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 Post subject: 2017 sh125 sh150
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:41 pm 
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nobody like the new Honda Sh 2017 can't see anyone talking about it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMUOvJe68S4&t=32s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIEVaJA83Y&t=48s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZhWbWJgv_8

I didn't at first but its growing on me

I did hope for a bigger petrol tank and better suspension but doesn't look like its changed much the forks look a little different , I don't like the look of the new seat with the 2 different fabrics and white stitching
The new clocks I'm not sure and the wheels

I like the new rear headlight...nice and bright
Really like the smart key
Exhaust tip has plastic around it now will stop the rusting!

still love my sh125i 2014 white model :)


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 sh125 sh150
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:27 am 
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I like it much better than the PCX they tried to fawn-off on us as a replacement for the 2010SH.
16" wheels; the seat appears to be a ½" lower; side-stand; seems they moved the rear shock mounts further back at the lower reach and now have 5-step adjustment which 'might' improve the ride; eliminated the starter motor and gears(!); a little lighter weight; increased fuel mileage; don't know about that idle/stoppy thingy; moved the radiator which concerns me a little since that area of the bike is ALWAYS the dirtiest and caked with 'back-road' mud; the rest is cosmetic.
The seat will continue to be a pain-in-the-ass for larger 'framed' North Americans and probably necessitate cutting out the 'hump' again.

With no physical contact, I 'think' they may have actually improved the 2010SH and not screwed us elsewhere. Time will tell.....Probably won't see these available in the states for a long time, as with the 2010.
I usually don't ever sell a vehicle until it is all used-up and ready for the bone-yard, but in this case, I'd consider selling one of my 2 SH's and getting one of these tomorrow if I could and I wouldn't except delivery until they slapped a couple of City Grips on it and a Honda windscreen. I'll put mine own Givi +40qt. top-box on it with an additional STOP light at the top......

Thanks for sharing and bringing this to our attention Mikey.
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 Post subject: Re: 2017 sh125 sh150
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:29 pm 
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Thanks for the info and videos. Still wanting the SH300 but in the meantime I don't think I can do any better than my '10 SH150 in Canada. Seat height and rear suspension continue to plauge.
On the other hand its as good as a (motorcycle?) I have ever owned since the 1968-9?? Honda Honda Hellcat 450. I was the proud owner of (I was one of first in Canada to own one). DOHC and a redline of 12k.
Made me dump all hopes and dreams of all the Beezers, Trump's, Norton's and HD's I had at the time.
Sorry if I'm rambling.
Bah Humbug.
Oh I mean merry Xmas.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 sh125 sh150
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:33 am 
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I picked up the new sh125i on saturday :)
only done 42 miles

So far compared to my older version it feels alot smoother at pull away and low speed (0 -30 mph) ,
Its more comfy the seat's a little softer and rear suspension I think.
It feels a little wider bigger at the front when riding and it seem like more leg room at the knees. (The handle bar width is the same as olderr version as I measured it myself.
The mirrors i don't like much you see your elbows much more now .. lower down and different shape ,
I might buy the old mirrors see how it goes . I think they don't vibrate as much though at speed

The keyless system is really good I don''t like that us in Europe didn't get the built in alarm version like the ones I've seen from Vietnam.
The rear headlight is much brighter now .

little update been riding today :)
the brakes are much softer on the new model , way more softer than 2013 version , the levers come into the bars more ...not as sharp
All the new model sh125i I looked at in the show rooms had this, Some had completely different firmness for the front and back levers mines not too bad quite equal firmness for both levers but not perfect like my old one,
On the 2013 model I really liked the brakes they had nice sharp early firm feel with even firmness both sides.. excellent brakes on the 2013
I'll see how i get on with the new brakes bedding in they do have more feel I suppose :D and better for new riders


The engine sounds a bit louder now more of a growl , I think it maybe the new exhaust end cap on the new model making the noise, I like a quiet scooter and its one of the things I loved with the older version nice and quiet
On the 2013 model even at 60+ mph the motor never really sounded stressed. we're see with this new one later!

I'm not sure on the LEDs I'm not a big fan of the colour of the light led have , I still like my older white sh125i for looks though at the moment

The kick stand is harder to find with your feet now :oops:

At the moment :) It does feel like a mini sh300 for me , not as agile as older model feels a bit longer
and i swear the new top box is slightly bigger ..maybe its the michelin city grip tyres or the preload being on soft setting I'll change it later.
I really like the Pirelli diablo scooters on my old sh's.



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 Post subject: Re: 2017 sh125 sh150
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:51 am 
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Nice! Thanks to the pics you provided, I don't see anything about it I do not like....Looks like they contoured that forward panel to provide more knee room.
Was wondering: in the photo from the rear with the running lights illuminated; is there a light in the top-case that illuminates when you hit the brake?
I put 3 (small: 6-led ea.), one in the high center (bar) and one on each lower rear side (Givi). I believe an extra high center brake light at least, is an attention-getter and more in the 'sight-line' of cage dwellers and should come 'stock'.....
Thanks for taking the Time to share.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 sh125 sh150
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:50 am 
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hello thanks Tommy

No rear light on the honda topbox not even a reflector
The rear running light is much brighter than the 2013 - 2016 version.

One thing I noticed is the new LED front lights are not as bright in day light ,

You did a good job with your top box


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