We've seen news of some impending two-wheeled vehicles that Honda is set to show off at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. One of those vehicles belongs on Autoblog, but we'll take the time to share the others with you here. There will be four new scooters at the show:
- Today 50cc
- Lead 100cc
- Forza Z ABS 250cc
- Silver Wing 750cc
The most interesting of these new scooters is the Silver Wing 750. Currently, Honda offers a Silver Wing in the U.S. with an engine of just under 600ccs and it competes with scooters from Suzuki with 650cc engines. Piaggio seems set to introduce a scooter with an engine of over 800ccs too, so Honda is readying a competitor. I have raised a question in a past post about just how large scooter engines should get, and I still think it's valid. In my own mind, a 500cc scooter which is capable of breaking every speed limit in America even with a passenger on board seems large enough to me. But, if the market for big-bore scooters exist, it should probably be filled. Take a look at Honda's "leadership position when it comes to the environment."
[Source: The Scooter Scoop, Honda]