Things to Know About Thailand’s New Scoopy!
In a market where scooters are preferred over motorcycles by the masses, the Scoopy from Honda is likely to enjoy a massive piece of the pie
First launched in 2010, Japanese manufacturer Honda has launched the Scoopy in Thailand. To capture the attention of the young commuters, Honda released an advertisement campaign entitled “Fun District” which showcased minute details about the brand-new fun scooter. Launched in several colours, the Scoopy in the advertisement was spotted with optional spoked and alloy wheels.
A SOHC, 110cc, fuel-injected powertrain which is tuned to produce a peak power of 9PS at 7,500rpm and a maximum torque figure of 9.3Nm at 5,500rpm powers the Scoopy scooter. Coupled with enhanced smart power (ESP), Scoopy’s performance is likely to get boosted. Not to forget, the Scoopy also features an ACG starter which helps the scooter to ignite with zero spluttering noise. There is another smart feature that has been added in the Scoopy to maximize fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emission.
The Scoopy is armed with an advanced idling stop system that stops the scooter automatically if it is found in an idling position for over three seconds. For example, if there is a red traffic signal, the scooter will automatically turn itself off when the rider stops speeding up. When the signal turns green, the rider will only have to twist the accelerator and the scooter will ignite again.
Moving to other features found on the Scoopy, the scooter from Honda is packed with features such as a USB port, smart keyless ignition, anti-theft alarm, brake lever lock, tubeless tyres and answer-back feature. To improve the stability of the scooter, Honda has included an all-new eSAF frame which is light in weight and offers better riding ergonomics. Not to forget, there is a side stand indicator as well.
The Scoopy offers large under-seat storage of 15.4 litre, which is ideal for those who often haul groceries from the local market. Below the ignition area, there is also a bottle holder along with a multi-functional hook above the floorboard. Another element new to the Scoopy is its larger fuel tank compared to the previous iterations. The new Scoopy offers a 4.2-litre fuel tank with a claimed range of 59 kilometres per litre.
Last but not least, the Scoopy is up against several scooters since the scootermarket in Honda is incredibly vast!