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Written by Del Fuego    Monday, 04 February 2008 09:55     E-mail
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Braking is excellent, the front is strong and overall stopping is surprisingly good, especially considering that a disc has yet to replace the rear drum. Honda have used a combined braking system where the left brake lever controls both front and rear brakes to give balanced braking performance. This combined braking system works well and would be a godsend in an emergency braking situation where you only manage to grab the left lever.

The storage bin under the seat is a good size, swallowing my full-face helmet without any trouble. There is also a lockable miniature glove box in the front panel. The only other small complaints I have is the lack of an audible clicker on the turn signals, a small issue again but one of those things that make the riding experience a bit safer. Also I would have expected a side stand as standard, especially as a smaller person may have a bit of trouble getting this bike on it’s centre stand.

All in all Honda have built an imminently capable commuting machine in the Dylan 150. It is a scooter that is targeted at, and should appeal to a more “grown up” market of professional people. This machine’s minor negative points are almost irrelevant, because remember this is a tool, and for a combination of motorway and urban riding a superb tool for the job. I guess the proof of the pudding is in the fact that I really don’t want to give the test bike back I have grown very attached to it! Most importantly I avoided turning it into a road crayon or a plate of BBQ ribs.

0-50km/h5.0 Seconds
0-100km/h20.2 Seconds
50-80km/h6.9 Seconds
Fuel Economy
2.8L/100kms - 84MPG
Speedo Accuracy

50kph displayed = 46kph actual

80kph displayed = 76kph actual

100kph displayed = 94kph actual

Pros:Great power, handles very well, inner city and highway capability, looks great, good storage, excellent fuel economy, large fuel tank.

Very few really, minor details could be better, weight a bit high.

Fuel Consumption
Value for money
Ease of use
Build quality

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Manufacturer Specifications

Max power at shaft 15.55 HP (11.4 kW)) @ 8500 RPM
Max torque14.20 Nm (10.5 ft.lbs) @ 7000 RPM
Engine TypeSingle cylinder four stroke
Cylinder Capacity153.00 ccm (9.34 cubic inches)
Seat height795 mm (31.3 inches)
Dry weight 120.0 kg (264.6 pounds)
Kerb weight ---
Fuel tank capacity9 litres (2.38 gallons)
TransmissionCVT “Twist and Go”
Storage volume---
CoolingLiquid Cooled
Bore X stroke58.0 x 57.8 mm (2.3 x 2.3 inches)
Compression ratio11.0:1
Front suspensions33mm hydraulic telescopic fork, 88mm axle travel
SuspensionsDual damper unit swingarm, 75mm axle travel
Front brake220mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
Rear brake130mm leading/trailing drum
Front tyre110/90 56L (tubeless)
Rear tyre130/70 57L (tubeless)
Length1,940 mm
Width700 mm
Wheelbase1330 mm
Max speed (km/hr) ---
Type approval---
Consumption (ECE applicable text cycle)---
Consumption @km/h - km/l---
Audible Indicatorno
Full helmet storageyes
Glove boxyes
Fuel Guageyes
Trip Meteryes
Seat release (via remote control)no
Seat release (remote, ignition/switch) yes
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written by Dido , January 15, 2010
Does anyone know where is the VIN number located on this scooter?
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written by Simo simolionaire , November 02, 2009
jai acheté le moto svp passe moi le prix fixe moi j'habite au maroc // j'attenD
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written by Hravey Stevens , March 29, 2009
What don't you get? Scooters here don't sell nearly as well as in Europe and the volume sales here just don't justify the investments Honda has to make to bring them here and maintain a working parts inventory. Simple formula: Big Sales=lower costs to manufacture and maintain a proper parts inventory. Low sales= higher costs to manufacture, no reason to maintain a large parts inventory and possibly even not worth the manufacturer bringing it here because of the investment.
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written by vincel , October 28, 2008
From my dealings with Honda USA it sounds like their scooter lineup is coming in for a serious work over. If you are very lucky... and I have a sneaky suspicion (although they refuse to confirm or deny anything) that you will get the SH range which would be awesome as the SH300 is essentially the biggest selling scooter in parts of Europe including Italy and is a real gem. keep your eyes peeled.
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written by Thierry , October 26, 2008
Good review guys!
I live in California and do not understand why Honda has NOT brought this type of scooter over here...They are all over in Europe because of their reliability and price,so you'd think with the experience Japanese companies have in producing these bikes they make them available in the US...Nope!
Sorry but I don't get it...
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