The Honda Scoopy scooter is already on sale in the U.S market under the ‘Metropolitan’ nameplate.
If launched in India, the Honda Scoopy will be positioned against the Yamaha Fascino and Vespa.
Honda Two Wheelers has always been secretive about its India product strategy. While the two wheeler manufacturer hasn’t revealed its plan to launch a 110cc scooter, rumours related to one such product have been roaming around for months. The rumour is again picking up steam with a new report suggesting that the Japanese two wheeler maker might bring in the all-new Honda Scoopy scooter in the Indian market. Said to be patented for India, this new automatic scooter will be positioned against the Yamaha Fascino and Vespa.
Honda regularly file patents for different products, but not all of them make into production. So there is no clarity on the ‘Scoopy’ as well as the company hasn’t made any official announcement. The Honda Scoopy scooter is already on sale in the U.S market under the ‘Metropolitan’ nameplate. It’s also available in the Indonesian market as Scoopy.
While the Indonesian-spec Honda Scoopy comes with a 108.2 cc engine making power worth 8.9bhp and 9.4 Nm of torque, the India-spec version (if launched) might house a 109.19cc carburetted motor. The same powertrain is already utilized for the 2017 Honda Activa 4G.
The global model comes with fuel injection technology. Though, it will have a carburetted powertrain if it launches in India. Paired to a V-matic gearbox, this BS4-compliant mill generates a top power of 8bhp and 9Nm of torque. Word also has it that Honda might use 125cc engine from the new Activa 125 to power the Scoopy. If this happens, the new Honda automatic scooter will be more competent than its rivals – Vespa and Fasicno.
Coming to the features, the all-new Honda Scoopy (Indonesian-spec) features LED projector headlamp, parking brake and Idling stop system. Priced at IDR 17,800,000 (on-road Jakarta), this automatic scooter is being offered in five colour options – White, Red, Yellow, Black and Pink.