Test Honda S-Wing 125
Luxury has also found its way into the 125cc scooter class. At Honda, the Pantheon has been successful on this track in recent years. Now he’s in the new S.-Wing 125 found a worthy successor. The voluminous cladding front with the double headlights that are pulled far down, which generate exemplary bright light, offers considerable wind and weather protection.
The driver finds a comfortable spot on the well-padded bench. A passenger can also make himself quite comfortable thanks to the fold-out footrests. Behind it there is even space for a large luggage rack that could hold a 35 liter top case (128 euros at Honda).
But you don’t need the additional storage space at first. Because under the bench there is a generously sized, illuminated storage compartment that can store a lot more utensils in addition to a full-face helmet. Only the non-lockable glove compartment is modestly small.
Modern engine technology is hidden under the elegant shell of the S-Wing. The water-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder with electronic injection and regulated catalytic converter has an output of 14 hp, which is quiet, cultivated and brightly presented. In city traffic, the variator keeps the speed between 7000 and 8000 rpm and drives the 162-kilogram scooter forward quickly. It quickly reaches its top speed of 105 km / h, so trucks can be overtaken quickly. The single consumes just three liters on average. This means that with a 9.4 liter tank, a range of around 300 kilometers is possible. Lush for a 125cc scooter.
The S-Wing is equipped with an easily adjustable, effective composite brake. And for an additional charge of 500 euros with finely regulating ABS. The spring elements are designed to be comfortable, but they can still take a lot. The S-Wing 125 easily steers, follows all curve radii with precision and neutrality and is extremely stable even on poor roads.
With a side stand and on-board computer, the well-equipped, 3840 euro S-Wing is not only cheaper than its direct competitors Peugeot Satelis (3959 euro) and Piaggio X8 (3999 euro), but also costs 40 euro less than its predecessor Pantheon. nk
Technical data Honda S-Wing 125 ABS
Water-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, an overhead, chain-driven camshaft, four valves, injection, regulated catalytic converter, 300 W alternator, battery 12 V / 6 Ah, centrifugal clutch, stepless automatic belt system cc compression ratio 11: 1
Rated output 9.7 kW (14 PS) at 9000 rpm Max. Torque 11 Nm at 7500 rpm
Chassis tubular frame made of steel, telescopic fork, ø 33 mm, drive unit swing arm, two spring struts, front disc brake, ø 220 mm, three-piston floating caliper, rear disc brake, ø 220 mm, single-piston floating caliper, ABS, cast aluminum wheels 2.75 x 13; 3.5 x 12 tires 110 / 90-13; 130 / 70-12
Dimensions and weights wheelbase 1490 mm, steering head angle 63.0 degrees, caster 80 mm, spring travel f / h 86/98 mm, weight with a full tank * 162 kg, payload 174 kg, tank capacity 9.4 liters.
Warranty two years colors bronze, black, silver, violet price ** 4340 euros ancillary costs 170 euros
MOTORCYCLE measurements *
Top speed 105 km / h
Acceleration 0 – 50 km / h 6.0 sec. 0 – 80 km / h 16.2 sec
Pulling 50 80 km / h 10.2 sec
Test consumption 3.0 l / 100 km Theor. Range 319 km Fuel Type Normal
* MOTORCYCLE measurement; ** including ABS (500 euros)
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