Fun little runner
I bought my NVS Honda Today for 1k used and it has been a good bike. Max speed is around 55 kph on the flat which limits you to riding in 60-70 zones if you are feeling lucky. On steep hills and heavily loaded it will feel underpowered but most of the time it does the job. If you are tall, you might find it a little small but I'm 185 cm and it was fine for me. The bike is very light (80 kgs ish) and is fairly easy to steal. I always recommend locking it something solid. The underseat storage is nice but not large enough for a full face helmet. ...It has space for a top box which is good. As a little runner for going to local places it is great, really good fuel economy and a lot of fun. For longer journeys at higher speeds you'll need something with a bit more power.
Purchased in March 2019 for A$1,000.00.
Good Scooter for Top Speed of 60KM/H
This a good scooter if you are commuting through the city solo.
You can’t carry a passenger on this scooter at the top speed is 60KM/H - if this is enough for your requirements you will find this a very reliable and economical scooter.
I bought a used scooter, 2013. making 35km/L, with just $5 you fill the tank. Incredible! Best scooter ever!! Don't make that crazy noise because it's 4 strokes! I'm very have with this scooter. And Honda is Honda, easy to find parts if you need... If you are thinking to buy one, Do it!
My Scoot is the other love of my life. Scoot starts first go every time I need to start her, even if she hasn't been started in 3 months. Scoot is a great to ride when you are just learning to ride, my youngest son learnt how to ride on her at the age of 16 and he is now he rides a larger motorcycle, he still loves scoot. Scoot is a great run around vehicle, I use her to pop to the shop, she holds a lot of shopping. I just love my Scoot. I also drive a Alfa Romeo Spider, I love her too.
Long lasting economical masterpiece
I bought one of these brand new for my wife back in 2010 as it was a cheaper option than a second car, it is still going for her to this day and clicked over around 14,000kms as she rides it everyday to and from work and yes I have even snuck out on it on occasions for a bit of fun.
It does around the 60kmh but does struggle up hill a bit especially from a standing start but for her 14km round trip to and from work everyday it is a perfect option. It costs us around $7 a fortnight at most for fuel, we have had to replace one tyre and a bulb on...
Lightest scooter you can buy. Honda quality.
Smallest and lightest of the 50cc scooters. Light weight = performance and fuel economy. It's about 75kg
However its very limited in standard form.
It is a 4 stroke so it can't compete with a 2 stroke for performance, but it is a lot quieter, more refined, more reliable and long lasting and doesn't smell.
In standard form it wouldn't go above 57kph downhill.
Changing the variator and roller weights is simple and it will go 70kph downhill and it also launches a lot harder.
I am running 4g weights.
There is more power to be had with de-re...
Not a racer but great value for money.
I had a bright yellow one for around 12 months and it used up two tanks of fuel during that time as I only bought it as a backup plan for when my car was off the road plus a few Sunday rides out to cafes. I was told it may have had the 'restrictor' removed, and so it had a snazzy top speed of 57km/h on flat road. Even at that speed though, it feels quite fast as it is a tiny scooter with tiny wheels.
The only thing I can really fault with this scooter is that the auto transmission would clunk a bit when you first start moving, but I assume i...t was given a hard time before I bought it. In response to some of the more negative comments though, the reason that this scooter isn't made like a Ducati or BMW is because it's designed to be extremely cheap. There is a lot of plastic, but when you're paying around $2000-$3000 for a brand-new scooter or motorcycle, you should be grateful to have plastic. I sold mine in 2007 and I still miss it. If I were to get another one, I would think about getting a performance / gearing kit for it. If you want cheap transport in the city, get one. If you want something to tease the Highway Patrol with, you may prefer a Ducati.
I got one one of these little rippers while living in north Qld it got me from A to B and the fuel economy was amazing not to mention the tough little 50cc motor, I kicked the guts out of this little unit by riding it in all sorts of conditions and regularly rode between country towns for work and it never failed all I did was hit it with the hose once a fortnight and as always with small plant I kept an eye on the oil, I looked like a circus Bear on a dinky riding it with my 120kg frame and wore the odd bit of fruit chucked at me from passing hooligans but it never let me down , its now being ridden by a sweet young thing in the Whitsundays with over 10000 on the clock wish they still made them
Very poor quality junk scooter.
we bought a honda nvs 50 scooter...utter junk,plastics are cheap and shoddy,small underseat storage compartment,low quality drum brakes, only 2.5 hp engine,very low top speed,as it winds out to 45 kph.max! and up hill it slows down to 28 kph.very disappointed in this junk scooter.all poor quality workmanship .i would not recommend this scooter!avoid it like a plague .as its the slowest 50cc scooter out their.
very disopointed in this scooter..... ya pay pea nutz ya getz monkeyz!!! as this is one cheapo scooter.$1999.ya! the writing...
It ticks all boxes
Bought this bike as a bullet proof run around to take on my outback adventures. Of course I needed something to to fit on the back of my small 4x4 which meant either a honda today or postie bike. Most postie bikes are thrashed and as they cannot be bought new I started to look at scooters as another option. The nvs is one of the only scooters made with a back up kick start, has a huge comfy seat, lotsa storage and forced air cooled engine for cool running in an outback summer. All I needed was a good set of all terrain tires and better ground c...learance for a winner. After a 4 inch lift and the addition of a snorkel (river crossings) this little beauty coupled with it's smooth auto trans will go anywhere a 4x4 will and places one won't. Can't make it up that steep ledge? Water too deep to drive across? Pick the featherweight up and carry it across and then hop back on your couch to keep cruising. Classic honda reliabilty, kickstart, forced aircooled, great fuel economy, super comortable bucket seat, so much fun to ride Nothing at all for it's intended use. It didn't have enough ground clearance for my intended use and the airbox needs a snorkel to keep dust out but that's a personal issue
Very cheap made scooter,for the $1900 pice tag you could get something alot better.Dont waste your money broke within a 2 months and bought brand new.Repair costs are around the same mark as scooter price.Also does not have a fuel gauge just a light.takes a while to reach max speed.
easy to ride
no passenger room,55km max,small storage,very cheap build and breaks very easily
as a original scooter 8 out of 10 , as a modified scooter 9.5 out of 10 , and its clean 4stroke, is quieter than all other 2stroke 50cc, (even when its 90cc) :)
I reckon the today is a great little scooter easy to ride and you can get two on it if you arent fattys , :), You can get a aftermarket 90cc kit and 10klm performace pully, A differential gear set for another 10klm on top end, then its more ecconomical I get 70klms per litre now, although as oem 48klm per litre was good too.
yeah indicator rear ext arms com loose, a pain haveing to take exaust off and new gasket every time to replace the rear tyre,
My first Scooter "Ruby" getting her off a friend this week-I expect adventures! TT
Thus far I have had four separate rides to 'start her up as Co-owner is out of town' rides and all fun.
They don't like steep hills. She is such fun tho and new job is a lovely 50km area 12km (one way) run so Ruby will be perfect. But can I fit in my assessment equipment to be a Nurse on the run? Will do an update posting in a months time.
Zippy, reliable and Fun.
I will have to tame the ride to stay in the 55 km max output, Pollyanna it.
It great Honda . i like all the honda products. it use less gas and strong and reason price. Honda today
I just got one in Cambodia it only $500 and the seller said it second hand use export from Japan. And i drive it in the city it move really great specially on the busy traffic it small and fast easy in traffic Jam ! Can any one tell me how many Km per lite of gas it use ?
It don't have the stain side like when u need to park it short time u have to get off first to park .
This was my first scooter & I loved it dearly. I rode it everywhere, even on 60k/hr roads in peek-hour traffic. It was a bit scary with it having a top speed of 55km/hr, but I did it anyway & loved it. You don't know you're alive until you've ridden a scooter in heavy traffic - if you survive the experience. Honestly this scooter is perfect for the beginner or those who just want to travel down to the local shops or in 50km/hr zones. If you want a scoot for anymore look at a 2 stroke which has more oomph.
Small size, perfect for shorter people, nice look, very reliable
The 50cc 4 stroke is not made for anything more than back streets. There's no point getting it de-restricted it doesn't feel like it's got any power to spare
i usually ride a cbr600rr but got this bike to just get me to work in the city everyday. in comparison the today 50 is nothing like a real bike but value for money and lots of fun to ride, I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for easy and cheap comuting over short distances
Good acceleration, handles and stops well, quiet and very economical, lots of room under the seat, fun to ride, looks good and is cheap to buy.
top speed of 55km, no passenger, suspension not very tough, no fuel gauge just a light when you're low.
For the price, these things are awesome. I only bought it a few days ago, but am extremely happy. Can do 150km on 5 litres of fuel. With fuel prices the way they are, this is fantastic. Throw away the car!!
Easy and reliable to start. Helmet compartment under the seat is awesome. Good security with the handle bar lock and lock protection. Pretty good acceleration.
Really should have made it capable of 60 rather than 55.
Questions & Answers
Hi honda 2006 model the bike kicks over but the fuel light comes on and the motor cuts out but the tank is full. The accelerator throttle seems to be stuck no movement??
Hi everyone, just bought a 2008 today50, but the rear end is very soft. I’ve checked tyre pressures and the rear is sitting at 40psi front at 38psi.The spring adjuster is in the middle notch. I wonder which way to adjust spring to firm up the rear end. Or could it be time to replace the suspension. Thanks
Honda today 2011that was in an accident I think it was laid on its side it starts fine revs at low speeds really easily but doesn't seem to be able to get up to speed I have changed the spark plug the air filter was full of oil I have cleaned it up and am waiting for a new air cleaner.
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