Written on: 18/02/2014 by Biker_Bob (17 reviews written)
A good little scooter, very small and light. Acceleration is very good - it'll beat most cars away from the lights (unless they're really going for it). Top speed is not so good. Bank on a cruising speed of 45MPH maximum, the variator keeps it moving along on the hills well enough. Performance wise it's a little faster than a C90 most of the time and quite a bit faster than a C90 up the hills. Servicing is easy, screw and locknut tappets and a litre or so of 10W40 oil and you're... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2012 by goldenrise (1 review written)
I have it already one and a half year and it works perfectlym, till now it hasn't any problem exept that it burns a little oil after 2000 km. I would recomend it to everyone that wants an economical, powerful and safe motorcycle. I live in a village of Greece that has many uphills, I am 95 kilos and it can transfer me through these uphills easily. The only thing that I don't like is that it's not very fast only once I runned with 85 kilometers per hour and since then I can only reach 80 km.... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2012
I have had a Honda SCV100 Lead since April. I have had only 1 problem with it in that when it is a hot day the engine will stall if I stop at traffic lights. I overcome this by slightly revving the engine. Apart from this problem (not much of one with the British summer!)I have travelled over 3,000 miles both locally and on long journeys of about 150 miles without any other problems. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2011
38k miles, not one break down or serious issue at all in four years of ownership and it cost me just fuel, oil and tyres & two drive belts (changed at service). These little underated scooters are what Honda do best. I know you can get a 125 Chinese scooter with disc brakes, stylish plastics, & a little more power, and free top boxes etc for quite a bit less, but would it last as long as one of these? I doubt it very much. It's not the most powerful of scooters, nor is it high tech either.... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2011 by washy23 (1 review written)
am a frist time user of any type of scooter but at my age i was looking for a bike to take me to work and back home i pass my cbt on my lead which is the 110 cc and i must say it was not the scooter i wanted but after 10000 miles i would not swopp this bike for any thing its a nice ride in all weathers and its just a great bike to have fun on handles well on bad raods and yes the saving on the fuel bills are magic so far 5 to 7 pounds for 106 mpg i would go for this if i was a frist time... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2011 by toltec121 (2 reviews written)
Great bike. I previously owned a Suzuki 400 Burgman and did find The Honda a bit slow at first but appreciate it's lightness and fuel economy. It is actually good fun to ride. I am always amazed by how much stuff it will carry. I have had bags under the seat, in the topbox, strapped to the rear seat and hanging from the hook in the footwell. I then had a backpack with more stuff. I have used it for short local trips, regular 40 mile round trips to visit family and so far, one 400 mile round... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2011 by jetman69 (2 reviews written)
Had my Honda Lead 108cc for 8 months now and have done 3000 miles.
Very reliable and cheap to run. About 100 miles to gallon. Im 15 stone and can get top speed 52 mph and is very fast in getting there. First service 600 miles costs £70 at honda dealer and second sevice 2500 miles cost £110. This is my first scooter im a car driver age 40 years so took a bit of getting used to. The only problem with the small wheels is the pot holes and drain covers. The under seat storage is perfect for 2... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2011
Had my Honda Lead for two mounths now and think it is the best thing i have ever bought. Easy to ride, good with fuel £15 tax, £120 insurance, park it any where and lots of fun. so go out and get one. Wish id got one years ago. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2010
My SCV 100 was the first scooter I had ridden for 40 years.(Age and 750 Kawasakis are not a good mix.) Appreciated good handling and automatic drive, the perfomance was perfectly adequate for commuting and the excellent windscreen even made wet journeys bearable. 90mpg, 45mph, £15 tax and £1250 new with the screen, its a snip.
Age demands some grumpiness: The engine 'feels' weak BUT,it has been totally reliable, and it needs 12" wheels and better rear suspension to cope with the potholed... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2010
I have had the honda lead 110 for only 2 weeks now and it is an excellent little machine for my work and play.Very quick acceleration and a top speed of about 55mph. Very low maintainance and good ride makes this a great first scooter.
No problems so far ive done about 350 miles in 2 weeks.
Fuel consumption is excellent, it costs about £5 to fill. Storage is excellent with plenty of space under the seat. Ride quality is good plus comfy which is a bonus.
Totally Recommended ... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2010
Having picked up my brand new lead110 in march it has been excellent until 3 weeks ago it would not start.The honda garage where i bourght it said it was the starter motor which they done under warranty but took 2 weeks to do and they would not give me a hire bike.My first service cost me 70pounds from where i got the bike which is 30 miles away and the honda dealership 3 miles away said it would be 200 pounds just because i did not buy it from them.CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THEY ARE ALLOWED TO... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010 by fastdal (1 review written)
Had the scooter just over a year now and have had no mechanical issues with it.Top speed is between 40-45 depending on incline or wind. Get about 90 miles to a tank 6 litres but i do tend to ride it flat out everywhere,economy does improve if ridden smoother.I ride to work everyday which is a 30 mile round trip and the scooter is comfortable enough.I wish i had bought a 125cc but thats because i would like a bit more speed, acceleration is ok though. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2010
Bought it to travel to work and still using it. Have bumped the front fairing and right side front panel so if you can help I would appreciate it. Thanks. John Thomas. It is quite sturdy and very nippy. Light to handle, easy to drive as its twist and go, my first one of this type. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2010
HONDA LEAD 108cc scooter
I have had mine 6 months now and it is an excellent little machine for my work. With quick acceleration and a top speed of 52mph. Very low maintainance and good ride makes this a great first scooter/bike.
Very few problems with it, the only one being a slow start when it got to -7 degrees and the indicator froze on once.
Fuel consumption is OK, it costs £4.50 to fill which lasts me a week or so on my 6 miles a day. Storage is excellent with plenty of space under... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2010
I have had this bike for 13 months, the built quality is perfect and it's the most reliable vehicle i've owned. I've done 4000 miles so far and there hasn't been a problem, or any sign of a problem so far. The only problem with the Honda is that when you indicate, it makes a clicking noise like you're in a car. But let's be fair, that's petty! Top Class! (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2010
Having recently bought my Honda Lead 110 brand new from Rochdale Honda, i can honestly say this bike appears to be brilliant.
However, after reading other peoples' reviews, i do struggle to reach 100mpg, and get to about 90mpg. this though, could be due to my over-twisting arm utilising its speed away from the traffic lights, it leaves cars for dead, but, when mine reaches 48 / 49/ 50 mph, after about 5 seconds, it does start to drag, and feels as though its struggling, but overall,... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2009
brilliant bike very reccomended all i can say get one (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2009
I had my Honda Lead (SCV100) from December 2008 until August 2009. Within days of purchase, the engine cut out after riding heavily over a large bump in the road and wouldn't restart. I pushed it home and as the dealer was closed over Christmas, I was without a scooter for a few days. However, as it was still under warranty the dealer arranged collection, fixed it (a loose cable) and delivered it back to me. Ironically on the day I rode it to the dealer to p/x for a Honda PS125i the speedo... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2009
I have owned my Honda Lead 110 for just over 4 months and have covered 3300 trouble free miles so far, I travel to London 2 to 3 times a week to complete my Knowledge runs covering about 200 to 250 miles each time and so far the bike has been excellent, my only moan is the seat is a bit uncomftable but to be fair I am quite big and the bike isnt really designed for this, 130 to 150 miles to a tank £4.00 to £4.50 a time and £60.00 all in for a main dealer service along with 2 years warranty... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2009
Great fun! My Honda SCV100 Lead Lead was just a stepping stone for me before moving onto a 750 cc bike.
In the 9 months I had it, it covered over 10,000 miles.
It cost me £1150 new (well, pre-reg) a good £500 cheaper than some 50cc's I'd been looking at. Very cheap to run I averaged about 110 MPG (and I'm fat!)
Acceleration on it was impressive, although, I'd reccomend taking it easy, mine ate it''s first rear tyre after only 3,000 miles, after that I learnt to refrain from full throttle... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009
i have given this honda 110 lead 5 stars although i have only had it for 1 month/600 miles. i got it new. i do 10 miles each way to work on a mixture of 30 and 40mph roads. my average fuel economy so far is 120mpg. it does 130miles on £5. so far it has been reliable and is quick enough off the lights to stay in front of most traffic but not a merc slk. i would defintely recommend it as a commuting bike. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2009
Saw my Honda lead scv100 in local paper, went , rode, bought ,2005, 1900 miles £525 cash. now using for work 4.5 miles each way. bit down on power compared to my cb 1300 but loads of fun, also wanted a scoot to go in back of camper, looks cool in red super quite so neigbour friendly, 6.20 am is not the time for 2 strokes, did that 20 odd years ago, and it's a Honda, (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2009 by sarahbash (1 review written)
Was all set to ride my lovely new Honda SCV100 Lead to work for the first time, just did my CBT. However, I noticed there was a fair amount of leakage, (appeared to be coolant), got the breakdown guy to have a look and needless to say, my wee bike is going back to get fixed. Im a bit disapointed. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2009
Honda SCV100 Lead would be my second bike, my first being a jinlun 49cc. when i first picked it up i was really amazed to start with the acceleration.... literally twist and go, you notice it more at roundabouts when youve stopped and there is someone in the car next to you tearing his tires up and you can just add a fraction of power and overtake him... pure bliss. not even a sweat.
have had it now for about 6 months and so far, fingers crossed, it has not given any reason to worry about... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2009
I had a pearl white Honda SCV100 Lead 110cc, it was a brilliant scooter to drive and very good looking. the under-seat storage was suprisingly big and could hold more than expected. i enjoyed using this scooter and it was so easy to drive. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2009 by LAW101 (1 review written)
My Honda SCV100 lead has been wicked, iv had it for 15 months, no probs, run's well ,go's well,very economical 120 + miles on a full tank (6 gallons) not bad for a fiver ,wicked (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2008
I love this bike, had it for about 6 months. Cheap to buy and run. Very annoyed about the cooling fan exploding, it was probably due to poor manufacturing of it. I'm yet to take it back to the dealer to get it fixed. (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2008 by allybally4m (1 review written)
I have had my scooter for 3 years now and it has saved me a fortune on fuel costs and having to buy a second car.
I get about 91 mpg some of the comments say you can get up to 115 mpg I am trying to ride conservatively but I cannot get any more than that. Any way love riding this scooter no regrets about changing from a car to get to work. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2008 by oOSheikaOo (1 review written)
Had my bike from a previous owner who looked after it ever so well it was even in showroom condition cleaned professionally for me and treated, new oil, full tank of fuel etc. The previous owners had it about 1 year and clocked only 1050 miles. Awesome bike handles great feel really confident driving it, sounds butch for a scooter, great design, built like a tank. Cant fault it at all. Starts each and every time I start it even after being in freezing temperatures and in the pouring rain... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2008 by bearbernie (1 review written)
I love it, security is an issue because of where I live but one of the features is that it has a steering lock and a cover over the ignition which needs a key to open, it ' s a 110 08 plate so far no complaints I would recommend it to friends. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2008 by saintmo (1 review written)
Bought mine from Lancaster Honda in Morecambe for £1199 including top box and screen. They had loads of them pre-reg (in fact, I think they've still got some) and first service was labour free. Had mine for just over a month now and am well impressed with the fuel economy. Starts every morning and is real easy to ride. Might swap it in for a new 110 in 6 months. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008 by Quis (1 review written)
I've had one for two and a half years. It was fab but once past the 2 year warranty it's been rubbish. It stalls and won't restart. It's broke down 6 times in the last 3 months. 3 garages have all tried and failed to fix it. The Honda dealer is too busy to be bothered with fiddly problems and try to make you wait 3 weeks for a slot. Maybe 11,000 miles have done for it. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2008 by steveostler (1 review written)
Recently, just before its annual service, a whole lot of things needed doing. Most seriously, one of the engine mounting rings had cracked. This only came to light when the bike had been stripped down and could have been a major safety hazard. Welding it up proved tricky but was successful. If this had not been possible the bike would have been a write-off. The clutch was also found to be worn - thanks to this and the engine mount, no wonder a judder was beginning to become evident on take... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2008
Recently just brought this scooter off my uncle, hes had it 5 years and its only done 6,800 miles. Hes never had any problems, I've done just over 300 miles this week on it and its been a dream! Does slightly faster then my old 50cc vivacity, but its a lot quicker getting upto the top speed so for me at the moment this scooter is pretty quick, but I know soon enough that will wear off. Its good enough to leave most of the 50cc mopeds in the dust (I raced about 12 50cc derestricted mopeds... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2008
Great bike. I live in Australia and have had mine for 3 months, riding it 50km each day to work, out of interest I took it through a local mountain range on the weekend, a regular ride for bigger bikes and it coped with the 200km trip in 40+C weather fine. (read more)
Written on: 29/02/2008
I've been driving the Honda Lead for 4 years, summer and winter. Never had any problems at all. With a passenger or speeds above 80 km/h you would feel more comfortable with 2 or 3 more hps. Very good value for money! (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2008
Fast starting out then quite slow at the top. Fell of bike at 25 mph and i doooooo not want to fall of at 60 or 70 so speeds. Coool be safe kidz the extra 20 miles per hours is a killer (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2008
This bike is an eco-friendly 4-stroke, because it's 4 stroke it's just SO reliable.
Not the best looking bike, not particularly enticing, but does was it does on the tin. Governed it should do 52-54mph, ungoverned it should reach 62+ (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2007 by Tammer (1 review written)
The Honda SCV100 Lead is a great scooter for short commutes. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2007 by firedvaid (1 review written)
I love my Honda SCV100 Lead bike I have had it for about 2 months now it gets me to college and is able to keep up with the traffic mine goes a max speed of 55mph I also like the design its not to sporty or to retro is a very casual bike I would recommend to anyone. I think that this is a great bike to get around from A to B but this bike will not be good if you are planning to leave it untended because security on this bike is not very good I have also read the comments about the speed is... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2007 by hellraiza15 (3 reviews written)
I bought my Honda SCV100 Lead from Honda Chiswick at the end of feb this year and after doing 5800 miles so far I've not had a single problem, I've only changed the oil 3 times and done no other maintenance. It gives me 52mph on a flat road but I've managed 65mph on a slight downhill with no wind & good road surface which really amazed me.
It gives me the best of both as I work 14 miles away in Central London and take the A4/M4 to work, its not the best bike for the motorway at that speed... (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2007 by shaggs (1 review written)
A great scooter, excellent value for money. Does exactly what it says on the tin, very reliable. Some owners on this site complain of it being too slow they should remember what they have bought: a 100 cc scooter; it's not built for speed. I am well pleased with this bike - a great all round commuter. the only bad point i think the bike has is when it comes to locking it up, the wheels have no means to get a good chain and lock through as they are of a solid design. Also with the bike having... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2007 by omegamorgan (3 reviews written)
The Honda SVC100 Lead is very economical 100-115 mpg. Comfortable. Low maintainance. Very Nippy. Very reliable (2500 miles and not a hickup, starts first time every time. I love riding this scooter, I've had big bikes,and they are heavy, noisy, difficult to manoeuvre. My Lead is a dream, just Twist and Go! In Traffic, you are always first. Can be bought New for £996, on the road, AA cover for 2 Years and 2 years warranty. In 2 Years, I'll be getting another. (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2007 by kevrsmith (1 review written)
Granted I've only had my Honda Lead a couple of days, I've already clocked up around 150 miles! I found the reviews on this site helpful prior to purchasing, and I wanted to add some information for others too, things which might not be answered elsewhere.
Speed seems to be the first question asked by many, and with the Lead speed is not a priority. It's a nice steady runner. Its a four stroke engine, so there isn't any messy mixing oil with the petrol as you would with a two stroke. In the... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2007 by u32gc2 (1 review written)
Very cheap. I picked my Honda Lead up brand new from a dealer for £999 with 2 years AA cover, 2 years warranty and a full tank of fuel. The bike is easy to ride and looks great. The maximum speed is around 50mph although on a straight level road with no wind you can get up to 55, I would say on average riding around town I max out at about 45mph which is fast enough. The bike has excellent acceleration especially at lights and roundabouts. I highly recommend this bike to anyone who rides... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2006 by joseph76 (1 review written)
I must have a bad one because everyone else's Honda SCV100 Lead is fine as well as all my other Honda's - My CBR600 and old 400 Super Dream never broke down or even went wrong. (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2006 by pmanser1 (1 review written)
If you are looking for a scooter with silly speed, look elsewhere, if you are looking for a reliable everyday scooter that you can count on then this is the bike for you. (read more)
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