Honda Zoomer 50 review

The Honda Zoomer is a funky scoot great for commuting and looking good around town

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By Honda Zoomer on Sat, 1 Jan 2005 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Scooters: 50cc and under
Price:
£ 2470
Overall
3
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Moto GP champions use them to get around the paddock. Students use them for nipping around town.
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The Zoomer isn't a great scooter when it comes to storage

Moto GP champions use them to get around the paddock. Students use them for nipping around town. Just about everyone can use them as stylish accessories as well as practical, economical and environmentally responsible about-town transport. The diminutive, minimalist Zoomer commands instant respect everywhere it goes.

Its advanced liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine starts at one touch of a button. Chunky tyres, compliant suspension and a low tank make its handling balanced and easy. Its wickedly flamboyant personality is accentuated by bug-eye headlights and wide mirrors which also (incidentally) provide excellent visibility. With highly individualistic styling, funky colour variations and myriad possibilities for customisation, there's one just waiting for you to pick it, make it your own and get riding. 

No mess. No fuss. Just 50ccs of pure enjoyment, unlimited freedom and dependable Honda quality. Have fun!

Features

- Advanced fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 50cc 4-valve 4-stroke engine offers quick starts and strong power, with low noise and emissions.
- Open tubular frame design offers plenty of room under its flat seat to tie down a day’s essentials, or attach some panels to customise your space.
- Fuel tank located under the floorboard for a more spacious design and a lower centre of gravity that contributes to easy handling.
- Large, rugged knobbly tyres let you venture off the beaten path in your search for fun and adventure.

Colours  

- Black
- Plasma Yellow
- Fighting Red
- Shasta White

2005
- The new Zoomer debuts with unique style and advanced engine technology.
- New liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 50cc 4-valve engine.
- New integrated fuel injection throttle body/ECU.
- Idle Air Control Valve ensures easy starting.
- Innovative ACG electric starter.
- Rugged, uniquely designed open-tube frame.
- Large carrying space under seat.
- Ultra-slim fuel tank under floorboard.
- Fat tyres and compliant suspension give comfortable ride and easy handling.
- Large dual headlights.

Moto GP champions use them to get around the paddock. Students use them for nipping around town. Just about everyone can use them as stylish accessories as well as practical, economical and environmentally responsible about-town transport. The diminutive, minimalist Zoomer commands instant respect everywhere it goes.

Its advanced liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine starts at one touch of a button. Chunky tyres, compliant suspension and a low tank make its handling balanced and easy. Its wickedly flamboyant personality is accentuated by bug-eye headlights and wide mirrors which also (incidentally) provide excellent visibility. With highly individualistic styling, funky colour variations and myriad possibilities for customisation, there's one just waiting for you to pick it, make it your own and get riding. 

No mess. No fuss. Just 50ccs of pure enjoyment, unlimited freedom and dependable Honda quality. Have fun!

Features

- Advanced fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 50cc 4-valve 4-stroke engine offers quick starts and strong power, with low noise and emissions.
- Open tubular frame design offers plenty of room under its flat seat to tie down a day’s essentials, or attach some panels to customise your space.
- Fuel tank located under the floorboard for a more spacious design and a lower centre of gravity that contributes to easy handling.
- Large, rugged knobbly tyres let you venture off the beaten path in your search for fun and adventure.

Colours  

- Black
- Plasma Yellow
- Fighting Red
- Shasta White

2005
- The new Zoomer debuts with unique style and advanced engine technology.
- New liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 50cc 4-valve engine.
- New integrated fuel injection throttle body/ECU.
- Idle Air Control Valve ensures easy starting.
- Innovative ACG electric starter.
- Rugged, uniquely designed open-tube frame.
- Large carrying space under seat.
- Ultra-slim fuel tank under floorboard.
- Fat tyres and compliant suspension give comfortable ride and easy handling.
- Large dual headlights.
Electrical System
Ignition System Digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing 15° BTDC (idle) ~ 25.4° BTDC (4,000min-1)
Sparkplug Type ER8EH-N (NGK)
Starter Electric / Primary kick
Battery Capacity 12V/6AH
ACG Output 210W
Headlight 12V, 35W x 2 (low)/35W x 2 (high)
Drivetrain
Clutch Centrifugal; automatic
Transmission Type V-Matic belt drive
Belt Converter Ratios 2.85~1.2
Final Reduction 13.71
Final Drive V-belt
Frame
Type Low deck backbone; Aluminium die-cast + steel tube
Chassis
Dimensions (LxWxH)    1,860 x 735 x 1,025mm
Wheelbase 1,265mm
Caster Angle 26° 30'
Trail 75mm
Turning Radius 1.9m
Seat Height 735mm
Ground Clearance 145mm
Kerb Weight 89kg (F: 40kg; R: 49kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity 112kg
Loaded Weight 164kg (F: 68kg; R: 96kg)
Suspension
Type Front    27mm telescopic fork, 49mm axle travel
Rear    Unit swingarm, 65mm axle travel
Wheels
Type Front    Pressed steel
Rear    Pressed steel
Rim Size Front    10 x MT3
Rear    10 x MT3
Tyre Size Front    120/90-10 (57J)
Rear    130/90-10 (61J)
Tyre Pressure Front    175kPa
Rear    175kPa
Brakes
Type Front    95mm leading/trailing drum
Rear    95mm leading/trailing drum
Engine
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC single
Displacement 49.9cm3
Bore x Stroke 38 x 44mm
Compression Ratio 12: 1
Max. Power Output 3kW/7,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 4.5Nm/5,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed 2,000min-1
Oil Capacity 0.7litres
Fuel System
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Aircleaner Cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 5litres (including 1-litre warning light reserve)

Score Breakdown
Overall
3
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