The 125 class is hugely competitive in Europe—over 20 percent of the commuter market—as it provides the most performance available for A1 license holders. The power-restricted 125s still pack a lot of fun, so it is a good way to get started. The updated 2021 Honda Vision 110 provides the A1 experience, though with a slightly smaller motor in a modern-style scooter package.There’s a new motor lurking inside the 2021 Vision 110, and it has Honda’s eSP (enhanced Smart Power) engine. With the new powerplant comes a five percent increase in fuel economy, and the Vision now gets 124 mpg. The Idling Stop function, something that is becoming more commonplace on automobiles, helps the Visionreach that impressively low fuel consumption rate. This comes with a lighter frame that drop’s the Vision 110’s curb weight to an even 100 kilograms—220 pounds. Other updates include a Honda Smart Key, and a new LCD dash.
So far, the only 2021 scooter Honda has announced is the ADV150, which we have reviewed. Three 2020 models—the PCX150, Ruckus, and Metropolitan—are still waiting to hear their fate. We certainly would love to see the eSP motor technology make its way into America.2021 Honda Vision 110 SpecsENGINE
Type: Single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 47 x 63.1mm
Maximum power: 8.6 horsepower @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque: 6.6 ft-lbs @ 5750 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Transmission: Fully automatic belt-pulley
Frame: Pressed steel backbone
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 31mm inverted fork
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!