weight 134kg (F: 51kg; R: 83kg), 
*135kg (F: 52kg; R: 83kg)      
Loaded Weight 316kg          
Suspension     Type Front   33mm telescopic fork, 89mm axle travel       Rear   Dual-damper unit swingarm, 83mm axle travel          
Wheels     Type Front   U-section 10 spoke cast aluminum           
Rear   U-section 10 spoke cast aluminum       Rim Size Front   16 x MT2.5      Rear   16 x MT2.75      
Tyre Size Front   100/80-16 (50P)       Rear   120/80-16 (60P)          
Brakes     Type Front   240mm x 4mm disk, three piston caliper (CBS) / two piston caliper (ABS)      
Rear   240mm x 5mm disk, single piston caliper           

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.  
*ABS version  
**Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2012/9/3       Production of both models - with new, lighter frame and new, more fuel efficient engine – to continue at Atessa, Italy.

     The new models, production of which will continue at Hondas Atessa facility in Italy, boast several new features:
     • New engine, known as eSP (enhanced Smart Power), incorporating a number of low friction technologies and Idling Stop, and offering outstanding fuel economy: 2.1 l/100 km (134 mpg Imperial) for 125cc and 2.28 l/100 km (129 mpg Imperial) for 150cc (WMTC mode figures).

     • The first Honda scooters to feature 16-inch wheels, a flat floor and under seat storage for a full-face helmet.
     • All-new design and new, lighter frame.
     • Side stand offered as standard.
     • ABS added as an option.

     The SH family began life in 1984 with the SH50. In its various incarnations - SH50, SH75, SH80, SH100, SH125, SH150 and SH300 - it has enjoyed great popularity ever since; in 2011, the SH125i and SH150i sold over 23,000 units between them across Europe.

    Comments: The PCX featured engine is a great advantage over any rival, at least for the time being.
     Its the first time that the ABS is provided on such a small engine capacity scooter, even as an optional. This is absolutely justified since scooters like these are used where the ABS is most necessary: on town-downtown rides.

     About a year ago, the Yamaha Xenter was introduced, featuring a new design approach to the scooter category. Judging by the photos, which is not the safest thing to do, someone would expect that because of the extensive changes performed, the  conservative appearance of the SH scooters would be changed even more.
     At the press release, the manufacturer says that these are the first Honda scooters to feature 16-inch wheels, a flat floor and under seat storage for a full-face helmet. Are there more to follow, even with greater engine capacity?