Is it me or does the Integra beastie look a wee bit like a Deaville? By that I don`t mean is it me who looks like a Deaville. A devil maybe. I think the Deaville is unnecessarily bland and I think it`s contagious.
I like the whole idea of this but why not enclose the chain? As I've mentioned in another post, I`ve owned an MZ 251, which had an enclosed chain and that was nay bother. My old C90s were the same. And I'm pretty confident that a belt could cope with the conservative 51bhp, as it does on my mates Harley and that weighs more than a bus. He comes a close second mind you.
The weight comes from all the panelling no doubt and the reluctance to use aluminium frames on scooters. Does anyone know why that is, apart from cost?
The tank size isn`t too bad, given the economy figures. 150 miles before having to worry about the next garage isn`t too restrictive.
8000 mile service interval is nice. I've never understood why manufacturers quote such short oil change intervals for scooter engines, as they are always lightly-tuned and don`t share the engine oil with the gearbox, as it`s a dry variator affair. This means they could have long oil change intervals like cars.
Anyway, if the price is right, which it won`t be, and Honda offer 3 years warranty, which they won`t and my local Honda dealer offers me £3000 part-ex on my Fazer, which they won`t, I'll definitely buy one. Perhaps. :)