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Old 03-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #121
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That was the new price 2 years ago They're 4538 over here now so that makes them about $7400. How does that price compare to other scoots in the US?

That sounds much more realistic. It is okay compared to other scoots here, but not as enchanting as the price you paid!

The Basic Burgman 400 retails for $6,599 minus the $1,000 off Suzuki is offering right now. So it is $5,599 before all the dealer feas.

Honda doesn't offer a 300-400 cc scooter right now, actually this year the SH150i was cut along with the Elite 110. So we only have the PCX, Ruckus, met, and Silverwing. The PCX is an okay price, but the rest are a little over priced.

Actually right now Kymco is offering the Downtown 300i for $5,599. Its also a great scooter as far as I hear. I am going to be looking into a used Burgman 400 in the future myself.

Honda has lots of cash to play with in the bike market because of their car market. If they sold 0 bikes they could move on business wise. I guarantee if they brought the 300 here, gave it the price you paid for your, and advertised it they'd hit a jackpot in the scooter market, but not that they'd care.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #122
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I'd like to see Honda will bring the SH300i into the US. It seems to check off all the boxes on my wishlist as an ideal scoot. I like the trim size and 16" wheels of my 'Beo 150, but certainly would like more power on the freeway. I can keep up, but am topped out with little extra power for any evasive manuevers - sort of makes me feel vulnerable. I also want to be able to climb hills on the freeway or fast highways and not slow down.

16" wheels are a biggy for me. The comparible Sym Citycom and Kymco People GTi300 (which also isn't sold in the US) just don't quite stack up to what I have read about the SH300i in terms of power, speed, brakes, and weight.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:35 AM   #123
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This is our Sh 300 used daily all year round fitted with a new adjustable windscreen.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:20 PM   #124
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very nice Albi

very nice indeed
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:12 AM   #125
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Bloody jinx, this forum!

Not 2 days since joining and posting a picture of my pride and joy, this happens:



Coming along on the outside of stationary traffic and the blue Merc van in the picture decides to suddenly swing our from the traffic and knocks me right off. The replacement panels, screen and levers are going to cost 467.. At least the driver admitted liability, doesn't want to go through his insurance and is bringing the cash round to me next Tuesday. He says. We'll see. He'll get a bit of this if he's messing me about.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:37 AM   #126
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That sucks... are you OK?
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:48 AM   #127
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Get well soon!

Howdy,

Steve: I hope you injuries are minor and your hospital's nurses pretty. Get well soon!
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #128
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I like the SH300i too. From the specs and reviews it looks like the perfect scooter for what I want. Unfortunately Honda will never bring it to the States since they can't keep up with demand in Europe and wouldn't want to "canibalize" their US line. The scooter market is miniscule in the US, ...
Chupa -
Good info that I didn't know. If they can't keep up with demand in Europe, it will never get here.

We MIGHT have a shot if they increase production -- maybe.

As several of you have pointed out - the US is a tiny part of the world market for scooters. The producers just can't afford to spend much time on us. Sad but true.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #129
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Bloody jinx, this forum!

Not 2 days since joining and posting a picture of my pride and joy, this happens:

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panels and parts can be replaced

here's hoping you are OK

stay well
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:04 PM   #130
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All.

Thanks. Just a few grazes on my shins and a bruise on my hip.

I was just lucky no traffic was coming the other way but then again, if there was, the van driver wouldn't have swung out into oncomng traffic!
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:59 PM   #131
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Man, that sucks! I'm very glad your okay, and I hope that damn van driver pays for the damage! Scooters are underestimated on the road, especially their speed!
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:32 AM   #132
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Well he's just been round and paid up in cash so all's well......
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:47 AM   #133
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US SH300i Availability

I'd like to replace my Silver Wing with something lighter, more economical and better handling with "big" wheels to better deal with rough pavement and pot holes. The SH300i appears to be the best alternative currently in production. Thus, I have written American Honda and asked them to bring the SH300i ABS model to the US market.

If anyone else actually wants one here in the USA, I suggest you write also. Just bitching on this web site won't get the job done.

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:52 AM   #134
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...Honda doesn't offer a 300-400 cc scooter right now, actually this year the SH150i was cut along with the Elite 110...
Was the SH150i actually "cut" for good or is this another case of Honda just not or not yet releasing a 2011 model or putting it off for a 2012 model until they get through the back log of older ones sitting on dealer floors? They've done this before with scooters like the Ruckus.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:03 AM   #135
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Big Albi

What fitting kit did you use to fit those Givi panniers to the bike?

Inquiring minds want to know!

TIA,

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