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2010 Honda Elite Scooter Review Photo Gallery
The Honda Elite scooter represents a new entry into the 2010 Honda scooter lineup.
See Honda Elite scooter pictures in the Honda Elite scooter photo gallery and make sure to check out Motorcycle USA's riding impressions in the 2010 Honda Elite Scooter First Ride.
Leg room is cramped for our 6’1” frame, but most scooters elicit the same complaint from us. Overall the riding position is comfortable and simple, however, and the controls felt more in tune ergonomically than other Asian-built scoots we’ve ridden.
An accessory windscreen and top case are available for the Honda Elite scooter.
The Honda Elite top case sports a $144 MSRP.
The accessory top case adds 27 liters of storage volume.
We didn't find the windscreen necessary during our test ride, but commuters may appreciate the extra protection from the elements.
Light and nimble the Honda Elite is very easy to maneuver in the city.
As for the total asking price, $2999 gets you Honda build quality and reliability (with a one-year warranty), pitting it directly with the Yamaha Vino 125 ($2899).
As much pep as the Elite’s engine provides, we were more surprised with its brakes - a single 190mm disc with 2-piston caliper up front and a rear 130mm drum.
The 'just the facts' control panel on the Honda Elite is simple and effective: Temperature gauge on the left, speedometer in the middle, fuel gauge on the right – no digital display with real-time mpg calculations or range….
The Honda Elite's 35 liters of underseat storage fits a full-face helmet with room to spare.
Supplementing the underseat storage on the Honda Elite is a dashboard area for smaller items.
The Honda Elite's extra 59cc of displacement performance is well worth the extra $500-600 to step up from the Ruckus and Metropolitan.
The Honda Cub 110 provides the engine platform for the Elite, though American riders will once-again be Cub-less for 2010.
Running around downtown Hollywood, we hit up the Whiskey a Go Go club on Sunset.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame sees its fair share of tourists, including our little Honda Elite.
Honda Elite not quite on the red carpet at Mann's Chinese Theater.
Pinks, a famous stop for a quality dog.
Venice Beach. You're not supposed to park on the walk way, but it's so easy to break rules on a scooter like the Honda Elite.
Santa Monica Pier in the background, we darted from Hollywood to the beach in just minutes splitting lanes on the Honda Elite.
The Honda Elite is incredibly easy to ride, making it a solid fit for entry-level riders looking for a more efficient commuter.
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