HONDA ELITE 110 (NHX110) - OWNER REVIEWS



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SUBMIT REVIEW

2009 HONDA LEAD 110
Milage: 20,000 - 30,000 Miles
Likes: Storage
Dislikes:
No kick starter, restricted engine

Review:
”Great scooter for getting around town - gets great gas milage too. I had one before this one and also was very happy with it. It has plenty of storage space under the seat and a water cooled engine that runs really nice and smooth. Doesn’t make much noise either.

The only dislikes is the fact that the engine is limited to about 55 mph which on one hand protects the engine, but can be a real bummer if you need a little extra umph. Also note that there is no kickstarter, so if you get a dead battery your stuck...other than that I think its a great little scooter for 108cc and would buy another one in the future (unless I upgrade to a
Silverwing).”


2010 HONDA ELITE 110

Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Trunk, convenience, maneuverability
Dislikes:
Gas tank could be a little bigger

Review:
I've had my Elite 110 since early May (it's early October [2011] now), and I've commuted 14 miles each way to work on mostly rural back roads. It has been entirely trouble-free. I drive it with the throttle wide open and I get about 88 mpg. When I just use it around town (stay-cation time) it gets 95. I'm big (6"0', 225 pounds) and it works fine.

Its trunk is very handy and one of its best features. There's plenty of room for a laptop bag, a bunch of books, and a few groceries. Its brakes are flawless. The front brake STOPS the bike if you squeeze it hard. The fuel injection and starter work great. I've had zero problems getting it to start and run, even in very damp weather. It's governed at 50 mph. I suppose it would go a little faster if the governor were disabled, but not much. It maneuvers nicely in traffic, and the DOT-compliant stoplights and turn signals meet the expectations of nearby motorists and help with safety.

This is my first motorbike. After an hour or so goofing around in the dealer's parking lot, I felt confident enough to jump out onto US Highway 1 traffic, and I wasn't disappointed. If you're looking for solid around-town transportation, this Honda is worth considering.”



2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes:
Handling, looks, milage, braking, storage, engineering
Dislikes: Seat lock is cumbersome

Review: Incredible scooters. I bought a second used one with 890 miles. Dealers STILL have new Elite 110's on their lots @ $3000! Considering no one knows there is even storage under the seat, the key switch to unlock it is very awkward. I live in an urban/suburban, beach community on Lake Michigan and with a windshield I hardly ever need my Civic.”


2010 HONDA ELITE 110

Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Styling, Peppy, Comfortable, Lightweight
Dislikes:
Lack of a kickstand and kickstarter

Review:
I upgraded from a 49cc scoot to this and I am feeling the power! I am a rider of hilly backroads in the country and this scoot is perfect for exploring these. I also ride it to the grocery to shop and the storage bin is huge. I like that it comes with a rear rack if I want to add a top case for more storage.

It is a great all around scooter. It is FUN to ride, gets great gas mileage (100mpg+), and is very maneuverable at slow speed if you like to meander and stop often to take photos or just sight-see. I could not be happier and I checked out a lot of scooters in the 125-150cc range. With its fuel injection, it keeps up with all of them up to 53mph and that is plenty fast for me at this point in my riding history.



2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Modern Design, Latest technology, Honda quality
Dislikes:
None really....I wish it had a side stand

Review:
Great commuter bike, maybe the best. Price is right, handles well and gets a real 96 - 103 mpg. This scooter has great qualities and really shines. The interior storage is so good you don’t need a top box - so it doesn’t look like an ‘old guys’ scoot.”

- Gary, Oceanside, California


2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Gas mileage, ease of parking
Dislikes:
Ride isn't real smooth

Review:
Excellent ride for urban commuter, not enough power for a freeway. The bike's not real big so you tend to feel every bump in the road. It is a quiet, comfortable ride. Very reliable.


2010 HONDA NHX110 ELITE
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Fuel economy, handling, ample storage, solid construction, modern technology.
Dislikes:
No kickstand or clock, a bit overpriced.

Review:
”Although a little cramped for someone over 5’9”, it’s still a blast to ride. I am totally confident that it will provide years of trouble free service.”

- Ray, El Cajon, CA



2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Storage, nimble, fuel injection
Dislikes:
Lack of a kickstand

Review:
1st scooter, added a windshield and a Givi top case.This has been everything I had expected and more, great mileage and handling. The storage under the seat is great, acceleration to 35 or so is very good so keeping up with traffic is no problem. The light weight of the scooter is an issue in windy conditions, I thought the price was very good, dealer took 300 off and I could use the Honda bucks promotion of 400 so $2,300 plus tax and license seemed reasonable. I am 5' 10" and find I have plenty of room. Highly recommend this as an urban scooter.”

- Dean in St. Paul


2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Power, storage, fuel efficient
Dislikes:
No kick starter

Review:
I upgraded from the Ruckus - a 49cc scooter. I wanted a little more pep for keeping up with local road traffic, and a higher top speed (ruckus was 37mph, elite is 52mph). But I didn't want the extra power if I had to give up the near 100mpg ability of the ruckus, but because of fuel injection, the Elite 110 gets nearly the same mileage. It also has more storage and is just better made for commuting which is what I use the scooter for more. The ruckus is better off road, but I never took it off road. My Elite is only 2 yrs old, but no issues so far.”


2010 HONDA ELITE
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Dependable commuter
Dislikes:
None

Review:
I primarily use the scoot to get back and forth to work. It is a short commute-about five miles each way. Other than a few days a year when black ice or snow is an issue, I ride all year round. Western Oregon is a very moderate environment.

I get close to the 110 mpg rated mileage every week. You have to check the fuel gauge - I have come close to forgetting to fill up in time. For me, it is about once every 7 to 10 days.

It handles well in traffic and has plenty of zip when needed. I like the storage space and added the Honda accessory trunk for those times I buy a little bit more than I expected. The Honda trunk works great.

I use the Elite for most errands and fun rides on the weekend. It tops out at 50 mph, so I sometimes wish it would go an extra 5 so I would be at the 55 speed on most county and state highways. Fortunately, there is not a lot of traffic so being a "slow poke" has not been an issue. Honestly, on a scoot this size, 50 seems like 70 in a car. Not sure I would want to go much faster for safety reasons.

I like all the design decisions on this scoot. I was going to go with it's big brother: Honda
SH150. It is rated at 60 mph - but has less truck space and the gas inlet is just above the trunk - very bad decision in my opinion.

Have done regular oil change/tune-up about every 3,000 miles. No problems. I would recommend it highly.”


2010 HONDA 110 ELITE
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Ride, Ease of use, Fun Factor! Power, Storage
Dislikes:
Lack of Honda aftermarket accessories

Review:
My wife had a 50cc Honda Metropolitan first, great styling, but too slow to be safe on streets. She traded up to the 110 Honda Elite. An excellent scooter for a person up to 5'6" as far as seating, and controls. The fuel injected motor starts easily, with smooth power delivery. Steering, braking, is excellent for such a scooter, and rides very well! My wife loves it! She looks for any excuse to go for a ride, and rides it several times per week, compared to her street bike, a few times a month.

Sadly Honda only produced a 2010 model, and we were disappointed to find it manufactured in China??? I have a 2010 Honda
SH150i 150cc, which is also an outstanding scooter and fits me better at 5'9" and is made in Italy. She has been riding since the 70's, and I have been riding since the early 60's. We both feel the little Honda is an excellent choice, and can't say enough about the fun we have!!!”

- Joe and Mary


2010 HONDA 110 ELITE
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Manoeuvrability, Lightness, Quality Constructions
Dislikes:
No kickstarter

Review:
I bought my 2010 NHX110 as a second scooter to use along with my 1990 Honda CH250 Elite. I have to give the new Elite high marks for fit, finish, and ease of maintenance in this category of scooter. The NHX engine is mounted horizontally below the seat and with the 1.6 gallon fuel tank mounted in the floor-board there is a generous amount of under seat storage. You can fit (2) ¾ sized helmets in the under seat compartment.

I do all my own maintenance and find the design and layout make things easy to access. Honda designed this scooter to have maintenance done by the owner. Valve adjustments are a breeze. The best feature of this scooter is the fuel injection. Hot, cold, or even if it has been sitting awhile, the Elite will start and idle perfectly every time. There is no kick starter. It would be nice to have but as long as the battery is in good shape you will be fine. The liquid cooling has an ample sized radiator and I find the engine temperatures to be well controlled even in summer stop-and-go traffic. The exhaust system is very quite.

I average 101 mpg in mixed driving conditions. The max speed of the scooter is electronically limited to 53 mph. This is NOT a highway capable scooter. I have checked the GPS speed against the speedometer and it is accurate. There probably is a little more power in the engine, but if you needed more speed it would be major job to get it because of the electronics. I find the NHX does best right at 45 mph and it leaves a little in reserve. The acceleration is a little slow when compared to a 150cc scooter, but for the dense traffic areas where I ride, I find it to be adequate. I am 6”0 tall and find the seat height to be very comfortable. The 12” front tire and 10” rear tire give good handling qualities and the suspension does very well even on bumpy roads. The linked braking system is very powerful and more than adequate for panic stops. I have heard complaints that here is only a center stand for parking (no side stand), but I find the lightness of the Elite makes the job easy.

A Hondaline windshield and cargo box is available as accessories if you need more space or wind protection. I looked at other scooters with a bit more power (Kymco, Piaggio, Yamaha), but I bought the NHX because of the fuel injection, liquid cooling, and Honda quality. Parts or service are never an issue. The NHX110 Elite did not sell very well for Honda so you can usually find a used one for a quite a discount. In all I think the NHX110 offers very good value and performance and would recommend it if your riding area is mostly urban.”



2010 HONDA 110 ELITE
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 miles
Likes: Storage, pep, styling
Dislikes:
Having to take much of the body off to change the rear brake light bulb!

Review:
This is my first scooter in 40 years after having one in college. I got it at 13,700 miles and it is now at 16,150. I'm impressed with the amount of pep it has for the engine size. I got 107-8 MPG when I first checked this out when I bought it. Gas mileage may be a bit less now as I'm probably driving it a bit faster than before. I get gas every 150 miles which means I never run out. I imagine it would go another 15 or so miles until the tank (holds 1.6 gallons) became empty.

It brakes well, uses regular gas, has a lot of storage below the seat (a full coverage helmet AND an open face helmet) and in the front compartment, plus the luggage rack out back and the hanger near my knees to store bagged items in. Top speed in the right conditions is 50 mph. I wish it would go a bit faster, though if it did with the 18" outside diameter wheels the ride might be a bit bumpy. Scootering is a real joy on this bike!



2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Great fit and finish, storage, plenty of power for urban traffic.
Dislikes:
Could be limited to 60 MPH instead of 53 MPH

Review:
Purchased this Elite in 2010 and never looked back. Sadly it was not a big seller for Honda and was only offered as a 2010 YM, discontinued and replaced by the PCX150. This scooter has been a real blast to ride around town on and commute to work. Unlike a motorcycle, it has tons of under seat storage, (been to Home Depot and even Costco shopping with it). Of course one has to think small when shopping but you can get about five plastic grocery bags worth of stuff in there.

The MPG is an awesome hybrid beating 100-110 MPG! This scooter was great and sad to see it killed off by Honda. Also have a 2011
Ruckus and it is great but can only do about 40 MPH on a flat road and is truly minimalist in design although a much needed OEM under seat storage box is obtainable on websites dedicated to the Ruckus as there is a huge after market for it.


2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 0 - 1000 miles
Likes: Solid ride, Fuel Economy, Water Cooled, 2 seats
Dislikes:
Fiberglass panels instead of solid plastic.

Review:
I loved my Metropolitan but, I was looking for the same fuel economy, water cooled, more speed, and 2 seats. The Elite fit the bill for me. I found one with 250 miles for $2200. I'm loving it so far. Very different quality level from the Metro. Higher seating to spot the potholes, firmer seats, excellent suspension and fantastic pick-up. Max speed in my area for off freeway is 45mpg so, I'm able to keep up and stay in either lane without feeling like I'm slowing traffic. My only initial gripe after 2 days of riding is the feel in the turns. I like to lay into the turns and it doesn’t feel right on the Elite. This may change later but for now, it's an adjustment compared to the Met. Overall, I love it. I park anywhere and cut my errand times down by 50%. Perfect for me.


2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Looks, storage, quality, fun
Dislikes:
Always wish I had more time to ride it

Review:
Bought a 2010 brand new in 2013. I looked at lots of reviews and different brands. I wanted something that could do 50 mph, but mostly drive it between 25 and 40 mph. When I found a dealership that had one and took a look, it was better then I expected.

The style (true scooter) and size are just perfect. I couldn't wait to test drive it. I took a spin around the parking lot, wow! Smooth peppy quiet perfect, bought it right there.

I have 3700 miles on it now with no problems. I always take my scooter to dealer for regular service. I trust my Honda dealer and have enjoyed the way my scooter runs after service. It cost a little, but well worth it. When I was a kid I always wanted a mini bike, just had to wait till I was 50 years old to get it.I go every where as often as I can so much fun. Good value.”



2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Great storage, superb mileage, good acceleration. It is very quiet.
Dislikes:
Seat latch doesn't always work.

Review:
I have owned bikes as large as Harley's and KZ1000's and as small as MB5's, Trail 70's, and NS50F's. Currently I have a Burgman 400 in the garage for solo up touring. It is quite comfortable. So I bought the Elite 110 on a whim at a local Honda dealer - used for $1450 and 2200 miles. I was really thinking of the kids, who are teens. It makes a good first bike for them.

The reality is I love the whippy acceleration and nimble handling for such a small scooter. The engine never seems noisy or strained. I have been commuting to work on it quite a bit lately and can confirm that I can get 90+ mpg and 51 mph even with my 230 pound fat self.

I enjoy being up front at a stop light, because most cars are going to be out accelerated up to 45 mph. It confuses people to see an old fat man beating them off the line.

Maintenance is easy and there are some good Youtube vids by DaBinChe. While it would be slow, I absolutely believe the Elite 110 could be a reliable touring scooter. Sure a
PCX150 would be even better, but I don't see anyone selling them used for $1450. I wouldn't go coast to coast (did once on the MB5 many years ago), but anything inside of 300 miles seems fair game.

I am very happy with the NHX110 and sometimes take the Burgman out for a pity ride and to keep the fluids churned.”



2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Storage, power, restrictor
Dislikes:
Suspension, weight, small wheels

Review:
This is a great bike. It looks like a 50cc, so you can ride it without plates and park it on sidewalks most places...but it's twice the power of a 50cc. My rev limiter kicks in at 48.5 mph which is incredibly annoying. If I could do 52, I could ride it on every road in my city. Because of the limiter, you can't even go 49 downhill.

The cargo is AMAZING. I put a full-face 2XL helmet in mine, with a half-helmet, gloves, etc, and put my rain pants and jacket inside the helmets. It also has TWO helmet locks so you can use all that storage for groceries or whatever. It will easily fit a school bag with books but is not really wide enough for a full-size laptop in a bag. If you take it out of the bag, it fits. It also has front storage which could also take rain gear. I just keep cheap sunglasses in mine, and leave it unlocked.

FEEL THE ROAD! This is my joking tag line for the bike. You will feel every bump in the road. Because of the small wheels/tires, you will also get stuck in ruts (i.e., cracks) that you don't even notice in your car and would ignore on a full-sized motorcycle or even a ruckus.

Dump the awful Chinese tires that come with the bike IMMEDIATELY and spend the money on new ones. A rear tire is like $30. NOTE: The front tire is a very odd size but there is a lot of clearance so you can just get a slightly different ratio (use Google) at a better price because there will be far more to choose from. If you use the stock size they are like $150 I think.

The bike is crazy heavy for a scooter. The reason being that it's basically a Honda Civic with one cylinder, which is fine for me, but it may not be for smaller girls.”



2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Styling, Fuel Economy
Dislikes:
Punishing Suspension...if you don't have a bad back, you will have one soon. Look out for potholes!

Review:
I won't say what has already been said, but I will say that I had my Elite 110 going as high as 60+mph.

What you'll need to do so...

-A 4.00 X 10 Bridgestone ML16 Molas rear tire (if I remember correctly...just fits and adds 4mph alone. -Set of 14x18mm DR Pulley Sliders 15gram -A new OEM drive belt

All this will get you going 60 with a little bit of a tailwind, or when drafting. No draft on a flat I could usually hit 57-58mph. Stock these scooters go 52mph, but within a few thousand miles due to beltwear, top speed decreases (about 1mph per 1k miles). I bought mine used and it was hitting the rev limiter at 48.5mph with 3500 miles on the odometer.

Anyway, I now own a Honda
PCX150, and it is MUCH better, although not as much underseat storage. The suspension is plush, MPG virtually identical to the Elite 110.“


2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 miles
Likes: Fuel economy, storage, power, two seats, very reliable, cheap parts, quiet, night visibility.
Dislikes:
None

Review:
I just hit 10,000 miles in 18 months. I have 2 cars but, this is my daily joyride. Top speed in my city (Pensacola) is 45mph for all but the interstate which I never need to use. This scooter has been a blast. I'm dismayed that Honda has not given me an equivalent upgrade. The 150i has no storage or floor space. The Elite 110 satisfies all of my requirements for a daily, year round scooter.

I suck the Mobil 1 from the dip every 1000 miles, changed to sliders, change tires every 5000 miles. Change the belt about every 4000 miles. I added a windshield and handlebar mittens for winter. At a 100mpg I really have no complaints. I run errands for my wife all day long and have storage to spare. Yes, you need to pay attention. Many drivers are playing with phones, eating or generally not looking around. The good news is, you see all that on a scooter and can anticipate the lane changes and sudden fast food turns. I don't wear a helmet and don't miss it. At a wet weight of 250lbs this scooter stops in one car length. I honestly dread the day when I need to let her go (-_-)”



2010 HONDA ELITE 110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Handing, Gas milage, Storage, Reliability, Brakes
Dislikes:
Fork lock ergonomics

Review:
Second owner, I have now put 1000 miles on my Elite 110 in just over 6 months. I primarily use it for commuting to work, running errands, and absolutely flying down super curvy back roads.

For work and errands, its peppy, accelerates to 35mph much faster than most car drivers, economical, reliable, and is pretty quiet.

For joyriding, I've found its best on stop-n-go city streets and the most curvy of back-roads. Due to its low center of gravity (gas tank in floorboard and low seat height), this scooter has superb handling. It’s not the twitchy, fast turning scooter handling like my
Elite 80. It’s more similar to a small sport-bike. For the same reasons, It also handles gravel roads just fine at low speeds.

The hard limit on top speed, which is ignition based, is easy to reach and somewhat lurchy. When I have to install a new rear tire, I'm going to pick a tire with a larger profile to push my top speed up a bit.

TL;DR: The NHX110 is so fantastic I tried to get my dad to buy one after riding several months. I haven't had any problems worth complaining about.”



2010 HONDA ELITE NHX110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Small size, economy, reputation, available parts
Dislikes:
None

Review:
I bought my Elite 110 in Sept 2017 for $1,325.00 and it had 1,400 miles on the odometer. It had a windshield and give box already so I didn't have to buy those. I changed the oil because I didn't know the history. I failed to switch to synthetic oil 10W-30W recently and it concerned me that the oil capacity is only around .0.7 of a quart so that doesn't leave a lot of room for error if it decides to burn oil. So the only solution is to check the oil daily before I go out.

I had a Honda Reflex previously but that is a little big in the garage so it was sold so I could get this Elite. I am 73 years old and don't do anything but take it on rides around the neighborhood but maybe one day I'll venture out on the road here in the urban area I live.

The grandkids love the Elite and the red color and I prefer it over the black due to the red having more visibility.”



2010 HONDA ELITE NHX110
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Power and comfort! Light weight and the price was right!
Dislikes:
None yet!

Review:
I've been looking for a scooter. I’m a veteran motorcycle rider/racer of 50 years and I quit riding a couple years ago to focus on other things. We camp and I ride bicycles too. The nearest store is 4 miles away so a scooter seemed like a logical choice. I paid $900 for it with 3500 miles on it on 2/3/2018.

Mine is black and in really nice but not perfect condition. It seems really zippy for it size and I like the lightweight. Does anyone know how to reach the engine for service? I found the dipstick! LOL My email is
wparducci@aol.com if you can help. I want to change coolant, it is water cooled right? Thanks so much, this site was instrumental in making my choice. Fuel injection was a thing I really wanted and at least 100cc and under 300 lbs & $1000 so this fit the bill! I love it so far!”

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