Honda Elite Scooter Review

Well, at first glance, I instantly fell in love with this scooter: the 2010 Honda Elite. From the outside to the inside, it surely is lovable. It comes with two colors: black and red. Both colors are a perfect match for the scooter, and it is really eye-catching whenever you are driving on the road.  With the price starting at $2,999, 2010 Honda Elite gives us a feel of a high-end class that is affordable and fuel-saving. Let’s take a look at what this scooter offers:

The Inside:

The 2010 Honda Elite comes with a 108cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, one-cylinder, four-stroke engine. It gives the scooter the power to efficiently accelerate through the course of the road. It can run up to a little but faster than 50 mph, which makes it good for in-town driving and not for the freeway. The engine power is supported by its Programmed Fuel-Injection (PGM-FI) induction with automatic enrichment. It gives the best engine performance by giving just the right amount of fuel. Having a small engine also benefits a larger and more spacious storage compartment. With a compression ratio of 11.0:1, this scooter scores only average when it comes into igniting and burning air/fuel mixture, and therefore delivers just the right amount of power. The ignition is digital transistorized with electronic advance and its valve train is a two-valve single overhead camshaft.

I think one of the good features of 2010 Honda Elite is its braking system. With a front brake of singe 190mm disc with two piston caliper and a rear brake of 130mm drum, and add up the Combined Braking System (CBS), it makes an efficient braking force as it affects both wheels.

The Driving Experience:

Having a 1.6 gallons capacity is just fair for this scoot. Since it only gives the right amount of fuel for energy, the fuel is regulated and thus, fuel-thrifty. You will be amazed that at the end of a 50-mile journey, the fuel gauge won’t even reach near half.

It’s lightweight features makes this scooter ways especially at shifting lanes and traversing through traffic. Due to its small engine, its acceleration at start is way not good, but wait until it reaches its momentum and this scoot will do just fine. This suggests the use of this scooter preferably for short-distance travels, something like “from here to there”.


2010 Honda Elite has a seat height of 29.1 inches, which is a bit low. Taller drivers may have a hard time finding and maintaining a comfortable position on this scoot. Thus, this is less likely suitable for long travels.

For scooter drivers looking for a thrilling driving experience, this scooter is not for you. Due to its small engine, it can only accelerate as much as a little bit over 50 mph.