Honda SH300i For Sale
The 2015 Honda SH300i is an A2 licence friendly premium scooter and is powered by a 280cc single cylinder engine which puts out 25bhp. It was first released in 2007 and updated in 2011.
- Handling, power, lights, storage
- On the pricey side
What Is It?
The 2015 SH300 is an incremental update of the popular scooter, focusing on more response from the engine, updated styling and full LED lighting. The liquid cooled single cylinder 279.1cc four stroke engine has been re-worked for better low down torque and improved economy to hit the Euro 4 standard. Peak power of 24.8bhp is achieved at 7,500rpm with peak torque at 5,000rpm, which is all slightly lower down than the old model but should improve performance in traffic.
- Automatic CVT gearbox with belt drive
- 256mm disc up front with two piston caliper
- 256mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- 35mm telescopic fork
- Twin rear shocks with pre-load adjustment
- New split spoke 16" wheels
- 119/70 tyre up front and radial 130/70R at the rear
- Fuel injection and electric starter
The steel frame has been re-designed to provide improved full face helmet under seat storage and the wheelbase has increased slightly as a result. Seat height is also slightly higher which is something to watch out for if upgrading from the previous version.
There is also a gadget keyfob which can start the engine or unlock the seat from two meters away. Elsewhere two channel ABS is now standard.
Accessories include a 35l topbox, tall screen, hand deflectors, heated grips and scooter blanket.
- 2015-2017: Black, white, grey, silver, red and blue.
- 2018: Silver, red
2018: Revised fork settings. Black wheels/floor/fork with the silver colour scheme.
Did You Know?
This was Honda's first Euro 4 compliant engine
Parts & Accessories
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I purchased my first Honda SH300i in 2008 and was really happy with it. In 2013 I traded my bike in for a Honda NC700S which again I enjoyed, but this year I decided (due to a bad hip) to go back to a twist and go / step through.
My new SH300i is a lovely bike and I am delighted with it. The engine is so willing and pulls very well. It is quick away from the lights and capable of a little over 90 mph. With the strong performance also comes a good mpg. Honda claim over 90 mpg, but I’ve been getting somewhere in the late 70’s due to not be able to resist the excellent performance!
The SH300i has been improved over the years and now comes with LED lights and keyless ignition. The power delivery has been improved to give more low down torque, even though the latest model is down on HP from the original. The handling is excellent and feels more like a motorbike than a scooter. The seat height is higher, which took a little getting used to but it does give the advantage of being able to store a full face crash helmet under the seat. The 12v auxiliary socket is also now situated under the seat, which is useful if you want to charge a phone or tablet.
The new LED lights are impressive and give out a stronger beam with less drain on the battery. The Honda SMART key system is good once you’ve worked out how to use it. It enables you to start the bike, unlock the seat and set the steering lock with the fob in your pocket using a multi function switch. Once locked, the indicators flash to show your machine is secure (very similar to a car). I was a little disappointed that it only came with one fob, but it is possible to start the bike if the fob battery goes flat using a security code.
The instruments are clear and easy to read and now give the mpg. Being a Honda the quality of the bike is excellent and it should give years of reliable transport.
The price of a SH 300i is not cheap but I still think it represents good value for money. It is fun to ride and the 270cc engine gives it the ability to do longer runs.
I would not hesitate recommending the SH300i. It’s a great urban tool with the bonus of a powerful engine which gives the capability of being an excellent all-rounder.
- Mark C, 2018
In December last year I bought a brand new bike. It was a Honda SH125 Mode (Ruby Tuesday) and I rode it for over 600 miles, even down to Wales.
In the process of getting out and about on this lovely little bike I realised that it was slightly under powered for my purposes. I took the bike back to Honda for its first service and while I was there I enquired as to whether there was any way to make it more powerful.
I was shown a Honda SH300i and a test ride was arranged. The difference was phenomenal. I can recommend the SH125 if you are just commuting, but if you are interested in riding any distance which includes motorways, you really need a 300cc machine!
I part exchanged my 125 for a new SH300i (Ruby2), did 600 miles in less than a week, got the first service sorted and I have not stopped enjoying riding my beautiful new bike. I am not very good on technology but I know when I feel safe and this bike makes me feel unbelievably confident!
- Valentine T, 2018
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