Honda SH300i Review

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  1. tomlowry07

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    Just traded the 4 year old Yamaha 250 xmax for a Honda SH300i. Xmax ended up costing me £300 per year, not bad at all.
    Lovely light bike weighing in at about 170kgs. Thats probably about 50 kg less than the xmax. It looks like a standard 125cc bike.The bike comes with keyless ignition, only one. So awaiting a quote for a spare. The key less thing works without a hitch and opening the seat and steering lock all work fine.
    Suspension and balance feel pretty good, only real issue is wind at 80k and above. 40 euro givi fairing ordered. The bike is super quick, smooth and quiet and I would highly recommend it. Especially as it has ABS on both wheels.
    Only issue now is getting it into the boot of the Hymer. 120 high does not go into 114 high. I spoke to a guy with same van and bike and he compresses front fork to get it into van. Not sure i want to have forks compressed all the time. I am considering putting a smaller wheel on the front just for Transport. Reckon I could change the wheel in less than 5 mins, so hopefully that will not be an issue. Hmmm Famous last words. Now where did i put that wheelbarrow ! Tom
     
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    Thanks Tom, I can't make up my mind between SH125 and 300.

    Can't imagine compressing the forks a bit is much of a problem as you would to tie it down I guess.

    Martin
     
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    Excellent thinking mate, I'd prefer to avoid leaving the forks compressed for lengthy periods too. Here's wishing you good health to enjoy your new purchase.
     
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    Oh no, you got yours before ours!! Now very jealous.

    The 170kgs, is that with fuel and oil too or is that dry weight?
     
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    There is hardly any weight difference between the 300 and the 125 which seems a bit odd to me.

    Edit, need to go to Specsavers - there is 30kgs difference.
     
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    Thought it was closer to 40kg actually.

    Martin
     
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    Which Hymer do you have Tom? I'm considering a 698 with the bigger door to get my pushbike in without taking the wheels off
     
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    Either way, Colin is making me reduce my shoe collection down to allow for the weight of the scoot. :(
     
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    stop being a pendant martin!
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: sorry Martin.
     
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    I think you should make Colin have the 125 rather than get rid of your shoes Sandra LOL
     
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    Swapped my 650cc Versys for a SH300I so I notice the difference in weight when manhandling and when driving. Fantastic little bike ours has the Givi extending screen so comfy 2 up to about 80mph which it does easily. Currently in France used it today to visit Bordeaux about 16 miles away and did a scenic route to return excellent.
    Do compress the front to load 2" to tall, not a big issue as I tie down anyway so don't see the difference.
    Done about 400 miles on mine definitely recommend it.(y)
     
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    But it's me that wants the 300 and it's going to be my scooter (in pink) @SidJames won't mind being seen on a pink scooter at all.
     
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    So you want something pink to ride! I can't promise a 300.
     
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    It's OK it's actually 35 so we are both right(y) or wrong:cautious:.

    Now the difference isn't as much I am swayed towards the 300, and @jonegood said get a 300 and he is always right.

    Hopefully we still have enough room in the garage with the tandem and two mountain bikes as I won't want to leave any toys at home.

    Martin
     
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    Perv!
     
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    We have the PCX 125 and think it's brill but I am tempted with the 300 and have plenty payload (1500kg)
    I only passed my test 4 years ago but in real time I have only used it a few months per year, so still a tad shaky at times going round slow corners and it don't help with the wife on the back window shopping, just trying to persuade the her on the merits of upgrading.
     
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    Agree the SH is a good bike but the reason I got the Aprilia and not the SH is the Aprilia is the biggest scooter I could get in the Arto garage ( same size as most hymers I think) and even then have to take the top cover off.

    Dont think @funflair will have a problem though. not sure about @Armytwowheels

    Jon
     
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    My Carthago garage is only 118cm high and my 300cc Vespa GTS "just" fits without compressing the forks. I do strap it down so the forks are compressed for travel so I don't see a big issue compressing forks to get your sh300 inside.
     
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