|The Innova introduces a new generation of smart and stylish step-through scooters that offer even wider appeal than the famous Super Cub it replaced in our range. Featuring a host of modern features it sticks true to the Honda step-through philosophy of producing a motorcycle that is easy to use and maintain, offers super fuel efficiency and has bullet-proof reliability.
With its great looks, wide range of easy operating features, strong performance, low fuel economy and remarkably low price, the Innova will prove to be as strong an attraction on the streets of London and Manchester as the cities of Southern Europe it was designed for.
The Innova places a strong emphasis on long-term endurance and reliability with its world-proven, time-tested 4-stroke engine technology and quality construction. This inherent peace-of-mind also extends to such features as its large, bright multi-reflector headlight and large, elegantly styled muffler cover, while extra convenience comes in the form of easy push-button starting and the spacious carrying capacity found under its locking tandem seat.
Forward leg shields are integrated into its bodywork to provide protection against the wind and elements while still maintaining a slim, easy-riding form. Below, a sharply designed undercowl takes up room under the engine to complement the bodywork's design.
The forward visage is topped by a compact handlebar cover, with curvaceous lines blending cleanly into the curves of its beautifully moulded multi-reflector headlight, with its large, clear lens. Below this, its forward bodywork is highlighted by a centrally positioned front grille covering its built-in horn, while large, eye-catching multi-reflector indicators take prominent position, cleanly integrated into the upper edges of the leg shields. At the rear, compact indicators mounted on flexible stalks are positioned on either side of the compact, high-visibility taillight integrated into the Innova's tail.
Seating comfort is a big feature on the Innova, and its broad, flat tandem seat provides a comfortable perch for two. Underneath the tilt-up seat is a convenient 7-litre carrying space to hold a number of travelling essentials.
Foot rests are standard rubber-sheathed motorcycle-type pegs, including fold-up pillion pegs mounted on sleekly styled cast aluminium stays. A large, cast aluminium pillion grip surrounds the rear of the seat, providing a comfortable and convenient hand hold for passengers, while offering a secure anchor to tie down larger parcels.
A large, cast aluminium pillion grip surrounds the rear of the seat, providing a comfortable and convenient hand hold for passengers, while offering a secure anchor to tie down larger parcels. Underlining the Innova's sleek and modern look is a long, slim chrome-plated silencer with a daring slash-cut end that brilliantly accentuates its swift and lively personality while providing a quiet yet distinctive exhaust note.
Controls include all the standard items for this class of motorbike, and are built into the upper handlebar cover for a clean, integrated look, with even a handy push-to-cancel turn indicator switch to ensure quick operation. Even the instrument panel is a step above the ordinary, with such 'big bike' features as its LCD odometer and 5-segment electronic fuel level indicator, and round 5-segment LED gear indicator display providing instantly recognisable readout of all running conditions around the panel's large, centrally positioned speedometer dial. LED indicator lights are marked with ISO symbols. The instrument panel is illuminated for easy viewing even at night, and the daytime headlight system further ensures the Innova stands out on the street, day and night.
The Innova's engine is also designed to be both easy on the environment and easy on the wallet, with its newly improved carburettor providing a robust 46 miles of operation on a single litre of fuel (measured at an operating urban speed of 33mph) for excellent fuel economy, with virtually no smoke-producing oil consumption.
The engine also features an externally mounted low-emissions Air Induction system, which feeds fresh air into the engine's exhaust port to ensure more complete burning of exiting exhaust gases, subsequently reducing exhaust emissions to well within current EURO-2 emissions regulations. Engine noise is also kept to a minimum, with a large-volume exhaust silencer keeping exhaust output muffled to a quiet burble, and a silent chain driving the single overhead cam to greatly reduce the sound of mechanical noise.
The Innova's easy-shifting 4-speed transmission features an automatic centrifugal clutch that allows easy gear changes without need of manual clutch operation. It also features a convenient rotary configuration that permits shifting directly from top gear to neutral after coming to a complete stop, rather than downshifting through all the gears.
An innovative External Primary Brake System (EPBS) built into the changer mechanism helps keep gear shifts smooth and free of the jerky operation sometimes associated with automatic clutch transmissions. Its see-saw changer features a standard toe shifter at the front and a heel pad at the back to make shift operation easy while protecting shoes from scuffs and scrapes into the bargain.