After using my Honda Beat scooter for a year, I decided to make this review for the benefit of those who are planning to buy this scooter. I'm not gonna lie, the points you will read below contain more positive statements about this motorcycle simply because I loved it and still loving it. I will try my best to sound unbiased.
|My Honda Beat when it was purchased|
Look and Feel
The Honda Beat scooter is an automatic type motorcycle. This means that shifting gears is no longer done by hands. I recommend this to people who are on the go and want to stay away from traffic stress. This motorcycle comes with different colors (mine is black) with nicely designed stickers and a nice looking fender on the front wheel. It has a wide body platform which can let you sit with ease and comfort even if you have a passenger.
Another safety feature this scooter has is the parking lock. When I want to safeguard my motorcycle while shopping in the mall, I use the right hand brake lock. In doing so, the disc brake locks the rear wheel causing it to be immobile.
Specifications and Performance
The Honda Beat scooter runs with a 110cc engine capacity. Now this might mean a slower speed to some but it is definitely good for city drive. It also entails that fuel consumption is lesser than higher CCed motorcycles. Hence, making the Beat economical.
This motorcycle has an alloy wheel type. This is more durable and reliable type of wheel metal. It also comes with a mono-shock suspension in the rear wheel. Both the front and back wheels are of IRC brand, a reliable one in terms of wheels. The fuel capacity is 3.8 liters. For best performance, it is recommended to use unleaded fuel. For mine, I fill it up with unleaded Shell fuel.
I have not had any major problems with my Beat in terms of performance. I always follow the maintenance schedule which is for every 2000 kilometers, I change the oil and for every 6000, I would have an engine tune-up. This made my motorcycle experience very convenient and not troublesome. Because of my Beat, I have gone to the north (Bogo City) and south (Alcoy Municipality) parts of Cebu.
I never got the chance to use the kick start properly. For some reason, the pedal is stuck and cannot be turned. I consulted it with a Honda authorized shop and said that it's a common problem. But personally, this is never really a problem since I am using the automatic start.
This may sound very obvious but I would highly recommend going with Honda Beat when choosing a motorcycle to buy. It is economical, safe and very convenient to use.
As of this writing, my odometer reading is 16000+. I just renewed my motorcycle registration and had engine tune up and change oil at the same time.
Update: I bought a Honda Zoomer X - Check out my motorcycle diary here