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PostSubject: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 09, 2012 6:32 pm

Is there a section for 125/150cc scooters?
Models include the SH125, @, Dylan,PC, S-Wing
In the cities they are now very popular.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 09, 2012 7:34 pm

Not sure but I think this is primarily a Silverwing forum. Someone can correct me if I am wrong...
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 10, 2012 11:56 am

I think the confussion comes from Honda in the U.K. sells a neat scooter called a S-Wing 125, it looks like a baby brother to the SWing 600, too bad they don't sell it here, it probably gets around 100 mpg. I think we should have a section for all sizes of SWing's. Ride Safe.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 11, 2012 12:16 pm

Honda sells a PCX in the US that comes in 125 and 150cc varieties. A friend of mine just got one (a 150) as his daily driver and his fuelly always show's he's getting in the high nineties, like 97.5 MPG.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 24, 2012 3:36 am

Just noticed this topic
Honda SWing 125cc...just a fantastic scooter. I cannot speak highly enough of it.I joined this SWing forum by mistake a couple of years ago when I thought a forum titled SWing was for my scooter (SWing is the name on my scooter body) which I had just bought....but to discover my error fairly quickly.
However I find reading about the "real" SWing interesting.
But the 125 cc version is just the perfect small engine Scooter....big body,comfortable for long travels, good acceleration, easy to maintain, 100 mls per gallon no matter how hard its ridden..just a great small engine scooter...great fun to ride....and a shame its not available in USA and Aussie. You would all like it.
Most people and bikers I speak to are surprised its only a 125cc as it looks larger .Not really useful for two up other than around town.

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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 24, 2012 5:14 am

What I find interesting, is the number of high mileage 125 S-Wings you find for sale, the bottom end of the engine was designed for a bigger engine, so it is capable of these high mileages.
So far nothing have gone wrong with the scoot, and I average about 23 miles per litre.
It has some good design points, a side opening seat and a side opening petrol flap, this allows you to fit a scooter bag on the tunnel and it does not get in the way of seat opening or petrol refills. Also has a 'curry hook' to hold the bag in place. The cost of a new belt is one 1/3rd the price of the big Swing.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 24, 2012 5:51 am

I had a test ride on a Swing 125 before I bought the SW600. It is indeed a sturdy build scooter, 'perfect' for around town use. But I went for it's big brother because at motorway speeds (60-70 mph) the 125 is revving 8500 - 10000 rpm...

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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 24, 2012 10:14 am

Indeed it likes to rev, but it's totally smooth and very quiet.
I'm going to do a long UK tour on it next year, DerekG, watch out for the little white Swan.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 24, 2012 10:29 am

I notice that the Honda PCX150 is no longer made in Japan. My wife's Metropolitan (2009) was but new ones are not. Is the 125 still made in Japan?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 24, 2012 12:04 pm

Nighthawk...we could start a subsection for S-Wing 125cc info/discussions!
Rodenbach is correct in that while the 125 will travel at 70mph and on motorways I feel that is thrashing the scooter a bit if over a longish journey...and being retired I prefer to avoid motorways and busy roads...so i bought a motolug trailer to allow me to more easily get to North and West Scotland and the Western Islands ( and perhaps even down South when I finish with Scotland ) where I can enjoy S-Wing travelling on quieter often single track roads
If you are coming North then consider the very North and dont miss out on Achiltibuie area...just north of Ullapool..magnificent stunning landscapes and just great fun quiet roads....or go Island hopping with MacBrayne ferries out of Oban.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 1:44 pm

robert wrote:
I think the confussion comes from Honda in the U.K. sells a neat scooter called a S-Wing 125, it looks like a baby brother to the SWing 600, too bad they don't sell it here, it probably gets around 100 mpg. I think we should have a section for all sizes of SWing's. Ride Safe.

I was poking around this morning and found this area of the forum. I had been thinking of getting a SWing but have talked myself out of it for one reason or another....long story short. I have now got my sights set on a Honda PCX 150. It will be just what I need, short highway trips and mostly in town driving for me anyway, not to mention the price difference between the SWing and PCX.
Now for my question I have quoted a previous reply and robert talked about a S-Wing 125 sold in the U.K., is this the same machine that is sold in the US as a PCX???
I guess I could look it up but someone here might know off hand.
Anyway, have a good day,
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 4:02 pm

derekg wrote:
Nighthawk...we could start a subsection for S-Wing 125cc info/discussions!

WHY?

This IS a Silver Wing (600cc) forum.

The S-Wing (125cc) is a different scooter altogether. It's ok to discuss other scooters in the relevant section but to suggest a sub forum/section. Nah - not a good idea. It would water down a good forum that has a good following of like minded riders globally!
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 18, 2013 4:58 am

I've taken onboard your comments. A sub section would be wrong.
It would be a pointless exercise, the 125 engines do seem bulletproof and simple to service, if, like me you are used to working on the bigger scoots.
I've come to the conclusion, that for UK touring, it will take me anywhere.
Planning for a Scotland trip now, before the Midges wake up.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 18, 2013 8:27 am

nighthawk250 wrote:
I've taken onboard your comments. A sub section would be wrong.
It would be a pointless exercise, the 125 engines do seem bulletproof and simple to service, if, like me you are used to working on the bigger scoots.
I've come to the conclusion, that for UK touring, it will take me anywhere.
Planning for a Scotland trip now, before the Midges wake up.


NH250, don't forget my comments are mine and mine alone. Many others may think differently!
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 18, 2013 11:40 am

Waspie wrote:
[quote=... don't forget my comments are mine and mine alone. Many others may think differently!

@Waspie: Since you've posted your comments, you've shared them, so they're no longer yours alone...Honda 125/150 scooters 15z2jc8

Anyway, I do share your thoughts: this is a specialist forum on the twin-cylinder Silverwing, be it 600 or 400 cc, with or without ABS. They share the same technology, and that's where this forum is 'all' about. (besides the jokes and other chit chat in the 'general' department.)

The SW125 is a completely different motorcycle. If it has to do with the "Silver Wing" name, then the old Honda V-twin models (GL 500 /650) should have a subsection too, because they too were named "Silverwing".

It would dilute the power of this forum to add other models, and since only a very limited number of SW125 owners are members of this forum, the point of having a subsection for them is nihil.

(That is MY humble opinion. Nobody has to agree with it, b.t.w.)


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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 18, 2013 12:30 pm

I've nothing against the S-Wing, it looks good, has a bit of road presence, and Honda quality. I wouldn't want to go touring in the UK or Europe on one though, and it's not a Silver Wing either.

So since there's hardly anyone on here has one, what's to discuss in a sub-section? For example there's pages of stuff on here about fitting the Givi AF214 Airflow screen to the Silver Wing, I've read nothing at all about adding aftermarket screens or any accessories for the S-Wing on here.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 26, 2013 3:44 pm

Meldrew and others...I think you are 100% correct and I say that as the owner of a 125cc Honda SWing...we are in effect gatecrashers on your excellent Forum...and where your Forum is world wide and the 125 cc SWing availability is not.This "section" of your Forum is titled "other scooters" so this is the section for comments/posts etc on the SWing or any other scooters....and the Forum should remain as it was intended as it is really most impressive and should be protected from any watering down.
(ps...you have me checking all my spelling!)
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PostSubject: Re: Honda 125/150 scooters   Honda 125/150 scooters I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 26, 2013 4:05 pm

Not having anyone in this forum with a service manual to help a 125 or 150 s-wing owner It would be difficult to fix a problem on them. They are very nice scooters in the city use only .A good beginner scoot for a 600 Swing upgrade at a later date. motorcycle
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