By integrating a clever system of deactivation of the engine into the stop, an ABS of origin and a trunk able to contain a crash helmet, the version 2013 of Honda SH 125i cumulative the assets to rise with the row of ideal urban scooter.
In the small family of the scooters large wheels, Honda SH 125i 2013 fact appears of reference. Better European sale all rolled confused, one sees his discrete silhouette with the corners of each European large capital, such Madrid, London or Rome, place of our test. In France, the user was sulky still his absence of true trunk and his lack of protection.
Today, its capacity to so overall protect you from the bad weather is still not its fort (the large windshield remains an option), the throw weight is not any more one obstacle: the Honda SH 125i 2013 is from now on able to transport integral under its saddle.
It also benefits from a new frame (more open to let pass the helmet), new careen-ages with the particularly neat assembly, of one (too much small) arrangement in the apron as well as new more readable instrumentation and from now on supplements (watch, gauge, double trip).
There side motorization, the Honda SH 125i passes still a great course while inheriting the mechanics of Honda PCX. This small engine of 12 ch, cooled by water, is rather voluntary and makes it possible to rather quickly reach 120 km/h with the meter.
It is also, by far, most sober of the market (2.3 l/100km checked) thanks to its system of deactivation signal intelligence to the stop which makes it possible to lower the consumption from approximately 7% in urban cycle…
Only disadvantage with this system “start and stop”: the light shift (1/2 dryness) between the restarting and “takeoff” with the fire of the machine. In a hurry will be able however to disconnect it. One will regret also the absence of kick, however available on the versions dedicated to the Asian market.
Always also fine and light, the Honda SH 125i 2013 remains a reference in term of handiness. Being played of the bumps of the road with its large wheels, it benefits from adjustable suspensions of good invoice (5 notches against 3 before) and of a brake not coupled, but having an effective ABS and little interventionist resulting from the SH 300.
What to spin good progress through the city, in a relative comfort, the saddle being well cut and the position of control optimized even for largest (E) S. only the feet of the drivers will suffer of a certain lack of space, passed classic 42. Lastly, at the time to park it, a new side crutch will facilitate the spot, even if the power station remains easy to unfold.
Easy and pleasant the use, equipped particularly well and cash among the most sparing machines with the market, Honda SH 125i 2013 allows surveying the city effectively all while being made forget. Sold 3290 Euros, it is even rather cheap… What to satisfy many French users.
Our test in the middle of Rome enabled us to check the agility of new Honda SH 125i 2013 in the traffic, like its low fuel consumption: 2.3 liters were enough to buckle 100 km with good progress.