Presenting Honda’s new ‘scooter for all’ 2nd Opinion July 11, 2015 News Honda Philippines calls its latest offering the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series as the “scooter for all.” This bike has been especially developed for the Philippine and Indonesian markets in 2015 and serves as the latest iteration to the BeAT scooters currently doing well in both countries. It’s the compact and sporty version of the class-leading Click 125i, which Honda Philippines launched in February 2015. Equipped with the Honda-exclusive Smart Technology, the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series offers excellent engine performance, stylish and sporty design, groundbreaking features, and affordability to cater to a wider market base of Filipino scooter enthusiasts. In terms of design, the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series is just the right size for the young generation of Filipinos today. Its sporty appeal is accentuated by its trendy colors and speedy stripe. It comes with new design elements including an aerodynamic steering cover, an aggressive headlight form, a very informative meter panel, a sporty tail light, a sporty muffler protector, a stylish fan cover, a new design crankcase cover, sporty rear suspension with plastic cover, and a stylish side mirror. It’s equipped with customer-friendly features for added convenience and functionality, such as a larger utility box capable of holding 11.2 liters, bigger tire size, comfortable triangle riding position, unique battery position and cover, and accessible position of the air cleaner. The New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series’ on-road performance is punctuated by its class-leading fuel efficiency, which is 63 kilometers per liter for its combi-brake system (CBS)/idling stop system (ISS) variant and 58.5 kilometers per liter for the standard model based on the ECER40 test method. Honda has also maintained its safety and security features in the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series, including a secure key shutter, a side stand switch, park brake lock, automatic headlight on (AHO), and the CBS. With the key secure key shutter, the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series comes with a magnetic locking system that can be closed manually. It also comes with a side stand switch equipped with an electric circuit breaker. Majority of motorcycle and scooter accidents happen because riders forget to lift the side stand as they drive. It won’t happen with the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series as the scooter engine would not start if the side stand is in the down position thereby eliminating the risk of possible accident and ensuring safety for the rider. The park brake lock is meant to prevent the motor current to jump start the engine and jerk the scooter. It’s very easy to operate by hand since all the rider needs to do is to pull back the left brake lever and the park brake lock is released. Having the automatic headlight on whenever a rider is driving greatly ensures his visibility to other motorists. And finally, the CBS delivers controllability, convenience, and the sense of confidence for the rider because the technology in the scooter gives it the optimum braking power while reducing nosedive, which is common occurrence in many scooters and motorcycles. Because the technology enables the application of the right amount of brake power on both wheels of the scooter, shortest stopping distance when braking can be achieved. The New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series retails at P66,900 for its standard model and P69,900 for the CBS/ISS variant.