Scooter Choices

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Scooter Choices


Had been talking with friends about new scooter choices in Thailand for some time & noticed that there was a general consensus that the new Honda Click 125i seemed to be the preferred choice from the mouths of "those who know". To quote Mr. Stokes "there's nothing quicker through traffic than a Click".

What makes this scooter interesting, is that it has a newly designed 125cc, fuel injected engine, which it shares with the new Honda PCX 125. I'm told that the Honda PCX 150 is basically the same engine but can't confirm that.

Price with spoked wheels is about 48,000 Bht, with the Mag wheels (tubeless tires) add about 4,000 Bht. I paid 51,000 Bht for this one with Mag wheels.
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The Vespa's in the same showroom are gorgeous, real class, with a price tag to match.

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This 287cc model (300cc) was 310,000 Bht!

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There are cheaper versions, the 125cc model is 89,000 bht

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The 150cc model is 109,000 bht

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Whatever the price, they reek of style

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I think Honda had to play catch up with the Yamaha Mio which has been a fuel injected 125cc for a number of years now.
Although the Click seems to be much more popular.
 
In cambo we have a click.. I am just to big for them.. Can feel it twisting and not staying rigid with me and a missus..

I really like the 300 gts Vespa in there in matte black.. At 300 k they are not so different from uk where the pull in 5 plus grand.. Very very nice..
 
The Vespa's in the same showroom are gorgeous, real class, with a price tag to match.

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This 287cc model (300cc) was 310,000 Bht!

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There are cheaper versions, the 125cc model is 89,000 bht

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The 150cc model is 109,000 bht

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Whatever the price, they reek of style

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Hi LivinLOS,

I was looking at them last week and was told by the salesman that they are assembled in Vietnam.
 
The cheap ones, the 125 and 150 LX I think they are, are made in vietnam.. The 250 and 300s are not, unsure if its euro italy or not but only know the large cc ones are not the viet ones.

I was wrong also, seems a 300 GTS is only about 4k GBP so it is still a heafty premium.
 
10" wheels though,not ideal for rough,pot holed roads.
 
Seems a bit small for a 200?

110 is mentioned on the price tag and vid.

12" wheels a bit on the small side but they might catch on with the Thais.
 
I think Honda had to play catch up with the Yamaha Mio which has been a fuel injected 125cc for a number of years now.
Although the Click seems to be much more popular.

The Click was FI way before the Mio was, which only got FI recently.
 
The Click was FI way before the Mio was, which only got FI recently.

Yes i agree,i had a 2006 Mio carb model that was a pig to start at times. But Mio went to FI and 125 at least 2 years ago.
 
Whats with Honda copying Yamahas designs in scooters all about?

First there was the Scoopy, a direct copy of the Fino and now this Zoomer is copying Yamahas TTX...

Shame on you Honda, you're designers must have a very easy job.

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Honda Zoomer:

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Sont really see that as much of a TTX copy, all small scoots have a similar sort of setup.

The zoomer has been around for years, with a huge customs scene in japan (google cutoms zoomer images for some really mad ones).. The design just looks like a modernization of the older zoomer to me.

Now if you want to talk about copying, check out the tiger 'street bomber' 150 compared to a zoomer.. Absolute design steal of the semi custom fat wheel ones.
 
Ah. I didn't realise there was an older one already but seems to me yamaha comes out with a sort of rugged / utility scooter and 6 months later Honda has one too. Anyway, Honda missed the boat with the Scoopy, Yamaha sold millions of Finos before Honda knocked one out....
 
My kind of scooter. i was being chased by to of my sportsbike riding mates in the hills of Genting.
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