Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Beast

Well, ok, an Honda Today... But what does it look like?

Quite simply, it's one of the tiniest, lowest horse power 50 cc scooter ever made. However, it's a reliable Honda scooter, with it's own charm. Incredible fuel mileages can be achieved with this beast. I got 100 MPG (2.35 l/100 km) in my last year six day summer trip! Surprising, specially taking into account I'm not lightweight and the poor little baby was fully charged with luggage.

The only real complete review I found in the internet was the one by the site The Scooter Review. You can read the full review here. Thanks, Ketzal "Hollywood" Sterling , for the great review. Below are the manufacturer's specifications. It's time for a picture of my "touring" ;-) Honda Today version.

Manufacturer Specifications

Max power at shaft 2.8 KW (3.8 HP) @ 8000 RPM
Max torque 3.6 Nm at 6500 rpm
Engine Type Single-cylinder 4 stroke OHC
Cylinder Capacity 49cc
Seat height 695mm
Dry weight 71kg
Kerb weight ---
Fuel tank capacity 5.0 liters
Starting Electric & Kickstart
Transmission CVT “Twist and Go”
Storage volume ---
Cooling Air Cooled
Bore X stroke 37.8 x 44.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Chassis Underbone
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension Unit swing arm
Front brake Drum
Rear brake Drum
Front wheel/tyre 80/100-10 46J
Rear wheel/tyre 80/100-10 46J
Length 1695mm
Width 630mm
Wheelbase 1180mm
Max speed (km/hr) ---
Type approval ---
Consumption (ECE applicable text cycle) ---
Consumption @km/h - km/l ---
Audible Indicator Yes
Full helmet storage Yes
Glove box No
Fuel Guage No
Trip Meter Yes
Seat release (via remote control) No
Seat release (remote, ignition/switch) Yes
Alarm no


Hugo said...

Boas! Possuo uma today e resolvi o prolema da limitação da velocidade. O que é necessário fazer é comprar o variafor da polini da Honda zoomer 50 depois irà ratificadora para desbastar um pouco o interior do variador para que o cilindro original da today caiba no variador e por oa roletea de 6,9g que vêm com o variador :) custo total 65€ e boas viagens a 75kmh.

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