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Honda SH300i 2017 in Detail

Model Updates

The SH300i was significantly updated in 2015 to offer faster acceleration and improved fuel efficiency, a sharper outlook from revised bodywork and full LED lighting, plus improved practicality thanks to a Honda Smart Key system, standard-fit ABS and internal storage for a full-face helmet. The revised engine was Honda’s first EURO4 compliant unit. For 2017, three new colours add to its enduring appeal.

Overview

The significant updates for the 2015SH300i built on the well-proven SH formula and featured a brand new steel frame with slightly longer wheelbase which, while still providing the SH’s trademark razor-sharp handling, offered increased under seat storage capable of holding a full-face helmet.

Having built its reputation on punchy all-round performance and crisp throttle response, the SH300i’s 279cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine – fuelled by PGM-FI – was revised to give increased torque for instant acceleration in the low-to-mid range. It’s a strong, willing and well-balanced powerplant, perfect for dealing with busy city traffic while making longer journeys out of town a pleasure. For 2015, fuel economy was also significantly improved through the use of low friction technologies, and the engine was the first Honda unit to be compliant with incoming Euro4 regulations.

Subtle changes created a slightly more upright, neutral riding position and easy ground reach. 1kg was shed in comparison to the previous model, contributing to the SH300i’s light and nimble feel; two-channel ABS was fitted as standard.

The SH300i’s lines exude strength and purpose, as does LED lighting front and rear. The Honda Smart Key system also elevates convenience for the rider and security for the machine itself.

Styling & Equipment

In 2015, the latest iteration of the SH300i’s long-standing “power and dignity” design concept brought new lines and detailing that highlighted its premium and sporty positioning. Its distinctive face made it immediately recognisable as an SH, while bodywork was revised for a steelier, more muscular edge, with LED lighting front and rear adding a crisp, individual signature.

With new styling came enhanced practicality. Improved underseat storage – big enough to carry a full-face helmet – bolstered the SH300i’s day-to-day stop-and-go convenience, and both usability and security were enhanced by the addition of a Honda Smart Key system. The compact unit (to be kept on the rider’s person) works in conjunction with the mode dial in the right hand side inner front cowl to enable operation of the ignition and seat release whenever the rider is within two metres of the machine.

Seat height is an easy-to-manage 805mm (just 5mm more than the SH125/150) and the standard SH flat floor (435mm wide) makes loads easy to carry as well as aiding the rider step on and off. The riding position suits a wide range of rider physique and delivers a relaxed, upright stance and great all-round vision. Total machine length is 2131mm, with width of 728mm and height of 1193mm. Minimum ground clearance is 130mm.

Chassis

The SH300i’s steel underbone frame incorporates a host of details that enhance carrying capacity while maintaining the SH300i’s point-and-go agility. Alongside the 1438mm wheelbase (16mm longer than the previous model) the engine angle was lowered 1° for 2015 and the rear shock absorber changed to a 44mm stroke (from 52mm). The Oleo link system mounted underneath the engine assists handling feel and bump absorption.

Rake and trail are set at 27°30’/98mm and the handlebars feature a 45° turn radius from centre. Up front 35mm telescopic forks soak up the bumps while providing accurate feedback secure handling, while a cast aluminium rear swingarm ensures rock-solid stability and composure. Wet weight is 169kg.

The front 110/70-16 tyre is matched with a 130/70R16 rear and the standard-fitment two-channel ABS operates 256mm single disk brakes front and rear.

Engine

In 2015 the new SH300i’s engine became Honda’s first low-emission Euro 4-compliant unit. Breathing through a SOHC 4-valve head, it features bore and stroke of 72 x 68.5mm with compression ratio of 10.5:1. Peak power of 18.5kW arrives at 7,500rpm, with peak torque of 25.5Nm delivered at 5,000rpm. In comparison with the outgoing model, a little top-end power was sacrificed in favour of an increase in both low-to-mid range torque and power for improved snap and roll-on acceleration in busy traffic.

At the same time, fuel efficiency was increased 8.8% to 33.3 km/l (WMTC mode) due to the application of low-friction bearings plus a revised cam profile, internal adjustments to refine oil release pressure and reduced ACG output thanks to the LED lighting – from 22.5A to 20.5A. A range of 300km is possible from the 9L fuel tank.

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Colours Lucent Silver Metallic (New 2017)
Matt Cynos Grey Metallic
Matte Pearl Cool White (New 2017)
Pearl Cool White
Pearl Nightstar Black
Pearl Splendor Red (New 2017)
Model Year(s) 2017
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