Over the Pennines on a Honda vision 110

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Father Paul
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Over the Pennines on a Honda vision 110

Post by Father Paul » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:05 am

Just got up, made a coffee and opening the garage door to peruse my new bike. A shiny red Honda vision 110cc 2015, 4000 miles on clock with a top box you could fit the mother in law in.
Yesterday I had an interesting afternoon as I dropped off my very large but cramped (for me at 6ft) Yamaha majesty 250 at its new owners. I referred to it as the ford Sierra!.
This was a journey up the A1 to a remote place with no Asda or Tesco nearby or even a pub.

I dropped it off, counted the cash an hastily made my retreat anticipating the next mission over the Pennines on the M62 with my best mate in his Skoda to view and hopefully buy my new toy.

The weather was good, but the time was not and darkness approached as we neared the looming ominous city of Mancester.

After mishaps from my sat nav...which I'm sure has brain rot...we eventually arrived and there it was. Shiny red, better than that, Honda C90 cub red!
The owner, a very polite young lad, let me take it up and down the street and I noticed straight away that it was comfy and peppy off the throttle. Couple of little scratches but not enough to put me off... Deal!

The ride back on a new bike is always awful for me, anxiety is high..however very soon as I pulled out of Manchester and saw the familiar path to Barnsley over the Woodhead pass I began to smile at the little 110cc Honda pulling my hefty frame at a happy 40-45 mph up some of the steepest climbs. It handled very well. The rear mono shock performed outstandingly and the front brake was sharper than Jimmy Carr. Reaching the top of the Pennines the engine picked up and (when safe to do so) would reach 55+ mph. Brilliant lights too. I would have to say overall I would rate this as one of the best bikes I have ridden....and if a journey is going to put you off the trans pennine one at 9pm in March is going to do it.
I reckon (and I've heard it said before) the Honda vision 110 is a future classic, even if it is a twist and go, it's quirky, has charm and appeal and let's face it little Hondas are the best thing since sliced bread...
Simplicity and practicality, designed so well.
Well done Mr Honda... You've done it again!

(Sadly there were no wuyangs around so I'll have to put up with it :D :D :D )

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Re: Over the Pennines on a Honda vision 110

Post by Capitano » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:26 am

Nice to hear another positive report on the Vision 110.

Richie rates his too.

:)

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Re: Over the Pennines on a Honda vision 110

Post by Wuyang » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:19 pm

It was a great night.

The vision is more responsive off the mark than my sh injection.....brakes to die for.

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Re: Over the Pennines on a Honda vision 110

Post by Father Paul » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:00 pm

Looking forward to the first proper spin soon.


Flask of tea and call at chippy!

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Re: Over the Pennines on a Honda vision 110

Post by Bogger » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:21 pm

I too have a box to fit my mother in law in. However it's not a top box. Glad you like the bike by the way.

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Re: Over the Pennines on a Honda vision 110

Post by richie the 1st » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:31 pm

Capitano wrote:Nice to hear another positive report on the Vision 110.

Richie rates his too.

:)
Brilliant little scoot,cannot prase it enough would love to have a ride over to the other side,[that's right hand side of the road],abroad,not on my own though,so any body out there...????
P,S The Suzuki address an 110,that I do like,have only seen 3 in 13 months.The Honda vision 110,cannot count that high. :P

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