Making the SH150i better is no easy goal – it is one of Europe’s favourite scooters for a reason. But that was the job for Honda’s development engineers so more power, torque and fuel-efficiency from a new EURO5-compliant four-valve eSP+ engine was a good place to start. The addition of HSTC would also be a bonus for any owner’s peace of mind.
A redesigned frame frees up extra and ever-useful storage space (with the inclusion of a USB charger) and optimisation of the rear suspension geometry enhances comfort. And premium new bodywork and stylish front signature redefine yet reinforce the SH150i’s presence; all lighting is LED supported by crisply updated LCD instrumentation.
Five configurations will be on offer:
Standard SH150i without accessories
SH150i with Smart top box
SH150i with Smart top box, knuckle guards and windscreen
SH150i with standard top box
SH150i with standard top box, knuckle guards and windscreen.
The 2020 SH150i will be available in the following colour options:
Pearl Nightstar Black
Pearl Cool White
Timeless Gray Metallic
Pearl Splendor Red
Styling & Equipment
Contemporary re-style of signature flat-floored SH150i design
28L total underseat storage capacity
All lighting is LED with new LCD instrument display
Smooth and solid were the two words that led the design direction for the SH150i’s sleek, unified new body style, with the tension between the two reinforcing the SH’s premium presence. And its ‘face’ sets it apart – the headlight (almost an LED ‘H’, and now fairing-mounted) features a central main beam splitting dual dip beams, while position lights reside above on the handlebar nacelle.
It’s still very much an SH, so the elegant looks are matched to effortless practicality. The overall compactness, flat floor and upright riding position (essential for ease-of-use and visibility in busy town traffic) are conspicuous hallmarks of the SH look. Less obvious is the extra 10L storage space under the pillion seat that supplements the 18L of existing capacity capable of holding a full-face helmet. A USB charging point is also included.