Press release date: 12. April 2013
Model status: New colour versions
Honda’s credentials in the scooter market are unsurpassed. The first Honda scooter, the 1954 Juno K, featured advanced technology and materials, like an electric start four-stroke engine, a full windscreen and fibreglass-reinforced plastic body parts. Four years later the revolutionary four-stroke Super Cub was introduced, and went on to excel at mobilising the world’s population. From the cities of Europe to the villages of Japan, millions of customers have bought Super Cubs for their daily use, happy in the knowledge they would never be let down by the fantastically reliable little machine. In total over 60 million Super Cubs have been produced since 1958.
By continuing to create products and technologies aimed at making customers’ lives more convenient and fun, and by providing environmentally-friendly products at an affordable price, Honda hopes to share and expand its joy with its customers, and ensure joy for the next generation. Designed from the outset to offer comfort and convenience at a very competitive price, the all-new Vision offers the timeless qualities of convenience and reliability, combined with advanced solutions like fuel injection and Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS). The Vision is set to offer the joy of safe and affordable personal transport to a new generation of consumers.
Commuter models around the world are evolving in unique ways to meet different localneeds. This means commuter models that are altogether different in character are being sold in a diversity of forms and designs; yet a product that can span the globe to bring joy while fulfilling customer needs is extremely rare.With the Vision, Honda is determined to meet a broad spectrum of needs at a high level that will bring maximum joy to all its customers throughout the world. This includes the provision of both a 14″ wheel version and a 16″ wheel version which will give extra stability and confidence to riders negotiating the bumpy and cobbled streets of Europe.
With a four-stroke 110cc engine offering ample performance together with superb fuel economy – 52km/l in normal riding conditions – the Vision is ready for anything, whether it’s the run to college or a trip to the coffee shop to meet friends. But convenience is about more than an electric start or good fuel economy, and the Vision also boasts a large storage space under the seat, an advanced and easy to use instrument panel and, crucially, ergonomics that make it comfortable for both rider and passenger.
The final key parameter in the Vision project was price. Despite its sophisticated specifications, the scooter has been designed to be affordable by a huge range of customers. To achieve this, Honda developed a purchasing strategy that allowed it to use the most appropriate suppliers throughout the world. The result is a machine that balances low cost with high quality.
- Available in both 14″ and 16″ wheel versions.
- Sleek, attractive body design with comfortable seating for two, generous storage compartment under the seat and a large 5.5-litre fuel tank.
- Fuel efficient and reliable 110cc four-stroke engine with PGM-FI fuel injection and electric start.
- Attractive price, both for young riders and for adult consumers looking for an alternative mode of transportation, particularly for commuting in congested areas.
- Confident handling and good manoeuvrability thanks to a rigid and lightweight frame.
- Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS), which links the front and rear brakes to provide swift, stable braking regardless of rider experience or road conditions.
- Sophisticated styling with attractive, premium colour options.
Relaxed riding position
The Vision has been designed to be very comfortable for both the rider and passenger. The ergonomically sculpted one-piece seat is set at a height of 760mm (14”) or 785mm (16”), giving plenty of legroom while also making the scooter easy to handle. At speed both rider and passenger have room enough to be comfortable, but the Vision’s compact dimensions also give it superb agility in tight city streets. The vehicle’s narrow width also means the rider can easily put his or her foot down when required.
Confident handling feel
Allied to the stable, highly manoeuvrable chassis, the position of the handlebars has been carefully designed to give the rider a feeling of confident control. The machine’s very low overall kerb weight of just 102kg is crucial here too, making the Vision easy to handle in all conditions.
Versatile and secure underseat storage compartment
With space enough for shopping, a waterproof oversuit, security locks or a full-face crash helmet, careful packaging design has yielded a large and convenient storage space under the seat of the Vision. Meticulous engineering has enabled this space to be maximised without compromising the size of the fuel tank, and therefore the range of the machine.
Convenient leg shield storage
The leg shield in front of the rider provides not only effective weather protection but also additional storage: the two open compartments are ideal for holding drinks bottles securely.
User-friendly design details
Since convenience was one of the core values in the scooter’s design, every detail has been considered to make the Vision easy to use. On the instrument panel an easy-to-read analogue fuel gauge shows remaining fuel at a glance, while helmet holders on both side of the underseat compartment allow helmets to be secured to the machine while leaving the compartment free to store luggage. An aluminium rear rack has been installed, while retractable pillion steps give passenger security when required but fold away when not in use to preserve the machine’s sleek profile. A side stand further enhances the machine’s practicality.
With its taut surfaces, sharp lines and aggressively-styled headlight, the Vision is a striking, contemporary-looking machine. Despite its affordable price there’s no disguising the visual links between it and other more expensive scooters in the Honda range. Sitting purposefully on its cast wheels, the Vision has the road presence of a much bigger scooter and cuts an attractive dash on city streets.
Thanks to its flat inner floor and relatively long wheelbase, the Vision has plenty of space for rider and passenger, ensuring comfort even on longer rides. At the same time the powerful headlight unit enhances the Vision’s round-the-clock usability, while the movable front fender, which turns with the front wheel, is very effective at shielding the machine and rider from road dirt, rainwater and other debris.
Wide range of new colour options
Following colour options are available to allow customers to choose a colour that perfectly matches their individual preference.
- Mat Carbonium Gray Metallic NEW!
- Pearl Cool White NEW!
- Pearl Nightstar Black NEW!
- Moondust Silver Metallic NEW!
- Pearl Siena Red NEW!
Lightweight, compact and practical four-stroke engine
The brief for the engine for the Vision was demanding. It had to be powerful, fuel efficient, lightweight and compact in order to give the best possible user experience, but at the same time price was all-important. To meet these criteria, Honda’sestablished expertise in four-stroke technology has been fully utilised to deliver efficiency and performance.
To meet the exacting requirements of the brief, the Vision uses an air-cooled, four-stroke 110cc single-cylinder OHC engine. By choosing air-cooling the weight and complexity of radiators and a coolant pump have been eliminated, while only four-stroke could offer the efficiency, ease-of-use and impressive quietness required. Inside the engine, detailed engineering has yielded reduced levels of friction, further boosting efficiency.
Controlled by an advanced programmed fuel injection system (PGM-FI), the engine uses finely tuned injection technology to meet and indeed exceed the most stringent global standard for eco-friendliness. The system is configured to give easy-to-use power characteristics.
The engine’s PGM-FI system works together with a tri-metal catalyst in the exhaust to deliver low emissions. The Vision meets the Euro 3 standard.
With a competitive power output, complete reliability and quiet running, the Vision’s engine gives the performance and levels of sophistication normally associated with more expensive rivals. Low levels of noise and vibration are critical to this premium feel.
Round steel-tube frame body, compact suspension
Extremely compact but with the rigidity required for confident handling, the underbody frame is a suitably strong skeleton for the Vision. At the front of the scooter, telescopic forks with hydraulic damping keep the ride smooth and composed over the roughest of city streets, while a compact offset damper controls the movement of the rear unit swing arm without stealing space from the underseat storage area or the fuel tank.
Premium braking system
The Vision offers high levels of safety thanks to its advanced CBS Combined Braking System. The system links the left brake lever to both the rear (130mm drum) and front brakes, optimising the braking effort at both tyres to give strong, secure stopping in all conditions. The right brake lever controls the front brake alone, a powerful but controllable 220mm disc.
The versatility of the Vision can be further enhanced with a range of optional accessories, specially produced for it by Honda Access Europe. These include:
Honda alarm kit
Secure the Vision against theft with this alarm kit, which includes a tilt sensor and an attention-grabbing 95dB siren.
Constructed from tough polycarbonate plastic, the high windscreen improves rider comfort by reducing wind buffeting when cruising at speed, especially for taller riders.
Knuckle visor set
These two injection-moulded polycarbonate knuckle visors attach to the fairing of the Vision, improving wind and weather protection.
Outdoor cycle cover
Specially designed to protect the scooter when parked on the street, this cover blocks out UV light, which can damage paintwork, while its water-resistant, breathable lining allows the scooter to dry out even while covered. Security is also enhanced since the cover hides the machine from prying eyes. Fitted with a tightening chord to prevent fluttering in windy conditions, the cover also has holes for the introduction of a U-lock.
Honda’s scooter blanket is also available for the Vision. Made from black, water-repellent fabric with sturdy zips to keep you protected, the blanket boasts an insulated lining for extra warmth on cold mornings. A chest cover offers additional protection from the weather. The scooter blanket also keeps the seat dry when parked.
Air-cooled 4-stroke OHC 2v single
Bore ´ Stroke
50 x 55mm
Max. Power Output
6.2kW / 8000min-1 (95/1/EC)
8.7Nm / 6500min-1 (95/1/EC)
PGM-FI programmed fuel injection system
Air cleaner capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity
52 km/l (at 60km/h)
Full-transistor battery ignition
7°BTDC (idle)~ 60°BTDC (5000min-1)
Automatic Centrifugal Clutch Dry Type
Continuously variable (V-Matic)
Transmission gear ratio
Reduction gear ratio
Underbone; steel tube
1845mm x 670mm x 1090mm
14”: 760mm / 16”: 785mm
102kg (F: 41kg; R: 61kg)
Maximum Carrying Capacity
Telescopic forks with hydraulic damping
5-spoke cast aluminium
5-spoke cast aluminium
225kPa (with passenger: 225kPa)
220mm disc (with Combined Brake System）
130mm drum (with Combined Brake System)
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
Honda Motor Europe Ltd.
470 London Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL3 8QY
Phone: +44 (0) 1753 590 500
Fax: +44 (0) 1753 590 000