2010 Honda Elite 110

Elite, Not Elitist

By Michelle Sylvester, Photography by Scott Darough
Price $2999
Engine type l-c single
Valve train SOHC, 2v
Displacement 108cc
Transmission Automatic
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Steel underbone
Front suspension 33mm Showa telescopic fork
Rear suspension Showa shock
Front brake Nissin two-piston caliper, 190mm disc
Rear brake 130mm drum
Front tire 90/90-12 Chen Shin
Rear tire 100/90-10 Chen Shin
Seat height 29.1 in.
Wheelbase 50.2 in.
Fuel capacity 1.6 gal.
Curb weight 254 lbs.
Contact www.powersports.honda.com

Verdict 3.5 stars out of 5
Not as chic as a Vespa, but you can buy a lot of shoes with the savings.

By Michelle Sylvester
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Great for urban riding, and will run 50-mph on the flat, so keeping up with traffic is not a problem.  Does bog down to about 40-mph on steeper hills with a heavier rider.

Requires a lot less attention when starting/stopping or riding slowly than my NT700V, and is a lot easier to park.
I had a Chinese, 49cc scooter for 1.5 years (got it Xmas 2009). Finding parts for the item...and dealing with constant repairs, forced me to find new modes of transportation.

At 44 years old, I decided to purchase the H. Elite (motorcycle license required - I passed the course this weekend!)

I chose the Honda Elite because of it's brand name (i.e. reliability)....city street power and price (I got an $800 rebate lowering my price to $2,200)and THE BOMB feminin style (wish it came in pink however).

After reading THIS article...and TONS of reviews...not only does this little scooter leave cars "in your wake"...it gives me SAFER steering / mobility around traffic vs a 49cc scooter.
No longer forced into blind spots or relegated to last in the pack...I am usually ahead of traffic and SAFER because I can STAY AHEAD.
For CITY driving...this machine ROCKS!!! Car drivers will wonder where all that power came from. All they have to do is look at my taillights!! Thank you Honda!!
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