Honda Scoopy Gets New Colors in Indonesia

by mahavir on February 16, 2012

Honda Scoopy, a retro modern type scooter from Honda in Indonesia has got new colors in order to attract more buyers. Scoopy has got two new colors red and black. With the addition of two new colors, Honda is targeting 20,000 units a month sale for Honda Scoopy. These new colors are available at no extra cost and will be available for the same price of Indonesia Rupiah 13.725 million (Rs. 74,700).

Auddie A.Wiranata, AHM (Astra Honda Motors), Director said “Scoopy unique character design is also highly appreciated by various circles of society that increasingly confirms it as a pioneer of modern retro scooter in Indonesia. Honda Scoopy is choice among young people who want to be different and forward the lifestyle and freedom of expression”

Honda Scoopy was first time launched in 2010 in Indonesia. The specialty of this scooter is its retro-modern type look which attracts younger generation. The scooter has got 108cc engine which can generate 8.2 bhp. The scooter is powerful, stylish and equipped with modern technologies. Honda has sold more than 3,60,000 units of Scoopy since its launch.

Honda Scoopy is also equipped with several security features that are only owned by Honda which is like a standard automatic side (Side Stand Switch) where the engine will not turn on when the down position and Brake Lock the motor serves to prevent the jump when ignited.  It also has some excellent features such as safety magnetic key (Key Magnetic Shutter) and Autochoke to facilitate starting the engine without having to manually shift the lever. With a color refresher, Honda Scoopy currently has five color variants of Cayenne Black, Sugar Blue, Candy Red, White Classic and Vintage Violet.

Indonesia is world’s third largest two wheeler market and there are more than 8 million units sold annually. Scooter accounts for 50% total sales. More than 4.15 million units of scooter sold in 2011 compared to 3.37 million units in 2010, registering growth of 22.9% in Indonesia. Honda’s scooter sales grow 53.5% in 2011 with the sale of 2.38 million units in 2011 compared to 1.55 million unit sales in last year. The market share is also increased from 45.9% in 2010 to 57.4% in 2011.  It seems that Honda is now defending its position by introducing more colors variants as Yamaha has launched Mio Fino variants.

- Mahavir Kothari

(Source: AHM press release)

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Bhavin P Shah February 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Looks Uber cool..
Do we expect this one to be launched in India?
If yes, I would be looking forward to buy one :)

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achiever February 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

This scooter looks great. But I don’t think this one will make it to India any time in the foreseeable future. Because people here are obsessed with old out-dated designs like activa, access, duro etc. New trendy scooters like this won’t be accepted here.

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yila February 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

“This is a modern machine. Indian customers are not matured enough to get this. Indian customers deserve only outdated technologies like drum brakes, stone age suspension like Activa’s, candle-light headlamps, 10″ wheels that too in steel etc., at sky high price (Indian Price = Price + Bribe + Corruption) ” – This is the mentality of not only Honda but also like brands about Indian customers. Can anyone deny?

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SKN NSK February 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

@yila: You seem to sound very mature with the same drumming rhythm – How is Indonesia better than India for the HONDA’s to decide to make available this machine there and not here ?

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SKN NSK February 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Maybe the underbelly of Scoopy is exposed too much with full exposure to the wheels, entails risks for a population used to wearing loose dressing,esp. the females ?

yila February 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Dear SKN NSK,
This and Yamaha Fino are much superior scooters which are highly suitable for Indian conditions with their 14″ wheels, to current Indian scooters from any brand. The “over-exposure” problem of wheels can be easily solved by using a simple saree guard. Honda and other brands are not bringing the state-of-the-art technology to India for which I don’t understand the reason. Honda Air Blade is another superior one like this. Why should they exclude even the disc brake from the feature list? In fact, Yamaha Fino looks way better than any scooter in India. They have been doing the feasibility study for almost a decade to bring it to India. Why? I have seen all of these outside India and eagerly been waiting for Yamaha Fino. These companies want to get more profit by selling their inferior products, outdated in other countries, to Indian customers at unreasonably high price, like Honda Twister.

fas February 17, 2012 at 12:44 am

They should get this scooter here, will sell decently.

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Sangram February 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

This Scooter looks ugly !!
i don’t know about the features..but still i would prefer ACTIVA or ACCESS ..

any idea when it will be seen on indian roads?

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vnvgp February 18, 2012 at 12:12 am

@yila: Every automobile companies has a research-design development section whom they study well the country’s socio-psycho-logical behavior, requirement, need, nature, customer etc. before introducing a product. Honda may have a valid reason not to introduce Scoopy in India. Many of the of the – including premium 2, 4, 6+ wheeled vehicles around the world is auto suspension, where as in India we still prefer ‘outdated’ manual suspension system. That doesn’t means that Indians are not matured enough. Deny?

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*LoneWolf* February 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

The scooter looks great! so what? Most Indians are not bike or scooter enthusiast’s. They need a scooter that supposed to take them somewhere and that’s it. Many scooters here are owned by complete morons. I recently recalled a scooty that’s parts are covered with 5mm thick dry sand. The silencer has no space to get the smoke out because its covered with thick layers of black slug. There are many dimwits are there like this and i don’t like to see these very nice looking scooter from Honda get molested by the filthy hands of those people.

But i will be delighted to see scoopy gets to the right people and kept in the right condition :-)

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Fermino Noronha February 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Most people would prefer these large wheels to enjoy offroad thrills in Mumbai.At present every scooter hits rock bottom.Except maybe the abandoned Eterno.

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ewewew June 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

A Honda tem que trazer este modelo para o Brasil. Será um sucesso de vendas!
Aguardo para trocar minha Lead esperando uma scooter com maior cilindrada.

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Ajinkya Oturkar December 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

I want to buy this scooter,kindly provide me necessary information about it. Thanks

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