Honda’s Scoopy is a neo-retro scooter that is available in various South East Asian nations. It has even been patented in India, where Honda may be considering releasing Scoopy. Honda has already upgraded the Scoopy scooter for the 2023 model year with new features and colour options.
Honda Scoopy is on its fifth generation in Indonesia. It is available in four different trims: Sporty, Fashion, Prestige, and Stylish. The design of the Honda Scoopy is its key selling point. Particularly towards the front, where a huge headlight assembly is located on the apron.
Honda Scoopy Debuts in 2023
Scoopy scooter comprises of a big projector unit held in an oval case, similar to a gem. Turn indicators are fashioned like water droplets that encircle the headlight assembly. A little projecting portion on top of this apron houses Scoopy’s instrument console. The round ORVMs add to the overall retro feel. Behind this apron is a storage space with a smartphone USB charger.
It gets Honda’s new smart key, which debuted in India with the top-spec Activa. The side body panels are reminiscent of vintage scooters and mix in well with the overall look of the Honda Scoopy. The 2023 Honda Scoopy is available in eight different colours.
Honda offers contrasting seat, floorboard, apron plastic, and side body panel decals in dual-tone hues. Turn indicators engulfing a circular tail light housing are similar to those seen in the front. The rear grab bar is also well-designed and blends with the seat shape. The chrome-finished exhaust heat guard completes the classic look.
Engine of Honda Scoopy scooter
The Honda Scoopy scooter is powered by a 109.5 cc single-cylinder engine, which is similar to the one found on the Activa 6G in India. Scoopy produces 9 horsepower and 9.3 Nm of torque since it is EURO 3 pollution compliant rather than EURO 6 (equivalent to BS6 in India). The Activa 6G has a power output of 7.68 bhp and a torque output of 8.84 Nm.
The Honda Scoopy’s componentry is extremely similar to that of the Activa. Front telescopic forks, single shock absorber in the back, single-sided swingarm, 12″ to 14″ wheels, swingarm-mounted engine, and other features. Honda Scoopy gets front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Scoopy weights 95 kg with 4.5L of petrol in the tank. Scoopy now has Smart Key, a technology that was recently introduced in India with the new Honda Activa.
Honda offers a premium scooter in the form of the Grazia. Honda Grazia sold barely more over 2.5K units in December 2022, whereas Activa sold 175K units. Honda’s luxury scooter offering in India has to be more refined and dramatic. Something the Honda Scoopy retro scooter has plenty of. We hope Honda considers replacing Grazia with this in India.