TOKYO SHOW RELEASE: HONDA DUNK 50
October 24, 2013 Filed under: Honda
HONDA TAKES THE WRAPS OFF THE ROBO-SCOOTER
Honda has reveiled their new Dunk scooter ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show where it will be on display.
The Dunk is a sharp new 50cc with unique style. Honda’s added some nice touches to it, including an LED taillight, front disc brake and classy instrumentation. The legshield features a small open storage cubby below the ignition, and then a locking mini-glovebox on the left side with a 12V socket inside, which seems aimed at the smartphone generation.
The aggressive edges and blacked out rims combine for a great modern look. It’s half scooter and half space shuttle. Honda is powering this little space machine with a brand new liquid cooled 4-stroke 50. It uses some of the same engineering tricks as the Ruckus: a side mounted radiator, floorboard located gas tank, camshaft driven water pump and ACG starting technology (no starter motor). The Dunk actually goes beyond, as it also incorporates fuel injection and idle stop systems like non-North American versions of the PCX 150.
There’s no word yet on North America, or even if Honda has planned this as a world model. There will likely be some hint at the upcoming Tokyo show in late November, but any North American introduction won’t be for a while. If it does come here, a name change might be in order - Honda Tron has a nice vibe to it. If it does come here, all this technology will likely mean a premium price.