The 2010 Honda Elite serves as a definitive example of an entry-level Japanese scooter. Not relegated to new or beginning riders, the Honda Elite can be enjoyed by riders of any level. The fuel efficiency and price tag are the most alluring aspects of this Honda scooter, but once you get on to ride it, the economy becomes secondary. These scooters are easy to ride, and a lot of fun.
For years, the Honda Elite has been the go-to model of the Honda scooter line. Through a few decades of production, the body style has remained consistent with the signature line, yet the engine has become smaller, more powerful, and much more efficient. On average, riders of the 2010 Honda Elite can expect to over 100mpg, as the Elite tested at 108mpg. The wheels serve as the other aspect of evolution on this popular Honda scooter. They're bigger, provide better handling, and offer a smoother, more enjoyable ride.
Like all Honda scooters, the 2010 Elite is a full-fairing design, presenting classic scooter lines from front to back. There is ample floorboard space for riders of all sizes, and the seat height is devoid of intimidation for riders of legal age, and even those who are below average height. Weighing only 254 lbs. wet, the Honda Elite can be easily maneuvered, parked, and propped on its center stand. The 110cc single-cylinder is quick off the line, able to squeeze between tight traffic (where such riding styles are legal), and has no issue cruising at the speed limit when zipping around town.
The operator and passenger seats are easy to mount, and provide a comfortable ride. Yes, the 2010 Honda Elite possesses plenty of pep for a passenger. In fact, the Elite possesses more pep than competitor scooters in its class—including scooters boasting bigger engines.
The fuel tank holds 1.6 gallons, and is capable of getting between 150-160 miles per tank. This makes the Honda Elite an excellent option for the in-town commuter, for a student looking to stretch the gas budget, or for anyone who enjoys a fun scoot around town. This is also an excellent option for individuals hoping to eventually purchase a larger two-wheeled vehicle, with much more power.