Review of the Honda SH150i Motor Scooter

by Jimmy
(Portage, MI, USA)



I have owned this scooter for about 5 months. I bought it new from a registered Honda Dealer. I paid $1000 less than retail, I think because it is a 2010 model and I bought it in the summer of 2011.

It came all set up, fueled, and ready to ride. They only thing the dealer forgot to check was air pressure in the tires which was only 10 0r 12 lbs instead of the needed 26 lbs. Once it was aired up it performed flawlessly. Check those tire pressures! They are really important.

I am a big guy (240 lbs) and this 153cc scooter really scoots! I have no trouble winding it up to 55mph as fast as any normal passenger auto. It is fairly smooth but it does react to road bumps a little more than I would like.

I have owned big bikes (750K Honda and 850 Norton) in the past and I was afraid this might be a dog. I was surprised by how much power it has especially in city traffic. I do not ride it on the freeway but it is freeway legal in Michigan.

I do ride double with my wife once in a while but for the most part I ride it alone. I have added a trunk box which I bought on eBay. I had to drill the rear rack to make it fit, but once installed it holds my helmet and gear or a full bag of groceries.

It is a pleasant ride, very economical (I get about 80MPG). I am limited to one parking space at my condo and the scooter and my Ford will both fit in one parking place.

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Oct 31, 2015
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It's vitally important to check everything before buying the scooter. Thank you for pointing out this small detail!

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