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Trevor Franklin  says:

Honda Integra promises low running costs

Honda has just released full details on the new dual-clutch Integra maxi-scooter including a claimed 76mpg fuel consumption figure (250 mile tank range) and reduced service costs with an 8000 mile service limit with spark plug replacement at 32,000 miles. The Integra is the first of a proposed three-model line-up (the other two will likely be a naked roadster and Crossrunner-like...

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snev

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snev says:

It's just..

dreadfull.

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bikenutter

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bikenutter says:

I think it looks like a promising scooter for its purpose, styling looks alright I think, looks better when there's someone on it.

I can see how it'd put a lot off though, a risky one from honda

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charles1976

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charles1976 says:

auto licence

Does anyone happen to know if this bike can be ridden on an auto licence? thanks

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baytriple

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baytriple says:

Heavy!!!

Kerb Weight: 238kg Wow that is a heavy beastie!

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Nope!

Another nail in Honda's coffin!! Looks like the little dinosaur in Jurassic Park that fanned its neck out. Probably as much fun to be with! Weight doesn't seem to be a consideration with Honda any more. If the DN-01 was 10 grand, how much will this be?

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

and another thing. . . . .

A 14.1 litre tank and 76mpg gives a range of 236 miles, not 250, and thats if you run it dry, which you wouldn't. Back to the drawing board!!!

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Price & could be better

Needs to be significantly cheaper than a Deauville.

CVT would be better than pushbutton Nintendomatic.

Belt or shaft final drive would be better than chain.

14" rear tyre would allow more storage and be better than a 17".

20 litre tank would be better than 14litre.

190kg would be better than 238kg.

Can't see it being a big seller.

Personally I would prefer a Silverwing 600.

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

Good but flawed thinking

I like the way Honda is thinking at the moment just not entirely convinced with the product of their thoughts... mpg is important but this scooter is too heavy and might not be powerful enough. The naked will have to be much lighter too sell but even then they need to boost its power to be compettitive with the F800. A bike that is on sale now and averages more than 65 in normal commuting... I also agree with the comment on range and chaindrives. More rNge and belt drive is the way too go.

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ramparts

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ramparts says:

integrally dull

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. :)

 

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ExFlyer

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ExFlyer says:

"Kerb Weight: 238kg Wow that is a heavy beastie!"
 

Remember that is kerb weight, not dry weight. It includes a full tank of fuel, coolant & lubricants, probably getting on for 20kg the lot.

I ilke the whole concept a lot, and the fact is Honda are describing the engine/transmission as a 'world engine' would indicate the they are expecting to recoup their investment over a large sales volume, and they won't get that if its too expensive.. The pure bike version would suit me just fine. Lighter, probably cheaper (fewer expensive plastic bits) and with a more 'normal' riding position.

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