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Written by Ant "Spanner" Stead    Friday, 08 February 2008 16:20     E-mail
Honda Giorno 50 - Page 3
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Just so you know; it isn’t all roses, there are a few thorns in this retro styled bouquet; the brakes on the 1997 model tested were drum brakes front and rear, unfortunately these are far from the best option when it comes to stopping in a hurry. The 50cc Honda engine, is limited to 55kph, this is just barely enough for city streets, hills scrub off 10km pretty quickly, so a little more power either from the factory or by de-restricting would be great. Increased power should provide the capability to cruise in the 50 -60kph range, and to hold a speed up hills that will prevent the Giorno from becoming a speed bump. There are many bolt-on accessories that can give the Honda engine enough power to be a more capable machine at minimal cost; de-restriction would be a very good start.

The Honda Giorno certainly isn’t the same as every other scooter that has come out of Japan. If you are looking for a 50cc scooter with style you’ve found it - it has a great reliable engine and great looks. If you’ve looked at the Italian scooters and like the looks but not the price tag, go have a test ride of the Giorno, you may well be surprised.

Price$1690 NZ
0-50km/h12.6 Seconds
Top Speed---
Fuel Economy 2.8L/100kms - 84MPG
Speedo Accuracy

50kph displayed = 49kph actual


Italian style – Japanese price, Light, good gas mileage, easy to move about, good storage, plastic body


Weak Brakes, limited peed/power, plastic body, soft suspension.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Max power at shaft 3.6 KW (5.6 HP) @ 6500 RPM
Max torque0.68kgm at 5500 rpm
Engine TypeSingle-cylinder 2 stroke
Cylinder Capacity49cc
Seat height720mm
Dry weight 64kg
Kerb weight 69kg
Fuel tank capacity4.2 liters
StartingElectric & Kickstart
TransmissionCVT “Twist and Go”
Storage volume---
CoolingForce air cooled
Bore X stroke39.0 x 41.4 mm
Compression ratio7.0
ChassisSteel Tube
Front suspensionBottom-link
Rear suspensionUnit swingarm
Front brakeDrum
Rear brakeDrum
Front wheel/tyre90/90-10" 50J
Rear wheel/tyre90/90-10" 50J
Max speed (km/hr) 55km (restricted)
Type approval---
Consumption (ECE applicable text cycle)---
Consumption @km/h - km/l---
Audible Indicatorno
Full helmet storageyes
Glove boxno
Fuel Guageyes
Trip Meterno
Seat release (via remote control)no
Seat release (remote, ignition/switch) no
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