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Old 08-12-2009, 02:54 AM   #61
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Hello,

I have been riding the SH300i around 3500km this summer (65km per day commuting), and sustained speeds over 100-120km/h is no problem at all (if you don't mind the wind noise...). I was mostly impressed with the acceleration which leaves cars always far behind after stopping at red lights.

At least I am very happy about spending the additional money on the Honda. I was looking at Piaggio and Gilera as well.

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Old 08-12-2009, 02:56 AM   #62
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Can I ask how you are getting on with the sh300i Paul, I am also from Wolverhampton and have just sold my SV650 because I started to struggle in the traffic.

What is mid range like? Do you struggle on A roads 60mph ish or is there still a fair bit left?

Sorry for bumping an old thread but I am considering one of these and they are not cheap and would like an honest opinion from someone who has ridden motorcycles.

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Hi Darren. Small word eh?

Mid range is fine. Had it up to an indicated 85 and it still felt sharp. The Givi screen is a boon in our bloody wet weather. It's fairly light and nimble, but surefooted and stops great. All in all a great scoot. It is pricey and Honda are putting their prices up again in September - so if you fancy one, and can't land a good used one...

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Old 08-12-2009, 04:26 AM   #63
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Hi Darren. Small word eh?

Mid range is fine. Had it up to an indicated 85 and it still felt sharp. The Givi screen is a boon in our bloody wet weather. It's fairly light and nimble, but surefooted and stops great. All in all a great scoot. It is pricey and Honda are putting their prices up again in September - so if you fancy one, and can't land a good used one...

All the best.

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Thanks Paul and yeah very small world hopefully once I get the Honda I will see you on the road. Regarding the price increase, I was told the same buy a dealer but put it down to them trying the hard sell thanks for the warning.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:19 AM   #64
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Seems the 300 cc scooter is the perfect size to stay ahead of cars and out accelerate them when needed.. the SH150 sells for $5000CAD here..

Thanks for your review.. hoping Honda will see fit to bring it here too.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:15 AM   #65
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Some shots of the handguards for Igniter...

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Old 08-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #66
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..plus mounting points that mount the screen and hanguards. These came with my screen kit and secure to the mirrors..

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Old 08-15-2009, 08:18 AM   #67
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..and the handguard mounted to the mount.

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Old 08-16-2009, 08:46 AM   #68
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SH300 review

Hello,

Here is another review:
http://www.scootersales.com.au/News-...da-sh300i.aspx

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Old 08-16-2009, 09:26 AM   #69
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:49 AM   #70
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That Australian review has the price at $8990.AU, that's about $7500.US.
A Vespa Super 300 is $6200.US

Both are expensive, the Honda is outrageous. There will never be a commuter scooter worth $7500. to me. For style and panache, there is NO contest and the Honda, as good as it probably is, still looks like every other plastic covered creature from the orient.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:40 AM   #71
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I've decided this is the PERFECT scooter (for me),
but if the SH150 (here in the States) is fetching over $5,000 otd,

I can only IMAGINE how much they would be asking for na SH300 if sold state-side!

(In other words, not QUITE perfect for me.....)
I'm with you on this one. Why bother with a $5000 150 if you can get a $4000 Kymco 175? (Yager 200i, discs F/R, injected, liquid, AND a 3 gallon tank, AND a 2 year warranty). I'd rather spend a little bit more and get an extra 150cc's in the form of a Citicom 300i, are you kidding, honda?

Or even a SYM HD200 would be a suitable option for significantly less. After all, I think most people ride scoots for conveinience, economy and fun... at least I do. I just bought a lightly used Genuine Blur 150 (I'm anxiously awaiting the Blur 220i) and for it's intended purpose, you simply can't buy a better scoot for the money. It's the only scoot with a "flux capacitor" instead of a single or double pogo-stick shocks.

As for a 300cc.... what do you think honda would charge? Let's see, since 150+150=300, they'd probably justify pricing them at $10,000.
I'd rather get a SYM Citicom 300i (after all, SYM has been making engines for hondas since the early '60s), plus you'd get a 2 year warranty. I'd like to see ANY of the big 3 offer that sometime soon. Or wait a little while for Genuine's rumored 300cc "touring scoot" and get 2 years of roadside to go along with a 2 year warranty.

If I'm going to spend large on a scoot, it'd have to be a Vespa 300 Super or a GTV . . .

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:23 AM   #72
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Update on Givi Screen, please

Hi Paul
A little while ago you fitted the Givi screen. Now that you have had some time to trial it.. what are your thoughts? Are you still happy with it? Have you cut it down at all? What'sit like with headlights at night? There are two sizes available; did you get the taller, or smaller?
Have just ordered an SH300i after a few years on four wheels.
Insurance quotes are interesting! Quotes varying from under 400 to over 1300!!! (London; no 'no-claims' having not ridden for sometime etc..).
Next decision: helmets. Where do you start?! I went for the Arai open-face SZ/F, which doesn't seem to have changed in the ten years since I last biked, apart from a couple of air vents. Expensive!
Next stop: Locks..
Thanks for the thread and also to the other contributors.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:43 PM   #73
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Hi mate. The Givi screen is superb. Much better than the Honda one and cheaper. Too be honest it feels a bit claustrophobic in the warm weather, but should pan out in the winter.
As for the kit - i have an Arai and a Shoei RX7. The Shoei is quieter. Both are full face.
Locks. Try Abus Granit. Anything long enough to loop round the wheel and something stationary.
The insurance quotes are truly scary....

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:55 PM   #74
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Thanks for the feedback. Delivery next Wednesday and have ordered the Givi.
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Good news and good luck!
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