Scooters are meant to be convenient, versatile and fun. The Honda Zoomer-X ticks all three boxes. Hence, it became an instant hit immediately after its initial launch. Powered by a modest 108 cc air-cooled, single cylinder four stroke engine, it packs a reasonable amount of punch ( 6.14 kw@8000 rpm and 8.58 Nm@6500 rpm) as far as city commuting is concerned. Its continuously variable transmission (CVT) offers virtually effortless riding so you can pay more attention on the road ahead.
Like its predecessor, the Honda Ruckus/Zoomer, the Zoomer-X features an underseat rack instead of an enclosed compartment. This allows cargo space to be more flexible, enabling you to carry unconventional items ( like a skateboard or an umbrella) under the seat. Also, it fits a full face helmet, which is more than i can say about most under seat compartments of most scooters these days. One has to be mindful, though, when storing valuable items and electronic gadgets because you be leaving them exposed to theft and the natural elements. After-market accessories are available to solve this issue.
The Zoomer-X offers superb handling as the center of gravity is lowered by placing the 4.4 liter fuel tank under the floorboard. The wide handle bar and raised grips also gives the rider good steering leverage. The meaty 100/90 (front) and 110/90 (rear) 12-inch tires inspire confidence when riding on various road conditions. An inverted front fork and a rear mono shock keeps the Zoomer-X firmly planted on the road. The front disc/rear drum brake combination provide more than enough bite to put the 103 kilogram scooter to a halt.
Honda’s PGM-FI system ensures the engine fires up everytime and it also keeps operation at maximum efficiency. It is also more compatible to the ethanol-laced gasoline variants in the market today. As with most Honda scooters, the Zoomer-X is equipped with a parking brake lever and side-stand kill switch for added safety. If you come to think of it, the P89,900 price tag is easy to justify with all the features previously mentioned. To know more about the Honda Zoomer-X, visit www.hondaph.com.
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