Honda Scoopy has been in the pipeline for the Indian market for a long time, it was even spied on testing in the country a few years ago
In recent times, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has filed for quite a few patents, indicating that the Japanese brand plans to launch multiple new models in the country. While the latest to come to light isn’t very recent, it complements Honda’s growing list of upcoming two-wheelers.
The company has filed for patents for a new scooter called Scoopy in India, which was filed in March last year. Although filing a patent does not guarantee a market launch, Scoopy makes a lot of sense for the Indian market. The scooter was spotted in India in 2017 during testing, but was ultimately not launched.
Honda Scoopy patented in India designs
Honda Scoopy is a true modern classic scooter with retro styling that appeals to both young and mature riders. It certainly stands out in design compared to its segment rivals such as Hero Pleasure Plus, Maestro Edge and TVS Jupiter as well as its Indian counterparts Honda Dio and Activa 6G.
It gets an oval-shaped headlight unit mounted on the front bumper, flanked by bean-shaped turn signals, giving the scooter a unique look. It gets smooth lines on smooth body panels usually seen on European scooters. It gets a one-piece saddle that looks big and cushioned and should also be comfortable on long-distance rides.
Features and hardware specifications
Speaking of convenience, Scoopy gets a large 15.4 liter under-seat storage space alongside a USB charging port in the front glove box. It also gets a wide floorboard on which carrying luggage should be relatively easier. Other key features on offer include a semi-digital instrument panel, keyless ignition, LED projector headlamp, multi-function front hook and sidestand indicator.
In terms of safety and security, the new Scoopy is equipped with smart keys that offer a reply-back function and an anti-theft alarm. As for the hardware configuration, it is supported by an eSAF frame suspended on telescopic forks in the front and a monoshock in the rear. It rolls on 12-inch alloy wheels at both ends, while anchoring is provided by a front disc brake and rear drum supported by CBS.
Scoopy is powered by the same 109.51cc single-cylinder, air-cooled SOHC engine that propels Activa and Dio in India. While this engine delivers 7.76 PS of power and 9 Nm of peak torque in the India spec models, it kicks 9 PS and 9.3 Nm in the Indonesia spec Scoopy. It comes with eSP (enhanced Smart Power) which not only improves performance but also improves fuel economy.
The scooter also gets an ACG starter, which ensures a smooth engine start without the usual sputtering noise. Whether or not this scooter will see the light of day in the Indian market, only time and Honda can tell. If it is to be launched in India, it should be very competitively priced against other 110cc scooters.