One of Europe’s most popular scooters – and the market leader in 2018, with nearly 19,000 units sold – is practically a brand-new machine for 2020.
Sleek, restyled bodywork and a redesigned frame bring over 50% more storage space; revised rear geometry makes for a more comfortable ride. The new four-valve engine accelerates faster, is quicker at the top-end and returns greater fuel efficiency. It’s also EURO5 compliant and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) is now a standard fit.
Known for its value for money and trendy street presence; part of the million-selling SH family whose founding member, the SH50, went on sale in 1984, the four-stroke Honda SH125 first hit the market in Europe in 2001. Ever since, it has quietly and consistently gone about its mission to provide stylish, fun and fuss-free transport – becoming one of the continent’s favourites along the way.
Now, for 2020 the SH125i (manufactured at Honda’s Atessa factory in Italy) is effectively a brand-new scooter. Standing squarely on the shoulders of its forbears the new SH125i is faster, even more stylish, comfortable, convenient to use and as cost effective as ever to own and run. It could never be anything else – it is an SH, after all.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC single|
|Rear Suspension||Dual-damper unit swingarm|