Zoom Zoom! I'm a Zoomer X

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I have the best wife.

    So we sold our Super Cubs back to the Honda dealer in Monterrey. Instead of changing all that money back in dollars, we just rolled it into a new scooter.

    We bought a 2016 Honda Zoomer X. It's a 110 cc air cooled engine that makes just about 9 HP. It has the idling stop feature that equips the Euro PCX - we don't get that option here in the US.

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  2. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    We rode all the way back to San Antonio

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  3. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I think it makes a nice addition to the garage

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  4. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    How far is that ride?

    I used to live in San Antonio and the driving was hectic. Can't imagine being on a slower bike like that, there.
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  5. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    It's 300 miles from Monterrey to San Antonio.

    The Zoomer X is faster than a Super Cub. Actually, I thought it was pretty much the same as a Grom.

    We left Monterrey at 8am and got home at 6pm. 10 hours total with 5 breaks the longest one being lunch in Laredo. The border crossing was super fast: we rode in between cars all the way to the top of the line.
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  6. Dabears

    Dabears Long Timer

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    Nice looking scooter! I assume these cant be tagged in the US since they aren't DOT approved. Do you tag them in Mexico or just ride them with no tag in TX?
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  7. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Long timer

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    WOW, just freaking WOW, do they have the cross cub in MX? That would be the bike I would want now... This zoomer is so freaking bad ass.... Honda... bring to US please!!!
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  8. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Thanks!

    They are fully registered in Mexico. That is the only way to cross the border. So same as the Super Cub, it has a license plate. That is pretty much all you need.
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  9. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    No Cross Cub in Mexico. They only imported the Super Cub in 2013 and 2014. We just sold ours. The owner of the Honda dealership liked my "Panda" Super Cub so much he is keeping it for himself.

    Honda might bring the Zoomer X as a replacement to the Ruckus? It's hard to tell. I wonder what the price would be too. A Ruckus retails at $2,650. A Zoomer X is about $2,000 OTD. The Zoomer X is a 110 cc and the Ruckus is just a 50 cc.

    I'll have to take a pic and a video of the Idling Stop feature on the Zoomer X. It's pretty awesome. I doubt we'll ever see this technology here in the US though.
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    wanna bECO Long timer

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    well, we have idle stop already.... just about every freaking golf cart in the world has it... but yeh, on a scoot, it would be pretty cool. I saw some internet video of how that works and I love it, but hard to tell if you just stalled out
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  11. The PacRat

    The PacRat I'm that other guy

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    That is REALLY COOL looking! Do you know what the top speed is? MPGs? Congrats - very nice.
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  12. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Not sure about the top speed yet. I saw 100 km/h on the speedo so that's shy of 60 mph. I hope it gets a little better as I add miles to it.
    I didn't really measure the mpg. I know it's over 100 mpg from riding but I don't have an exact figure yet. Honda quotes 148 mpg and I think they're way off the mark unless you stay at 40 mph or less.
    This thing is very close to a Grom in terms of specs.
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  13. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Been here awhile

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    I like that Zoomer X much more than the Grom. It looks better suited to my commuting route.
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  14. aguim

    aguim Been here awhile

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    This has to be the NICEST little scooter ever made. Also looks pretty simple to work on. I also LOVE
    its starter + idling stop feature. Plus it's a Honda, so will probly last forever. I am jealous.
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  15. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    That is awesome. Nice collection that you have in the garage.
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    jon_l Long timer

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    Nice going Cabanza. Great looking scooter.

    100km is 62, but of course the speedo is likely optimistic by a little. That sounds darn good for 110cc!
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  17. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    The Zoomer X has a tough little face

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  18. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    It now has 325 miles.

    I did an oil change this morning. The oil capacity is only 0.7 quart. I figured that since I ran it really hard it would be a good idea to change the oil before it gets to 600 miles. There were some metal flakes in the old oil and it looked pretty used already. Glad I went ahead and did the oil change.
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  19. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    The tank is located under the flat floor board. It contains 1.15 gal. Still good for at least 100 miles. I am going to start tracking my gas mileage on the next tank.

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  20. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    There is a small storage under the seat. It's big enough to fit my half helmet though.

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