Simple, straightforward and affordable transport. Sometimes that is all a rider needs a scooter to be – good value in both purchase and ownership, convenient day-to-day and ultra-reliable in the long term. And those are the boxes that the Honda Vision has firmly ticked since its introduction to Europe in 2011.
Its robust, air-cooled simplicity holds strong appeal for both younger and older riders, as does its practicality and ease of use. And while it is affordable, the Vision has never made sacrifices on quality – it’s been built to last. For 2017 there is a brand new Vision. Assembled in Italy, the new machine stays close to its clear-cut first principles but is now more economical, makes more torque and features an updated chassis, styling and rider ergonomics.
The 17YM Vision features a 108cc air-cooled version of Honda’s water-cooled eSP (enhanced Smart Power) low friction engine, equipped with Idling Stop. It makes more torque where it’s most needed - off the bottom and through the middle of the rev range.
A complete re-styling brings sleek new bodywork; the riding position is roomier and pillion comfort has also been improved. Sturdier front forks and extra ground clearance enhance road holding on broken surfaces while CBS (Combined Braking System) provides ample and consistent stopping power from both brakes.
There’s still plenty of storage under the seat, which is now opened by a combination switch control that also operates the ignition.