Images of a concept scooter have emerged on the internet, which appears to be initial design renderings and it is being reported that the concept scooter in the images is a scooter that Japanese automotive brand, Honda is developing as a new concept scooter which draws its inspiration from the past. The neo-retro scooter concept blends retro design with modernised and futuristic elements togather.
According to the images, the scooter features a layered front apron, a high mounted windscreen with a floating design, sleek rearview mirrors, handlebar shrouds, chiselled side panelling which appears to have a seamless flow from the front apron to the sleek and tidy upswept rear end.
The concept scooter appears to get a chopped front fender and a fenderless design on the rear, which is not likely to make it to production. The concept also does not appear to have headlamps, taillamps or indicators, but we speculate that the scooter in its production form is likely to have all-LED lighting.
The engine appears to be a conventional ICE unit with an air/fan-cooled design with a large fan housing on the right-hand side along with a slash-cut cylindrical exhaust. The concept is most likely to be powered by a 110-150cc single-cylinder engine with an automatic CVT (continuously variable transmission).
The concept also appears to feature a telescopic front suspension, a monoshock suspension on the rear and large flower petal design inspired alloy wheels shod in chunky low profile tyres. It can also be further hypothesized that the Honda concept scooter will feature a large fully digital colour instruments screen, modern backlit switchgear etc.
If the concept makes it to production, the Honda scooter in the Indian market will compete with neo-retro models such as the Piaggio Vespa, power scooters from Aprilia along with the Yamaha Fascino and Suzuki Access 125.
In related news, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India (HMSI) has announced that the brand has registered cumulative sales of over 11 lakh BS6 units sold in the domestic market since the brand started selling BS6 Honda 2Wheelers in India.